1. mike raym's Avatar
    I believe I might understand the term, just checking to be sure.....
    01-03-2018 01:08 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Depends on the context. Generally, an 'unlocked phone' just means that it's not tied to a carrier SIM card and you can use or register on any carrier freely, without the need for special codes or carrier releases (or one that has already been given said code and is now unlocked)

    Or it can just mean a phone that isn't locked (as in lockscreen) and you can use and access data and apps.
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Depends on the context. Generally, an 'unlocked phone' just means that it's not tied to a carrier SIM card and you can use or register on any carrier freely, without the need for special codes or carrier releases (or one that has already been given said code and is now unlocked)

    Or it can just mean a phone that isn't locked (as in lockscreen) and you can use and access data and apps.
    hallux likes this.
    01-03-2018 01:18 PM
  4. hallux's Avatar
    There's ONE more. "Unlocked bootloader" This refers to a phone that has been modified to allow a 3rd-party ROM to be installed. If you've ever dealt with Bitlocker on Windows 10, think of it like disabling "Secure Boot".
    01-03-2018 01:46 PM

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