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By mike102871, Senior Member on 3rd March 2014, 10:02 PM
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I have an s3 that i was selling to mother in law to use on consumer cellular. T mobile provided an unlock code that does not work. They are supposedly investigating this. I tried to pay an online unlocker for a code, I told them the code t mobile provided that did not work, They were unable to generate an unlock code ,
What is is going on. T mobile sim locks phones and then cant provoide correct unlock codes??
What other option do i have?
This seems like a bunch of BS on tmobile part.
 
 
3rd March 2014, 10:19 PM |#2  
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Selling to MiL ? I'd give for free if I were you.

Seriously speaking, you can take the phone to a T-Mobile store for further investigation. If the code does not work, don't try it repeatedly. The phone will lockup for good.

If the code did not work, make sure the T-Mobile Rep has taken down your IMEI correctly. Make them repeat it to make sure its correct.

There are other ways to unlock. But in order to try them, I need to know what android version you have right now. Its listed in Settings > About.
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Its running stock rooted 4.3 with stocm recovery and some bloat removed. Have verified t mo has correct imei. Have tried 2 old centennial wireless sims and an old at&t sim. No luck.
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4th March 2014, 01:40 AM |#4  
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Since you are on 4.3, the other way to unlock is out of question. Please take the phone to a T-Mo Store after you get the new unlock code.
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Tmobile cant seem to get me a correct code

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Tmobile cant seem to get me a correct code

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I am having the same problem.

I just got done with TMO online chat and they said to make sure the WiFi is off before you do it.
I am going to try this when I get home.
9th April 2014, 07:58 PM |#7  
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Check out chainfires Region Lock Away app on the play store or here on xda. Its built for the note3 on 4.3 firmware, but ive seen claims it works on the S3 and others. I suggest reading the thread to be certain, but it may be a viable option for those running 4.3 rooted.

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Check out chainfires Region Lock Away app on the play store or here on xda. Its built for the note3 on 4.3 firmware, but ive seen claims it works on the S3 and others. I suggest reading the thread to be certain, but it may be a viable option for those running 4.3 rooted.

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Let us know if you get it unblocked.
ive tried all the do this do that.
Region lock away doesnt work on 2 s3s I tried.




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I am having the same problem.

I just got done with TMO online chat and they said to make sure the WiFi is off before you do it.
I am going to try this when I get home.



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Didn't work.... Now I'm waiting for the 2nd time for this to be escalated... I know Im not gonna get a call back.....
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Didn't work.... Now I'm waiting for the 2nd time for this to be escalated... I know Im not gonna get a call back.....

Good luck. Still cany get mine unlocked. Second one also.

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