I recently bought
Huawei Ascend Y530 which is SIM-locked in a swiss provider,
swisscom that is. I checked through the web to find how can a sim-locked phone be used with any sim, but surprisingly I couldn't find something usefull.
There are a lot of entries, about companies that give you an unlocking code, by providing them, the device's
IMEI. Unfortunately this doesn't come free of charge let alone the questionable reability.
Huawei to provide me with the code, but they couldn't.
The most relevant information I could find was from xda-developers forum, where someone can find a lot of information about rooting or unlocking bootloader but not on how to unlock the sim.
Another interesting question was Is there a free way of unlocking an Android phone from a particular network?. There, someone can unlock the phone just by giving the IMEI number. Rather sadly however, this app can only be used for a certain provider and a specific device.
I don't know if I factory-reset the phone will be unlocked or even rooting it.
Does anyone know how to unlock the phone, so as to use any sim card? Is there a way to get access to the SIM-unlocking code, just like it can happen with a lot of Samsung devices?