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    I was just wondering if there was a way to check with a funky dial code if the sim is locked on my 920 phone... I realize the best way is just puting in a new sim from another carrier but I don't have one and I'd like to just test it...

    My Lumia 920 is a 44/2012 batch and I have read reports that all of 43/2012 are unlocked and some 44/2012 as well. CellUnlocker.net could not find a code... maybe that's why :)

    Just trying to find out if I'm lucky for one :)
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    try ##782#

    see if it prompts you to enter unlock code.
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    how do i find out which batch my 920 is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    how do i find out which batch my 920 is?
    on the box label, next to the serial and imei numbers. look for 4X/12
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimitoFrog View Post
    on the box label, next to the serial and imei numbers. look for 4X/12

    thanks.

    i was looking under setting.

    is the op correct? is it possible that some 920 are already unlocked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    thanks.

    i was looking under setting.

    is the op correct? is it possible that some 920 are already unlocked?
    Just dial ##782# and find out.
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    I tried the ##782# but usually when you enter a valid "##" (say *#06# for the IMEI #) it just works... i punch the ##782# code and nothing happens, I hit call and it just takes me back to the call history pane.

    Does that mean I have an unlocked phone?

    If so, I am happy...and scared because what if I want to one day flash a plain firmware on my 920? It may lock my phone and then I won't have the code to unlock it right?
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    When I dial ##782# Mine says, UNLOCKED Your device is already unlocked
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    Quote Originally Posted by palandri View Post
    When I dial ##782# Mine says, UNLOCKED Your device is already unlocked
    nice... is your 920 from att?

    when i do ##782# it send me back to call history. i guess my 920 is not unlocked.
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    * Rant Alert *

    See that's so not fair, he gets a message that basically says " Hey bro congrats your phone is unlocked, you're a bada**" and we get nothing... couldn't they just put a message that says like "Sorry phone is locked, sucks to be you" ANYTHING!! I'm gonna try my luck with unlock.canadagsm.ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    nice... is your 920 from att?

    when i do ##782# it send me back to call history. i guess my 920 is not unlocked.
    Don't worry, my is unlocked per 100% (checked with 2 different sim cards) and when I tap ##782# it also quits me to call history :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gagman View Post
    Don't worry, my is unlocked per 100% (checked with 2 different sim cards) and when I tap ##782# it also quits me to call history :)
    this is good news. i'm going to try and insert a different sim.
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    Same on my absolutely 100% guaranteed unlocked Rogers 920 -- ##782# takes me right back to call history.
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    Wait so?..... Unlocked phones do what?
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    Unlocked phones means you don't have to wait for the carriers to infect the OS, and you don't have to wait for updates...they come straight from Microsoft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WPenvy View Post
    Wait so?..... Unlocked phones do what?
    allows you to use other company's sim cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.8820 View Post
    Unlocked phones means you don't have to wait for the carriers to infect the OS, and you don't have to wait for updates...they come straight from Microsoft.
    If I unlock an EE 920 , will OTA updates then come from Microsoft or will the updates still be via EE
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    I have 2 Lumia's 920, both shipped from ATT directly, I tried the ##782# code and it takes me right back to call history. I doubt both of them are unlocked. Unfortunately I don't have a different carrier micro-sim to test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by griffinx1 View Post
    If I unlock an EE 920 , will OTA updates then come from Microsoft or will the updates still be via EE
    1) UNLOCKED means here sim-unlocked=you just can use other carriers' sim cards

    2) neither unlocking nor flashing ROM to Country Variant let you get updates directly from MS/Nokia. OTA come by Phone's Product Code. So even if you flash rom from EE to O2 or german T-mobile or polish Plus GSM or italian Country Version after OTA update your software will be again from EE
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    allows you to use other company's sim cards.
    No no no, i'm no noob. I mean when i enter the code, my phone does nothing, and if i hit call, it just goes to call history
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rancorbeast View Post
    * Rant Alert *

    See that's so not fair, he gets a message that basically says " Hey bro congrats your phone is unlocked, you're a bada**" and we get nothing... couldn't they just put a message that says like "Sorry phone is locked, sucks to be you" ANYTHING!! I'm gonna try my luck with unlock.canadagsm.ca
    They didn't work for me...mine is a 45/12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WPenvy View Post
    No no no, i'm no noob. I mean when i enter the code, my phone does nothing, and if i hit call, it just goes to call history
    oh...

    same here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    oh...

    same here.
    Mine too, does nothing. I did try a Windmobile SIM card but it asked me for the unlock code.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    this is good news. i'm going to try and insert a different sim.
    I just tried because my phone (AT&T) was doing the same ##782# and takes me to history. I put my wife's sim from other company and it prompts me for an unlock code. So no good news, phone is locked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Rodriguez View Post
    I just tried because my phone (AT&T) was doing the same ##782# and takes me to history. I put my wife's sim from other company and it prompts me for an unlock code. So no good news, phone is locked.
    thanks
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