Originally Posted by klabang
Thank u for replay, my friend bought it from china.
is china telecom lock their n9009? or should i use original sim from china telecom for first use to able use another sim at other region?
i can help u root ur phone and install google playstore
from what I know, all phones coming from China Telecom is lock to their sims.
N9009 has two sim slots. SIM slot 1 for China Telecom SIM. SIM slot 2 for other GSM sims.
SIM 1 which is for CDMA SIM is only for China Telecom.
They even have Telecom's name in Chinese on the SIM slot.
I don't think using China Telecom SIM first to activate the phone will do the trick to use it with other sim elsewhere.
I read somewhere that only European and American bought phones have this "activate" feature.
As far as I know, all my friend's Telecom phones are locked to Telecom sims.
You can use the GSM sim slot for other region sims as long as they are GSM networks not CDMA.
The chinese may have some tricks to unlock the SIM slot 1 (CDMA). I'll let you know if I have news on this in the future.
It's my first time to buy a phone in China and rooting my phone is like a nightmare to me.
Going crazy not being able to have Play Store on my N9009 phone, it beats the purpose of syncing through my Google account.
Are you by chance also in Shenzhen? Can you help me root my phone? THanks