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Are cellphones that have been "Liberated" supported?

Added by ariel enter 3 months ago

I found the following cellphone in an on line store from my country:

https://articulo.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM-590347435-samsung-galaxy-s-2-ii-gt-i9100-16gb-blanco-excelente-_JM

It's says that it has been "liberated" which usually means in my country that the cellphone can now use SIM cards from other cellphone companies other than the original seller. I have notice that most of the supported phones by replicant are the international releases. If this cellphone originally didn't allow you to use other cellphone company's SIM, could this mean that it is not the international flavor and most probably not compatible with replicant? or is it that as long as it is a i9100 it should be supported?

Thank you.


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RE: Are cellphones that have been "Liberated" supported? - Added by Jeremy Rand 2 months ago

ariel del valle wrote:

It's says that it has been "liberated" which usually means in my country that the cellphone can now use SIM cards from other cellphone companies other than the original seller.

In the U.S., the term for this is usually "unlocked". I'm using Replicant on an S3 i9300 that was bought unlocked and I didn't have any trouble; the model number has no particular relation to whether the phone was unlocked prior to purchase.

RE: Are cellphones that have been "Liberated" supported? - Added by pete mars about 2 months ago

I have replicant on an i9100 s2 which is locked to a UK network and works fine.

RE: Are cellphones that have been "Liberated" supported? - Added by ariel enter about 2 months ago

I just installed Replicant on it. Thank you so much. I'm really thankful, it's being a dream of mine to have a replicant supported phone. I really thank you for your kindly responses.

This really inspire me to work harder for a more free software world, and for that I really thank you.

Right after I installed Replicant I had a problem where Replicant was giving me the warning that No SIM card was being installed and I feared that it might have something to do with the fact that the original seller had it installed so that the user couldn't use other SIMs from other companies, but at the end it was just a matter of wrong permission in some files as described in this post: [[https://redmine.replicant.us/boards/33/topics/14523
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I just didn't know how the whole “lock – unlock” deal worked, but it seems it's done through software and not hardware right? Once again. Thanks a lot.

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