T-Mobile has a new app that lets you unlock your phone with a tap

The US government now officially approves cell phone unlocking, and hopefully that means it soon won’t be such a headache to unshackle your phone. T-Mobile looks to be doing its part with a new app that will let you unlock your phone — no lengthy customer support call required. There’s a catch, though: the app is only available on one mid-range Android phone called the Samsung Galaxy Avant.

Nevertheless, the fact that this app event exists in the first place is promising. US carriers have traditionally made unlocking phones such a complicated and convoluted process that many consumers don’t even know it’s an option. According to reports from TMoNews and Android Central, the app pre-loaded on the Avant allows users to request either a…

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