[kwlug-disc] Android: rooting and carrier locking

Adam Glauser adamglauser at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 20:06:48 EDT 2012


Hi all,

Despite all the chatter and the excellent presentation recently, I'm 
still unclear as to how rooting and carrier locks work together.

Is it possible to have a rooted device which is still locked to a 
carrier? If so, is unlocking as simple as rooting (supposing I pick an 
easily rootable and/or very popular device). Are there any downsides to 
unlocking a phone?

Thanks,
Adam



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