Unlocking can be a frustrating task to complete. First and foremost you have to find out what it is, if it is legal, a reputable business to use and worry about if it will damage your phone. This is all before you’ve got the unlock code and are unsure how to use it. This article should answer all those questions, and aims to help people who have a Samsung Galaxy that they need to unlock.
Phone unlocking is simply the task or removing the network lock that is placed on the phone. You’ve probably purchased your phone on an upgrade or straight from a network. You’ve probably also seen the prices for “SIM Free” phones, which made you just go straight to the network. The difference is that once you get the phone from the network, it will extremely likely be locked to them and only accept SIM cards that they provide. Unlocking the phone will then remove this lock and allow the phone to accept any SIM card from any network - worldwide.
This isn’t something that the manufacturer does, but the network themselves. Unlocking is completely legal to do and doesn’t impact your manufacturer warranty either - which is great news. This is something the UK police have mentioned and most other police forces around the world will also make a note on their websites about unlocking.
The other thing to mention is that using an unlock code cannot damage your phone. If you end up on a forum and start following advice to unlock your phone for free using a crazy list of instructions that go into the phones programming, then of course you could do something wrong. The manufacturers however provide a simple way to enter the unlock code in the phone and this cannot damage the phone when followed.
Samsung Galaxy mobile phone owners are fortunate.
Samsung have made it extremely easy for everyone to enter their unlock codes. I’ll outline the process below:
1. Insert a SIM card that isn’t from the original network (network the phone is locked to)
2. The box to enter the unlock code will appear
3. Enter your code once you have it here and press OK/Accept or similar
That is the process to unlock all Samsung Galaxy phones
. You will need to get the unlock code, which are cheap to purchase in most cases and get delivered in around 5 - 25 minutes.
I hope that helps guys.