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All new AT&T SGS4's unlockable?

21st January 2014, 06:50 AM |#1  
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I might need to replace my phone because I'm having issues with dropped calls and losing cell service. Flashed various modems, updated APNs, etc. I refuse to get a replacement if the bootloader is going to be locked. Is this the case for all new phones? What are my options besides swapping phones, selling the new one, and buying an older model without a locked bootloader? Or is that about it? I see AT&T is not selling a developer edition yet. Please advise.

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21st January 2014, 06:58 AM |#2  
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I might need to replace my phone because I'm having issues with dropped calls and losing cell service. Flashed various modems, updated APNs, etc. I refuse to get a replacement if the bootloader is going to be locked. Is this the case for all new phones? What are my options besides swapping phones, selling the new one, and buying an older model without a locked bootloader? Or is that about it? I see AT&T is not selling a developer edition yet. Please advise.

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Technically all bootloaders are locked, the older one is simply exploitable. Chances are any new S4 you get from AT&T will be MF3+ and have no exploit. Your choices are pay full price for the international version, get a different phone with less hassles, find an AT&T one for sale on swappa or something that has MDL, or deal with the issues.
21st January 2014, 04:13 PM |#3  
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Technically all bootloaders are locked, the older one is simply exploitable. Chances are any new S4 you get from AT&T will be MF3+ and have no exploit. Your choices are pay full price for the international version, get a different phone with less hassles, find an AT&T one for sale on swappa or something that has MDL, or deal with the issues.

If you don't want a locked bootloader...buy a nexus
21st January 2014, 05:34 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by TLK3

I might need to replace my phone because I'm having issues with dropped calls and losing cell service. Flashed various modems, updated APNs, etc. I refuse to get a replacement if the bootloader is going to be locked. Is this the case for all new phones? What are my options besides swapping phones, selling the new one, and buying an older model without a locked bootloader? Or is that about it? I see AT&T is not selling a developer edition yet. Please advise.

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What baseband does your device have? ie MF3?
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