So I pre-ordered a Note 8 through T-mobile in August 2017 and have used it everyday since it’s launch in September 2017.
In March 2019 the phone was paid off completely.
In August 2019 I called T-mobile, followed the instructions to unlock my phone, canceled my service and switched to Mint.
Every time I reset my phone I still get the T-mobile welcome screen.
Every month or so I get T-mobile Android software and security patch updates, including this morning,
I am currently running the February 1, 2020 security patch level installed February 13, 2020 at 06:37 am.
Is this normal? Is this because mint runs on the T-mobile network?
Best answer by Treker2
That's the problem with buying a phone from the carrier, you can unlock it factory reset and the carrier crap is still there, never to go away (why I always buy our phones from the manufacture and not a carrier). The Android security updates are coming from Google via Samsung, be glad that you are getting the security updates.