I have asked this before but never got a resolution. My phone was bought from CPW. Should be unlocked/bloat free. I have never been able to update it OTA and Kies never provides updates. Every time I search OTA it says no update available. JB has been out for months and is now on 4.2. I no longer subscribe to the advice (just wait) previously given. Kies always maintained it cannot update my phone, "Your device's current firmware version is not supported to update firmware via Kies". Kies reports current firmware as: PDA:LG8/PHONE:LG8/CSC:LG8 (KOR) What? Why? The facts: AP: I9300XXBLG8 CP: I9300XXLG8 CSC: I9300OXABLG8 Android version: 4.0.4 Baseband version: I9300XXLG8 Build: IMM76D.I9300XXBLG8 Is my phone actually locked to a carrier. Is there a fault. Please someone give me an explanation!