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Question [Q] Unlock S3 mini without knowing the network provider

Hi Guys

I've bought a S3 mini on amazon.com which should be an unlocked international version. Unfortunately, the phone turned out to be locked and when I put a sim card in it, it asks for a network unlock code. Normally I would send it back but I have bought it while in US and now I will be pain in the ass to send it back. As the phone came as unlocked and without any service provider info. Therefore i don't know what network it belong to. I know that it is possible to identify the phone origin by the numbers in the about screen but that is all I know.

So I'm asking if anyone of you guys know how to unlock this phone? Your assistance will be highly appreciated.

Thank you
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Hi Guys

I've bought a S3 mini on amazon.com which should be an unlocked international version. Unfortunately, the phone turned out to be locked and when I put a sim card in it, it asks for a network unlock code. Normally I would send it back but I have bought it while in US and now I will be pain in the ass to send it back. As the phone came as unlocked and without any service provider info. Therefore i don't know what network it belong to. I know that it is possible to identify the phone origin by the numbers in the about screen but that is all I know.

So I'm asking if anyone of you guys know how to unlock this phone? Your assistance will be highly appreciated.

Thank you
I've done some digging and the phone is from Venezuela:

Model: GT-I8190L
Model name: GALAXY S III mini
Country: Venezuela
Version: Android 4.1.2
Changelist: 1346193
Build date: Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:07:20 +0000
Product Code: VMT
PDA: I8190LUBAMH1
CSC: I8190LTFGANC2
MODEM: I8190LUBAMH1

if I would flash a custom rom e.g :cm11.0_golden.nova.20140617.ODIN_TWRP would that unlock the phone?
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SAMSUNG S4
*stock ROM
HTC HD2
*WM6.5 T-Mobile official Rom
HTC TyTN
* TAI Mega v27 WWE
HTC Universal
.Tomal v8.9 Lite
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