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Easy Methods of Unlocking Cell Phones

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unlocking cell phoneYou need to unlock your cell phone so that you can use other network providers and plan types. Your particular providers keep your phone locked until your account fulfills some requirements. In such cases cell phone unlocking becomes necessary to eliminate the inconvenience of using multiple devices. Following are some methods of unlocking your phone. Remember that unlocking the phone without the approval of network provider is illegal in some countries.

Unlocking Through a Paid Vendor

There are plenty of companies on the web which sell you an unlock code for your phone for a fee. When you sort out such companies, search more about them, find reviews about them and inquire about them on phone-related forums. Beware of scams, especially when you pay to go round your provider’s policies.

Many times you have to wait from many hours to some days so as to receive the unlock code, because these vendors usually have people working for the companies which provide codes to them. Make sure to collect all the correct information about your phone so that you get a code which will work for your device.

Once you receive this code and insert the SIM card of the new service into the device. The phone will ask you the unlock code. Enter the code and check if you are getting connectivity.

Unlocking Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy 3

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Ensure that your device is up to date. It should run Android 4.1.1 or later so as to make this method work. For checking the version of the device, open “Settings” and scroll down to select “About Device”. Your version will be displayed under the heading “Android Version”.

To update the phone, open “Settings” and scroll down to select “About Device”. In the following menu, select “System Updates” and then check for “Updates”. The phone will search for the available updates and if it finds any, will install and download.

Now open the dialer. You need to enter a code *#197328640# in it to open the “Service” menu.

After entering the code, you will see the ServiceMode menu, from where you have to select [1] UMTS. Tap the menu selection on the screen to select it. If you select a wrong option, press the Menu key and select Back.

In the UTMS menu, select [1] DEBUG SCREEN. Now from here, select [8] PHONE CONTROL and then select [6] NEWORK LOCK. Next wait around for half a minute. Then press Menu and select Back. Select [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ.

Wait around for a minute and then reboot the phone. You won’t get any confirmation about whether the process worked. You can put the SIM card of another provider. If you are not asked to enter an unlock code, you can say that the process worked.

Unlocking Old Nokia Phones

Find your 15-digit IMEI number by dialing *#06#. You can also find it printed in the inside the battery cradle behind the battery.

Nokia phones are a few of the only devices that can be unlocked by a number generated on internet. Plenty of websites offer free unlock codes. Enter your 15-digit IMEI number, model, country of service and network provider. The website will create an unlock code specially for your phone. The model of the phone can be found by dialing *#0000#.

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