Yes, I got the G1 the day it was launched in the UK. Swapped it for HTC Desire when that was launched. Now have a Galaxy S4.

Anyway, I moved away from T-Mobile without removing the G1's network lock (because I was using the Desire then). Lately, I've been experimenting a bit and would like to use the G1 for some things.

How can I unlock it?

  • go back to the original mobile provider where you got the G1 from and ask for the unlock code (charges may apply)
    – t0mm13b
    Jun 8, 2013 at 0:59
  • @t0mm13b Thanks, but I was looking for a more technical, DIY answer.
    – OC2PS
    Jun 8, 2013 at 17:45

2 Answers 2


HTC starting offering their own free unlock tool online some little while ago in an effort to be more hack-friendly, and the G1 (or Dream) is one of the phones you can unlock with it. Failing that you can also contact HTC support to get the unlock code.


If you wish you can check with online unlocking service provider called Mobile-Unlocker.com who will help you in unlocking your G1 within 1-2 working days...

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