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Region lock away and upgrading to kitkat?

OP Steph4n

20th June 2014, 02:40 AM   |  #1  
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Hello All, I bought my note 3 in ebay with bad imei (not black listed) and i got it yesterday.

Well i used the region lock app and it worked like a champ i'm in DR, and i'm in 4.3 mi7.
I want to confirm with someone who tried this that i could upgrade to kitkat through kies and get my phone still unlocked.

or any another way to upgrade to kitkat ?

thank you.
pd: I came from a note 2 verizon, i think this phone is just perfect
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22nd June 2014, 11:48 PM   |  #2  
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Well as i didn't get an answer.
I want to leave the solutions that i found: Trying it anyway.

No. "region lock away" is permanent apparently. I update from 4.3 mi7 to 4.4 ne6 and later i rooted it with towelroot (geohot method).

All working and very easy. Hope i can help with this to somebody who was lost as me ^^
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23rd June 2014, 07:27 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Steph4n

Hello All, I bought my note 3 in ebay with bad imei (not black listed) and i got it yesterday.

Well i used the region lock app and it worked like a champ i'm in DR, and i'm in 4.3 mi7.
I want to confirm with someone who tried this that i could upgrade to kitkat through kies and get my phone still unlocked.

or any another way to upgrade to kitkat ?
thank you.
pd: I came from a note 2 verizon, i think this phone is just perfect

(not blacklisted yet!)

If your phone is region UNLOCKED it will always remain UNLOCKED regardless of
any firmware updates/upgrades/kies/ota and regardless which twrp/cwm compatible
stock or custom rom/kernel you might want to flash.

However I have a hunch that your Note 3 will soon be blacklisted
since it has a bad IMEI and soon you will not be able to use it for
making or receiving cellular phone calls.

If I were you I would get in touch with eBay, you are protected and they will refund
whatever you paid for it.

It is against eBay's policies and terms of service to sell a cell phone with a bad IMEI
unless the seller listed his auction as cell phone for sale "parts only".

Good luck!
Last edited by Misterjunky; 23rd June 2014 at 07:30 AM.
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