Phones often ship with a SIM lock that ensures they can only be used with a single carrier. Unlocking a phone allows it to be used with any carrier.

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samsung galaxy S6 Sim Network unlock pin

I Have bought a Samsung galaxy s6 model from Saudi Arabia and inserted saudi STC sim and i just made a call and brought it to India.I tried with inserting Indian SIM and it asked me for the "Sim ...
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I need the SIM unlock code for my zte [on hold]

my phone is net 10 and I need to get the code to unlock it for the metro pcs Sims
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HTC Amaze 4G asks for SIM IMSI unlock PIN

Some two years ago I bought an HTC Amaze mobile from HTC vendor in Pakistan with HTC warranty through their local agent in Pakistan. Mobile was working well. I tried to upgrade its Android from 2.3.4 ...
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How to remove carrier lock?

I have a Sony Xperia Ray. What is neccessary to remove carrier lock? It is important that the lock it truly accidental, I got it just by using T-Mobile sim card for a while. And now the phone ...
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master password for unlock my phone Samsung galaxy grand duos [duplicate]

I forgot my phone password and I will try more many times password but is it not open please help??
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Will flashing other region's ROM unlock GT-I9515?

I bought a Samsung S4 GT-I9515 from Saudi Arabia. But returning to my country found that this phone is locked and I don not know of any unlock code. It is also not possible to contact the seller in ...
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Unlocking/initializing factory-resetted phone [no sim]

HTC Magic (T-Mobile myTouch) I have an old pre-paid phone which I want to give to my dad for running offline and Wi-Fi apps. I factory-reset it to quickly get rid of my old stuff and in the hope to ...
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Is a device Unlock Code required when changing providers?

So... I just switched from AT&T to Cricket Wireless. They gave me a new SIM, and AT&T gave me an Unlock Code. I have an Android Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket S2. I use Cricket Wireless. I put in ...
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Where are the SIM Lock settings stored on an Android phone?

After getting more involved with the "aftermarket" community, I have this question that's been on my mind for a while now. Since rooting and flashing a custom ROM on an Android phone doesn't give one ...
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How is the network lock interrupt handled by the Android OS? Is it even handled by the OS?

I am unsure if the interrupt is handled by the OS or not, or if there is even an interrupt or not, however I am referring to the pop up message that ensues when you put in another carrier's sim card ...
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Unlock Phone without the Screen (neither seeing anything nor touch is possible) or USB-Debugging

I have a problem with my mothers Samsung Galaxy S3. The Screen is completly dark and it seems like the phone doesn't react to touches. There are pictures and contacts at the internal storage, wich are ...
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Unlocking SIM card Huawei Ascend Y530

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 ...
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Will resetting my unlocked phone to factory settings lock it again?

I have an unlocked G1 that is freaking out on me in various ways. If I "restore factory settings" am I going to wind up locking it?
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SIM Unlock Samsung Galaxy S III straight talk wireless model # SCH-S968C

I have bought a Samsung Galaxy S III straight talk wireless model no. SCH-S968C via mail from WalMart. So, any GSM line is not working. I think it is SIM-locked. How can I do a SIM unlock and be ...
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Note 4 SM-N910c sim network unlock code

I have bought a note 4 international variant from KSA and i dint use that there, when i brought it to india and tried to insert a sim there it was the sim network unlock code. Anybody please help me ...
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Network unlock a cyanogenmod phone

I have a Galaxy S4, SGH-I337M. I installed an unofficial CM 12.1 ROM because they've only released official CM ROMs up to 11.0. I brought it into a store to get it network-unlocked from Telus ...
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Is there a free way of unlocking an Android phone from a particular network?

I bought a cheap Android handset for development and it is an exclusive to a particular network. I would like to unlock it so I can use an existing SIM card from another network. I've done some ...
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Will my phone (carrier unlocked but initially locked to verizon) get locked after Kitkat update?

I've bought Motorola Droid Razr M from eBay. It is locked with Verizon by default, so seller unlocked device for me and it is working fine. It comes with Jelly bean 4.1.2 and I found that Kitkat ...
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unlocked device vs. unlocked bootloader

I've always thought that if a device is unlocked it means that it works with different carriers. If the device bootloader is unlocked, then does this mean the device will automatically work with ...
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Samsung Galaxy Gio network menu

I have a problem with my galaxy gio. It has a network lock (I think) and I've tried to unlock it. The problem is that I have the unlock code but the phone doesn't ask for it. It is there a menu or a ...
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Strange case: mobile data is blocked by provider but working on cyanogenmod

I just encountered a really strange case, I was wondering if anyone had an explanation: this sim card suddenly stopped working, we tried the card on 4 different phones and the 3G wasn't working on any ...
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Can Nexus devices be SIM locked?

I have Nexus 4 from Fido (Canadian provider). I want to use with another provider, but I don't know if it's locked by Fido. I read this discussion and see opposite points of view: NEXUS devices ...
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Will flashing CyanogenMod reset the status of SIM lock on Nexus S?

I have Samsung Google Nexus S (SIM unlocked) on Android KitKat. I am planning to install CyanogenMod 11 on it. The question is, will upgrading to CyanogenMod lock my SIM? Will I have to unlock it ...
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How can I check whether my phone is network locked (Samsung GALAXY S3)?

I have a Samsung GALAXY S3 with a rooted Android 4.1.2. My network provider is AT&T. I tried dialing *#7465625# but it doesn't work:
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Galaxy s5 network mode disabled

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900R7) from Swappa.com and as per the seller the phone has a clean IMEI (which is true as per multiple website checks) and is unlocked**(I have a doubt ...
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How to unlock a Motorola Photon 4G for other carriers?

I won a Motorola Photon 4G. They are tied to Sprint, which is CDMA, but it is a world phone, which means it supports GSM and uses a SIM card. I was reading that there may be an unlock code to allow it ...
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SIM lock question

I intend to buy a new sim-unlocked at&t LG G2. So I want to know is there a possibility that an update will ever relock it again? Am I free to root it and install custom roms without relock ...
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How do you SIM-unlock the SGH-I317 (AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2) on Jelly Bean 4.1.2?

I have looked all over the internet, and a lot of the download links and information has gone stale, or is incorrect. I wanted to standardize it here for other people.
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Unlocking Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-1337M

I'm having difficulties unlocking my phone. Everything goes smoothly until I get to the options within the Network lock in the service menu. Instead of three options I only get one. If I press the ...
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Galaxy S5 after System Update is asking for SIM Network Unlock PIN

I recently purchased a Galaxy S5 on http://amazon.co.uk. This was a well deserved upgrade from a galaxy S2. When I got the phone I powered it on with my Vodafone Spain SIM card and it worked ...
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Unlocking Android phone immediately after reboot

I have an Android phone (version 5.1.1) with cyanogenmod (version 12.1). And after rebooting I cannot immediately unlock my phone. If I try to unlock my screen (lock style = pattern) immediately after ...
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Using non-Verizon SIM on Motorola XT912 Verizon phone

I am living in India and my uncle gave me a brand new Motorola DROID RAZR XT912 Verizon phone, but I have inserted a non-Verizon SIM and there is no signal and I got the following error message: "This ...
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Is “android_secret_code” a code to unlock the SIM?

On my Sony Xperia E, I copied and extracted my SIM unlock app (the official one) and found a bunch of 7 or 8 numbers with the words android_secret_code. Is this my SIM unlock code? If so, just to be ...
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Enter PIN code…without sim card inserted

I have one problem with MeanIT MG430 phone - there is no sim card inserted but when I turn it on, there is "Enter PIN code" screen. PIN code is "connected" with SIM card, so why I see this screen ...
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Mobile network not available on unlocked Active

I purchased a "new" unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537 phone on E-Bay. Everything works fine except when I use the phone with my local carrier SIM card. When I insert the SIM card and turn on ...
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adb sideload does not transfer data

Just to clarify, it's my first time trying to unlock and root my phone, so I'm not very knowledgeable in this matter. I basically followed the steps to unlock the bootloader. Everything worked ...
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Mobile network settings - Not enabled for modifications (Greyed)

I bought a zte v7275 tablet Device information model number - ZTE V7275 android version - 4.0.4 kernel version- 3.0.21-perf-gc8726c4f Flash ROM which is likely to be locked to a single ...
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Samsung I9300 - Network unlock fails

I recently flashed a custom ROM on my Samsung I9300. Everything is working fine, except I have to enter a 'SIM network unlock PIN'. I assume, that this is not the usual 4-digit PIN code. If I enter ...
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Both Sims are not detected after update Lenovo A390 with the latest ROW firmware

I have format my Lenovo A390 and update to latest ROW firmware version A390_ROW_S316_130730. Everything work fine but sim cards not detected. At down of the lock screen shows Invalid IMEI. In the ...
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How can you find which carrier a LG D803 is locked to?

I bought a LG D803 and it came locked to an unknown carrier. All the unlock services require the information of which carrier the phone is locked to give me an unlock code. So, how can I find that ...
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Phone asking “SIM network unlock PIN” after flashing new Stock ROM on Xperia S

I have Xperia S (LT26i). Earlier it had 6.2.B.0.211 installed. I flashed it with "XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_1257-6919.ftf", flashing was successful, but after I started my phone I saw this message ...
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How can I tell if my phone is locked?

Thanks to a helpful commenter at a previous question, I now know that Starting February 11, 2015, All Four Major US Carriers Will Let You SIM Unlock Your Phone. But that just raises another question: ...
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Does not prompt for unlock code

I have a Samsung S4 L720 that is a Sprint model. However, I am trying to unlock it for use with Tmobile. I have the unlock code, Sprint provided it to me. But, I can't for the life of me get a prompt ...
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Galaxy S4 outside Europe

I have a Galaxy S4 bought today in Europe. Also I have a SIM card from Orange and everything works fine here. But I discovered that there could be a kind of lock if I try to use another SIM card from ...
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SIM unlock a rooted HTC Desire (Bravo) with Ubuntu

I've just followed a tutorial to root and install CM7 on an old HTC Desire using Ubuntu only: http://blog.adorjanitamas.me/2013/03/howto-root-htc-desire.html I now want to SIM unlock the device - how ...
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Phone antitheft lock on tecno m3

I changed Sim cards on my tecno m3, and it sent a message to my message contacts and locked the phone. I couldn't remember the code so I put the Sim card back. But it didn't work
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How can I remove the SIM Lock on my Samsung S2 LTE (SC-03D) Japan Docomo?

I am looking for a way to make the phone sim free without going to the company's shop and paying for them to unlock it. Anybody know how it can be done? The SC-03D does not have an nv_data.bin file ...
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Network SIM unlock code not working

I paid to get an unlock code for my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537 locked to AT&T. I have tried to enter the unlock code given when the phone boots with my other carrier SIM card inserted, but ...
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Unlock carrier for Samsung S3 4G LTE bought in South Korea

I bought Samsung S3 4G(LTE) from South Korea in which India sim card is not working. I am getting error saying "Device registration failed". Kindly help.
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Unlock Bootloader MTK65xx

Does anybody know how to unlock the bootloader in MTK phones? Thanks in advance! ;)