I Just received my HTC incredible 2 phone from Ebay, it was supposed to be unlocked and with a 16G Micro SD. Well I didn't get the SD and the phone seems to be locked. I bought a unlock code but the phone does not even give me a chance to put the numbers in. I like the phone and like the HTC sense, if I rooted it I would want the same set up but without the Verison crap! This is what happens. 1st on start up it asks for my pin code to the sim 2nd The Pop up "sim card is not vailid please insert a Verison sim cad" 3rd Then the pop up "Change Mode No network found select global" I enter (yes) When I go into Wirless networks/ mobile networks/prefferd network I select GSM/UMTS mode, then select GSM only. It Pops up "Sim Lock can not use phone unless for emergency only. During the time it wants to defaul to CDMA and does come up with the pop up asking to change to Global Mode. I live in Costa Rica and there are three carriers. My questions are: 1.) Do i need to root? 2.) Can I install the HTC sense apps and software with out the Verison. 3.) Is there a work around for this with out rooting? Again it seems like a great phone and I want to use this to the fullest functions.