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How long does it take to unlock a phone in a shop?

I don't really want to leave my phone with some random guys!!

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Treab  Sep. 19, 2011 at 18:43

depends. but i would say most would be while you wait.. alot of phones just need an unlock code which people can get off ebay and the like...

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 19, 2011 at 18:48

Well, you'd want to back it up anyway before you have it unlocked, so then do a factory reset before you take it there. Nothing to snoop then.
As to how long - that depends on the method, on the phone etc.., A rooted Samsung Galaxy S is unlocked in 5 minutes. Other devices/OSs involve a ROM flash and other voodoo. Could take a bit longer.

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