RegionLock Away released
Posted on 2013-10-05, 52 comments, 539 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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I've just released this app to remove the region lock from the Note3's (and possibly other devices in the future).

I could copy/paste the entire story here, but you might as well just read the app description on Google Play, or read the thread on XDA (where you can also get the app for free):

Roberto Radaelli commented on 2013-10-05 at 09:50:

Perchè sei un grande! 'cause you're great! ?

Kenneth Qvarfordt commented on 2013-10-05 at 09:50:

Nice work Chainfire!

Juanjo Sánchez commented on 2013-10-05 at 09:57:

You are the best!

Darren Johnston commented on 2013-10-05 at 10:04:

Good stuff.

Bas van der Veeken commented on 2013-10-05 at 10:05:

You mean this? :P


... this description is still being typed, should be updated in a few hours ...

The next device will probably not be a Samsung.

Paolo Garancini commented on 2013-10-05 at 10:09:

No matter how hard they try, the community has lots of talented and committed people who will do whatever it takes to set our devices free. I do not even own a Note 3 and will never buy one, but this post is so great I had to stop and say thank you!

Brian Barria commented on 2013-10-05 at 10:23:

+Chainfire you are a God! ???

Ismael Longueira Lanes commented on 2013-10-05 at 10:32:

You are the best

Michele Paradiso commented on 2013-10-05 at 10:35:

Thanks for your time and effort. This is greatly appreciated. Now if someone can crack the boot loaders we will be all set!!!!

Georges smit commented on 2013-10-05 at 10:56:

Great as soon it's supports the nexus 4 I'll buy it.

Jojsp G commented on 2013-10-05 at 11:17:

jorge...!! eres el papa de los helados buena informacion.

Gelu Romosan commented on 2013-10-05 at 11:48:

If Samsung will continue on this BS ,they will make the devs do not be more interested only for the state of the art interest person...So for me Samsung is not anymore a viable source for phones...Hail the Nexus!!!

Jason Sokoloff commented on 2013-10-05 at 11:55:

Chainfire is the only reason I ever consider buying a Sammy device. Keep on doing gods work .

Jason Sokoloff commented on 2013-10-05 at 11:57:

+george smit its totally irrelevant to a nexus device

Dirk Stemmann commented on 2013-10-05 at 11:58:

Great work chainfire ! Like always ;)

Gelu Romosan commented on 2013-10-05 at 12:00:

this one is solved...The Knox BS will still remain...I don't know what will happening when you must go to the Samsung if the S4 is dead and Knox is 1...will lose the warranty or not?

Alessio Menegolli commented on 2013-10-05 at 12:07:

Awesome work!!

David Bivens commented on 2013-10-05 at 12:21:

Along with Samsung's recently reported benchmark cheating, this region-lock crap tells me to look elsewhere for my family's next phones.

Adrian C. commented on 2013-10-05 at 12:39:


高登超膠 commented on 2013-10-05 at 12:45:

good job :P

Marty Ballard commented on 2013-10-05 at 12:57:

That is totally awesome!

Cezar Sas commented on 2013-10-05 at 13:08:

F**k the system! Nice job, lucky I don't need it.

Ciro de Castro commented on 2013-10-05 at 13:12:

Great Job +Chainfire ...great job !!!

Kay Fash commented on 2013-10-05 at 13:18:

Region lock on a phone??? You've got to be kidding.

Why the hell would you need to region lock a phone?

Ran Bar-Levi commented on 2013-10-05 at 13:55:

Well done CF, without this tool I wouldn't even consider the Note3 for my next phone.

Uma Oo commented on 2013-10-05 at 14:12:

I chosen the best way, if I am correct is to talk and deal with you and resolve everything amicably.

Only deadly constraint pressurizing me is time. every minute.

Please consider.

Dino Quinzani commented on 2013-10-05 at 14:30:

The Best!

Eid Ligata commented on 2013-10-05 at 14:43:

+David Bivens everyone is cheating in benchmarks according to latest. Samsung just got caught first. This makes it an even playing field. Kinda like affair (can't remember name) from few years back about anonymous data collection, when Verizon publicly stated they never ever used that software, but when asked directly if they use something else for data gathering, they went silent. Later it turned out they indeed were.

Although I wholeheartedly agree that samsung appeals less and less the more they suck balls to enterprise and I myself am not sure if the next year's phone is gonna be samsung. Basically if everyone else sucks, then it might be, otherwise it's a tossup

Mario Perez commented on 2013-10-05 at 15:13:

Is this only use on note 3?? Or can be used on the s4 SGH I337M

Jesse Spangenberger commented on 2013-10-05 at 15:21:

+Chainfire you do great work here. =D

Sebastian Luzzi commented on 2013-10-05 at 16:12:

+Chainfire I'm starting to believe that you are some kind of a genius, really.

Thanks for all the things you do for the community, you're awesome dude, we can't thank you enough!

Dan Perkins commented on 2013-10-05 at 16:24:

That didn't take long. Android Community ftw

Mark Mcilkenny commented on 2013-10-05 at 17:32:

Absolute legend

jose ramon rodriguez cuervo commented on 2013-10-05 at 17:36:
Dc d  v
01000010 01100101 commented on 2013-10-05 at 17:42:

Once again, Chainfire to the rescue!

Martin Ek commented on 2013-10-05 at 20:50:

Yeah.. Sure deserves a lot of praise!

James Ortiz commented on 2013-10-05 at 20:54:
Antonio Valladares commented on 2013-10-05 at 22:32:

I dont own a note 3 but thank you for the support! Me nor my familly will be buying a samsung device from now on ( not even a fridge nor a tv) totally dissapointed with my s4 and knox.

Scott Steinhart commented on 2013-10-05 at 23:16:

Thank you, yet again, +Chainfire

Seeing as I have a Note 3 on T-Mobile (SM-N900T), I'll throw this question at you...

Under "SELinux status" it says "ENFORCING". How will that affect rooting it? Will this cause apps that require root to act improperly?" I don't want to root this and then lose functionality.

Vladimir B commented on 2013-10-06 at 05:11:

The is much better way to deal with this. Don't buy phones from company that thinks its okay to treat their customers that way.

Carlos M Dominguez commented on 2013-10-06 at 12:07:

Tanks guys for your work. It's amazing.

René Bour commented on 2013-10-06 at 13:41:

LOL... :D You are so fantastic! Very cool!

Dave Diehl commented on 2013-10-06 at 14:59:

You kick ass! Great work!

Fabian Díaz commented on 2013-10-07 at 15:35:


Bürger Ede commented on 2013-10-07 at 15:45:

Good Job...!

Sohan Bhatt commented on 2013-10-07 at 18:25:

wow this man can do anything

Eduardo Sousa commented on 2013-10-08 at 01:16:


wansel lora commented on 2013-10-10 at 23:41:

Quiero cambiar la rom de mi LG optimus g e970. Alguien puede ayudarme por favor. Gracias

Aung Thu commented on 2013-10-25 at 06:06:

Dear Sir,

I used your CF root for my galaxy note 1, S3. Everything is OK. Thanks for your great work. But I just bought Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE version 32GB SM P605. I really need to root my new tablet. I search CF root on internet but I can't find anything. I saw one on XDA site for P600 but my device is P605 LTE version. Can you please kindly help us to release CF root for P605 Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE version? When can we expect to get CF roof for LTE version? Please kindly reply me.

Thanks you very much,

Aung Thu.


labu65 commented on 2013-10-31 at 23:14:

It's good news but can help in mj1 firmware

Karam King commented on 2013-11-23 at 14:11:


Cham Barilla commented on 2014-09-19 at 23:30:

Gogogo chainfire

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