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Default Does root also unlock?

I am thinking of buying a new Nexus 5 from eBay but I will have to unlock it to be able to use in my country with a sim of my own. my question is, will root unlock it or is there is any other unlock method? is it hard to do it? thanks!
 
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They're not locked

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They're not locked

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They're not locked if you buy it from Play or other non-carrier supplier. They could potentially be locked if supplied from a carrier and has been known amongst previous nexus devices.
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They aren't locked at all, that I'm aware of. I bought mine thru Sprint, but after changing Sim cards and rebooting, it works on att and tmobile

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Confusion can arise because of the word unlock. On nexus, unlocking refers to the boot loader which allows you to change system files and root.

But as said all nexus 5 are sim-unlocked from the get go.
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