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can't unlock Galaxy Nexus i9520

Started by: micalith
On: 12/11/2016 | 14:46
Replies: 3

by: micalith
on: 12/11/2016 | 14:46

Hi, I'm trying to unlock my phone but the suggestions made by giffgaff don't seem right.


According to, I tried the DIY page linked to:


There is a thing for unlocking the bootloader, but I don't think that's the same as unlocking the SIM network, whcih I can't find.


I also tried the paying service suggested by giffgaff but they failed to unlock my phone, and reimbursed me saying that my IMEI number wasn't on their database...


So I'm finally tryingt o do it via my network providor, which is Giffgaff, but they don't offer that as an option in I presume that's because my phone will have been locked to another network before I started using Giffgaff. This adds to teh confustion, as surely I would have had to unlocked my phone for Giffgaff to work. Anyway, I can't find out what that network might be


I hope I'm not the only one to have struggled with this. Any help much appreciated



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by: oktawian1245
on: 12/11/2016 | 14:50
Hi I recommend you to go to eBay and search for your phone and type in unlock code. You should find one that is cheap it shouldn't go over £10
Make sure when purchasing that the sellers feedback is very good otherwise you might not get the code
Hope this helps you
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by: alwaysrite
on: 12/11/2016 | 15:01
Have you tried the company it is locked to, they should be able to unlock it ? Good luck .😀
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by: micalith
on: 13/11/2016 | 02:03
I can't find out what company it is locked to. I'm wondering whether it might be O2, as Giffgaff uses the O2 network, and I didn't have to unlock the phone to get it working with Giffgaff
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