Originally Posted by cz4r3n
I got the same problem,after updating to 4.3 version my phone asking for Sim network unlock PIN.
You mean flashing 4.1.1 from 4.3 got no failure?
Currently downloading 4.1.1 version..after attempting to flash 4.1.2 it failed in Odin,due to a new bootloader
Confirmed I successfully flashed 4.1.1 and successfully unlock network.
I must say.... you are my SUPER STAR..... I have search everywhere and looked every corner of the website..... apart for paying around £20 to 40 to unlock the phone from someone... you have made my day.... I have been trying to unloack a phone that I have bought from ebay... it was locked to EE network in UK, your way of downgrading the firmware to 4.1.1 and use the code “*#197328640#” had worked... the phone has been upgraded wot 4.3 Jellybean, and the code does not work at all. However after down graded to 4.1.1 (as you have done) , I was able to use the code “*#197328640#” and unlock the phone, then I upgrade it back to 4.3 and now doing a firmware upgrade to 4.4..... the network block has ceased... so I guess the phone is now completely utterly unlocked forever....REALLY Thanks to your logical trial and error...
I must say, it took me some trial and error to reinstall the stock ROM, whick I had to use Philz recovery to completely clean up the device before I reinstall the stock rom.....
Any thanks again, and when I get a chance, I'll post my steps which had worked.