1. Ryan Knutson's Avatar
    As you probably know, the Note 5 is expected to be released this month. I want it rooted, so I'm trying to get a phone with an unlocked bootloader. I'm on AT&T, so to my knowledge I can pop in the SIM and use it.

    So my question is, can I buy a Note 5 at T-Mobile and use it out of the box, or do I need to know anything else? Thanks.

    (Btw correct me if I'm wrong about anything - I've always had an iPhone so I don't know everything about rooting and Android)
    08-08-2015 04:50 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    The phone from T-Mobile would be locked. You'd have to get the phone and then get it unlocked by them.
    08-08-2015 06:04 PM
  3. Ryan Knutson's Avatar
    How would I get it unlocked? I've heard a few ways but they have to have a contract that is up. Any way to not have a contract?
    08-08-2015 06:30 PM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    How would I get it unlocked? I've heard a few ways but they have to have a contract that is up. Any way to not have a contract?
    If you buy it outright you can get it unlocked

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 4
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    08-08-2015 06:40 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    If they'll sell it to you without a contract when it's a new phone. I tried to do that when the Note 3 came out and they wouldn't.
    08-08-2015 09:44 PM
  6. macklearn's Avatar
    I know about Note 4 very much. It's great device. But not well familiar about Note 5. However, Congrats!
    08-08-2015 10:06 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    If you buy it outright you can get it unlocked

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 4
    Tmobile also requires 40 days on its network.


    https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-1588
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    08-09-2015 12:52 AM
  8. Raptor007's Avatar
    I would suggest checking out the international variant and seeing if it supports the US LTE bands on AT&T (likely not) but their HSDPA+ is still excellent. This way you get it unlocked and fast updates.
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    08-11-2015 08:56 PM

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