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October 20, 2015, 02:19:59 PM
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Offline ManOfSteele

How to activate unlocked phone on any carrier
« on: October 20, 2015, 02:19:59 PM »
Hey everyone,
I'm on Sprint, and I recently purchased an unlocked Nexus 6. Here's how to activate it on any carrier.

1. Make sure the device has the right antennas for your carrier. This part should go without saying.

2. Take the device into a corporate store, and have the manager add the device to the database. You'll need the ESN/IMEI and the device model number to do this. Basically, this process makes it to where the phone can be properly provisioned.

3. Get a sim card from your carrier. On Verizon and Sprint, the sim handles the LTE data.

4. Boot it up, and go through the automated activation process.

This process was surprisingly easy, and my Nexus 6 has been running like a champ so far. Feel free to ask me any questions about it!

-Steele

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October 20, 2015, 04:00:41 PM
Reply #1

Offline megalomanic14

Re: How to activate unlocked phone on any carrier
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 04:00:41 PM »
Great write up dude...Def good info for cdma guys

Mega

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October 23, 2015, 10:40:47 AM
Reply #2

Offline butchieboy

Re: How to activate unlocked phone on any carrier
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2015, 10:40:47 AM »
Thanks for this

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October 23, 2015, 10:41:06 AM
Reply #3

Offline butchieboy

Re: How to activate unlocked phone on any carrier
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2015, 10:41:06 AM »
Hey everyone,
I'm on Sprint, and I recently purchased an unlocked Nexus 6. Here's how to activate it on any carrier.

1. Make sure the device has the right antennas for your carrier. This part should go without saying.

2. Take the device into a corporate store, and have the manager add the device to the database. You'll need the ESN/IMEI and the device model number to do this. Basically, this process makes it to where the phone can be properly provisioned.

3. Get a sim card from your carrier. On Verizon and Sprint, the sim handles the LTE data.

4. Boot it up, and go through the automated activation process.

This process was surprisingly easy, and my Nexus 6 has been running like a champ so far. Feel free to ask me any questions about it!

-Steele

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk


SM-N900A..FirekatV25XR

 

October 25, 2015, 09:27:43 PM
Reply #4

Offline Zug

Re: How to activate unlocked phone on any carrier
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2015, 09:27:43 PM »
Hey Steele. With my new N4 if/when I get this dang unlock code will I need to do this?  It should be able to just put my Sim in and go right or since it's a tmo do I need to add it to att

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Zug

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October 25, 2015, 09:41:06 PM
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Offline megalomanic14

Re: How to activate unlocked phone on any carrier
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015, 09:41:06 PM »
Hey Steele. With my new N4 if/when I get this dang unlock code will I need to do this?  It should be able to just put my Sim in and go right or since it's a tmo do I need to add it to att

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Right this is only for sprint. ..and possibly verizon... CDMA devices

Mega

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October 26, 2015, 12:52:36 AM
Reply #6

Offline ManOfSteele

Re: How to activate unlocked phone on any carrier
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 12:52:36 AM »
Hey Steele. With my new N4 if/when I get this dang unlock code will I need to do this?  It should be able to just put my Sim in and go right or since it's a tmo do I need to add it to att

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What Mega said. GSM you just need the unlock code and a sim

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October 26, 2015, 10:42:52 AM
Reply #7

Offline Zug

Re: How to activate unlocked phone on any carrier
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 10:42:52 AM »
Thanks.. i knew that and just wanted to verify.. just boggles my mind why i still dont have a code :(  somewhat pissing me off at this point. Scrap tried to hook me up and call TMO to try and unlock and while they said the IMEI and info was good, due to the fact that IMEI hasn't been used on his account, they wouldn't let him. So, I would have to get with someone with TMO and have them plop their SIM in it and use it for a min then call that way it shows activity on their account..  just hoping cellunlocker gets me the code... otherwise can also try through iunlock's buddy.

Zug

LG V10 - Waiting on Mega's lovin
Note 4 on FK
Note3 on FK
Note Pro 12.2 Wifi on FK
Crap load of older ones!! :)