Samsung officially clarifies how the Region Lock works

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Today Samsung (through its German lawyers) has decided to finally once and for all clarify the situation about its the Region Lock policy.

Here is an example. Let’s say we purchase a Samsung device (a Region Lock enabled device) that is from one of the countries that Samsung calls “Europe Region”. To deactivate the Region Lock we must first insert a SIM card from one of the carriers in this region. It doesn’t have to be a carrier from the specific country the phone is purchased from, but it needs to be a carrier from one of the countries in the Europe Region (Samsung has placed stickers on … Continue reading

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Chainfire introduces RegionLock Away app

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XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire is known to make the most prerequisite hacks in the android developer world from easy root to resetting your device’s flash counter. and this time he has made a hack for the infamous region lock that Samsung has recently implemented on new devices like the Galaxy Note 3.

Chainfire explained that the region lock is implemented in a form of a network blacklist where it blocks a number countries and carriers. and the RegionLock Away … Continue reading

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