Questions tagged [sim-unlocking]

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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Need security pattern to unlock my new blu tablet

I received a brand new BLU tablet and someone has already put a security pattern on it to unlock it. How do I unlock it?
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locked from "find my device" cannot open Nokia C 110 [duplicate]

I have a new phone (Nokia C110), but it's locked from Google's "Find My Device". I locked it because I lost the phone, then I recovered it. I tried my "Find my device" password, ...
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Customized text on SIM pin unlock screen?

It happens to me occasionally to forget phone somewhere, usually when working on the field, so I have custom text displayed on LOCK SCREEN " If you find me, please call ". And it is super ...
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Forgot screen lock pin and airplane mode on

Hi i have a Samsung Galaxy A30S. I added a screen lock pin code and can't remember it. The airplane mode is activated and I cannot turn it off, cause it's asking for pin number. I don't want to do a ...
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Unlocking device after factory reset [duplicate]

Device still needs previous google account after factory reset and I don't know the pin or Google account before resetting
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When does phone locking occur and who locks the phone?

For some specific info, I bought a phone from Amazon in 2018: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (6.2", Single SIM) 128GB SM-G965F (GSM Only, No CDMA) Factory Unlocked LTE Smartphone (Midnight Black) - ...
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Skip the "Unlock sim" window when booting

I use Keepass2Android to store my password, credentials and other sensitive information. For me it makes sense to use use it to store the PIN of my SIM card as well, so that I don't have to remember ...
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Locked out - Changing PIN via TWRP recovery when disk is already decrypted

I have a rather unusual scenario for which I need your help. I am running an OP9 Pro with Nameless ROM A13 and Microsoft Intune forced me to set a 8-digit PIN. After the last update however, Nameless ...
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Gabb Plus sim card locked [closed]

My Gabb phone's sim card got locked. It's my only phone, so I can't call or text any number. I don't know my PUK code, which it requires to unlock. How would I unlock it? Thanks in advance.
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How can I tell if an Android device is locked to a specific carrier?

I want to know if an Android tablet is specific to a cellular carrier (T-Mobile, Verizon, etc.). The particular one I have in my hand now is a Samsung Galaxy Tab A, but I have multiple types of ...
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Unlock Xiaomi without USB debugging

I'm currently having problems unlocking my Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite. I've tried hard resetting it through the old volume down (or up) + power but it always ends up showing "No command", no matter ...
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Samsung Tab A7 Lite Model Number Suffix Meaning

What do the suffix numbers on Samsung Tablets (and possibly phones) mean. I ask because I work at a prepaid cell phone retailer. We carry the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite. The model number is SM-T227U. I had ...
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How can I unlock a carrier locked Android phone?

Is there a way to unlock a Samsung phone locked to a carrier without contacting the carrier for its unlock code?
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Network unlock a never-activated phone

I currently have a Motorola Moto G6 Play that was originally purchased 3 years ago from Virgin Mobile USA (which doesn't exist anymore), and was never activated. Interested in getting it network-...
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How to unlock a Photon Q with an MSL code?

I'm having a strange issue with a Motorola Photon Q. The Photon Q is carrier locked to Sprint but has long since been paid off. I have the IMEI and the MSL code to unlock the device to use with other ...
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What are the various ways an Android phone can be locked?

I ask this question because the confusing terminology of different types of "locked" and "unlocked" like rooted and not rooted, Sim-locking, FRP locks, lock screens, ADB active ...
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Blocked SIM card and getting asked for PUK on Lineage OS 17.1

I installed Lineage OS 17.1 on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Everything worked just fine until I put in my SIM card. The first thing which happened after booting was getting directly asked for the PUK code ...
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Samsung phones bootloader unlock

I have a samsung tablet gt-n8000 and I want to flash a custom rom . Should I first unlock the bootloader? if yes , how to do that ? fastboot commands does not work anyway on my tablet so I can not ...
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Flashing TWRP.img on Xiaomi Mi A3 to root the device does not work

Working on Ubuntu 20.04. I want to root my device to uninstall some apps (.apk) and possibly also install Ubuntu Touch. I want to uninstall almost all Google apps because I don't have a Google account ...
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Do unlocked phones get re-opened at the factory?

This question is so borderline, I hesitate to ask it but will anyways. I recently received a new phone from a reputable online retailer, but when I opened the box there appeared to be a fingerprint ...
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how to bypass screen lock password on Ira Comet (2012 model)?

How do I bypass screen-lock password on Ira Comet (2012 model)? From Wishtel. No specific tutorials on this model online. In trying to hard reset:-- I cannot get into recovery mode, I mean, not all ...
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How to safely upgrade unlocked phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 from Virgin Mobile that was SIM unlocked and I'm now using Mint. I was prompted for an update by Samsung and it relocked my phone, I had to contact Virgin Mobile to unlock ...
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Is SIM network unlocking using app normal if phone simply expects a code?

I bought a rare version of Galaxy S10 which was out-of-stock in my country so the distributor got it for me from another country. But by mistake the phone is locked to original network operator in the ...
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How does carrier/network lock work? How is it implemented?

I feel like I should have been able to find the answer to this, maybe I'm distracted or something, but does anyone know how carrier/network/sim lock actually works and if there are any workarounds? ...
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Unlock lg ls777

I have a boost mobile lg stylo 3 that i want to unlock to use on the T-Mobile network. What are the steps to unlock it from boost to be usable on another network?
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How to unlock an LG mp260?

How do I unlock and root an LG MP260? My LG v30 was stolen and I am trying to use an older phone from Metro PCS on my T-Mobile account until I can replace it.
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How to prove that the bootloader of a device is unlockable when it currently shows as locked?

A newly bought Pixel device from a random seller can switch between carriers but the bootloader shows as locked. Are all pixel devices' bootloaders locked by default? And how to show that it is ...
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Will this "SIM Free" Android phone for sale near Osaka (Japan) work in Europe and North America?

Will this "SIM Free" Android phone for sale near Osaka (Japan) work in Europe and North America? Hello, So my phone recently went temporarily out of order and then I saw this Asus ZenFone 3 for sale ...
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Can I use my Samsung SM-J700P on the ATT network?

It was locked to the Boost Mobile network (Sprint) before I supposedly unlocked it with Odin, but using the ATT SIM card says it's not supported for the device. I've spoken to both companies and ...
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How to get Huawei Product ID without stock ROM?

I have Lineage as opposed to the stock ROM, so putting: *#*#1357946#*#* does not work for me. Recommended on alternate posts were downloading a program called "Huawei Product ID Generator", but ...
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How to remove No SIM found notification (Android 7.1.1 Nougat) [duplicate]

I bought a new phone with Android 7.1.1 Nougat unlocked from Verizon. Since I bought it unlocked, I get a notification that says No SIM found, Tap for more information. It really irritates me ...
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Disabling screen lock

Suppose my android phone is locked by any locking method like password , pin, or pattern. Suppose my mobile is not a rooted phone , neither have custom recovery installed. Is there is any way to ...
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Will flashing a custom ROM relock me with SIM carrier?

I got a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P, Sprint) running stock Android 6.0.1. As it comes, it's a CDMA phone, but I got it unlocked at a phone repair shop to use GSM and it has been working fine, but it ...
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Latin American Moto G2 locked in Europe?

I bought an unlocked Moto G2 (2014) in Chile last year, model XT1063. It was new but on display in a store, no connection to any service providers, no contract, no sim lock. I use CyanogenMod 13, it ...
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Where there are attempts to enter a password for unlocking operator sim lock?

My phone (Micromax Q415) attached to the SIM card operator megaphone. If I insert a SIM card of another operator, the phone will ask for the unlock key. I found an application that shows this screen ...
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Does putting an unlocked phone on a no-contract plan lock the phone in any way?

I bought a factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 from eBay recently, and signed up with Ting. (Was on Virgin Mobile with a different phone, switched carriers and phones at the same time) When you're ...
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I'm with Virgin Mobile; should I buy Unlocked or Sprint-locked?

I'm looking around at buying a Samsung Galaxy S5, and learning quite a bit about what GSM and CDMA are while I'm at it. In that respect though, I have no idea what Virgin Mobile is, though I know ...
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how can lock or block some SIM carrier on android 4.1.2

have here in my country to types of SIM cards on the carriers, the first is open to the all networks... internet, sms, calls... and a second is all close data , only to call how can i do to close in ...
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Need an information on upgrade

I bought a Galaxy S5 (G900F- International Model) two years ago. It was locked by carrier. I can't use any network sim from my country. So I spend some money to unlock the carrier (Country Unlock - ...
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Any way to circumvent Nexus carrier lock?

I have a brand new Nexus 5X locked to a Japanese carrier called y!mobile (run on the Softbank network). They won't unlock the phone unless I open up a contract and stay with them for 6 mos. This is ...
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Does rooting an android phone effectively also unlock it from network [duplicate]

If you root an android phone does this also unlock it from a network? I.e. say you had a moto g locked to the vodafone network, and then you rooted the phone, would it then be unlocked from vodafone?
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Too many pattern attempts with no data connection? GS1

So i locked myself out of my GalaxyS1(i9000) I Have lots of stuff on there that i really need. I have no wifi or data connection on,debugging is off,no root. only bluetooth on... I know it seems like ...
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After dead-zones carrier is dropped until restart

So I'm assuming this has to be a property that can be changed through buildprop, but I thought I'd consult you guys first. Phone: Unlocked Galaxy S7 (Sprint), Android 6.0.1 Network: T-Mobile Issue: ...
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Cannot SIM unlock Samsung Galaxy S7 with Rogers (Canada)

My dad got the Samsung Galaxy S7 back in May and wanted to SIM unlock it shortly after because he travels a lot due to work. No rooting, just unlocking the phone to use with foreign carriers. At the ...
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Samsung S5 compatible with tracfone and Verizon Wireless

I currently have Verizon wireless. I want to switch to tracfone and change my cell phone at the same time. I'm thinking about getting a Samsung S5. My question is, can I get a Samsung S5 to use with ...
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My computer doesn't detect my Samsung Galaxy A5 at all on bootloader mode

I'm trying to unlock my bootloader on my Samsung Galaxy A5. I've done a lot of research and can't find a solution. My problem is that whenever I turn on bootloader mode, my computer doesn't even see ...
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How to check if my Xperia M4 Aqua is unlocked without a SIM card

I need some help! Can someone tell me if my phone is unlocked? Here is a screenshot
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Will my phone still be unlocked after I install CyanogenMod?

I've recently unlocked my phone so that it can work with any SIM card, and I want to install CyanogenMod. What I'm wondering is, since CyanogenMod is going to wipe most of the data on the phone, is ...
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How to use phone calls without code?

My friends and family need to use my cellphone regulary, it doesnt bother me, because some of them cant have a cell but still need one just in case...the problem is that i dont want them to have ...
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How to unlock Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from Verizon?

I bought Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on eBay. It's a Verizon phone. The description said clean IMEI and not blacklisted per Swappa. I was trying to get it on my Cricket account which is a GSM carrier, but ...
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