I recently bought my HTC Desire HD here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Phones are not really branded to a certain carrier and they come from a lot of different sources. My phone has no branding internally and externally, when my phone boots up it says "HTC quitely brilliant" or quietly brilliant(i forget)..if it's quietly brilliant, it sure is not quiet because the default sound is loud on start up lol. Anyways, should i assume my phone is unbranded and unlocked? unbranded means unlocked? Also, for the language options there are a lot of English versions but there is no US listed(I'm an american, this is why i ask), not that it matters but it's annoying to see "English(Italy)" under "Select Language" in "Language and Keyboard"and this is just selecting "English" Do they speak english in Italy (excuse my ignorance)? then under "Touch Input Settings" there is an option for Chinese Text input and nothing else. is that default because the region i am in? If so, that's so stereotypical, Chinese is not the language spoken in cambodia. So this is why i am asking because these concerns are having me 2nd guess my phone being unbranded or it's biased to a certain region...such as Italy and China :shrugs: so the main purpose of the title "Branded vs. Unbranded" is aimed towards Rooting. I've been doing a lot of research on Rooting my phone and i still haven't done it because of the potential and permanent damage it can cause, in cambodia there are no phone plans or deals, so we pay full price up front, on top of that phone stores don't really offer warranty. Although the store I bought it from provides a 1 year program but Rooting voids warranties and i'm not sure if they would be able to tell or not. my question is, is there a higher risk of damaging a phone that's branded vs. one that is not branded, when trying to root?