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By ryujeff, Member on 23rd March 2014, 03:48 AM
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Which carrier doesn't lock their bootloader? AT&T locks and Verizon too. does Sprint or T-mobile lock bootloaders? i have thoughts about changing the carrier after this cursed 2-year contract.
 
 
23rd March 2014, 04:11 AM |#2  
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I believe all US carriers lock the boot loaders. Not sure about Sprint, but depending where you are Sprint has poor service coverage at least for me. T Mobile locks there bootloader also.

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23rd March 2014, 04:08 PM |#3  
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I believe all US carriers lock the boot loaders. Not sure about Sprint, but depending where you are Sprint has poor service coverage at least for me. T Mobile locks there bootloader also.

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Not all phones for Tmobile. The Tmobile S4 isnt locked, although I do know the Z1S is locked.
23rd March 2014, 04:13 PM |#4  
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Well, I know that Rogers SGH-I337m (Canadian Version) is unlocked, but some others like AT&T and Verizon are locked (Canadian versions also).

I thought there was a list somewhere around here....I think I was just looking at CF Auto Roots page and saw that some are locked.
24th March 2014, 03:19 AM |#5  
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I believe all US carriers lock the boot loaders. Not sure about Sprint, but depending where you are Sprint has poor service coverage at least for me. T Mobile locks there bootloader also.

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So at least, do they leave the bootloader unlocked for reference phones and GPEs?
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