[Q] Just got a 2nd hand unit, unlock advice?
I got bought a Note 3 yesterday, it's in amazing condition, and I'm very excited about it. The only problem is that it's a T-Mobile unit, and I'm on AT&T. I need it unlocked.
I used swappa to check the IMEI, and it came back clean.
I called T-Mobile about unlocking it, but they weren't in the mood, apparently, because she said the original phone holder would need to submit the request.
I Googled around a bunch, ended up rooting it and trying Chainfire's RegionLock Away...but apparently it doesn't work for 4.4.2, and that's what this is running.
I apologize if this has been addressed, I've been browsing the forums for several hours, and I didn't find anything that addresses this specific question. But of course that doesn't mean it isn't there.
Anyway, what are my options? Is it possible to downgrade to 4.3, then run RegionLock Away? Is there another app I could run? Would flashing a specific custom ROM do the trick? Is there a way to get T-Mobile to cooperate? Or am I looking at paying for a code. (If so, I would appreciate recommendations.)
This is my first time trying to unlock a phone, and I'm having trouble finding legitimate information on it.
Again, thanks. I appreciate any help.