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How To SIM Unlock All Samsung Galaxy Phones

One of the most annoying aspects of owning an Android smartphone from Samsung is that you can’t switch carriers without getting your device unlocked by the carrier it’s currently locked to, or buying an entirely new device from them.  Here you will find the instruction to unlock Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10, Samsung A12, Samsung A11, Samsung A22, Samsung A21, Samsung A23, Samsung A52, Samsung A32, and many more.

So how can you get around this? SIM unlocking, and fortunately, this works for all Samsung phones on all carriers! Here’s what you need to do…

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General Instructions 

This guide will show you how to unlock any Samsung smartphone so that it can be used with any carrier. You will need an unlock code from the carrier or the original owner of the phone, or a software unlocking app to get started. 

If your phone is locked and needs software to unlock it, use SAMSUNG-UNLOCKER. After downloading and running this program, select Generate code for all devices and enter your handset’s IMEI number.

 Once done, copy the generated unlock code and paste it into a text document on your PC. Next, power off the device and then back on again while holding the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together until you see Download mode. 

Now connect your Galaxy S5 to your PC via USB cable, open Command Prompt in Windows (or Terminal in Mac), and type ADB shell followed by su , then tap Enter on the keyboard. Finally, type dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p20 of=/sdcard/MMCP20_backup.img bs=1024 count=16384 and press Enter once more to execute the command.

 When done, download Phoenix Utilities on your computer, open it up, go to the file browser tab, and find MMCP20_backup.img inside sdcard folder.

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What is the SIM network unlock PIN for Samsung?

Different models of phones have different unlock codes, so it’s important to know the exact model you’re using before starting. For example, the unlock code for a Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is 1111.

 The first step is to find your phone’s IMEI number by dialing *#06# on your phone. Next, input this number and the corresponding unlock code into an online form and wait for confirmation from the website that your phone has been unlocked. 

Make sure not to share your IMEI or unlock code with anyone other than yourself or someone who knows how to do it properly. If there are any charges associated with unlocking the device, they will be shown upfront before proceeding with the request.

 Be aware that some mobile service providers can charge their customers extra if they want to use another carrier’s SIM card in their handset. But most carriers will allow customers to unlock their device as long as they meet all the requirements outlined in their customer agreement, which usually includes having paid off the balance on their account and/or having fulfilled a service contract.

Can I unlock my Samsung phone myself?

If you want to unlock your Samsung phone yourself, you will need a code from your service provider. This can be provided when you sign up for service, or if you are an existing customer, it can be requested in person at a retail store or by calling customer support. 

You will also need to have the latest software version on your device. 

Once everything is in place, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off your phone and remove any protective covers that may be on it. 

2) Press the power button with the Volume UP key simultaneously. 

3) Release both buttons then press them again after about 5 seconds.

 4) Press the power button with the Volume DOWN key simultaneously. 

5) Release both buttons then press them again after about 5 seconds.

What is a SIM unlock network PIN?

A SIM unlock network PIN is a unique code that is used to unlock a phone from its original carrier. It is usually only provided by the original carrier of the phone, but can also be purchased through an online service.

 The process of unlocking your phone with a network PIN can be easy or difficult depending on the type of phone you have and the carrier you are trying to get it unlocked for. If you have a Sprint-locked Galaxy S5, for example, then all you need to do is contact Sprint customer care and they will provide you with the unlock code. 

However, if you happen to be working with a Verizon-locked Galaxy S5, then it might take some more work in order to unlock your phone. You may need the assistance of third-party vendors who specialize in unlocking phones so they can go through specific steps to give your phone an unlock code.

Samsung network unlock tool

Samsung phones come with a network lock. This means that the phone will only work with a SIM card from the original carrier. This network lock is in place for phones purchased in North America and some other regions.

 If you have an unlocked version of the phone, you do not need to perform this process. For those who need to unlock their phone, it can be done with software such as Samsung Network Unlock Tool or by inserting another company’s SIM card into the device when prompted during startup. 

Be aware that unlocking your phone may cause it to stop working entirely! The safest way to unlock a phone is through code input by a third-party service provider. The third-party service provider then sends the code over text message which unlocks the device so it can be used on any carrier.

 Code input usually costs more than simply purchasing an unlocked model of your desired phone but at least you know that all data will remain intact on the handset while there are no risks associated with permanently damaging it like there are when using software like Samsung Network Unlock Tool.

How to unlock network-locked phone

To get the best experience out of your phone, it’s important to unlock the network-locked phone. There are a few ways to do this which depend on the type of carrier you’re using and what you have for an operating system. 

On iOS 11 or later, go to Settings> General> About> Legal and then toggle Activation Lock off. On Android phones with versions 7.0 or later, go to Settings > System > Security > Phone Administrators > Carrier Admin

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Michelle Paulsen

Michelle, a former author for renowned tech publications TechCrunch and The Verge, has established herself as a prominent figure in technology journalism. With her deep industry knowledge and experience, she excels at breaking down complex tech topics into engaging, reader-friendly articles. Known for her sharp analysis and compelling storytelling, Michelle has a proven track record of enlightening readers about the latest tech trends and innovations.

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