[Q] Lumia 1020 on 3 network - possible to debrand/unlock?
So this goes out to anyone who may be able to help. I literally just got a new Nokia Lumia 1020 from my network in the UK - 3 (three hutchison UK) and as per usual as with all network only handsets they have branding and their own bloatware stuff on there which slows the handset down and often makes it slightly unstable. I know that with Android handsets it's a simple case of just installing a rooted version of your firmware and then replacing with the native unlocked/unbranded firmware which will debrand your handset, however I've never done such things with windows phones and certainly never messed about with a Nokia.
I've got the Nokia Caresuite but when I got the latest version there was no way to download the various firmwares available due to needing a username/password to login to the care server. Does anyone know where I can get generic firmware which is loaded onto the normal unlocked versions? As I know you can get these through third parties still like Carphone Warhouse and Phones4u, however as my network recently cut ties with both companies I ended up having to get the handset directly through my network. Wouldn't of minded changing networks except for the fact I get great signal through 3 and all you can eat data usage!
Any help from anyone who has achieved this would be great. The product number for mine is the RM-875.