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Replying to:  How to flash your e900's firmware by minorthreat   Jul 31, 2006, 9:07 AM

Re: How to flash your e900's firmware

by UncleMike    Jul 6, 2007, 3:17 AM

I recently bought an "Orange UK" version of the Samsung E900 phone.

Now, this happily lets you insert other mobile phone companies' SIM cards, it doesn't come up with the usual "Invalid card" message that some users have seen, BUT...

...whenever you insert an alternative SIM card, it demands that you enter the SIM Lock code for the original SIM code.

Orange has put a secret SIM Lock code on it's phones/SIMs, and you MUST enter this code if you want to use the phone with other providers.

I've just been through these "reflashing" instructions - it worked a treat, my phone is now happily in Russian (!) but the problem is still the same.

It's still asking me for a "SIM Lock" code (in Russian !) which I don't have.

(Btw, obvious disclaimer: no, the SIM Lock code isn't eight zeros, eight 1's, 1234, 0000 or anything else obvious.. No, I haven't set this code myself. And no, the phone/SIM aren't second-hand, so this isn't a code that someone's previously set on it.)

So, if you've bought an Orange UK mobile, you these instructions won't let you get around Orange's annoying SIM restriction.


Hope this helps.

(Now then... how do I get my phone back into English...?)

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