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General how to find my service provider on x10

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by simonside, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. simonside

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    hi, just wondering how i can find out my service provider, as i got x10 from a second hand shop, it was supposed to be unlocked but tried o2 sim and comes up wanting a pin number, hope someone can help.
     

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  2. rosered

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    Try in the secret menu

    From swipe screen don't swipe to unlock but press... Menu Back Back Menu Back Menu Menu Back and then go into service info and it will tell you what network the phone is locked to.
     
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  3. T3RBO

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    You can check you region and brand by going into the Test Menu

    From slide lock screen press:

    menu, back, back, menu, back, menu, menu, back

    and go to Service info > Model info
     
  4. powerkiter

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    Was you 2 trying to show off there? :)

    Odd with asking for a pin number?

    I'm sure you can get it sorted but why did you buy a phone from a second hand shop without testing it worked in the shop?
     
  5. powerkiter

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    Was you 2 trying to show off there? :)

    Odd with asking for a pin number?

    I'm sure you can get it sorted but why did you buy a phone from a second hand shop without testing it worked in the shop?
     
  6. simonside

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    i was away for a few days, seen phone in shop, the guy didnt know much about it, so got a decent deal, there is also the charging issue, which i am trying to find a company to repair.
     
  7. powerkiter

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    So you got a great deal on a locked phone that won't charge?

    Sorry if I've got that but wrong...
     
  8. powerkiter

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    So you got a great deal on a locked phone that won't charge?

    Sorry if I've got that but wrong...
     
  9. simonside

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    hi, i have got into menu and comes up as, model info= model x10i, country uk, brand 3
    sim lock-network 4
    network subset 5
    service provider 5
    corporate 5
    sim 0
    can you tell me what this means, thanks, geoff.
     
  10. T3RBO

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    Brand is the network so yours is locked to '3'
     
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  11. simonside

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    the locked part doesnt bother me, ill just use the network its locked to, i have been quoted
     
  12. simonside

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    thanks for all the help guys, ill see if i can get a better quote than
     
  13. powerkiter

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    Not a bad price then I had mine up for
     
  14. TommySixx81

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    If it's asking for a pin number, isn't it usually the pin number on the sim card that you used on your other phone?

    If it's the actual phone, it would be a puk code.
     
  15. Shonan

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    Yeah thats how mine comes up, sim lock till i put pin in then unlocks and boot the network up
     
  16. TommySixx81

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    It's an easy enough mistake to make. I did this in the past. Got a new phone and put old sim in and it asked for a pin number. I looked in the manual and found nothing. Then I thought I'd have to activate it like I had to do in the past with old pay as you go sims, so switched the phone off in the mean time. Later on, without thinking, I switched it on and put in my old pin and it unlocked! lol
     
  17. wynney666

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    When i go into this My 'Brand' says Customized
    Any one no what this means?
    I havent DE-Branded or Rooted
    just done updates through pc suite.
    Im thinking it means Sim Free..
     
  18. wynney666

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    Bumping this does any one have an answer?
    Curious for 2.1 am i Generic or Branded.
     
  19. TommySixx81

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    It means your phone is sim free.
     
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  20. wynney666

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    Sim free = Generic then yes?
     
  21. TommySixx81

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  22. X10iUser

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    This and that.
    Here
    Generic may just mean the phone has been debranded, but doesn't necessarily mean it won't be simlocked.
     

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