Replies posted by jetsports
HI Mike,It's been 6 weeks or so since an update from you, I purchased the S7 2 days ago and am preparing to return it today without an idea of it being unlocked pretty soon. It's so loaded with bloatware that can't be uninstalled I've never seen anything quite like it. Has there been an update to the status? Thanks.
HI MikeWith this latest news, Samsung Sells Galaxy S7 Phones That Aren't Tied to Carrier - ABC Newsdo you anticipate a stance change? This tells me that clearly Samsung is NOT the driving factor behind the lockdown, T-Mobile is. I really wish I'd just waited a month to buy this phone, but all new users who want this capability will just go straight to the Mfr and T-Mobile will be left out in the cold.
That's a good point Steve and I am aware of the difference, but it seems to me that it would be more difficult to sell a locked bootloader device to a customer whose provider does not otherwise have it locked (ie: ATT) and then arrange a method to install that provider's unlocked bootloader onto a locked device, then it would be to simply sell the device unlocked in the first place. Since Samsung is not a major beneficiary of the ad revenues generated by the apps locked into the T-Mobile bootloader (some I know but nothing like T-Mobile is), it also makes less sense for them to push that onto consumes looking for an alternative.
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