Can I Check if Phone is SIM Locked?
Well, I pulled a good one. I just got a Pixel 3a and after many attempts I was finally successful at flashing UT. I am good at flashing to Android 9 as the UBPorts installer wiped that on every attempt. I overlooked the importance of inserting my Patriot Mobile SIM card while it was still Android to verify the phone's ability to connect to my network. Can I check that in Ubuntu or am I left with reflashing to Android 9? I found APN settings so I edited those, still no network.
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@mw4jet APN settings should only affect data connection. If you do not get any voice network indication it is likely that the SIM cannot be recognized, or that indeed its carrier-locked in some way. Can you borrow a different SIM from someone to check that?
@flohack I will try a different sim, and call my carrier because their website shows the IMEI is compatible.
I guess it was the carrier, Patriot is a "third party" and has limitations according to their support line, it never connected, and we tried for an hour, but the phone did not report a message to indicate it was SIM locked, I got an AT@T prepaid and it works great...basically same low rate too. I had reflashed to android and upgraded to Android 11 verified it worked, then flashed UT which was successful the very first try. A lot works on the Pixel too.