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Old December 30th, 2012, 08:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a problem and after weeks of trawling the web and forums have not found a solution:
I have rooted HTC Desire formerly with Orange Contact but now unlocked; new sim-only contract with Vodafone. Phone still receives and logs on to Orange network and can do a network search within settings.
However it will not recognise Vodafone SIM; have also tried 3 and Virgin SIMs which are also unrecognised. These alternative SIMs work OK in other phones.
Have tried several ROMs but same on all.
Both Orange and Vodafone don't want to know.
Unlocking code was officially provided by Orange.
In recovery mode list of 4 items includes "SIMLOCK" in blue; could this be significant.

I'm out of options. Can anyone help?

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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi dobbo47, and welcome to AF

It sounds like the SIM unlock hasn't worked. The ROM shouldn't affect it, but if you mention that to Orange I'm sure they'll blame that.

There is a free utility for unlocking the Desire at xda, so maybe it's worth trying that. You can find it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=943726.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Hadron

The utility you referred me to worked first time and the phone recognised the Vodafone SIM immediately. I'll go over to XDA and thank the developer but appreciate your pointer.
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