SIM unlock screen not appearing on G1, need help

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  1. smoochytoast

    smoochytoast New Member This Topic's Starter

    May 12, 2010
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    I've searched the forums and don't see any topics on this. This is really bothering me since I really want to take Android for a spin but no can do so far.
    Bought a G1 yesterday as an alternative to my BB Storm 2. It's locked but I figured should be easy enough to unlock - not so. I'm in Canada, so had to activate the phone using my wife's Rogers SIM card, got the IMEI and bought the unlock code. All the websites I've seen say to pull the battery, insert the 'uncompatible' SIM card you want to use (Telus in my case), turn the phone back on and a 'SIM unlock code' screen should pop up. Should be simple, only the unlock screen doesn't come up. Device starts up fine, goes straight to the home page, recognizes that I'm on Telus but I have no network access. I can still do everything else, wifi, gps etc... but I can't make a call or access my data plan because I've had no opportunity to put the unlock code in. I've put the APN settings in for Telus, but that doesn't seem to do anything either.
    I've seen some others have had this problem but haven't found any solutions yet. Is there some other way to access the unlock code screen beyond simply turning on the phone with an 'uncompatible' SIM card? Because that doesn't seem to be working for me. Would love to see what Android can do so would appreciate any help here. Thanks in advance.

  2. vikingisson

    vikingisson Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2009
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    That is how it should work. Can't say about a G1 but when I put a telus SIM into my Magic I got the unlock popup. I entered the code and then verified that everything worked as expected on telus. My Magic isn't a contract phone but that shouldn't make a difference either.
  3. XBrav

    XBrav Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2010
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    You won't be prompted until you try and force yourself onto another network. Put in the TELUS sim card, boot up the phone, and then try and change the mobile network under Wireless controls. Then, you'll be prompted with the screen.

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