Phones are often "locked" in some way to stop behaviour that is not intended for general use by one of the phone manufacturer, phone operating system manufacturer or phone network.
Often the actions that are blocked would make it almost impossible to support the device, or would jeopardise the company's business in some manner.
For example, in many ...
The trick to unlocking a Windows Phone is:
Have the correct unlock code. You need to know your IMEI number to obtain one. Entering *#06# in the dialler will bring it up. Sometimes a carrier will provide the code for free. It doesn't hurt to ask before buying one online.
Insert a SIM card from a different carrier, in order to get the PIN prompt to appear.
I've unlocked a Windows Phone before (LG Optimus 7 E900h in Telcel, Mexico) and this is what I had to do:
Before starting, be sure to check if your phone may already be unlocked by inserting a SIM card from another carrier. If it works, don't continue :)
Go to http://www.unlockallcellular.com/
Select you brand and model on the left
Get your phone's IMEI ...
This occurs due to a specific state setting in some HTC devices that results in the phone not being able to make a desktop passthrough connection. This state condition can be mitigated by following the steps below.
Use the following workaround.
If connected, unplug the phone device from the computer.
On the phone device:
Press the Windows button.
I'm sure there was an option to deactivate the auto unlock on correct
There is no such option at present. Even with a registry hack I don't think it is possible.
I don't think MS will change this as it is supposed to be an easy way for login in desktop as an alternative to password (due to the convergence the same code is used for mobile).
The option is not there in Windows 10 Mobile.
However, Windows Mobile is already secured against random guessing/generation of passkey numbers.
After 5 tries, it locks down the phone for a minute. And another set of attempts id made again after that minute, it locks down the phone for even more time, making it harder by the second for a program or entity ...
As long as you buy an unlocked phone it doesn't matter whether you buy it in Qatar or India.
The network bands generally used in India are:
2G capabilities: GSM 900, GSM 1800
3G capabilities: UMTS 2100
4G capabilities: LTE 850 (5), LTE 1800 (3), LTE 2300 (40)
Note that 4G is so far only available with Airtel in India, although other carriers are gearing ...
That is a carrier customization identifier (I think it's called a CSC when describing ROMs; I don't mess with those). The first part identifies the actual carrier (000 means it's not specific to any carrier). The second identifies the country that the phone was made for (IT is, as you guessed, Italy).
I see no reason this shouldn't work for you. The fact ...
It can be perfectly legal (depending on local laws, etc.) to remove carrier locks from phones. for phones bought in the EU, there is the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive which allow the carrier lock on the phone to be independent of the customer's contract to provide mobile service.
Italy's specific laws require that subscribers can obtain unlocking ...
After much head scratching and help from Vitor and Rowland, I went and did a reset via settings menu. I can confirm the carrier lock does NOT reinstate. I can live with the incorrect branding and all seems to be good again. Will wait and see whether the new network pushes an update again tonight (when I reset I lost it) and we'll see how it goes.
AFAIK Hard reseting the phone do not lock again.
And I bought My Samsung Focus unlocked with Windows Phone 7 and update with success to Windows Phone 7.5. It made about 4 updates with Zune since I bought.