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[Q] Are ALL Nexus 7 LTE tablets SIM unlocked?

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By MoonFallsDown, Junior Member on 29th June 2014, 09:14 PM
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I have two Nexus 7 LTE tablets that I acquired from Craigslist. One came with a T-Mobile SIM card, the other is in a Verizon branded box and clearly came from Verizon retailer.

I was under the impression that ALL of the Nexus 7 LTE tablets are unlocked. However, when I boot the T-Mobile one, the bootloader shows a unlocked symbol at the bottom, however the Verizon one does not. I'm not sure if this is just Verizon trickery or not.

Would I be able to use the Verizon one on a GSM network? I assume the internal hardware is identical between the two.
29th June 2014, 09:21 PM |#2  
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The unlock icon at boot has nothing to do with carrier locking, that's if the bootloader was unlocked.
29th June 2014, 09:24 PM |#3  
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Was unlocked? As in, someone unlocked it and relocked it?
29th June 2014, 09:25 PM |#4  
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Yes you can use a Verizon one on a gsm network. I got a Verizon one on T-Mobile right now.

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30th June 2014, 03:47 PM |#5  
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My Verizon sold N7 actually works with my T-Mobile unlimited PHONE sim. I only do that at home since I don't have a case for it yet, but I have sms through xposed, the T-Mobile visual voicemail, and Vonage for outgoing calls. Tethering also only shows as data used, not tethering. I've done this many times with no issues.
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