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[Q] Does unlocking your phone allow you to receive updates directly from Microsoft?

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Default [Q] Does unlocking your phone allow you to receive updates directly from Microsoft?

I remember seeing this somewhere, but I didn't find a solid answer. Does anyone know if unlocking your phone allows you to bypass your carrier for the updates? For example I am stuck with Wind mobile with a Huawei Ascend W1 U34, and I'm stuck with just G1. I know theres an update to get it to G2, but it doesn't seem like Wind has it. Is there anyway, without flashing (as I've tried a ton of those methods, they didn't work) to bypass the courier?

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Dev-unlock lets you get Preview for Developers, which lets you bypass carrier / OEM update schedules and get them right from Microsoft.

Flashing a different ROM can de-brand your phone, which will let you skip carrier-imposed delays (though you'll still have to wait for the OEM to approve the update, unless you use Preview for Developers as above).

SIM-unlocking will do nothing at all.
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Dev-unlock lets you get Preview for Developers, which lets you bypass carrier / OEM update schedules and get them right from Microsoft.

Flashing a different ROM can de-brand your phone, which will let you skip carrier-imposed delays (though you'll still have to wait for the OEM to approve the update, unless you use Preview for Developers as above).

SIM-unlocking will do nothing at all.
Thank you for the reply. The problem with the dev-unlock for me is that I need my phone updated to the latest OS before I can use it. Oh well, guess I'm just stuck waiting.
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