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

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?
 
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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?
I think reading this could help:

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