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    Default Unlock Bootloader = Unlock Network?

    Hi
    My question is, unlock bootloader mean unlock network(Sim or Carrier)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexkh View Post
    Hi
    My question is, unlock bootloader mean unlock network(Sim or Carrier)?
    No. Unlocking the bootloader is unlocking part of the OS, typically needed for rooting/flashing ROMs.

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    Default Re: Unlock Bootloader = Unlock Network?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexkh View Post
    Hi
    My question is, unlock bootloader mean unlock network(Sim or Carrier)?
    No. Unlocking the bootloader is unlocking part of the OS, typically needed for rooting/flashing ROMs.
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    Default Re: Unlock Bootloader = Unlock Network?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexkh View Post
    Hi
    My question is, unlock bootloader mean unlock network(Sim or Carrier)?
    Nope. Unlocking bootloader means you can flash custom recoveries and the like, but not use a different carrier.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
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    Default Re: Unlock Bootloader = Unlock Network?

    I used to have an iPhone. To unlock carrier, I have to jailbreak(root) and install a app to unlock. Is an android device the same way?
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    Default Re: Unlock Bootloader = Unlock Network?

    An unlocked bootloader can help you unlock the sim though, depending on the situation

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    Default Re: Unlock Bootloader = Unlock Network?

    What kind of situation that can unlock sim? Example of LG Optimus G E973?
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    Default Re: Unlock Bootloader = Unlock Network?

    You get the unlock code from the carrier (or buy it from one of many places that advertise on eBay). When you put in the "foreign" SIM it'll ask for the unlock code. Put it in and the phone will be SIM-unlocked. It doesn't have to be rooted (the Android equivalent of jailbreaking).
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    Is there any apps that will unlock network just like ultrasn0w for iPhone? And now, I have another problem. I'm on custom rom and it stop asking to enter unlock code. I don't know how to enter the code.
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    Default Re: Unlock Bootloader = Unlock Network?

    Did you put in a sim from another carrier?

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    Default Re: Unlock Bootloader = Unlock Network?

    Yes, I do. However, now I want to restore Stock Firmware from LG in kdz format but I can't, because I have CWM Recovery Menu installed and I can't get back to original Recovery Mode. What should I do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexkh View Post
    Hi
    My question is, unlock bootloader mean unlock network(Sim or Carrier)?

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