The wiki says quite clearly that it is for question about SIM unlocking.

However, there have been a lot of questions recently where the asker has used "unlocking" to refer to getting past the lock screen. I have been fixing the ones I've seen by changing them to , but that's not a long-term solution.

Now, I'd be the last person to want to coddle people who don't bother use the many resources that are right in front of them, but we all should know by now that people don't read on the Internet.

I suggest that "unlocking" is too generic a term. Perhaps this would fix it:

  • This seems logical to me, as we also have a bootloader-lock tag to help disambiguate between that and screen/SIM locks. unlocking is just too vague. Jun 21, 2012 at 18:16
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    It wouldn't be a bad idea to have a bootloader-unlock synonym.
    – ale
    Jun 21, 2012 at 18:44
  • That's a good thought, I'll create that as well. Jun 21, 2012 at 19:11

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This is done. I ended up performing the following steps:

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