As I already mentioned here before, after about 10 days working with the proper European SIM card, my phone has unlocked itself. I do not know how many call one should make or data to use, but this is a fact!. I tested my Chinese SIM at the first day after receiving of MY GT-N9005 and it asked for unlock code. Now it working properly and NO any unlock code message. Even after the firmware update from yesterday it is still unlocked.
It is interesting for me if someone else has it's phone unlocked after a week or more usage?
I have the same issue, my N9005 note 3 (local purchase in NL) works fine with KPN Netherlands bu tmy Thai (Tuemove) sim cards request me to enter a SIM Network unlock PIN. going back to KPN NL sim works fine.
Having called Samsung in the Netherlands have confirmed me that the phone is NOT going to work with SIMS from outside europe! I hope these guys are not yet properly informed
But now I can use the Thai sim card, I'm currently in Tokyo. And I applied the samsung system update from last night.
I'm unclear if it is resolved because of:
- the system update
- the 10 days elapsed and my phone is not properly activated
- I requested samsung to unlock my phone (no response to that so far)
- I'm in Tokyio and not in Netherlands where I bought the phone.
still a puzzle but happy that I can use a sim thats on the blacklist now!
btw did not root or apply unregion lock app