A few beginner's questions

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mosheivgi, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. mosheivgi

    mosheivgi New Member
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    Hi,
    I've just received my HTC Desire phone which I have bought from a guy in the UK via eBay. The phone is "Unlocked" and thus my local SIM card works with it, however my question is if I restore the phone's factory settings or upgrade Android version (when it will be possible), will the "Unlocked" status be stopped? Or is an unlocked device just come this way and upgrading or restoring factory settings will not ruin that?


    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. naths

    naths Well-Known Member
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    any mobile in the UK wether it be android,ios4,symbian,should be ok with upgrades..i think the way we describe phones in the UK is not quite true...as in when we say unlocked we should be saying it came sim-free....operators normally lock phones with their branding on..eg..orange..vodafone...im on vodafone and got it sim free from the CPW on a new contract with vodafone....the phone is as it came from the factory..so any upgrades will be ok and i shoulld imagine yours will be...
     
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  3. mosheivgi

    mosheivgi New Member
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    My phone is Virgin branded, will it still work with my out-of-virgin SIM card?
     
  4. nacatomi

    nacatomi Well-Known Member
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    As long as the phone is unlocked (sim free) then you should be able to use any operators SIM card in there regardless of the branding. So if you put in an Orange sim card then it will still have any Virgin branding still on it and proabably still the virgin APN settings for internet etc. but the phone will work and be on Oranges network, it will just need setting up with the Orange settings.
     
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