In the US, HTC fans have the options of buying a SIM Unlocked HTC 10 or the carrier (Verizon) locked device. The unlocked version means you are free to use a SIM card from any GSM wireless providers in the US, but you can also use it outside the US as long as the destination country has a compatible network bands. While the Verizon locked device is a device that can only be used on its own networks. If you are a Verizon subscriber and it has far better coverage in your area, then upgrading is the right choice.
Locked or not, it doesn’t matter if you are a common users, but if you’re an Android enthusiast who have plans for mods this device sometime in the future, then this could prevents you to do your hobbies. As we know, Verizon has always released a device with locked bootloaders that are difficult to be breached even by talented developers like @jcase or @beaups, the developers behind the S-OFF tool, Sunshine.
Until now the Sunshine tool can only be used to an unlocked version of HTC 10, but it did not rule out the possibility for the carrier locked version to be able to utilize it someday. As happened with the HTC M8 / M9, Droid Turbo, these devices is compatible with Sunshine tool although the updated Sunshine released little longer.
But this time there is a good news for the big red subscriber, you can now use the unlocked version of HTC 10 with Verizon SIM card, which means that your Unlocked HTC 10 now compatible with VZW networks. So, there’s no need to wait until the Sunshine works with the carrier locked version.
Here are the requirements and the overview on how to use unlocked HTC 10 on the Verizon network.
- Use the your current activated Verizon SIM card.
- S-OFF the phone with Sunshine tool.
- Ensure your computer already has the HTC 10 drivers and also adb / fastboot files.
- Enter into bootloader mode, then fastboot mode.
- Fastboot flash the modified radio image file (img),
fastboot flash radio vzw_pme_radio.img.
- Reboot with fastboot reboot command.
- When the phone boots and make sure the radio select is global.
- Open dialer and dial the secret menu
*#*#4636#*#*then choose “CDMA/EvDOGSM/WCDMA/LTE Auto”.