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Can I unlock Moto G myself without a non-Koodo sim?


I am preparing to sell my Moto G. It is fully paid for. I want to unlock it first. I prefer to buy a code online, rather than spend $35 at Koodo. However, all the instructions I am finding say that in order to unlock I need to power up the phone with a sim from a different carrier. I do not have one. Is there any way to access the Moto G unlock screen without inserting another sim? Presumably when Koodo unlocks one of their own phones they are not using another carrier's sim. So there must be a code one can input to get an unlock screen, no?

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you can try entering this from the keypad, Its from the states for a Moto phone bu not the Moto G. Give er a whirl #7465625*638*#
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Chadwick wrote:

you can try entering this from the keypad, Its from the states for a Moto phone bu not the Moto G...

It doesnt work on Moto G just had my brother try it. Sorry man! just follow Chad's instructions to get a code from Koodo. its your best bet
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When koodo unlocks a phone what they actually do is send you the code. You still need to power up the device with a non native network Sim to get it to prompt you for the code.
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Chad Burr wrote:

When koodo unlocks a phone what they actually do is send you the code. You still need to power up...

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Chad Burr wrote:

When koodo unlocks a phone what they actually do is send you the code. You still need to power up...

Have a friend who has a different sim let you borrow it. I do this all the time
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The above USSD/MMI code, (#7465625*638*#), no longer works with later versions of Android and hasn't since JellyBean/KitKat. That particular code worked with Samsung devices. Your best option would be to borrow a microSIM card from a friend, family member or even a co-worker, provided they're using a carrier other than Koodo. 

Once you have the unlock code, swapping out the SIM card and entering the unlock code takes a matter of minutes. As a precaution, always turn the phone off when removing/inserting SIM cards to avoid damage.
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You can save yourself a little trouble and gain some extra credibility with your buyer by getting them to show up with the SIM they intend to use and then unlocking the phone in their presence.

Thanks Bobtheelectrician - that's a good good idea.

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