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  1. oChi

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    Hello,
    I'm confused; all threads I've read mention "unlocking" only when dicussing rooting. Does a phone need to be rooted in order to "unlock" mobile network options, e.g., if taking hardware over to a different carrier than the one through which the phone was purchased?

    Please advice as I cannot seem to find this info out for myself. Thanks!
     

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  2. SiempreTuna

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    Given the network can unlock an unrooted phone, the simple answer is No.

    A more complicated answer may be that in order to unlock a phone illegally (I believe it is now illegal in the US), you either need to root it or it's easier if it's rooted.
     
  3. oChi

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    So...no one seems to be able to answer this question; are there other sites I should be looking into for this info?

    Re Legality of unlocking: in the U.S. it's now illegal to "unlock" any phone purchased on/after Jan. 26th(?), 2013, the official date the Librarian of Congress removed cell phone unlocking from its list of DMCA exemptions.
     
  4. oChi

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  5. Metroid Prime

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    Merged threads. :)
     
  6. oChi

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    Any one??
     
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    The Rezound has been successfully used on several other networks, with either the Global Mode leaked RUU or a custom ROM it has been used on T-Mobile, AT&T, Page Plus, Straight Talk, and most other US carriers (except Sprint to my knowledge). It does require some work on your end, and a "donor" cheapo phone in some cases, but I would suggest checking out the Rezound forums on XDA for more information on this topic.
     
  8. oChi

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    Thank you, that's definitely helpful.
     
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