1. mggm100's Avatar
    I was playing around with various settings on my 950 XL and stumbled across something I did not expect. When I enter the ##7820# code I see the locked padlock symbol which is supposed to indicate the phone is locked. Then if I enter it a second time, I see an unlocked padlock. indicating it is unlocked. I picked the phone up from a Microsoft store, and it has an AT&T SIM.

    Is that typical behavior for factory unlocked phones?
    06-17-2016 08:10 PM
  2. PGrey's Avatar
    Weird, I just checked mine (I have the same setup you do), and had the exact same results.
    I tried it a couple more times though, closed the phone app, but regardless, once it shows "unlocked", that seems to "stick".
    I didn't try a reboot, I bet that would restart the locked->unlocked cycle again. I bet this is a bug, the first query fails for some reason.
    06-17-2016 08:33 PM
  3. mggm100's Avatar
    I'm not sure how long it sticks, though. I have seen it 3 times, maybe a day or 2 apart.
    06-17-2016 10:07 PM
  4. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Just did the same but with a T-Mobile sim card. Got the same set-up you two did.
    06-17-2016 10:24 PM
  5. PGrey's Avatar
    Thanks mggm100, that pretty much seals it then, it's gotta' be an OS bug, the first query isn't correct, subsequent ones are; my guess is they're supposed to initiate a carrier check first, and aren't, but who knows...
    I can file/feedback, and people can upvote it?
    mggm100 likes this.
    06-17-2016 10:53 PM
  6. PGrey's Avatar
    Filed a "problem" report on Feedback, go ahead and upvote...
    You can find it by searching on "##7820#" and sorting by "most recent"
    mggm100 likes this.
    06-17-2016 11:00 PM

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