I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 that I am trying to use with Republic, and when I insert the sim card, I don’t get anything compatible thus far. What do I need to do to get this phone operational?
I’m afraid Republic supports only the North American factory unlocked variant of Samsung’s Galaxy S6. Carrier branded variants (locked or unlocked) aren’t supported. Details here: Republic Wireless Phones – Republic Help.
To directly answer your question, nothing short of flashing the ROM might work.
Does the factory unlocked mean that it isn’t issued by a company?
Factory unlocked means issued by the manufacturer (in the case of the S6 Samsung) with no carrier (AT&T, Verizon, etc.) branding and (more to the point) no carrier specific software on the phone. It’s the latter that presents issues with using the phone on Republic.
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