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[Q] Own a SM-N900A would like to root but IMEI is locked. Help?!

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By BadWolfx4, Junior Member on 20th August 2014, 02:54 AM
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I have a galaxy note 3 from att. I want to root my phone and take my phone to t mobile. But they said my phones IMEI is locked and won't take a new sim. If I root it will it lock my device? If I root it is there a way I can unlock my device and take it to a new carrier? Please help.
20th August 2014, 05:24 AM |#2  
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Root won't affect imei status, or sim status.

Your sim card slot is carrier locked when the phone is made. It can be unlocked by obtaining a code from the phones branded carrier. Or a code can be purchased online thru a third party.

The imei number is your devices serial number to the network. There is no locking, or unlocking imei numbers. However imei numbers can be blacklisted. This means the phone is possibly lost, or stolen, and not aloud on the network. At&t and T-Mobile share blacklisted imei numbers. The only way to resolve a blacklisted imei is to contact the phones branded carrier and plea your case.
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