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Rooting is gaining privileged access to a device, allowing you to access and modify restricted files and so on. The name comes from the root account on a Linux system; this is analogous to the built-in Administrator account in Windows. Unlocking or developer unlocking is used for developers or other to allow you to upload .xap files that aren't available on ...


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Phones are often "locked" in some way to stop behaviour that is not intended for general use by one of the phone manufacturer, phone operating system manufacturer or phone network. Often the actions that are blocked would make it almost impossible to support the device, or would jeopardise the company's business in some manner. For example, in many ...


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rooting is the act of gaining root access to a device, giving yourself privileges to work around limitations. unlocking is the act of removing restrictions from a device, allowing different providers / countries. In the case of the Windows Phone there is also Developer Unlocking, which unlocks the phone such that developers can deploy their test ...


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There are quite a few different types of unlocks. There unlocking mechanisms have evolved over time. And not all unlocking-mechanisms are available for all devices. You have to choose the best method for your device. Developer Unlock A developer unlock will allow you to sideload a restricted amount of apps on your device. Interop Unlock Allows you to run ...


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It may just be that the APN settings have got lost. If you know what they are for your network, you can go to settings > cellular (assuming US English) and edit the APN in there


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