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3rd April 2014, 06:41 PM   |  #1  
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looking to purchase the One m8, and most of the unlocked ones on ebay are verizon.

I see the boot loader is locked, any hope for that or should i look for a developer edition one ?


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I am from Brazil and i need an unlocked version.
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3rd April 2014, 06:43 PM   |  #2  
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looking to purchase the One m8, and most of the unlocked ones on ebay are verizon.

I see the bootloader is locked, any hope for that or should i look for a developer edition one ?

The Dev editions phones won't work on Verizon. If you're a VZW customer, you don't have a choice. As far as the bootloader, there's always hope.
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The Dev editions phones won't work on Verizon. If you're a VZW customer, you don't have a choice. As far as the bootloader, there's always hope.

should've mentioned i am from Brazil, so i just need it to be unlocked. The phones from AT&T and Sprint are locked ?
3rd April 2014, 06:52 PM   |  #4  
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should've mentioned i am from Brazil, so i just need it to be unlocked. The phones from AT&T and Sprint are locked ?

Why would you buy a phone from an American carrier if you live in Brazil? Just order the Unlocked or Dev Version from HTC directly.
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Why would you buy a phone from an American carrier if you live in Brazil? Just order the Unlocked or Dev Version from HTC directly.

because they are backordered and i have a limited window where i can pick it up in the states.
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should've mentioned i am from Brazil, so i just need it to be unlocked. The phones from AT&T and Sprint are locked ?

Yeah, if the Dev edition one works on your carrier there, I would go with that. Verizon's M8 is SIM unlocked, but it's S-On'd.
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crap, dev edition only got the gold one in stock... wanted the silver one .. =/ oh well
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crap, dev edition only got the gold one in stock... wanted the silver one .. =/ oh well

Can't hurt to check on Swappa, Ebay, etc. There may be some dev editions devices available (though it's not likely being so soon after release).
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Ordered the dev version! Thanks all.

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