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CDMA phoned are locked to their respective carrier permanently due to how they work and there's never a "real" way to fully unlock them. You are going to need to program the phone to start, which most of the CDMA carriers will not give out. They don't do this, for multiple reasons. This is your major issue trying to "unlock" these phones. The only way to really do it, is to use the MSL to reprogram these phones for each individual carrier. You are stuck doing this every time you want to switch. So, yes and no. Yes, it's possible to reporgram one of these phones. No, you can't unlock it, due to the issue with the MSL. Every time you want to program the phone, you need this MSL, even if you flash a unlocked baseband to the phone, since the CDMA phones have the SIM card and carrier information on the phone. Sprint is the absolute worst with unlocking. The FCC lets them lock the SIM slot(Verizon was prevented from this on their 4G LTE phones. Sprint wasn't.) and they refuse to unlock ANY phone they supply. They will make you go through the Hell!&&* their support is before they even do it, and will torture you as hard as they can to make you give up. Is it possible? Yes. Easy? Yes and no. Is it easy to get the MSL, which you need? No.
This is in contrast with a GSM phone, which use a SIM card. You can change the SIM cards, as that's how the communications are handled. The only thing the phone is essentially does is acts as a radio. As such, it's practical to unlock these phones. The reason these can unlock(and usually are) is due to the way they work. As I said, they're just cellular radios. The SIM card handles the rest, and the phone doesn't handle it outside of being a radio since a lot of the functions of the SIM card aren't visible to the phone, and are encrypted. All you need is a SIM unlock code to deal with these, for the most part.
CDMA phoned are locked to their respective carrier permanently due to how they work and there's never a "real" way to fully unlock them. You are going to need to program the phone to start, which most of the CDMA carriers will not give out. They don't do this, for multiple reasons. This is your major issue trying to "unlock" these phones. The only way to really do it, is to use the MSL to reprogram these phones for each individual carrier. You are stuck doing this every time you want to switch. So, yes and no. Yes, it's possible to reporgram one of these phones. No, you can't unlock it, due to the issue with the MSL. Every time you want to program the phone, you need this MSL, even if you flash a unlocked baseband to the phone, since the CDMA phones have the SIM card and carrier information on the phone. Sprint is the absolute worst with unlocking. The FCC lets them lock the SIM slot(Verizon was prevented from this on their 4G LTE phones. Sprint wasn't.) and they refuse to unlock ANY phone they supply. They will make you go through the Hell!&&* their support is before they even do it, and will torture you as hard as they can to make you give up. Is it possible? Yes. Easy? Yes and no. Is it easy to get the MSL, which you need? No.
This is in contrast with a GSM phone, which use a SIM card. You can change the SIM cards, as that's how the communications are handled. The only thing the phone is essentially does is acts as a radio. As such, it's practical to unlock these phones. The reason these can unlock(and usually are) is due to the way they work. As I said, they're just cellular radios. The SIM card handles the rest, and the phone doesn't handle it outside of being a radio since a lot of the functions of the SIM card aren't visible to the phone, and are encrypted. All you need is a SIM unlock code to deal with these, for the most part.
 
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CDMA phoned are locked to their respective carrier permanently due to how they work. There's nowork and there's never a "real" way to fully unlock it. Whilethem. You are going to need to program the phone to start, which most of the CDMA carriers will not give out. They don't do this, for multiple reasons. This is your major issue trying to "unlock" these phones. The only way to really do it, is to use the MSL to reprogram these phones for each individual carrier. You are stuck doing this every time you want to switch. So, yes and no. Yes, it's possible to reporgram one of these phones. No, you can't unlock it, due to the issue with the MSL. Every time you want to program the phone, you need this MSL, even if you can flash a unlocked baseband to the phone, since the CDMA phones have the SIM card and carrier information on the phone. Sprint is the absolute worst with unlocking. The FCC lets them lock the SIM slot(Verizon was prevented from this on their 4G LTE phones. Sprint wasn't.) and they refuse to unlock ANY phone they supply. They will make you often lose stuff ingo through the processHell their support is before they even do it, and will torture you as hard as they can to make you give up. Is it possible? Yes. Easy? Yes and no. Is it easy to get the MSL, which you need? No.
This is in contrast with a GSM phone, which use a SIM card
. You also needcan change the MSL forSIM cards, as that's how the communications are handled. The only thing the phone is essentially does is acts as a radio. As such, it's practical to unlock these phones. The reason these can unlock(and usually are) is due to do it. Once again, good luck getting that outthe way they work. As I said, they're just cellular radios. The SIM card handles the rest, and the phone doesn't handle it outside of Sprint.

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being a radio since a lot of the functions of the SIM card aren't visible to this, flashing CDMA hardware makes no sense whatsoever. It's doable, but what's the point?phone, and are encrypted. All you need is a SIM unlock code to deal with these, for the most part.
CDMA phoned are locked to their respective carrier permanently due to how they work. There's nowork and there's never a "real" way to fully unlock it. Whilethem. You are going to need to program the phone to start, which most of the CDMA carriers will not give out. They don't do this, for multiple reasons. This is your major issue trying to "unlock" these phones. The only way to really do it, is to use the MSL to reprogram these phones for each individual carrier. You are stuck doing this every time you want to switch. So, yes and no. Yes, it's possible to reporgram one of these phones. No, you can't unlock it, due to the issue with the MSL. Every time you want to program the phone, you need this MSL, even if you can flash a unlocked baseband to the phone, since the CDMA phones have the SIM card and carrier information on the phone. Sprint is the absolute worst with unlocking. The FCC lets them lock the SIM slot(Verizon was prevented from this on their 4G LTE phones. Sprint wasn't.) and they refuse to unlock ANY phone they supply. They will make you often lose stuff ingo through the processHell their support is before they even do it, and will torture you as hard as they can to make you give up. Is it possible? Yes. Easy? Yes and no. Is it easy to get the MSL, which you need? No.
This is in contrast with a GSM phone, which use a SIM card
. You also needcan change the MSL forSIM cards, as that's how the communications are handled. The only thing the phone is essentially does is acts as a radio. As such, it's practical to unlock these phones. The reason these can unlock(and usually are) is due to do it. Once again, good luck getting that outthe way they work. As I said, they're just cellular radios. The SIM card handles the rest, and the phone doesn't handle it outside of Sprint.

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being a radio since a lot of the functions of the SIM card aren't visible to this, flashing CDMA hardware makes no sense whatsoever. It's doable, but what's the point?phone, and are encrypted. All you need is a SIM unlock code to deal with these, for the most part.
 
You also have the problem of the phones being rejected for not being approved on most CDMA carriers, because they have a approved range and if it isn't there they reject it and it becomes a waste of money. Some MNVOs don't follow this device "range", though. Some will allow any compatible CDMA phone. Even some Sprint MNVOs allow BYOSP(Bring Your Own Sprint Phone) options.

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CDMA phoned are locked to their respective carrier permanently due to how they work. There's no way to unlock it. While you can flash them you often lose stuff in the process. You also need the MSL for these to do it. Once again, good luck getting that out of Sprint.
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to this, flashing CDMA hardware makes no sense whatsoever. It's doable, but what's the point?
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also have the problem of the phones being rejected for not being approved on most CDMA carriers, because they have a approved range and if it isn't there they reject it and it becomes a waste of money. Some MNVOs don't follow this device "range", though. Some will allow any compatible CDMA phone. Even some Sprint MNVOs allow BYOSP(Bring Your Own Sprint Phone) options.
CDMA phoned are locked to their respective carrier permanently due to how they work. There's no way to unlock it. While you can flash them you often lose stuff in the process. You also need the MSL for these to do it. Once again, good luck getting that out of Sprint.
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to this, flashing CDMA hardware makes no sense whatsoever. It's doable, but what's the point?
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also have the problem of the phones being rejected for not being approved on most CDMA carriers, because they have a approved range and if it isn't there they reject it and it becomes a waste of money. Some MNVOs don't follow this device "range", though. Some will allow any compatible CDMA phone. Even some Sprint MNVOs allow BYOSP(Bring Your Own Sprint Phone) options.

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CDMA phoned are locked to their respective carrier permanently due to how they work, sorry, there'swork. There's no way to unlock it

You
it. While you can flash some, butthem you often lose features like 4G and internet, so I don't suggest flashing a phone for another carrierstuff in the process. You also need the MSL for these to do it. Once again, good luck getting that reason, notout of Sprint.
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to mention it might not work withthis, flashing CDMA hardware makes no sense whatsoever. It's doable, but what's the carrierpoint?
You also have the problem of the phones being rejected for not being approved on most CDMA carriers, because they have a approved range and if it isn't there they reject
it was flashed , and you wasted your money flashing it becomes a waste of money.
CDMA phoned are locked to their respective carrier permanently due to how they work, sorry, there'swork. There's no way to unlock it

You
it. While you can flash some, butthem you often lose features like 4G and internet, so I don't suggest flashing a phone for another carrierstuff in the process. You also need the MSL for these to do it. Once again, good luck getting that reason, notout of Sprint.
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to mention it might not work withthis, flashing CDMA hardware makes no sense whatsoever. It's doable, but what's the carrierpoint?
You also have the problem of the phones being rejected for not being approved on most CDMA carriers, because they have a approved range and if it isn't there they reject
it was flashed , and you wasted your money flashing it becomes a waste of money.

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CDMA phoned are locked to their respective carrier permanently due to how they work, sorry, there's no way to unlock it
 
You can flash some, but you often lose features like 4G and internet, so I don't suggest flashing a phone for another carrier for that reason, not to mention it might not work with the carrier it was flashed to, and you wasted your money flashing it
You can flash some, but you often lose features like 4G and internet, so I don't suggest flashing a phone for another carrier for that reason, not to mention it might not work with the carrier it was flashed to, and you wasted your money flashing it

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CDMA phoned are locked to their respective carrier permanently due to how they work, sorry, there's no way to unlock it

You can flash some, but you often lose features like 4G and internet, so I don't suggest flashing a phone for another carrier for that reason, not to mention it might not work with the carrier flashed to

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