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[Q] Locked to UK carrier want to use on French carrier.

OP finch7

14th May 2014, 03:04 PM   |  #1  
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Hi All,

I've seen a second hand I8190N (S3 mini) for sale that's locked to a UK carrier. I'm wondering if I can just flash the firmware with the unbranded French firmware...

I8190NXXAMG1.LPMAMG2 ( I believe)

so I can use it with French carriers?

I've had a read and a lot of people obviously say use the one for your carrier for warranty purposes. I'm not bothered about warranty in this case.

I did read one post saying you can flash any ROM but the phone will remain SIM locked?

There's so much info out there I'm struggling to find an answer. Anyone know the answer or point me at it?
14th May 2014, 03:19 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by finch7

Hi All,

I've seen a second hand I8190N (S3 mini) for sale that's locked to a UK carrier. I'm wondering if I can just flash the firmware with the unbranded French firmware...

I8190NXXAMG1.LPMAMG2 ( I believe)

so I can use it with French carriers?

I've had a read and a lot of people obviously say use the one for your carrier for warranty purposes. I'm not bothered about warranty in this case.

I did read one post saying you can flash any ROM but the phone will remain SIM locked?

There's so much info out there I'm struggling to find an answer. Anyone know the answer or point me at it?

I think reading this could help:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2082626
14th May 2014, 03:37 PM   |  #3  
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I think reading this could help:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2082626

Just read all that. No one posted back to say it worked for their s3 mini. (7 pages of attempts though.)
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