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How to check if the Sony Xperia Z3 is locked or unlocked ?

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How to check if the Sony Xperia Z3 is locked or unlocked ?

Hi. I just got a Xperia Z3 form my fiance, but I do not know that the phone is locked or unlocked? Could you please help me to check it. 

 

IMEI: 

Thanks

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Phy
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Re: How to check if the Sony Xperia Z3 is locked or unlocked ?

Just insert any sim card from any other network or carrier. If it doesn't work or you get an error then it is locked. Also fyi try not to post IMEI info. Online thanks.
Genius
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Re: How to check if the Sony Xperia Z3 is locked or unlocked ?

Open the Dialer App

 

Then press *#*#7378423#*#*

 

Then click "Service Info" and press "SIM Lock"

 

If all the 5 words,ending with "0" means your phone is not carier locked.

 

Press Back and then press "Configuration"

 

Under "Rooting Status"

 

If its "Bootloader unlock allowed : Yes" ,means you have a locked bootloader.

 

If its "Bootloader unlocked : Yes",means you have an UNlocked bootloader and you can install Custom ROMS(custom firmware)

 

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Re: How to check if the Sony Xperia Z3 is locked or unlocked ?

I bought my z3 compact and i saw that the bootloader unlock is marked yes. Is Normal already came locked or unlocked? Sorry for my English.

Phy
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Re: How to check if the Sony Xperia Z3 is locked or unlocked ?

That's normal, it means that you can unlock the bootloader if you choose to.
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Re: How to check if the Sony Xperia Z3 is locked or unlocked ?

Hi 

I have z3 compact in sim lock, network it says 5

Others 0

Configuration bootloader unlock allowed  says no

Do i need to have phone unlocked.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: How to check if the Sony Xperia Z3 is locked or unlocked ?

I got this output

 

[x]     Network    Unlimited

[]     Network subset 0

[]     Service Provider 0

[]     Corporate 0

[]     SIM 0

 

this means if worldwide unlocked to use with any carrier?

 

Thanks in advance

 

regards

Genius
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Re: How to check if the Sony Xperia Z3 is locked or unlocked ?

@jjbonino

Yes exactly you are free to use any carrier.
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Re: How to check if the Sony Xperia Z3 is locked or unlocked ?

Excuse me, how do I know if it's only unlocked for EU networks or it can work worldwide??
Genius
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Re: How to check if the Sony Xperia Z3 is locked or unlocked ?

@flor3 Follow this

Open the Dialer App

Then press *#*#7378423#*#*

Then click "Service Info" and press "SIM Lock"

If you have this output

[x] Network Unlimited
[] Network subset 0
[] Service Provider 0
[] Corporate 0
[] SIM 0

this means you are worldwide unlocked to use with any carrier.

If any of those have "1" it means you are locked with some EU carrier
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