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  1. Griffinx's Avatar
    1) 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
    Will the EE OTAs be delayed....would it be better to buy an locked from Clove/Expansys
    12-17-2012 12:10 PM
  2. generalsu's Avatar
    So if dialing ##782# takes you back to History log, then the phone is unlocked or what? I am confused.
    12-17-2012 04:16 PM
  3. EG8196's Avatar
    ##782# is only works on Lumia 710/800/900
    12-17-2012 04:19 PM
  4. generalsu's Avatar
    ##782# is only works on Lumia 710/800/900
    If that was the case, then why is it even discussed here?
    12-17-2012 05:17 PM
  5. JConn_Lefty's Avatar
    When I dial ##782# Mine says, UNLOCKED Your device is already unlocked
    12-17-2012 06:05 PM
  6. yeungl's Avatar
    Stop fooling around the correct code is ##7820#
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    05-28-2014 01:02 PM
  7. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    Stop fooling around the correct code is ##7820#

    i tried this code and (i bought this 925 as unlocked and use it on vodafone) and says ERROR. NOT POSSIBLE TO CONCLUDE THIS OPPERATION... WITH THE VODAFONE NAME ON TOP...
    05-28-2014 01:17 PM
  8. yeewiz's Avatar
    Stop fooling around the correct code is ##7820#
    Nope, wrong. It's ##782#, ... at least on an AT&T Samsung Focus (original). Did the code on my Focus which was unlocked a couple of weeks ago with an AT&T supplied code and it returned the message, "Unlocked. Your device is already unlocked.". Got this message with either AT&T or non-AT&T SIM card.

    BTW, in the USA, if you need a non-AT&T SIM card to put into an AT&T phone to unlock it and don't have any friends with one, go to Walmart.com and order a Net10 starter SIM card (T-Mobile compatible version). Cost only $4.99 plus tax.
    Last edited by yeewiz; 05-28-2014 at 08:20 PM.
    05-28-2014 08:09 PM
  9. gwinegarden's Avatar
    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.
    Incorrect. I have an unlocked Rogers 920, running on Telus, but I still get my updates via Rogers.
    05-29-2014 07:10 PM
  10. David P2's Avatar
    Unlocked means you can put any network SIM in...if you want to bypass the carrier for updates, you need to flash the phone with the generic ROM (Country Variant in the case of Lumias for example), and change the phone's special code. I did this with an E72 a while ago and had to change its code in order for it to receive the non-carrier specific firmware.
    Last edited by David P2; 05-29-2014 at 07:22 PM. Reason: Additional info
    05-29-2014 07:20 PM
  11. pankaj981's Avatar
    Unlocked means you can put any network SIM in...if you want to bypass the carrier for updates, you need to flash the phone with the generic ROM (Country Variant in the case of Lumias for example), and change the phone's special code. I did this with an E72 a while ago and had to change its code in order for it to receive the non-carrier specific firmware.
    In this case the flashing would take care of the code (if by code you mean rom variant rm-xxx)
    05-30-2014 12:38 AM
  12. David P2's Avatar
    It was a 6 or 8 character code made up of numbers and letters and could be found on a label inside the battery compartment. If you have ever used navi firm it will make sense.
    Last edited by David P2; 05-30-2014 at 06:52 AM.
    05-30-2014 03:54 AM
  13. sutty1986's Avatar
    i bought mine last week and its unlocked
    i live in the uk bought the phone from tesco and it now has a 3 sim card in it also tried vodafone which worked
    05-30-2014 06:29 AM
  14. pankaj981's Avatar
    It was a 6 or 8 character code made up of numbers and letters and could be found on a label inside the battery compartment. If you have ever used navi firm it will make sense.
    Oh now I understanding what you're saying, it's called Product Code
    05-30-2014 09:17 AM
  15. David P2's Avatar
    Oh now I understanding what you're saying, it's called Product Code
    I remember having to change that first in a different program (name of which escapes me), before it would let me flash the ROM I wanted to use. It just didn't show up in the list of available ROMs until you changed the product code to match the source ROM.
    05-30-2014 10:54 AM
  16. syed_nj_nc's Avatar
    Please dial ##7820# ( looks like in forum some how 0 was missing ) it will show you the status.
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    11-25-2014 08:32 PM
  17. Maggie Patterson's Avatar
    where do you enter that code out if it is locked on an account
    08-10-2015 09:42 AM
  18. gordonfink's Avatar
    where do you enter that code out if it is locked on an account
    Can you clarify this question just a little? From the dialer, you dial ##7820# to see if it's locked. If you have an unlock code, you then enter it there, hit the check mark, and it will be unlocked.

    When you say locked to an account - does that mean it is locked to someone else's account? The unlock code allows you to use it with other carriers (or the current carrier), but if someone else still owes money to the carrier, the carrier will not give you the unlock code.
    08-10-2015 10:21 AM
  19. gwinegarden's Avatar
    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.
    Absolutely, 100% incorrect, if unlocked from a carrier. My Rogers unlocked phone, running on TELUS, still has to get updates from Rogers.
    08-13-2015 08:54 AM
  20. gordonfink's Avatar
    Absolutely, 100% incorrect, if unlocked from a carrier. My Rogers unlocked phone, running on TELUS, still has to get updates from Rogers.
    That is the difference between factory unlocked and carrier unlocked. Factory is just that - it is not connected to any carrier when you buy it, and updates come from the manufacturer.

    Carrier unlocked means you've completed your contract, so they will allow you to use the phone on other networks. However, updates are still tied to the original carrier, even though you may be using it somewhere else.
    08-13-2015 10:52 AM
  21. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Agreed, but, to me, unlocked should be just that, not carrier dependent.
    08-14-2015 08:59 AM
  22. Minium456's Avatar
    this is good news. i'm going to try and insert a different sim.
    01-28-2018 12:52 PM
  23. Minium456's Avatar
    Do you all know, a code for Lumia 436 windows10?

    Im with Rogers and cant even tell what carrier this belongs to.
    01-28-2018 12:57 PM
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