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  1. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    I got my unlock code today, and I thought I had an AT&T sim sitting around, but I couldn't find it.

    But, I found a way to get around it ;) here's how:
    Power down the phone.
    Remove the SIM card.
    Power up the phone.
    Press Ok when warned of no SIM card, emergency calls only.
    Select the phone icon.
    Press Ok when warned of no SIM card, emergency calls only.
    Select the keypad.
    Enter ##7820#
    Wait... wait... eventually you will get an icon of a SIM card with a lock over it, and a numeric keypad.
    Enter your 20 digit code
    Wait... wait... if you entered the code properly it will change to an unlocked icon.
    Press the back button repeatedly till you get back the main screen.
    Power down the phone.
    Put back in your T-Mobile SIM card.
    Power up the phone.
    Eventually you will get a toast message at the top, saying "Phone mode has changed" (it goes away on it's own).

    Hopefully the phone is unlocked. Tomorrow I will try to bower someone's SIM card and verify.
    That isn't to unlock your phone as in unlock from the carrier, it's to unlock or lock in a different SIM card ( if your phone is using two different SIMS from same carrier) (what NOKIA and T Mobile said) and that option appeared after AMBER it's called SIM Unlock 1.0.0.5.
    I can get the unlock icon without entering a code other than ##7820# ( I have no code to enter anyway), I can then get that to switch from unlock to lock and back again to unlock and back to lock by just -entering ## 7820# after each time and this phone isn't unlocked.
    You need to use a SIM from a different carrier for you to unlock the phone.

    See no codes and unlocked /locked, try it.
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    Last edited by Mr Lebowski; 01-26-2014 at 07:06 PM.
    01-26-2014 06:33 PM
  2. Guzzler3's Avatar
    You are correct, that just entering ##7820# will show an unlocked icon, but you can't enter the SIM/carrier unlock code.

    Which is why if you read my post more closely, I said that you need to REMOVE the SIM card from the phone before entering ##7820#. Then you can enter the carrier unlock code without having a different carrier SIM card.

    Like I said, I didn't have another SIM to put in, so I could enter the code. I believe I found away around that step. Hopefully I will be able to verify it tomorrow.
    Last edited by Guzzler3; 01-26-2014 at 10:41 PM.
    01-26-2014 08:13 PM
  3. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    You are correct, that just entering ##7820# will show an unlocked icon, but you can't enter the SIM/carrier unlock code.

    Which is why if you read my post more closely, I said that you need to REMOVE the SIM card from the phone before entering ##7820#. Then you can enter the carrier unlock code without having a different carrier SIM card.

    Like I said, I didn't have another SIM to put in, so I could enter the code. I believe I found away around that step. Hopefully I will be able to verify it tomorrow.




    And that won't unlock your phone*

    *To unlock you need to do the "old fashion way" RE: Nokia and T Mobile OR they both just lied to me and made the whole thing up.
    And I can't figure out why they would both say the same thing and lie, there is no upside to lie, it's not like they are promising updates which they can't deliver on so lying would be easier than being truthful.
    But tomorrow when you have another SIM and you put in your phone you'll know right away if it's unlocked because you'll be able call right away without doing anything else, OR not.

    BTW I just did it the way you did and removed SIM and the locked icon appeared finally after a few times that I entered ##7820#
    but still without the SIM I again entered ##7820# and the icon changed to an unlocked icon. Then I entered ##7820# one more time and this time there was a key pad on the same page with the lock, where if I remember correctly it looks like the page when you enter a 20 digit code to unlock a phone, but one thing was missing was the warning that's always shown up that says: you have 7 ( or whatever) times to enter the code and if you screw up it will brick the phone.
    Did you get that message ?
    Last edited by Mr Lebowski; 01-27-2014 at 04:17 AM.
    01-27-2014 03:16 AM
  4. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Just confirmed: what I did worked perfectly. Put in a working AT&T SIM card, phone came up with AT&T on the phone tile, made a call no problem, checked some web pages for data connectively.

    I now have a carrier unlocked phone, so I can move to a different carrier if I choose to.
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    01-27-2014 03:20 PM
  5. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Just confirmed: what I did worked perfectly. Put in a working AT&T SIM card, phone came up with AT&T on the phone tile, made a call no problem, checked some web pages for data connectively.

    I now have a carrier unlocked phone, so I can move to a different carrier if I choose to.
    As soon as I tried it without the SIM and the keypad appeared with the lock icon I figured that it might work without a SIM. When I called Nokia and T Mobile, Amber had just been released and obviously neither TM or that Nokia rep knew what SIM Unlock 1.0.0.5. meant. I'm kinda surprised that the standard warning about the number of times you can try before
    it's bricked didn't appear. Glad it worked.
    01-27-2014 03:36 PM
  6. smurfercom's Avatar
    Thanks for the hot tip Guzzler3 my x won't give me my old att sim she either lost it or is screwing with me. Eventually I was just going to walk into a store but you saved me time by this neat little work around kudos!
    01-27-2014 04:51 PM
  7. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Thanks for the hot tip Guzzler3 my x won't give me my old att sim she either lost it or is screwing with me. Eventually I was just going to walk into a store but you saved me time by this neat little work around kudos!
    Sadly, that's exactly what I had to do, go to an AT&T store, to try another SIM. Turns out, everyone at my work has T-Mobile, or a Verizon (SIM' less) phone. The guy at AT&T was very understanding about what I was doing. I just told him that I was thinking about selling the phone, and that it would be easier if it was carrier unlocked and I needed to verify that it was. He just took the SIM out of his iPhone and handed it to me. I asked if it was OK for me to make a test call, and browse a web page or two, and he said "Sure, knock yourself out." I have to say he was the nicest AT&T rep I have EVER dealt with, to bad their plans are so expensive compared to others.
    01-27-2014 11:30 PM
  8. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    I got my code from T-Mobile in less than 48 hours. I then borrowed an AT&T SIM to make sure the unlock was successful, and it was. The phone has much more value unlocked than locked. I just hope T-Mobile doesn't merge with Sprint. If they do, I have no choice but to go back to AT&T. That's why I left Nextel years ago. Once they merged with Sprint, all support went to hell and the plans were no bueno.
    01-30-2014 01:34 AM
  9. Doink442's Avatar
    Kind time to you guys. At me here such problem: I live in Ukajin, has bought at auction Lumia 810 which SimLock under operator T-Mobile. I wanted to apply for the unlock code on the T-Mobile off-site - but I need to specify the phone number of this operator, and I can not specify because I do not have it ...
    Can any of you help me?
    09-12-2017 07:03 AM
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