Post Reply

[Q] Is Flashing the same as a Sim unlock?

OP cobaltleo

22nd March 2014, 03:56 AM   |  #1  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 3
 
24 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
recently changed service providers and wanted to use my moto x but its sim locked to the carrier. i looked around on the forums and the method of buying a unlock code just seems to risky, I wouldn't mind flashing my phone if it would get me what i wanted. i don't like the phone i got with the service but i'm not on contract anymore. so would flashing the phone get me past the sim lock or would it still be there afterwards?
22nd March 2014, 04:06 AM   |  #2  
southern87's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag The Command Center
Thanks Meter: 97
 
468 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2008
More
If you are not under contract then call that carrier for the unlock. Which carrier out of curiosity.

You can't flash past the Sim lock far as I am aware

Sent from my XT1058 using xda app-developers app
The Following User Says Thank You to southern87 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
22nd March 2014, 05:52 AM   |  #3  
Senior Member
Flag Spokane WA
Thanks Meter: 50
 
562 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2012
More
If it's gsm, you can't flash to a different provider. Sim unlock is the only way to use it on other carriers. If it's Verizon, even though it's cdma, it should be gsm unlocked already if you moved to gsm. If it's Sprint you should be able to flash it to another cdma carrier.

Sent from my XT1058 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Top Threads in Moto X Q&A by ThreadRank