1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

updating ruin unlock?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AJam, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. AJam

    AJam Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I recently purchased an unlocked HTC Aria. Since I do not have the unlock code myself, if the phone were to lock again i'd be SOL. I intend to update the phone to android 2.2, and am concerned that the phone will relock once updated.

    The phone is the Asian model and is running software similar to the North American with some slight differences. Will it be possible for for me to update to the North American Froyo and make things more 'American' for myself?

    has anyone had an experience updating an unlocked phone's firmware? what was the result?
     



    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


      Download

       
  2. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
    Moderator

    With my phone, the HTC Hero, it's impossible to relock the phone to a network accidentally (be it by flashing firmware or anything else).

    Obviously I can't promise you it's the same for your phone, but I'm pretty certain it will work the same way.

    EDIT: I've moved this to the Aria section so you can get a definite answer.
     
  3. AJam

    AJam Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the move.
    I wrote HTC and here is the response for anyone who has the same concern:

    "I understand that you would prefer to have the "American" software for your Aria. The only software that is an American version at all is for the AT&T version, and as it is carrier-branded firmware and not intended for your Asian Aria we could not condone putting it onto your device, even if it would go on there. It could cause serious problems on the device; it was simply not meant for that version of the phone. It could also prevent any future updating, and as there is not a North American 2.2 (which, again, would be AT&T software and probably not very useful for your version of the Aria). All things considered, it is best to stick with only the firmware designed for your version of the device. I do apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced."
     
  4. AndrewAmazed

    AndrewAmazed Newbie

    to answer your title.
    No, updating your phone should not ruin the unlock. Unlocking it and the firmware shouldn't have anything to do with each other.
     
  5. bassel.khatib

    bassel.khatib Lurker

    I Updated my Aria and nothing happened concerning the Sim lock, as i know SIM Unlock has nothing to be related to the firmware update/installation of custom roms etc..
    few months ago i was trying to unlock an AT&T G1 and it ended with rooting and a custom rom was installed and the sim lock was stil there.go ahead and update ur device and enjoy the 2.2
     

HTC Aria Forum

The HTC Aria release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 384GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1200mAh battery.

June 2010
Release Date
0
Reviews
Loading...
Similar Threads - updating ruin unlock
  1. Losing My Religions
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    529
  2. 20GT
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    650
  3. ironass
    Replies:
    12
    Views:
    826
  4. Jelyob
    Replies:
    12
    Views:
    944
  5. luhazi
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    714
  6. Thamaraikannan S
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    654
  7. hannan012
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    1,033
  8. Ron Miel
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    793
  9. gr3g0ree
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    856
  10. Woodsboom
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    782

Share This Page

Loading...