I was recently given a Samsung Galaxy S2 which was locked to T-Mobile, and was asked if I could unlock it so that it could be used on any network. I naively assumed that rooting the phone would achieve this aim, but sadly this was not the case — it seems that some network providers are still sim locking phones, even on contract, and that breaking these locks still isn’t always straight-forward. With enough research however, it becomes a fairly straightforward process.
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As I’ve noted before pretty much the first thing I do when I get a new phone is root it. This time around its the turn of my partners Galaxy Note 2. Below I will summarise the steps which are very similar to those I used for my own Samsung Galaxy S3.
Pretty much the first thing I do when I get a new phone is root it. First and foremost this allows me to install and enable adfree — which is getting increasingly essential on android. On previous phones this was often tricky, altho in the last couple of years it has steadily got easier. This time it was the turn of my new Samsung Galaxy S3. Below I will summarise the steps in my own way, but I had a look at several guides on the net and the best one I found was on AndroidAuthority.