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#267860 14-Feb-2020 15:23
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Just paid Vodafone to unlock my Vodafone Samsung Galaxy A10, and have successfully linked it with a new SIM and my existing number on 2 Degrees, who suggested I do a factory reset before using it on 2 degrees network.

 

Will this also reinstall the Vodafone Network Lock?

 

TIA


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  #2421092 14-Feb-2020 15:41
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Nope, it will stay unlocked after a factory reset. The SIM unlock status is stored on a different partition to the user data that's wiped when factory resetting and is thus not affected. Be a real pain if it was eh!




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#2421096 14-Feb-2020 15:52
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That's a relief .. many thanks for your reply, one factory reset coming up. 😃


 
 
 
 


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  #2421174 14-Feb-2020 19:30
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One of my unlocked Alcatels reverted to being locked after a factory reset ...



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  #2421331 15-Feb-2020 10:11
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Reset successful - phone still unlocked. Big relief.


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  #2421958 16-Feb-2020 20:45
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Good to hear it went well.  I should have mentioned that the Alcatel I mentioned above is a "feature" phone, as opposed to a smart phone - I expect that to be the crux of the issue :-)

 

 

 

Cheers!


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