[kwlug-disc] Android: rooting and carrier locking

Colin goodgreen at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 10:07:38 EDT 2012


The galaxy s had a one click unlock app that could be downloaded from play
store. But I've seen some pretty annoying unlocks.
On Aug 5, 2012 5:04 PM, "unsolicited" <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

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> On 08/05/2012 10:32 AM, Colin wrote:
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>> The nexus series of phones are by far the best Android experience from my
>> point of view they are unlocked by default.
>>
>
> I'm guessing, then, that you're not buying them from local carriers?
>
>  I need to add that when I had a galaxy s 1 I had to sim unlock first
>> before
>> I could root.
>>
>
> Same question / how irritating was the process of unlocking the sim?
> Carrier or web 'shady character' or ?
>
>  On Jul 31, 2012 3:13 PM, "Adam Glauser" <adamglauser at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>  Thanks everyone for your comments. I think I've got a grip on how carrier
>>> locking works now.
>>>
>>> Fortunately, the device I'm looking at seems to be sold unlocked by all
>>> of
>>> the carriers I've been checking out.
>>>
>>
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