My Droid3 is subsidy locked. Any way around this?

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  1. LoneWolffe

    LoneWolffe New Member

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    Well, keeping paws crossed and hoping that it will all work out inthe end. On the other hand, even if I can't use the phone, it's still a good $50 wifi device for my daughter. :p
     
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    There is a limited number of codes that can be tried, before it it permanently locked.
     
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    So I have heard. On a side note, if unlocking does not work, is there any other thing I can try? Can I root it and reprogram it completely, for example? Or does it turn into a paperweight?
     
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    If incorrect sim code is entered too many times, it will still work on verizon and wifi, will not effect rooting
     
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    Not sure how many times is "too many times," but the codes I bought didn't work. :/ Here's a video of me failing. DSCN5066.mp4 - Google Drive :/
     
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    It's been awhile since I unlocked, that maybe a sim card lock from the carrier the sim card is from not the droid 3
     
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    If too many failed attempts, there will no longer be a box to enter code.
     
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    If you have not all ready phone should be completely stock, if it was rooted, factory reset may not be enough, and stock should be reflashed, using rsd lite
     
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    I did try a 1-Click SFB. That returns it to stock, right? Still comes up "Subsidy Locked." :( Also, I did try the actual SIM PIN, "1111," but that was a dead end as well. On the SIM card there is one other PIN and two PUK numbers, should I try those, just to be sure?
     
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    there is 2 different versions, what system version is on phone now?
    no not if it "Subsidy Locked."
     
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    Version 5.7.906
     
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