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[Q] Help unlocking S III after 4.3

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By Luciachan, Junior Member on 25th March 2014, 09:46 PM
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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  
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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.
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25th March 2014, 11:07 PM |#3  
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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.
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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  
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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.
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Thanks, I got unlock codes from unlockmenow.ca cost $17 CAD worked great for the 3 phones I had
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