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Will rooting disable my unlocked G1?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by frazelle09, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. frazelle09

    frazelle09 Newbie
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    i've been trying to figure out if i would like to root my T-Mobile G1. i have unlocked it and it now works in Mexico with TelCel where i just buy minutes every so often. i don't use their data network because it's more expensive and because the WiFi works on my home and work networks very well and i just use SipDroid for calls when in the U.S. and the TelCel system for just regular phone calls when in Mexico.

    Will i have to unlock this thing again if i root it?

    Have a great evening! :)

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  2. Jonnyflash

    Jonnyflash Newbie

    It really depends on if you're using a current version of the OS because you anything RC30 or later (if yours was a US T-Mobile version) requires downgrading the OS, which I imagine could wipe out your unlock, it shouldn't be too hard to unlock it again though, since the phone should follow your sim card, as long as the provider follows the cell standards required by your phone.
  3. frazelle09

    frazelle09 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, Jonnyflash for the info and help.

    So unlocking really has to do with taking it off T-Mobile's network and making it "open" which allows the phone then to be hooked up to a different network via the sim card. This means that i need to write down the info about TelCel's network that is contained in the OS so i don't have to go back to their store and have them reset it.

    O.k., will i still be able to connect to the Market and download and install at least the same apps as before?

    Thanks again, and have a great afternoon! :)
  4. Jonnyflash

    Jonnyflash Newbie

    No Problem! Since you're using a G1, you may want to search the forums at XDA-Developers.com for similar issues, It's a very informative site (search under HTC Dream).
  5. frazelle09

    frazelle09 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks again, Jonnyflash! i checking out the site right now.

    Hope to find more answers there. Have a great evening! :)

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The T-Mobile G1 release date was October 2008. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 3MP camera, 192GB RAM, MSM7201A processor, and 1150mAh battery.

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