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    Default Bootloader Unlocked?

    I recently bought my Nexus 4 and I was told the phone was unlocked. Does that mean my bootloader was unlocked? How do I check it?
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    Default Re: Bootloader Unlocked?

    The bootloader is not unlocked on a new N4, but the phone's carrier service is unlocked. Meaning you can choose any GSM carrier you want to use.

    Unlocking the bootloader is easy to do and recommended if you think that you may want to root it (now or later) and install custom ROMs (now or later). Here is a link to an easy to follow thread for unlocking it: [GUIDE] Nexus 4 - Unlock & Root
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    What he said, you have to bootloader unlock before you root.
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    Check out the Nexus 4 toolkit.

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    bootloader and SIM unlock are two different things and people tend to confuse about it.

    This phone is SIM unlocked out of box. ie, can be used with any GSM carriers around the world.

    boot loader unlocking is done to root or install custom ROMs. A locked bootloader is always safe so most manufacturer keep it locked.
    but unlocking bootloader for nexus devices is a piece of cake.
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    i have samsung galaxy music duos GT-S6012. can't figure out if my device's bootloader is locked or not, nor do i know as to how to CHECK even that. my problem is i want to root the device. somebody said i must unlock the bootloader. can't find any universal method of rooting the said device. this is my first android mobile device and i m a totally newbie to the android world. can anybody help me please ?
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    better to unlock it sooner if you think you will because it will wipe your device as a factory reset. You can tell if the bootloader is unloed when you boot up an unlocked icn will show under the word Google before the Nexus X logo.
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    any ideas how to unlock my phone's bootloader ? it is galaxy music gt-s6012 with ICS 4.0.4. plz help
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    Will uplzguidehowtodothaton my device gt-s6012?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hafeezshaikh2001 View Post
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    The easiest way is to search on you tube.

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    I suggest wugfresh.com - this guys awesome, I unlocked and rooted my nexus i515 which was locked to verizon

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