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[Q] Sim Unlock Lumia 520

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13th June 2013, 02:28 PM   |  #1  
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I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with Vodafone Germany Sim Lock. Someone knows how to unlock it?- a tutorial. Or knows a Unlock Service?

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If you're in a region that the locking carrier operates in, you may be able to just take the phone to them, explain the situation, and get it unlocked. If not, you could try asking Nokia directly. Beyond that, the unlock codes usually leak pretty quickly, and even the really sketchy-looking online unlock services have been surprisingly honest in my experience, but the 520 may be too new for them.
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hey. have you managed to unlock it? or can anyone tell how to do it? the operators asks for more than 50 euros to unlock it...
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same problem here guys,

a friend of my brought from US a Nokia Lumia 520, as my request. Im in Brazil, by the way.
But It came SIM Unlocked from AT&T. The phone works well, the only thing that it does not is calls and sms. But the rest is fine.

I contact AT&T but they wont give me the PIN number to unlock. (tried several times)

So I need to find some way to do that. Either getting the PIN number, or even formatting the cell, to a "pure" WP8 (as should be an original unlocked device) - installing the original WP8.

About the warranty, I dont care. Im Brazil and will never get acess trough, if i need it.

I really apreciate if someone can give me a help here.

Cheers!
19th August 2013, 04:58 AM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by mathikan

same problem here guys,

a friend of my brought from US a Nokia Lumia 520, as my request. Im in Brazil, by the way.
But It came SIM Unlocked from AT&T. The phone works well, the only thing that it does not is calls and sms. But the rest is fine.

I contact AT&T but they wont give me the PIN number to unlock. (tried several times)

So I need to find some way to do that. Either getting the PIN number, or even formatting the cell, to a "pure" WP8 (as should be an original unlocked device) - installing the original WP8.

About the warranty, I dont care. Im Brazil and will never get acess trough, if i need it.

I really apreciate if someone can give me a help here.

Cheers!

Well guys,
I was able to format my Nokia Lumia 520, using the Nokia Care Sute.
I downloaded the original firmware, with no Crapware from AT&T and using the Nokia Care Suite I completed the formatting.
The phone is working as it should be. Even the AT&T welcome screen has gone. But, it still does ask for the PIN Number when I put a SIM card from my brazilian carrier.
So, NO, formatting the Nokia Lumia 520 WONT unlock your PIN Number, as I was hoping.

I need some way to get this code, if anyone could help me, I really apreciate.
Cheers
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19th August 2013, 06:54 AM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Garfield22

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with Vodafone Germany Sim Lock. Someone knows how to unlock it?- a tutorial. Or knows a Unlock Service?

Thx

I took my lumia 1020 to ATT and got an unlock with no hassle. Probably the same in germany?
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24th August 2013, 09:10 PM   |  #8  
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After 24 months since delivery you can get the code for free:

http://www.vodafone.de/privat/hilfe-...ntsperren.html

Just enter your IMEI and the wesite will tell you the exact date.

Before that date it costs you EUR 100,
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Flashing 520 doesn`t unlocking Lumia 520
Hey guys,

Like the Threat-Opener, i`m in the same situation too. Recently I flashed my Nokia Lumia 520 simlocked by Vodafone. But after than I made the same expirience like mathikan - just the branding is disappeard, nothing else. Maybe I`ll send my phone to a friend in paris. He knows a good mobile shop with nice skills.
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Originally Posted by mathikan

Well guys,
I was able to format my Nokia Lumia 520, using the Nokia Care Sute.
I downloaded the original firmware, with no Crapware from AT&T and using the Nokia Care Suite I completed the formatting.
The phone is working as it should be. Even the AT&T welcome screen has gone. But, it still does ask for the PIN Number when I put a SIM card from my brazilian carrier.
So, NO, formatting the Nokia Lumia 520 WONT unlock your PIN Number, as I was hoping.

I need some way to get this code, if anyone could help me, I really apreciate.
Cheers

You may tell them you going to go somewhere for business trip and wish to use the phone. Request them to unlock the phone for you. Try call to AT&T.

I got it works on my old device. Not sure still working for now.

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