So I've been in contact with sprint. They sent the unlock again. I went and clicked "update profile" and my phone restarted. I got excited. When it powered back on, i clicked uicc unlock and it returned "authentication error. Please try again later."
I got a message saying "the phone shows as unlock, do this reset and then do the updates in system updates and the uicc unlock." But that isn't working. Every one i click on says "authentication error"
Hello Heroicmegaman. It is important to understand that Unlocking a device simply means overriding operational parameters restricting the device to operating on Sprint's network. Even if unlocked, Sprint devices may not work on another carrier's network. Whether an unlocked Sprint device can be used on another carrier's network is subject to that carrier's policies and network compatibilities. Additionally, Sprint devices, which the owner has attempted to reprogram or activate on another carrier's network or otherwise altered from its initial programming or settings, may not be able to be reactivated on the Sprint network.
it does this after a regular restart or after doing a factory reset or typing in a ## code?
if its the first one then that is something LG is going to need to figure out..if it were a issue on Sprints side then wouldnt it affect more than just this device?
I hear you . I said the same thing to them but all they are saying we will send you in private message. And we will send the code .
Or saying not all devices are compatible .
AGAIN SPRINT - please do listen the SPRINT LG V20 USERS/OWNERS .
Your unlocking way just do NOT work
How many times do we need to tell you this???????????
same question though. is this happening after a simple device restart or is it happening after a factory reset, ##code being put in or a cache/partition wipe?
im trying to put a semi run down together.
so its unlocked...but then something is done (restart, code, whatnot) and the phone reverts back to locked status. is this what is happening for all of you or is it just not unlocking period?
Not that it matters, was just adding some information as to why I think the V20 isn't unlocked. And if Virgin didn't download so much bloat ware, I'm pretty sure if I dropped the sim into the v20 it would at least be recognized.
Forgot to mention that this is the exact same issue you see when trying to insert a gsm sim into a locked CDMA phone from Virgin Mobile...
i remember something like this happening with another LG device in the near past which is why i popped in here to compile a bit.
in your case though as long as it has the sim card still in it, turned on and connected to wifi there shouldnt be any issues receiving the unlock code they send~(if its no longer on an active account with Sprint)
if its unlocked but it relocks itself then that is something LG is going to need to figure out...there should be zero reason it should re lock itself unless its being moved to another carrier and they lock it in.