1. dlcpa's Avatar
    I think I bought what was an unlocked AT&T Note 4 a year ago. When I found out it was unlocked, I thought I'd be able to get rid of bloatware from AT&T but I couldn't. The screen died and Samsung fixed it for me but I wonder if it's still unlocked. How do you know if a phone is unlocked and unlocked and rooted are completely different, correct?
    10-16-2017 12:04 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    If you bought an Unlocked AT&T phone, that's referring to it being SIM unlocked, which means it can be used on more carriers than just AT&T.

    The other subject is an unlocked bootloader, which is a separate thing from SIM unlocked and is also separate from being rooted.
    10-16-2017 12:14 PM
  3. natehoy's Avatar
    If Samsung just replaced the screen, then it should not have locked the phone (unless they actually replaced the phone itself).

    The simplest way to tell is to insert a SIM from a carrier other than AT&T. If it doesn't pop up an unlock code request and simply works, then you are still unlocked.
    10-16-2017 12:17 PM
  4. dlcpa's Avatar
    gotcha, that bloatware is annoying but in not rooting the phone
    10-16-2017 10:31 PM

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