1. zizwah's Avatar
    Hi there, I recently purchased a SCL23 (which I believe is the Japanese version of the Galaxy S5. I was previously running 4.4.2, and today have 'upgraded' to the 5.0 Lollipop (manual update using Odin). Since doing that, the device no longer recognises my SIM card, and keeps asking me to insert a SIM, despite the fact there is obviously one in there. I am worried that it may be 'bricked' so any advice whatsoever would be hugely appreciated.
    07-20-2015 08:05 AM
  2. can3gxw's Avatar
    You most likely flashed the incorrect version of your firmware for your device.

    What 5.0 firmware did you try to flash? You will need to find the 5.0 for that specific device. Go to Sammobile.com and locate the last official firmware for your device and flash that using ODIN. If there is no 5.0 firmware listed, then don't try flashing something else or you will brick your phone.
    ironass likes this.
    07-20-2015 08:20 AM
  3. zizwah's Avatar
    Hi there,

    Appreciate your reply. I flashed with KDI-SCL23KDU1COE7. I was under the impression that this was the correct version. I could be wrong however?
    07-20-2015 08:24 AM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    The SCL23, a.k.a. G900J, is a carrier branded minority variant, specifically for the Japanese au KDDI network.

    See, also, #1.5 of 40 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide

    Latest firmware...

    Model SCL23
    Model name GALAXY S5
    Country Japan (AU KDDI)
    Version Android 5.0
    Changelist 4873432
    Build date Thu, 21 May 2015 00:02:35 +0000
    Product code KDI
    PDA SCL23KDU1COE7
    CSC SCL23KDI1COE7


    The phone, if bought as used, via the web, may have been modified to work on other, non au KDDI, networks. Flashing a stock firmware may have undone whatever mods may, or may not, have been done.
    zizwah likes this.
    07-20-2015 08:30 AM
  5. zizwah's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. That's what im thinking. That by flashing the stock firmware I may have inadvertedly removed a mod which allows the phone to be used in Australia on our network (as opposed to Japan). Do you have any advice as to what I can do to get it up and running? I'm assuming here that downdating to 4.4.2 won't solve anything. Arghhhh
    07-20-2015 08:40 AM
  6. ironass's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. That's what im thinking. That by flashing the stock firmware I may have inadvertedly removed a mod which allows the phone to be used in Australia on our network (as opposed to Japan). Do you have any advice as to what I can do to get it up and running? I'm assuming here that downdating to 4.4.2 won't solve anything. Arghhhh
    Reflashing the earlier stock firmware probably won't make any difference as it will not include any mod's, (if any), that you may have had before. The SCL23 should be compatible with Telus, Optus and Vodafone in Australia. I'm sorry but I am not au fait with the firmware, rooting and modding of the SCL23.
    07-20-2015 08:54 AM
  7. zizwah's Avatar
    Hmm ok, well I appreciate you taking the time to answer anyway. I'll attempt to contact the company where I purchased the phone from and hopefully they'll have a solution
    von2pal likes this.
    07-20-2015 08:58 AM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    According to this Australian thread on whirlpool.net.au, flashing the stock Android 5.0 update for the carrier au KDDI, mentioned above, re-introduces the service provider lock on the phone...

    SCL23 - AU variant of the Galaxy S5 - Please Help - Samsung - Android phones

    This tutorial on xda developers, "may", help you unlock it...

    [TUTORIAL] Unlock SIM for au/KDDI Galaxy S5 SCL23
    07-20-2015 01:45 PM
  9. Jazz-cam's Avatar
    Hmm ok, well I appreciate you taking the time to answer anyway. I'll attempt to contact the company where I purchased the phone from and hopefully they'll have a solution
    Hi, hope you figured it out by now, but I had the same problem. You gave to enter service mode by going to the phone keypad and entering *#9090# _ after typing this just wait for service mode to come up. You will now need to touch the settings tab at the top right, tap key input and enter Q then press OK. (I believe Q has to be capital but I'm not sure) now go back to settings and key input and enter 0000 - now wait for the menu to come up and follow these settings

    UE SETTING & INFO MENU → SETTING → PROTOCOL → GCF
    GSM / GPRS / WCDMA ON
    AS → FREQUENCY LOCK → RESET
    10-30-2015 06:00 AM
  10. Ucoxs 89's Avatar
    Hi there, I recently purchased a SCL23 (which I believe is the Japanese version of the Galaxy S5. I was previously running 4.4.2, and today have 'upgraded' to the 5.0 Lollipop (manual update using Odin). Since doing that, the device no longer recognises my SIM card, and keeps asking me to insert a SIM, despite the fact there is obviously one in there. I am worried that it may be 'bricked' so any advice whatsoever would be hugely appreciated.
    05-04-2016 12:11 AM

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