1. sj_kris04's Avatar
    I totally got confused on Carrier locked and unlocked. This will affect the update process?
    05-05-2015 03:38 PM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Carrier locked means the phone can't use any other SIM card aside from those that are from that Carrier. Carrier unlocked simply means the opposite - any SIM (of the correct size) can be used - though the term "unlocked" suggests that the device was locked before and was subsequently unlocked.

    Now, carriers usually pre-load things into the device, such as custom settings or apps. This means that if an update is released by Microsoft, the carrier may want to customize that update as well. In effect, most of the phones that are carrier-locked receive OS and firmware updates much later than those that were not locked.
    Guytronic and RumoredNow like this.
    05-05-2015 03:44 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Unlocked does not affect the update process...

    No matter what SIM you put into it, no matter where in the world you take it... A Windows Phone will update according to its hardware identifying the Region/Country/Model/Carrier or Country Variant it was built for.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    05-05-2015 10:31 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10074 gets yet another bug fix update
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-05-2015, 02:30 PM
  2. Windows 8.1 update 2
    By vikash singh1 in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-05-2015, 02:04 PM
  3. Angry Birds Space adds 30 new levels with latest Windows Phone update
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-05-2015, 01:42 PM
  4. Latest fanband update brings the ability to automatically change themes
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-05-2015, 12:00 PM
  5. This is the Verizon LG Lancet Windows Phone with Update 2
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-05-2015, 11:13 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD