How to unlock your android phone

Published: 13th July 2010
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I will talk of the different (vs. same) ways of unlocking an Android phone; both in potential and from carriers.

First of all, to unlock your Android from your current carrier, you'll need an unlock code. Unlock codes are not easy to come by. The simplified solution would be to just by an unlocked Android phone from say ebay or amazon. nonetheless, these are much more high-ticket(prenominal) because you won't get the discount that cell phone carriers give you for signing up for a contract. The 2nd painless way is to purchase an unlock code. I won't mention any special(prenominal) sites but I'm sure you can find a unlocking site by seeking on a search engine. The hardest way is to call your cell phone carrier and ask for a code. This might seem stupid, but actually its a neat idea. Your carrier will likely give an unlock code for you if you have been a loyal customer.

Next, I want to talk about how to "unlock" your Android's full potentialLets discuss unlocking your phone's full potential. Google developed the Android operation system from an open source project. It's much user-friendly to hack it than an iPhone or and other true smartphones. To gain full access to your phone, you want to "root" it. Now you might be asking, what the heck does that mean?

If you aren't long-familiar with computer hacking names, root is the ground user of a computer that has full access to everything. When you root your phone, you will gain full access to all the files and applications on the Android. This will allow you to do things such as transfer third party custom ROMs and widgets to have a incomparable (vs. comparable) Android phone.

First you should download an Android ROM file to change your current make. Then link up your Android to your computer and flash the ROM on. There are many clips that can give you an easy process ifyou have no idea what to do. Now that your phone is rooted, you should download all the new applications that render extraordinary (vs. ordinary) options of root users; these new options include: high-speed phone speed and more modified hardware support.

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