Thanks for the reply, I know its better to keep it that way but if I wanted to change it anyway, will it be possible or would I just brick the phone?I'd keep the B model as it is as it can have it's bootloader unlocked. if you're taking that phone to the states someone would gladly buy it off you as is.
if you wanted updates after moving they could easily be manually downloaded and flashed. if you concerned about frequency bands then maybe there are ways to tackle that.
not sure to be honest, I suspect that the existing bootloader would generate a fail error before or just after you started but I can't say for sure.
tried, but so far without success. I'm missing the "OEM unlocking" option that is stated in the manual. Trying now to update to latest firmware. Maybe this will enable the unlocking option.
Yeah, from what I understand devices with U at the end of their model number are missing the OEM unlocking option. I think its stupid to only block the option to some of the world, I mean either block it completely or dont block it at all.hm... I just learned that there may be no OEM unlocking option on my snapdragon device. There really is a lot to consider... Somehow OEM unlocking does not work on snapdragon devices from north america. In latin america although this might work. I don't really get what the point of all this is. [some sauce]
edit: maybe it is possible to unlock it through fastboot, but so far i only get a command not found error when using ´´´fastboot oem unlock´´´
if it was that easy everyone would be doing it... (if they couldn't unlock).
Yeah, from what I understand devices with U at the end of their model number are missing the OEM unlocking option. I think its stupid to only block the option to some of the world, I mean either block it completely or dont block it at all.
Maybe it is possible to change your model to W and then unlock it, I im not wrong you are supposed to be able to flash W firmware on your U device without unlocking the bootloader.
Just make sure you download firmware with the same binary number in the baseband (the fifth number from the right)