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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Herbert Schwak, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Herbert Schwak

    Thread Starter

    Hi, I got a new SGS3 and want to know how I can find out if it is branded or not.
    My informations are:
    AP: I9305XXALI5
    CP: I9305BVALI5
    CSC: I9305EVRALI5
     


  2. alex01

    alex01 Well-Known Member

    I have exactly the same phone and have got mixed results from research, though i have other sims they are not micro sized so can't check using them. I have tried using *#7465625# but nothing happens with mine.

    mine is an upgrade from t-mobile uk, the firmware details from kies show PDA:LI5 / PHONE:LI5 / CSC:LI5 (EVR). Though i'm not an expert i think the (EVR) bit means mine is locked to EE (Everthing Everywhere). if yours is different then i would research that. the reason why i'm uncertain is that my s2 was upgraded the same way but had (CPW) which was unlocked.

    Like you i would be interested if any can shed more light on this.
     
  3. Herbert Schwak

    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your reply. I am using mine with an orange simcard and don't have problems with that.
     
  4. Herbert Schwak

    Thread Starter

    When I open Antutu Benchmark and go to info->system-info it says that there is no carrier branding, but I am still not sure if this is true.
     
  5. alex01

    alex01 Well-Known Member


    Is your carrier orange? T-Mobile and Orange sims might work because EE is their parent company but other carrier sims might not.
    I chose to stick with TM because i didn't want to change my contract and in any case i think the 4g contract costs are over inflated.
     
  6. alex01

    alex01 Well-Known Member

    thanks. tried antutu app but mine says nothing about carrier branding.
     
  7. Herbert Schwak

    Thread Starter

    It says Brand: Samsung
     
  8. alex01

    alex01 Well-Known Member

    oh yes, so does mine - i'm still not sure though.
     
  9. Herbert Schwak

    Thread Starter

    I found the firmware and yes it is EE branded. Can I just flash an unbranded firmware?
     
  10. Herbert Schwak

    Thread Starter

    Did you find out if your phone is sim locked?
     
  11. alex01

    alex01 Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure you can flash with another stock rom, if you don't get a reply you could try here - forums are lower down page. but my phone hardly shows any branding, the only thing that i can see is that the browsers home page is set to EE which i changed.




    I'm waiting to meet someone with a micro sim that is on a different network to check. you can ask your carrier to supply an unlock code, the charge is
     
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