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Hi all,

I would like to start off by saying that i dont care about any warranty or any such issues. I had bought a S4 in US which i brought to India without ever activating on T Mobile network. This means that on contacting T Mobile, they are unable to send me any activation code which could SIM Unlock my device.

So now my only problem is to make my device usable. I see two options:

a) SIM Unlock
b) Complete removal of firmware and install some custom ROM, bootloader and other components to get rid of T mobile network


Problem is that i am a newbie and couldnt find any thread that could help me. MY device is updated to the latest version i.e. i am on 4.4.2 with baseband as M919UVUF9B4 and knox bootloader

Can someone help me out. I have already tried rooting the device and trying some apps which suggested that would help me unlock my device but none of them worked..

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Hi all,

I would like to start off by saying that i dont care about any warranty or any such issues. I had bought a S4 in US which i brought to India without ever activating on T Mobile network. This means that on contacting T Mobile, they are unable to send me any activation code which could SIM Unlock my device.

So now my only problem is to make my device usable. I see two options:

a) SIM Unlock
b) Complete removal of firmware and install some custom ROM, bootloader and other components to get rid of T mobile network


Problem is that i am a newbie and couldnt find any thread that could help me. MY device is updated to the latest version i.e. i am on 4.4.2 with baseband as M919UVUF9B4 and knox bootloader

Can someone help me out. I have already tried rooting the device and trying some apps which suggested that would help me unlock my device but none of them worked..

Thanks
If you paid T-Mobile the full price for the phone approx US$500-US$600 (not the subsidized price) before you left, they should provide you with the SIM Unlock code. You may need to talk with another customer service agent. However, if you only paid the subsidized price, then you've broken the contract with them, and they won't. You'll have to contact a company that will sell you an unlock code.

As to rooting the phone, have you tried this one: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2294005 ?
If this doesn't work, you're doing it wrong.

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Hi all,

I would like to start off by saying that i dont care about any warranty or any such issues. I had bought a S4 in US which i brought to India without ever activating on T Mobile network. This means that on contacting T Mobile, they are unable to send me any activation code which could SIM Unlock my device.

So now my only problem is to make my device usable. I see two options:

a) SIM Unlock
b) Complete removal of firmware and install some custom ROM, bootloader and other components to get rid of T mobile network


Problem is that i am a newbie and couldnt find any thread that could help me. MY device is updated to the latest version i.e. i am on 4.4.2 with baseband as M919UVUF9B4 and knox bootloader

Can someone help me out. I have already tried rooting the device and trying some apps which suggested that would help me unlock my device but none of them worked..

Thanks
Flashing a custom rom will not allow it to work on a different network. The phone will still be sim locked.

Like the post above me says, call T Mobile and have them give you the code. If you didn't pay the phone off, they won't give it to you nor should they.
Do you want insanely better battery drain when your phone is idle? Check out this thread!
Have a question about the T Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4? Click here for the Help Thread!
 
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Chainfire's Region Lockaway app will SIM unlock in the process of removing region restrictions. I remember reading something to that effect anyway.
 
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For use chainfire's Region Unlock, you must be root.

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@Skipjacks & rlichtefeld: I have already tried calling T Mobile and they are not ready to provide me any unlock code since the phone was never used on the network. Yes, its paid in full but i am in India now and cannot do much from back here to fight with them.

Have already tried chainfire's Region Unlock but its unusable on 4.4.2.

Please suggest the ways in which i can unlock my phone which is on 4.4.2 with baseband as M919UVUF9B4 and knox bootloader and i request you to please do not assume that phone is blacklisted or the warranty be void. i just want my phone to work here and that's it.
 
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@Skipjacks & rlichtefeld: I have already tried calling T Mobile and they are not ready to provide me any unlock code since the phone was never used on the network. Yes, its paid in full but i am in India now and cannot do much from back here to fight with them.

Have already tried chainfire's Region Unlock but its unusable on 4.4.2.

Please suggest the ways in which i can unlock my phone which is on 4.4.2 with baseband as M919UVUF9B4 and knox bootloader and i request you to please do not assume that phone is blacklisted or the warranty be void. i just want my phone to work here and that's it.
id suggest you find a website that unlocks phones, it usually costs less than 10 bucks or probably like 500 or so rupees but it should save you a lot of headaches
 
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id suggest you find a website that unlocks phones, it usually costs less than 10 bucks or probably like 500 or so rupees but it should save you a lot of headaches
@no_username_available: Can you point to some unlocking websites that cost around 10 bucks like you mentioned?
 
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@no_username_available: Can you point to some unlocking websites that cost around 10 bucks like you mentioned?
try this first http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2282683

http://www.theunlockteam.com/html/un...FQovaQod-VEAcQ
http://www.unlock-code-republic.com

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