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SIM Card Recognition Problem

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dobbo47, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. dobbo47

    dobbo47 Lurker
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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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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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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.
  3. dobbo47

    dobbo47 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    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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