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Old August 11th, 2013, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a rooted s4 from Metro, which supposedly runs off of t-mos gsm towers. So I decided I wanted to change service to t-mo to get a plan that Metro doesnt offer, but when I went in to do this t-mo put their sim card in & it wouldnt recognize it....
Needless to say I was stumped & T-mo didnt know what to do.
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Old August 11th, 2013, 10:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you need to unlock your phone
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Old August 14th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2283068

*****i found this after the unlock link******
1.The unlocking methods for TMOBILE SGH-M919 and other carries do not work on the M919N.
2: Metro PCS does not currently have unlock codes for this phone. (This comes from speaking to a Metro PCS department supervisor)
3. The service menu is different. You can access it by typing *#197328640#*
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Old August 15th, 2013, 06:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I found this thread at xda forum about this topic. Intersting.....mmm.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2381821
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Have you tried to flash it with odin to make it SGH-M919 T-mobile version and then try to unlock it with the Tmobile method?
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Nope flashing any other roms wont do anything, you have to actually unlock the imei. And so far all the methods posted on youtube or on the web doesn't work for our version. You will have to purchase the unlock code unfortunately.
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Danywv, didn't you unlock yours via fastgsm? Isn't that what I read in the link you posted?
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Danywv, didn't you unlock yours via fastgsm? Isn't that what I read in the link you posted?
Yes ARocker but I did it when I was with the T-Mobile firmware installed on my phone. Was very easy. Went to the webpage, bought the T-Mobile unlock package, downloaded the software, installed, the software recognized my phone as a SGH-M919 and got unlocked. Just like any other T-Mobile S4 owner would do it just that I was using a MetroPCS S4 phone with a T-Mobile firmware on my phone. Their system never realized that my phone was a MetroPCS S4 with a T-Mobile firmware.
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Yes ARocker but I did it when I was with the T-Mobile firmware installed on my phone. Was very easy. Went to the webpage, bought the T-Mobile unlock package, downloaded the software, installed, the software recognized my phone as a SGH-M919 and got unlocked. Just like any other T-Mobile S4 owner would do it just that I was using a MetroPCS S4 phone with a T-Mobile firmware on my phone. Their system never realized that my phone was a MetroPCS S4 with a T-Mobile firmware.
Ahh, so the software said that it unlocked the phone...sounds to me like it worked...but did it really? I wonder? Just because it said the phone is unlocked, doesn't mean its really unlocked or maybe it was unlocked, IDK. Only way to test is to do the process and then try to hook it up to another carrier I think. I know you didn't do that cause you didn't need to. Maybe savtattoo can try it? The reason I'm asking is that most of the stuff i read was like what dulal wrote and I was under the impression that was right but then again, I also read something about a 3 month waiting period to unlock so I dont know.

BTW savtattoo, what plan does Tmo have that youre interested in? Just curious...
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Ahh, so the software said that it unlocked the phone...sounds to me like it worked...but did it really? I wonder? Just because it said the phone is unlocked, doesn't mean its really unlocked or maybe it was unlocked, IDK. Only way to test is to do the process and then try to hook it up to another carrier I think. I know you didn't do that cause you didn't need to. Maybe savtattoo can try it? The reason I'm asking is that most of the stuff i read was like what dulal wrote and I was under the impression that was right but then again, I also read something about a 3 month waiting period to unlock so I dont know.

BTW savtattoo, what plan does Tmo have that youre interested in? Just curious...
It worked using fastgsm. I have another phone from AT&T for my work and every time I want I put that SIM card on my phone and instantly I'm on AT&T network.
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It worked using fastgsm. I have another phone from AT&T for my work and every time I want I put that SIM card on my phone and instantly I'm on AT&T network.
Word? Well there you have it! Problem solved savtattoo!
Just do what danyvw did.
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I wanted a unlimited plan with tethering, Metro makes you give up the unlimited to get it. ...
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Ok, gotcha. Thats good to know
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I'll think about trying that fastgsm method come payday.
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In metro's world you have to have 90 days of continues service, and than you can request for an unlock code in which they will provide to you.
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In metro's world you have to have 90 days of continues service, and than you can request for an unlock code in which they will provide to you.
Yea, 3 months, thats what i heard too.
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I heard that too, lets hope it'll work. Metro is very unpredictable and Costumer Service is the worst of the worst.
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