1. TechNut79's Avatar
    I'm not sure if this is where this thread belongs, but if it's in the wrong place, mods please move it. Thanks.

    I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon. A friend who is on h2o wireless wants to buy it. Now what I'm wondering is what does she have to do to get this phone to work with her carrier? I'm going to need instructions like you're talking to a five year old, since I've never done this stuff before. I was assuming that she could just insert her SIM and that would be that, but I'm thinking there has to be more. Thanks for any answers/advice/suggestions!
    01-23-2013 12:50 PM
  2. nyry's Avatar
    You can pop in any sim card from any GSM carrier except tmobile and att (because verizon locked the phone that way, they don't like competition) and voice and text will work on the phone, but you will not get data (Internet connection).

    To get everything working on the new carrier, you need to root your phone (if you don't know how to do that, it's pretty simple)

    To get a full concise howto on how to root, all you have to do is go to the verizon galaxy s3 forum and click "Verizon galaxy s3 rooting, roms,and hacks" near the top of the page. Then from there you should see the first forum post that says "[Guide] Root/Unroot/recovery/unlock bootloader for the verizon Galaxy S3" you need to root so just follow those instructions

    After that youre almost through the woods! All you have to do is change some settings, download an app and bam! You should be ready to go

    For that part, just see this post:


    Hope this helped!

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
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    01-23-2013 02:16 PM
  3. TechNut79's Avatar
    All that has to be done?! Ok, I guess if I have to. Thanks.
    01-23-2013 03:24 PM
  4. nyry's Avatar
    It really sounds like a lot more than it is because it's really just rooting and preparing your phone for data

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    01-23-2013 04:45 PM

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