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[Q] Too Many Reflashes - "SIM NETWORK UNLOCK PIN"?

OP ecombatant

15th July 2014, 05:37 AM   |  #1  
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Ok, I give up.

I throw my hands in the air and pray to the tech lords here.

I have reflashed my phone probably 50 times in the past two weeks. And short of a Wifi-only phone at this point, I'm really needing to back track and understand what it is I'm doing (or not doing) right or wrong.

Here's a brief history of my living hell the past two weeks:

1. Get brand-new SGS4 Mini (GT-I9195)
2. Commence to screwing it up royally

Actual Detailed History

1. Get brand-new SGS4 Mini (GT-I9195)
2. Play with it a day
3. Root
4. CWM
5. Install Cyanogen 11
6. Enjoy a bit
7. Decide I need to flash it back to stock

(cue dark and menacing music)

8. 50 Flashes and several near-soft-bricks later
9. I am back on a stock ROM
10. The stock ROM seems like it works just fine

However...

Each and every time I power up the phone and enter my SIM pin (4 digits, normal pin to use the chip), I get:

SIM NETWORK UNLOCK PIN

History of this phone is a new purchase from Movistar, Costa Rica. It was delivered unlocked new, out of the box, and had no restrictions whatsoever. At the point I first got it (day one), it worked on both KOLBI and MOVISTAR SIM chips. Now, only Movistar.

My theory is that I believe, somewhere, somehow, in the series of 25-30 mad flashes I performed over the past several weeks, I have managed to screw up the combination of REGION and/or MODEM and/or CSC to the point that this phone simply is very confused.

DESIRED RESULT: Please get me back to a network-unlocked state.
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