FORUMS

Root T-Mobile S6/Edge on 5.1.1 Without Tripping Knox

If you purchase phones from a carrier, you may be no stranger to the difficulties … more

IonVR Coming Soon, HTC M9 Dev Edition Gets Android 5.1 – XDA TV

The HTC M9 Developer Edition has received Android 5.1. That and … more

Android 5.1.1 Omni ROM For Motorola Xoom

Back in Feb 2011, the Motorola Xoom became the first device to be sold with Android 3.0 … more

CleanSlate Brings Fingerprint Scanner Mod to HTC One M9+

Work of XDA Recognized Developer tbalden, CleanSlate custom kernel for the HTC … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread
I have been reading through the forums as much as I can and can't seem to get specific or consistent info. I have a Galaxy S III with Telus, I'm switching to Rogers, don't want to pay their $50 unlock fee. I want to unlock the phone but the 4.3 update is not allowing me to use the option for 4.1.1. And every I look says not to flash a 4.1.1 rom onto 4.3. So how do I a) get back to 4.1.1 or b) unlock 4.3 ? If I could just get a link to the full steps involved that would be great. I'm pretty comfortable with rooting etc. I rotted my Xperia X10 awhile back and that was simple enough. I just can't seem to find an exact answer and don't want to piece it together from several sites. Thanks
25th March 2014, 10:32 PM |#2  
audit13's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Toronto
Thanks Meter: 2,004
 
More
To unlock for free, you must be on completely stock 4.1.1, including the bootloader.

I'm not sure but the i747m may allow a downgrade of the bootloader to 4.1.1. I have a i747m but have never upgraded to 4.3 bootloader.

You will have to buy an unlock code of you can't get back to 4.1.1.
The Following User Says Thank You to audit13 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
25th March 2014, 11:07 PM |#3  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Crap, it came with 4.3 so it was completely unavoidable. Anyone know which is the cheapest most reliable source of unlock codes? I found one on eBay for about $20 so far.
26th March 2014, 06:24 PM |#4  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luciachan

Crap, it came with 4.3 so it was completely unavoidable. Anyone know which is the cheapest most reliable source of unlock codes? I found one on eBay for about $20 so far.

DO NOT ROOT now or downgrade to anything lesser than 4.3. Best option is to unlock through code like you say.

Try Cellunlocker.net. They should square you up for about $30. Worth it. They are reliable.
27th March 2014, 12:02 AM |#5  
Junior Member
Flag Prince Edward Island
Thanks Meter: 3
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_legolas

Try Cellunlocker.net. They should square you up for about $30. Worth it. They are reliable.

++1 on that. I've had three S3 i747m done through them and very helpful and informative. If you do decide to go with them, don't forget to video your attempt at unlocking.
4th April 2014, 04:40 AM |#6  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Thanks, I got unlock codes from unlockmenow.ca cost $17 CAD worked great for the 3 phones I had
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes