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[Q] Does a custom rom automatically carrier unlock a phone?

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6th May 2014, 11:14 PM   |  #1  
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I have an XT912. According to Straight Talk when I type in the MEID I can use this phone if it is unlocked. I'm assuming it will be on a gsm network. Will a custom ROM automatically carrier unlock the phone?
7th May 2014, 12:18 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by ttwitc9516

I have an XT912. According to Straight Talk when I type in the MEID I can use this phone if it is unlocked. I'm assuming it will be on a gsm network. Will a custom ROM automatically carrier unlock the phone?

To answer your question no, a custom ROM will not unlock your phone automatically. Rom's affect UI(User Interface) and not carrier specific alteration's. The alteration's you would need to swap carriers affects CID, IMEI... I dunno, something in that area.

On another note, I would do a bit more research if I were you. To my knowledge you cannot unlock GSM for the United States, which means straighttalk is out of the question. The xt912 is locked to CDMA in this region, Verizon's CDMA, so you cannot even use it with Sprint. The only alternative carrier I know of that you can use the xt912 on is Pageplus. You would need a xt910 to operate on GSM in the United States
28th May 2014, 07:27 PM   |  #3  
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Aren't all carriers required to ship their new phones carrier unlocked? Consequently, wouldn't all rom's based on ICS and above be automatically carrier unlocked? The phone's specs, according to GSMArena, are gsm 850 and 1900, hdspa 850 and 1900, and cdma 800 and 1900.
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