So you want more access to your phone?
Our CPR® Store technicians know everything there is to know about cell phones, including how to unlock or jailbreak them.
What is unlocking?
Unlocking allows you to remove the network lock and open your phone to other carriers. So, if you're leaving your carrier but love your phone…simply unlock it! *Please note that effective January 26th, 2013, phones can only be unlocked with your carrier's permission.
What is jailbreaking/rooting?
Once your cell phone has been jailbroken/rooted, you would have full read, write, and rewrite permissions, enabling the ability to do more advanced things, such as:
- Install new leaked releases of operating systems
- Modify hardware systems
- Install more advanced apps
*Only mobile phones are able to be legally jailbroken or rooted at this time. The DMCA states that it is a crime to jailbreak or root tablet devices.
Is unlocking and/or jailbreaking/rooting a good idea?
As of January 26th, 2013, CPR Cell Phone Repair locations are no longer unlocking mobile devices without a written statement from your carrier, approving the alteration. This change was made in response to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, the law which has declared unlocking your phone without permission to be a crime in the US. To read more about the change and what it means for you, please see this TechCrunch article.
If you would like to get involved and take a stand on this issue, we encourage you to do so by visiting this petition at whitehouse.gov.
Tired of not standing out with your smart phone? Tired of only 2 colors to choose from? With a color conversion kit from CPR Cell Phone Repair, you can choose, customize, and stylize your device and make it as unique as you. With an array of colors to choose from you can have your device customized within an hour. Choose only one side or the whole device. (Options vary by color and model.)
*Services may vary by store. Please contact your local store for specific information and pricing.