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  1. John20212's Avatar
    I got an unlock code for my 1020 from ATT to use with local sim card on my holiday, but can you unlock the phone without putting in a different sim and waiting for the popup about entering the code? I want to make sure it works as it would suck finding an issue with the unlocking once I am abroad.

    Anyone tried unlocking without a sim?
    11-13-2013 07:59 PM
  2. montsa007's Avatar
    You need a random non att sim to put the unlock code, it wont suck if your code is correct.

    As for "Can this be done without sim" - I equate this is "Can I roam around toting a gun in the public without being arrested?"
    11-13-2013 09:40 PM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    Do you know someone, a friend or colleague, who uses a different carrier whose SIM card you can borrow? That's what I did one time when I received the unlock code from T-Mobile for the phone I had at the time. A co-worker uses another carrier, so he loaned me his SIM card for a few minutes so I could unlock my phone.
    11-13-2013 09:46 PM
  4. troylytle's Avatar
    ##7820# bet it works.
    11-13-2013 09:55 PM
  5. John20212's Avatar
    I remember that with my Samsung Focus there was a way to do it on WP7, that time ATT sent over the instructions as well, but this time they only sent the code, just wanted to see if anyone had the answer before talking to ATT.

    edit:
    just searching around I found the following:

    "1 - Switch ON your phone without SIM Card,
    2 - Compose #PW+CODE+1#
    To get letter P press * button quickly 3 times
    To get letter W press * button quickly 4 times
    To get letter + press * button quickly 2 times
    3 - The phone show "SIM Restriction Off" and was unlocked"

    anyone tried it that way?
    11-13-2013 10:39 PM
  6. Subin Abraham1's Avatar
    How to get Nokia Lumia 1020 from AT&T locked to India?? Unlocking is a secondary thing...
    11-14-2013 07:43 AM
  7. troylytle's Avatar
    I remember that with my Samsung Focus there was a way to do it on WP7, that time ATT sent over the instructions as well, but this time they only sent the code, just wanted to see if anyone had the answer before talking to ATT.

    edit:
    just searching around I found the following:

    "1 - Switch ON your phone without SIM Card,
    2 - Compose #PW+CODE+1#
    To get letter P press * button quickly 3 times
    To get letter W press * button quickly 4 times
    To get letter + press * button quickly 2 times
    3 - The phone show "SIM Restriction Off" and was unlocked"

    anyone tried it that way?
    dude... Did you read my comment? Go to your phone and enter ##7820#. It will bring up the unlock entry.
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    11-14-2013 08:03 AM
  8. John20212's Avatar
    dude... Did you read my comment? Go to your phone and enter ##7820#. It will bring up the unlock entry.
    Thanks, must have missed it ;)
    Anyway it worked, unlocked now.
    11-14-2013 04:00 PM
  9. troylytle's Avatar
    Lol. Glad to help.
    nikolastz likes this.
    11-14-2013 05:18 PM
  10. Barnoso's Avatar
    Hi! I bought an AT&T Lumia 1020 without contract at a Windows Store last week, but have left the USA without being able to get the unlock code from AT&T (They wouldn't give it to me as I did not have an account there).
    Does anyone know a way to unlock it? I have 2 phones of the same (one for me and one for my sister)
    The only way I can think of is have someone with an AT&T account in the USA to unlock the phone for me. Can anybody help me with that?
    12-05-2013 01:28 PM
  11. binaypal's Avatar
    Thanks to troylytle, I unlocked my phone using ##7820#.
    It asked my 20-digit unlock code which I already had from t-mobile and viola! Unlocked.

    UNLOCK NOKIA LUMIA 521 USING UNLOCK CODE WITHOUT CHANGING SIM, JUST ENTER ##7820#

    "##7820# bet it works."
    01-07-2014 01:17 AM
  12. sujay4's Avatar
    Hey, i have just purchased a Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone (AT&T). I am unable to find the unlock code. Please help me to find the unlock code. A free unlock code generator or a true free advice is appreciated.

    Thank You.

    Sujay.
    DuncanBishop likes this.
    02-25-2014 10:40 AM
  13. Ukyo's Avatar
    You won't find any free unlock service other than getting it from the carrier. There's plenty of unlock sites out there you can try.
    02-27-2014 01:33 AM
  14. anon(5356873)'s Avatar
    Just wanted to say thank you to the folks on this thread. I wanted to unlock my old 920 to give to my mom for mother's day, but the sim is going directly to her (500 miles away) so I didn't have any way of getting another sim (& all my friends don't have micro sims). Used the ##7820# & it worked beautifully. I can't wait to intro my mom to the awesome world of Windows Phone!
    Withheld and Kevin Rush like this.
    05-09-2014 11:08 AM
  15. mickydale's Avatar
    You need a random non att sim to put the unlock code, it wont suck if your code is correct.

    As for "Can this be done without sim" - I equate this is "Can I roam around toting a gun in the public without being arrested?"

    Yes you can where I live ! ;)
    06-27-2014 02:57 PM
  16. badgersmile's Avatar
    Where do you enter this code? the ##7820# one... Do you dial it? Also, do you need to be in a service area to complete this?
    07-09-2014 01:11 PM
  17. jay6600's Avatar
    Where do you enter this code? the ##7820# one... Do you dial it? Also, do you need to be in a service area to complete this?
    @badgersmile

    from my own experiences you dial the ##7820# into the virtual numeric keypad just youd use to dial a phone number.,,,

    And a image of a locked/unlocked padlock/simcard is displayed.
    Dependent on the devices simlock status..--
    No simcard or network connection is required

    upon use a non o2uk simcard then prompted me for a unlock code entered that id already received.
    .
    .
    then afterwards entering ##7820# into my simlocked on uk o2 network lumia 925 the ##7820# still showed network locked but upon re enter the unlock code again there in box provided ,then agay try the ##7820# simlock status now did show correctly it was unlocked..
    .
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    07-09-2014 02:33 PM
  18. jay6600's Avatar
    Now its unlocked i debranded it flashing with a lumia 925 uk CV varient .
    and now entering the ##7820# simlock status check does nothing at all ,i guess as i flased it with uk cv varient software the simlock status check code ##7820# part of the software was omitted due to all CV varients already being unlocked. ;-)




    i also have a lumia 1020 that is vodafone Germany branded and unlocked from new sealed..

    I did try the simlock status code ##7820# in that and just like after debrand/flash the lumia 925 the simlock check code dud nothing whatsoever.
    07-09-2014 02:34 PM
  19. Josh Nii Ayi's Avatar
    received lumia 521 metropcs fone. can any body aid with a code to unlock
    07-19-2014 02:44 AM
  20. luizmata's Avatar
    please i also want to unlock my nokia lumia 521 purchased from USA
    Last edited by luizmata; 10-09-2014 at 05:47 AM. Reason: nothing
    10-09-2014 05:11 AM
  21. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    As for "Can this be done without sim" - I equate this is "Can I roam around toting a gun in the public without being arrested?"
    Actually, in areas of the United States where they still respect the Constitution, "yes we can!"
    10-11-2014 05:41 PM
  22. FengZhiXin's Avatar
    Will this ##7820# work on Lumia 900? ATT already cut me off, so my phone is in limbo.I am trying to find a way to unlock it so i can use it again
    10-28-2014 11:12 AM
  23. ramsbond's Avatar
    Troylytle, thanks a lot! It worked right away and flawlessly on my Lumia 920. Even 4 consolidated hours of chat with AT&T couldn't do it but you did it with a mere 4 words. Appreciated, sir!
    12-02-2014 02:34 AM
  24. Cartman's Avatar
    ##7820# worked for me on a Lumia 1020. Thanks!

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    12-02-2014 05:12 PM
  25. Lasha Tetradze's Avatar
    and what i must tap a rendom numbers ?!
    01-17-2015 09:49 AM
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