With the results of JD Power’s customer satisfaction survey being most unkind for T-Mobile, Samsung Galaxy S 4G fans may want to try and bring their phone elsewhere. Thanks to XDA developer SanFranX415, users can. All they need is root access, a hex editor, and plenty of patience to find the unlock code buried deep in the Android OS. There’s a thread here that will walk users through the process, but it’s always important to remember that having to root a phone may cause your warranty to be voided.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is available for $150 with a two year contract from T-Mobile. It’s got a Super AMOLED screen, and runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) under Samsung’s TouchWiz. It’s 5MP camera can also shoot 720p HD video. Check out our hands on here.

[via XDA Developers]

  • 702User

    I find that you’ve not addressed the reliability factor for the phone itself. As an end user I’ve had nothing but problems with this phone. From the day it first became available in retail stores on 2/23/2011 I have had two devices experience total hardware failure, and now my third device has abysmal battery consumption issues even with all bloat-ware removed, device rooted, and all additional services totally disabled. Regardless of network, the phone is not something I would recommend to anybody looking for a quality Android experience. Get the G2 instead or wait for the Vibrant 2, don’t waste your money on the SGS4G.