I've bought brand new LG G2 D802 32GB from ebay india. So far i'm very impressed with this beast's performance. However i'm unable to get my simcard to work. It says "No sim card " on lock screen. Also when i dial " 2945#*802# " and tries to tap on network lock. I get this message
It says : This phone is permanently locked and can not be unlocked, Same thing on all other options in that menu,Seriously ? this is international version and supposed to be unlocked ?
My network provider is Airtel (sim type - GSM)
Is there any way to get out of this ? My sim card works fine on other phones so it's LG's issue here.
Software version is D80210F-sea-xx Jelly bean 4.2.2
Thing's i've tried :
Turn off the phone completely, taken out sim and pop in again and wait 2 minute before powering it on again. Doesn't work.
Factory reset - Doesn't work.
What should i do ? Any workaround ? Is my phone Hard locked ?Does gold color has anything to do with this ? I barely see it in online reviews!