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[Q] Unlock S3 mini without knowing the network provider

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18th June 2014, 03:55 AM   |  #1  
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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.

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18th June 2014, 05:39 AM   |  #2  
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the phone is from Venezuela
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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?
11th September 2014, 03:50 PM   |  #3  
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Question How?
How did you dig out network information? I have bought s3 mini on ebay, and after software update my phone is locked.
I can't purchase unlock code because i don't know what network it's locked on. No reply from seller.
Please help!
THX

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Originally Posted by Tom78

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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