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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by popje, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. popje

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    Im trying to unlock my device which is on 4.1.2, the phone is not rooted and I dont want to root it, I found a easy method but it appears to only works on 4.1.1, which I had a week ago :(

    Do I really need to root it in order to unlock my device ?

    I found several people near my area who can unlock my phone and they say they dont need to root it or anything, how do they do ? why do they charge for it if it take 10min ?

    any help will be greatly appreciated, also I have a note 2 I want to unlock as well.
     

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  2. El Presidente

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    Did you buy them outright? What networks are you trying them to unlock them for/to?

    Over here, networks have to unlock if you've been with them for a set period of time. It's illegal in the US unfortunately. Canada has no restrictions afaik.
     
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  3. popje

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    I live in canada fortunately, I am with videotron and want to switch to another service when im out of town, since I travel a lot.
     
  4. funkylogik

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    If canada is the same as in europe, unlocking is just a matter of putting in another carriers sim and entering a long code number. No rooting required and if a store offers to do it cheaper than your carrier then go for it. Shop around though so you dont mug yourself :thumbup:
     
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  5. popje

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    yeah well, if I can save 60 bucks (since I want two unlocks) I should have unlocked it before I upgraded it to 4.1.2, didnt knew, meh.

    I might give a try to downgrade it, just gotta find a safe method that doesnt root my phone
     
  6. funkylogik

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    You should be able to flash it back to 4.1.1 using Odin on a pc. find the firmware on sammobile.com no root required :)
    (be sure to find the right firmware for your carrier version)
     
  7. El Presidente

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    When I did mine, my network were going to charge me about
     
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  8. popje

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    ain't that gonna root my phone ? breaking my warranty ?
     
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  9. popje

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  10. funkylogik

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    Nah it wont root or anything :)
     
  11. popje

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    Just wanted to give you guys an update about my situation:

    I downgraded to 4.1.1 without rooting my phone, factory reseted it, did the method I was talking about, unlocked my phone, upgraded back to 4.1.2 !

    free of charge :)
     
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  12. funkylogik

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    Nice one :beer::beer:
     
  13. popje

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