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Edit: debranding /S-OFF makes it sim unlocked also
Correction, s-off allows you to SIM unlock it, it doesn't make it sim unlocked.

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Run it with ELEMENTALX kernel (one comes with it but just update to latest). Although, I've had far better out of GPE ROMs - 3 days battery, 60mins or so voice calls, heavy use plus 5hrs sot. And left 10-20% juice before recharge.

You'll find similar performance with striped down sense ROMs also, but need tweaking and kernel tweaking.

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got the phone loving it so far i downloaded viper rom but could not find the kernel you specified can you please link me to it? plus it is charging really slowly over here or maybe i am used to note 3
 
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Correction, s-off allows you to SIM unlock it, it doesn't make it sim unlocked.

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It automatically unlocked mine. Didn't need to do anything else, my Three sim worked straight away. O2 *apparently* lock their devices when got direct from them.. Whether this is or was who knows. But S-OFF and debranding it made it sim unlocked.




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got the phone loving it so far i downloaded viper rom but could not find the kernel you specified can you please link me to it? plus it is charging really slowly over here or maybe i am used to note 3
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2705613

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It automatically unlocked mine. Didn't need to do anything else, my Three sim worked straight away. O2 *apparently* lock their devices when got direct from them.. Whether this is or was who knows. But S-OFF and debranding it made it sim unlocked.


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Sure it wasn't already sim unlocked? Car phone warehouse fir example tend to sell unlocked phones.
Mines from o2 and yes it was locked,but they have an automated unlock page for customers,sent me the code in about thirty seconds.

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Sure it wasn't already sim unlocked? Car phone warehouse fir example tend to sell unlocked phones.
Mines from o2 and yes it was locked,but they have an automated unlock page for customers,sent me the code in about thirty seconds.

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Never tested, Came direct from O2's online store. Buuut saying that, I have known O2 to not lock phones before, Vodafone are the same.. Appear to lock at random lol.
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It automatically unlocked mine. Didn't need to do anything else, my Three sim worked straight away. O2 *apparently* lock their devices when got direct from them.. Whether this is or was who knows. But S-OFF and debranding it made it sim unlocked.






http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2705613

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Yea I remember the HD2 when o2 got it, the first few month they issued fully branded sim locked,then the next batch were unlocked but branded, and later they were just sending out unlocked wwe hd2's

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i am loving this phone thank you guys for your help you guys made it possible
 
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Agreed, this is the best phone I've ever owned. Hands down simplest to mod and haven't bricked yet.

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charging time is a bit slow over here my kernel comes with fast charge option but i have not tried it yet...its been on for about an hour and i have like 25 percent other then that everything is buttery smooth on sense and the ui is a treat for the eyes i could not bare touch wiz but sense is really great.

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