Is there an easy way to check if the phone is locked?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Crafty, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Crafty

    Crafty Well-Known Member
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    I'm with VF, luckily I didn't get the dreaded OTA last week.
    My phone is totally unbranded, so I'm wondering if it will let me install 2.2 manually without the need for a goldcard and all the messing about.

    is there an easy way to check ? I don't want to attempt an install for it to screw up and brick the phone.

    Thanks
     

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  2. sandozer

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    My Desire was locked to T-mobile, I got the unlock code and now it will work with any other network sim.

    So... just try any other sim card, Orange, T-mob... ... etc and it will log on with no complaints if its unlocked.
     
  3. Raggy

    Raggy Well-Known Member
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    Thats what I thought but mine works with a 3 sim in it but I got the OTA cr@p last week grrrr :mad:
     
  4. sandozer

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    That means there must be embedded firmware in the rom, so unlocking only untethers the dedicated network, but leaves the base "rom boot" in the phone. :cool:
     
  5. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Well-Known Member
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    Unlocked only means you can use any simcard in the phone. A phone can be unbranded and unlocked but can still have a network ROM installed, therefore the OTA 2.2 update won't work properly - it only works with phones from HTC that has never had a network ROM installed.
     
  6. Raggy

    Raggy Well-Known Member
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    Mine wasn't unlocked at any point as I got it from VF and always use it on VF, just tried the 3 sim to see if I could get the 2.2 FROYO update lol
     
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