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Remove Galaxy Note 3 region lock with RegionLock Away

Authored by: Sterling Keys — Oct 6, 2013

Samsung most likely thought that they had a legitimate region for adding a region lock to the Galaxy Note 3. However, a lot of people, myself included, took offense to something like this.  The gist of it was that all unlocked models of the device will still incorporate region locking to set of approved countries. Should you activate an unlocked Note 3 with a SIM card from an “unapproved” region, you’ll love the device. In this day and age, this shouldn’t even be something that’s standard in the industry. 

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With a little help from an app, you too can remove the region locking from your Note 3. © AndroidPIT

Thankfully, @Chainfirexda, an Android developer, comes to the rescue with RegionLock Away. This app, which is available in the Google Play Store and as a standalone .apk, removes the region lock on the Galaxy Note 3. Check out the video below that outlines the gist of the app and how it works!

You will need to have a rooted device in order to run this unlocking app, so make sure you’ve done that before installing it. As of the time of writing, this has been tested with the European Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) and nothing else.

From all the way over on Vancouver Island, Sterling Keys started off his smartphone adventure with an HTC S710 equipped with Windows Mobile and knew there had to be something better. Over the next few years, and countless different operating systems, he has finally found his home on Android.


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