I just got a note 2 off mining and it's locked to Bell. I want to unlock it to work with other carriers. I know that there is a way to self unlock but you need an older version of android. My note is 4.3 and I read that trying to downgrade will get my device bricked. So, being new and unexperienced at this, can someone recommend me what to do? Is there a safe way to downgrade from 4.3 to 4.1.1 or should I just pay someone to unlock it? If the latter, is there a really cheap online unlocking for Canadian carriers?
Thank you for your help