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Jun 7, 2016, 3:21:13 AM via Website
Jun 7, 2016 3:21:13 AM via Website
Hi Experts, I appreciate your help. I have a 2+ yr. old LG Nexus 5 running Android 6.0.1 on a T-Mobile plan. I am about to move to S. Korea for a 2 year teaching gig. I have heard that if my phone is "jail-broken" which seems to mean "rooted" it will work in S. Korea with only a new SIM card and save me buying a whole new piece of hardware (because apparently the 'channels' are compatible). I have been searching the internet for info on rooting and can't quite seem to assure myself that a) I can do it (either using complicated directions or a free app to download from the app store and b) if I do it successfully my phone will continue to work on the T-Mobile network here in the U.S. until I get on the plane later this summer and c) all I have to do is plug in a new SIM card when I get to S. Korea and I'll have phone service over there? I have an agency already lined up to get me the new SIM card when I arrive. Also, one of the free 'unlocker' apps I was looking at said I could basically use it to turn the locking on and off when I didn't need to make admin changes to the phone in order to improve security. d) so if possible can you comment on that as well? I really only want to skip buying another new device if possible but if this works e) can I do it to a cheap Insignia Android tablet I bought from Best Buy running 5.0.1 and speed it up somehow?
Thanks again for any light you can shed. I would have to buy a new phone anyway if this doesn't work and I don't store any non-backed-up data on my phone so I'm willing to roll the dice if there's a chance it could work. Cheers! -- Chris