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Remove Galaxy Note 3 region lock with RegionLock Away

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.


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  • its really disgusting.. anyhow regional sim locks can be removed from any commercial vendors online like http://www.mobileunlocksolutions.com there are several third party engaged in unlocking service

  • My1 Oct 7, 2013 Link to comment

    I wouldnt recommend such tools without pointing out the dangers, especially on phones like Note 3/S4 and such, coz they have the knox flag which may or may not be an E-Fuse, and even if it's not there is yet no way to restore it...

  • I have no use for it, but that's a genius invention!!!