LG's Optimus L9 Hits T-Mobile Stores Oct 31 for $79
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Locked Bootloader for P769
Easy enough? Nope....the official LG unlock method does not work on certain models shipped with Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Many users say it is hit or miss....that it takes several attepts. Others say that if too many failed attempts occur, the efuse gets blown making the device perma-locked.
Ultimately, it's your choice. If you enjoy a good challenge, by all means go for it. Honestly, I already tried several times and after thinking about it....I'm satisfied with being rooted and using Pimp my Rom to apply all the necessary tweaks.
This phone sucks!
May choose this over the Relay
The Relay is just too expensive and it seems Samsung is pretty much ignoring this model too.
Sure, I'd love the Nexus 4...buuuut....once again...too expensive. AND hard to find here in T-Mobile Puerto Rico.
I'll miss the keyboard but at least LG has a history of awesome dev support over at Cyanogen and xda.
696 hours standby ?
However... all such times should be taken with a giant grain of salt.
Standby times are theoretical maximums that assume zero usage and good signal.
Even then, each company measures these things differently...