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  1. Dark77

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    Hi all :)

    I have recently become the proud owner of Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505, Android 4.3).

    I'm on Vodafone (United Kingdom) network, however I got the phone through the independent retailer who offers phone deals on all networks, and the phone does not seem to be branded with any of Vodafone's logos, bloatware, animations, etc, so I'm thinking that the phone is maybe not even network locked to begin with?

    I know the obvious answer, try a different sim card, but it just so happens that I do not have a micro SIM of a different network. Any different way, like maybe punching in some code through phone's firmware?


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    Not usually. Find a friend with a microSIM on another network.
     
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    Try this:

    *#*#7378423#*#* and check out the sim lock

    Aloha and Good Luck!
     
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    I have a similar set up to you, i.e. on Vodafone, but purchased from an independent online retailer and my phone is unlocked.
     
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    It should be unlocked, even my branded Note 3 from Vodafone here in the UK is unlocked, as was my branded SGS4 before it was sold.
     

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