Default [Q] Sim Locked

Can anyone help me please , I have a SM-9005 locked onto 02 it says invalid sim card, The phone is rooted and I tried that regional lock away app it said all good, but it still wont accept my virgin sim.

I am downloading EE firmware now but I assume that wont remove the sim problem.

Is there a method to this, or am I goign to have to pay the $25 for the code.

Many Many Thanks