Phones often ship with a SIM lock that ensures they can only be used with a single carrier. Unlocking a phone allows it to be used on different carriers. This tag is not for developer-unlocking (the process of deploying custom applications to the phone.)

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Lumia 950 XL - Inter-country usage

I am planning to buy a Lumia 950 XL at Qatar and use it in India. What are all the thing I should look out for so that I will have minimum trouble when I am using it in India. Some things which I ...
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Unlocking my windows 8.1 phone [duplicate]

I have been using a Nokia Lumia 520 since February 2014. I am not into gadgets and all so this phone is perfect for me but I have not unlocked it yet as the unlock code is very expensive. Can you ...
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Can I use my WP with mobile operator 000-IT even in Germany?

What is the meaning of a mobile operator version 000-IT (I think it's italian)? Can I use that windows phone even in Germany or have I to change the operator? And when, how can I change it?
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It is a question by the APN setting of NOKIA Lumia 635 [duplicate]

Setting > extra + information Manufacturer Name and Mobile Operator RM-975_1005 ATT-US Is my lumia 635 locked? In Japan a message saying that a network is not found is given. Data connection is on ...
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Is there a way to disable PIN lock of my device?

Recently I gave my HTC 8X to my kid to play with and I forgot to switch to Kids corner for him So, I actually managed to stop him from setting new PIN lock of lockscreen (I am not using any password ...
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Source of unlocked Lumia 520

I bought a Nokia Lumia 520 which is said to be decoupled ("independent") from telco providers. It seems to be decoupled (I can use it with any SIM) but when I turn the phone on, the first thing I see ...
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Do user need to unlock the phone in order to install xap files?

From this article - http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/chevronwp7-unlocks-windows-phone-7-handsets-easily/, I notice that user will need to use unlocker such as chevronwp7 to unlock their windows ...
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Can you explain “unlock” “jailbreak” “custom ROM” etc? And how to do it?

These terms are thrown around by power users in all the phone forums and this forum is no exception. It's rarer to find an explanation of what the various terms signify. Do "jailbreak" "unlock", ...
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unable to developer-unlock htc radar

I can't unlock my htc radar, the error message I was getting is: unable to communicate to the phone. Please check that the phone is connected with a USB cable and launch the zune software. I ...
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WP7 phone not detected by computer

I have an LG E900 WP7 which was locked to orange UK network. I recently had the phone 'unlocked' to other networks (done by a phone shop) which I believe was done via the MFG app tool so I could go ...
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How can I carrier unlock my windows phone device?

If you have carrier unlocked (not developer unlock) a Windows Phone, how did you do it and how long after the phone's release were you able to do it. I have succesfully carrier unlocked an htc ...
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What is the difference between rooting, unlocking, and custom ROMs?

In this answer it was mentioned that the process of rooting is different from unlocking or using custom ROMs. What are the differences between these processes (and any other potentially related ...