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I bought a zte v7275 tablet

Device information

  • model number - ZTE V7275
  • android version - 4.0.4
  • kernel version- 3.0.21-perf-gc8726c4f
  • Flash ROM

which is likely to be locked to a single operator (vodafone, but I haven't tried it with vodafone sim card). Any way when I insert a different sim card and navigate to "Mobile network settings" section, I can see all the operator network related configurations are disabled (greyed). I know this particular modle of device is rare in use.

But I would like you to suggest best option I have, following are some of things I came up with

  • Install ROM to 4.1 , assuming operator lock, will be flashed
  • Install custom build Phone.apk for android 4.0.4 and repalce the existing Phone.apk system app

Further can I know different stratergies can be used to disable the Mobile Network Settings, so I can reverse it.

Thanks

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    If your device is locked to Vodafone (as you write), a different ROM won't change that. You will either have to use a Vodafone SIM, or have the device unlocked from the provider. I'd suggest you first try whether the problem persists with a Vodafone SIM, to make sure whether a SIM-lock is the cause. – Izzy Feb 15 '14 at 15:19
  • @Izzy That sounds like an answer to the question, if you ask me. – Dan Hulme Feb 15 '14 at 16:00
  • OK – done that, with some more details :) – Izzy Feb 15 '14 at 16:04
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If your device is locked to Vodafone (as you write), a different ROM won't change that. You will either have to use a Vodafone SIM, or have the device unlocked from the provider.

I'd suggest you first try whether the problem persists with a Vodafone SIM, to make sure whether a SIM-lock is the cause. Those network settings are also grayed out if you've got no SIM inserted at all (I've tried that on one of my devices) – so it usually means you don't have those services available because there's no accepted SIM card detected.

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