Is my Koodo phone already unlocked?

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I purchased an S2X around Christmas (love it) and wanted to unlock it (just because I don't like having my phones locked, I have no plans to leave Koodo though, that's for sure!). Before sending for a code, I wanted to confirm the unlock screen would come up as expected when another non-Koodo or non-TELUS SIM card is inserted. However, when I put in a SpeakOut SIM (which I believe works on the Rogers network), it works fine. No unlock screen shows up. It recognizes the SpeakOut network in the status bar, and I can even make and receive calls to my SpeakOut number, no problem.

I'm not complaining, but I am confused.
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It sounds like your phone is indeed unlocked. If you want to check try entering this code into your dialer and it should tell you if your phone is locked or unlocked already #7465625#.

Not sure if it only works on carrier branded phones I couldn't really test it because I have a Galaxy Note 2 that's factory unlocked and it doesn't work, says it's not connecting.
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Sorry Paul! Thanks to you too!
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Does *#06# or *#1234# work?
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They do but the other one doesn't. With this two codes, I don't have to press the call button to make them run, but with the other one I do! Any ideas of why it doesn't work?
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Easiest way to tell if your Ace 2x is locked or not is to pop in a SIM card from another carrier, if a screen appears asking for the SIM unlock code, the Ace 2x is locked.

At this point, I'm leaning more toward the possibility of corrupt firmware. You've mentioned that you were experiencing other issues with this device in the past. I wasn't able to locate stock firmware for the Ace 2x, so flashing stock firmware is out of the question. Have you ever rooted your Ace 2x and performed a NAND backup? If so, you might be able to revert back to an earlier time when the firmware was fully operational.

If not, you'll probably have to send the device back to the manufacturer as the Ace 2x should still be under the one year manufacturer's warranty, (might be a good idea to jot down some notes explaining the problems your having with the Ace 2x and send the notes along with your device), or see if you can exchange the device at a Koodo store.
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Thanks for the reply and sorry for my late reply!!!!
The S2x was the phone having the problems not Ace2x. The problems with the S2x, seem to have been fix with the update. Hopefully that is the case!!!!
The Ace2x cannot use the code (*#7465625#), the other codes worked fine. Do you know why is not allowing me to use that code?
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Thanks Paul!

The code works perfectly, just missing the (*) in front (*#7465625#), I only mention it in case anybody else wants to try it, not to be a dick because I am appreciative of the info.
Edit: I see somebody already pointed that out.

Indeed it appears all the locks are "OFF" like Chad above. Luck of the draw I suppose. Not that unlock codes are terribly expensive, but I don't mind the extra cash in my pocket :)
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Ya sorry I forgot the * missing Rikkster corrected me though above, still glad to hear it worked. Have a great day NBS :-)
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This can sometimes happen, as a batch of a certain model may have been intended for one client, but then repurposed.

It's what happened with the initial batch of Nokia Lumia 920 phones from Rogers. They were intended to be developer devices for the Microsoft BUILD conference, but for some reason were sent to Rogers. Subsequent 920s were locked.
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FREE unlock for the SGH-T989, T-Mobile's variant, confirmed, works flawlessly on Koodo's SGH-T989D, no root required.

First, dial *#7465625# to check the lock status of your S2x, if all locks say "OFF" then there's no reason to proceed any further. If all locks say "ON" follow the procedure in the link below and you'll have an unlocked S2x in about 5 minutes.

Source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showt...

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