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IS galaxy S3 going to be unlcoked at the time of purchase like Google Nexus is?

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    IS galaxy S3 going to be unlcoked at the time of purchase like Google Nexus is?

    Google nexus was never locked to a specific carrier, it was unlocked when purchased it self. Does the S3 come out the same or it will be locked like any other samsung phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anirdeshkarthik View Post
    Google nexus was never locked to a specific carrier, it was unlocked when purchased it self. Does the S3 come out the same or it will be locked like any other samsung phone?
    No, there will be carrier specific S3's as well as unlocked GSM models. The latter, however, will not be sold by Google like the GN is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anirdeshkarthik View Post
    Google nexus was never locked to a specific carrier, it was unlocked when purchased it self. Does the S3 come out the same or it will be locked like any other samsung phone?
    BTW, the CDMA GN is technically locked to Verizon. It's only the GSM version which is not locked.
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    My understanding is that Samsung never locks their bootloader, unless that is requested by the carrier. So the answer to your question lies with which carrier will be selling the phone, not with Samsung's policies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 993140 View Post
    BTW, the CDMA GN is technically locked to Verizon. It's only the GSM version which is not locked.
    They didn't use a very secure lock...

    This is my first Android phone, so I didn't know that it was supposed to be anything other than fastboot oem unlock. You mean there are phones that don't even need that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxfat View Post
    They didn't use a very secure lock...

    This is my first Android phone, so I didn't know that it was supposed to be anything other than fastboot oem unlock. You mean there are phones that don't even need that?
    Yes, Samsung phones on carriers who don't request that they lock the bootloader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oxfat View Post
    They didn't use a very secure lock...

    This is my first Android phone, so I didn't know that it was supposed to be anything other than fastboot oem unlock. You mean there are phones that don't even need that?
    I was messing with with a Samsung fascinate... All I had to do was use Odin to flash something... Like recovery... And install a rom and kernel... No unlocking... It was pretty slick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemo Aeternamn View Post
    I was messing with with a Samsung fascinate... All I had to do was use Odin to flash something... Like recovery... And install a rom and kernel... No unlocking... It was pretty slick

    "every breath I take is a sign of..."
    The Fascinate is not a Nexus phone. What carrier are you on? Not having locked bootloaders could make me take a second look at different carriers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxfat View Post
    They didn't use a very secure lock...

    This is my first Android phone, so I didn't know that it was supposed to be anything other than fastboot oem unlock. You mean there are phones that don't even need that?
    He means carrier locked...not bootloader locked..you can't take your Verizon Gnex to Sprint for example...the radios aren't compatible

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxfat View Post
    The Fascinate is not a Nexus phone. What carrier are you on? Not having locked bootloaders could make me take a second look at different carriers.
    This will shock you....
    The fascinate... Was the first galaxy s device... Eh
    And the fascinate version... was for... Verizon...

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