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    Dead Flash vs Unlock?

    So my phone bricked a while ago. Dead Flashed it. Everything is fine now, i can still use the phone perfectly.

    However, does this mean the phone is now unlocked? or is it still sim-locked to the carrier.

    I always thought sim lock is a software subject. Therefore if the phone was bricked, and then dead flashed. Should everything not have been overwritten?

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    easy way to check is to put on a sim from another company. You will know if it is or is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockjock View Post
    easy way to check is to put on a sim from another company. You will know if it is or is not.
    it comes up with "phone restricted" asking for a "restriction code"
    but i think it did the same thing when plugged into another unlocked handset

    is their some menu that i can pull up to verify. its a 6300b btw.

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    I have a 6300 from Germany and it is Sim free ( Sim unlocked ) I do not get that message so I suspect it is still locked. Now this error comes up when you place the Fido Sim in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockjock View Post
    I have a 6300 from Germany and it is Sim free ( Sim unlocked ) I do not get that message so I suspect it is still locked. Now this error comes up when you place the Fido Sim in it?
    a rogers sim

    but i thought it'd be a different message than "phone restricted". sounds more like the sim is rejecting the phone than vice versa

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    The phone is still locked you can't flash a nokia phone to unlock it.

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    I dunno, generally flashing it with stock Nokia (not the provider's) firmware will work. However, if you used your provider's firmware, you'll need to unlock it via. a code. There are plenty of sites online that can provide you with the unlock code for a small fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amer2912 View Post
    The phone is still locked you can't flash a nokia phone to unlock it.

    Flashing the mobile need a little bit off previous experience.And sometimes flashing damages/crashes mobile or loss of data happens if not flashed properly.Facing network unlock/security reset problem it is very easy to go with unlock/master reset codes.You can get codes for your phone from the website unlock-free.com freely with instruction.

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