They passed the law a few days ago. Anybody read about it?
This week, a new federal mandate kicked in that makes it illegal for you to unlock a phone that you bought locked from a carrier. The rule states that unauthorized unlocking of a phone you bought -- even if you paid full price for it, minus a carrier subsidy -- is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
I know this is probably the wrong section, but as of Saturday, Unlocking your cell phone is illegal. This is a scheme for the major wireless providers to keep you locked into there high rate plans. I unlock phones for people for a little extra cash. This is going to impact the cell market tremendously. Please help!
Please make this post global or an announcement to help!
All the salacious headlines are (mostly) true — as of today, you can’t unlock a carrier-subsidized smartphone on your own before the contract associated with it runs out without technically running afoul of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
I'm ready to root my nexus 4 and I know that first I must unlock the boot loader. Now I know that unlocking the boot loader wipes the phone completely but will it wipe my son card too which has my phone number and stuff like that? Should I leave it during the process of unlocking and rooting or take it out and put it back in when I'm done?
Hi. I did a quick search, and it appears there are unlock codes available from Motorola for the X - but my carrier (Verizon) is not listed. I sort of thought that since this is a Google phone (mostly, sorta-kinda) it should be easy to unlock. But there aren't any stickies here about unlocking as there are for many other phones. Nor is it widely discussed.