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[Q] SIM/RUIM Card is Locked

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(Last edited by TetterkeT; 9th April 2014 at 01:30 AM.)
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Default [Q] SIM/RUIM Card is Locked

I was recently playing with some of the Samsung Galaxy Secret Codes and appear to have entered one that locked my SIM (see attached screenshot). The phone still works, but I have to enter the unlock pin every time I reboot the phone. I've searched all over and tried many different things (including the *#0011# menu) and nothing seems to work. Recently did a factory reset and took it into the Sprint store to reflash the software and still getting the message. Is there a code I can enter to get to an unlock screen? Please advise.
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(Last edited by dovakinn; 9th April 2014 at 07:28 AM.)
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you have just set PIN on your sim , you can always disable it, i believe the option is in settings - security - sim lock. btw it is always wise to use a PIN unless you forget it!! plus this related to your service provider and flashing and resetting the cell won't work , if the sim is locked by a PIN it will always ask for it even when you put it in a different cell.
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Yeah, its a security implemented on the SIM card not on your phone.
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