There is a great deal of confusion over the act of ‘jailbreaking’ a cellphone, and it’s certainly not made any clearer by the cellphone carriers who want you to stick with them for the full term of a 24 month contract. According to U.S. wireless carriers, unlocking a phone bought after January 26 2012 without your carrier’s permission violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) whether the phone is under contract or not.
However what this really refers to is the fact that the DMCA prohibits “circumventing” digital locks that “control access” to copyrighted works including movies, music, books, games, and software. In fact this broad and vague ruling bans a lot of useful, and important activities, however, there are exemptions for mobile phones to run unapproved software, and for using clips from DVDs and internet video in non-commercial videos.
Really? Who cares? The vast majority of people who want to jail-break their phone wish to do so in order to avoid lengthy contracts that do not best suit their needs, and they feel locked into a bad relationship.
Unfortunately, wireless carriers such as AT&T, and many others, do not have much sympathy if you want to end your contract. You need to pay an Early Termination Fee, which of course has its own acronym, (ETF) that can add up to hundreds of dollars. In fact AT&T and most major carriers, such as Sprint and Verizon, will charge you an ETF of up to $350, unless you happen to cancel within the first two weeks. T-Mobile users pay up to $200 depending on how many days are left on their contract.
But the reality is, you can still break free or jail-break without handing over rip off penalty fees for the simple reason that carriers are unlikely to start suing customers en-masse.
Here are some crafty ways to get out of a contract that is holding you back.
Unlock Your Phone
This is probably the simplest and most permanent solution of them all. In minutes and for a low cost, online cellphone unlock services such as UnlockBase can send you a code that unlocks your phone so that you can use it SIM free and choose any SIM free plan that takes your fancy. It’s quick, easy, safe and comprehensive, as UnlockBase offers a huge database of phones and service providers from around the world that they can unlock.
Sell Your Plan
You read it correctly. If you want to get out of your contract plan there may be someone interested in buying yours. Sites such as Cellswapper or Trade My Cellular specialize in this. They have found a loophole in most carrier’s rulings that means your carrier will only charge you an Early Termination Fee (ETF) if you do not have somebody to pay the monthly fees for the remainder of the contract. So if you can find someone to take over your plan, this will not violate your terms of service as the other party is fulfilling the terms of your original contract. This means you can also test another carrier’s service. You can trade contracts with someone for 3-6 months and see if you want to jump to that carrier.
Track Changes to Your Contract
Keep abreast of changes to you contract. Cellular carriers regularly make “material changes” to a contract. A material change can be anything from additional service or maintenance fees, to adjustments in the rates you’re charged, or changes in discounts applied to your account. Should you spot a material change, you should be able to contact customer service and end your contract. Cellbreaker helps track these sorts of changes so you can break your contract.
Find a Carrier That’ll Pay Your Cancellation Fee
Yes, it’s true. Did you know that some smaller carriers such as Virgin Mobile, Credo Mobile, and Boost Mobile will let you prepay or pay by the month? Some of these carriers will even pay your cancellation fee for you, and you may even be able to keep your phone too! T-Mobile even promises to pay up to $650 to cover the costs of your Early Termination Fee (ETF) if you switch to one of its plans. A useful option if you just want to switch.
Don’t be held back by a cellphone contract you no longer want, get creative and unlock your phone!
Did you know you can still benefit from everything that is so clever about a BlackBerry including BlackBerry Blend for seamless phone to PC synchronization, and the quality and slickness of the BlackBerry operating system without having to put up with a way too costly network provider? If you’re happy with your BlackBerry, but not with your service provider, we have good news. We’ve just released a new update for UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker Software (v126.96.36.199). This major new update to our software enables anybody to unlock by cable an amazing 372 BlackBerry and /or Samsung models, quickly, easily and safely.
As of today we have just added DIRECT UNLOCK support for the following 107 new BlackBerry models:
- BlackBerry Bold: 9000, 9650, 9700, 9780, 9790, 9900, 9980, 9981, Touch 9930
- BlackBerry Curve: 8520, 8530, 8900, 9220, 9315, 9320, 9360, 9380
- BlackBerry Curve 3G: 9300, 9330
- BlackBerry Gemini: 8520
- BlackBerry Niagara: 9630
- BlackBerry Odin: 9550
- BlackBerry Onyx I, Onyx II, Onyx III
- BlackBerry Pearl: 9100, 9105
- BlackBerry Porsche: P9980, P9981
- BlackBerry Storm: 9500
- BlackBerry Storm 2: 9530
- BlackBerry Torch: 9800, 9810, 9850, 9860
- BlackBerry Tour: 9630
Our solutions allows you to Read Info and Direct Unlock any of these BlackBerry models, including a phone with MEP0 issue (Hardlocked BlackBerry caused by entering too many wrong codes). And in the meantime we have also improved this new version 188.8.131.52 of our software:
- Improved communication with the server,
- Ability to read more information from phones,
- Waiting from server time-out bug corrected.
You’ll find some Video Tutorial on our YouTube Chanel: https://www.youtube.com/user/unlockbase/videos
BlackBerry 9860 (Torch) Unlock Tutorial
We’ve got great news for Samsung owners unhappy with their current contract and seeking a way out! We’ve just released a new update for UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker Software (v184.108.40.206). This important new update to our software enables anybody to unlock by cable an amazing 270 Samsung models, quickly, easily and cost effectively.
As of today we have just added DIRECT UNLOCK support for the following three new Samsung models:
Not sure how to unlock your Samsung phone? Don’t worry, look out for our Video Tutorial:
Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite 2 (SM-G318H) Unlock Tutorial
Samsung Galaxy Grand Plus (GT-I9060I) Unlock Tutorial
Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J100H) Unlock Tutorial
Great news for Canadians! No matter if you bought your phone with Rogers/Fido, Bell Mobility, Sasktel or Telus you are always protected under the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Comission’s (CRTC) Wireless Code of Conduct. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the important points that you should know:
- No cancellation fees after 2 years
- Limit on data and roaming charges
- Unlocked cellphones
- Trial period
- Clear language
Cancellation of Cancellation Fees
Customers who purchased their phone at a reduced fee in exchange for a three year contract can now cancel their plan without a cancellation fee provided that they have completed at least 2 years of their contract. Those who started their contract before June 3rd, 2013 will be able to cancel without incurring a fee. Those whose contracts were signed between June 30th, 2013 and December 2nd 2013 will pay a cancellation fee of up to $50, or 10% of “the remaining monthly charges under your contract”– whichever is lower.
A Limit on Data and Roaming Charges
The Wireless Code of Conduct states that carriers may not charge more than $100 in roaming fees without the permission of the subscriber. So, for example, if you were on your honeymoon or a vacation and accidentally incurred $100 in roaming fees, you should receive a courtesy text message or email from your carrier requesting your permission to continue services (and charges). However the best way to avoid roaming charges completely is to always unlock your phone so that you can use a local SIM card while on your travels.
The same courtesy text or email will be sent to those who incur $50 of data over usage fees while using their home network covered area.
Service providers are now obligated to unlock phones without restriction after 90 days of use OR if the customer purchased the phone in full. However, be aware that as the Code has not stipulated any fixed cost for the unlock service, carriers are still able to choose how much they charge.
Customers now have 15 days to test the service. Within 15 days and within certain usage limits, you may now cancel your service and return the phone at no cost if you feel your phone deal does not meet your needs.
And finally, Clear Language
Limitations must be written in clear language so that everyone can understand. All contracts must be laid out and presented in simple language terms. Additionally, changes to the key terms and conditions may not be made without your permission, and you have the right to refuse changes.
This is just a brief overview, there are many more terms and rights that you should read up on in order to familiarize yourself with the new Code, especially when dealing with your service provider. For more information on the Wireless Code of Conduct click here: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/wirelesscode
How does this affect you?
Let us know in the comments below!
After more than 10 years in the Remote Unlocking industry, this summer UnlockBase has finally launched its own unlocker software! This new software will be supported and updated on a regular basis to cater to the latest and most difficult to unlock cell phones and to ensure that all our dealers stay in complete control of future unlocking needs. With evolving security protection it becomes ever more challenging to unlock cell phones but with UnlockBase, you’re guaranteed a top notch team of Hacker and Reverse Engineers to support your unlocking needs.
At the moment this software support is only for Samsung
However no less than 276 models are ready for Direct Unlock (see full list below).
Unlockbase Cell Phone Unlocker v220.127.116.11
Starting July 1 2015, we began offering our first “World First” with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Unlocking support. Since then we have added many older Samsung versions, totaling more than 200+ supported models without Rooting (Direct Unlock). You can access the history of all updates (ChangeLOG) on this page: https://www.unlockbase.com/cable-unlock/change-log-software-download/
You can also access the Official FAQ for the Software here:
Finally, if you have one phone to unlock and need to order just one License, use this Link:
Our wholesalers can order licenses at preferred rates
directly in the section “Cable Unlock” in their UnlockBase account.
Here is the current up to date list of supported models:
- AT&T Galaxy S4: SGH-I337, SGH-I337M
- AT&T Galaxy Express: SGH-I437
- AT&T Galaxy Tab 2 10.1: SGH-I497
- AT&T Galaxy S3: SGH-I747, SGH-I747M
- AT&T Galaxy S2 Skyrocket: SGH-I757, SGH-I757M
- AT&T Galaxy S3 Mini: SM-G730A, SM-G730W8
- AT&T Galaxy Tab 3: SM-T217A
- AT&T Galaxy S4 Active: SGH-I537
- Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro: Galaxy Win I8550, GT-I8552
- Samsung Galaxy Core Advance: GT-I8580
- Samsung Galaxy Express: GT-I8730
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: GT-I9190
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos: GT-I9192
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: GT-I9195, GT-I9195L, GT-I9195T, GT-I9195H, GT-I9197
- Samsung Galaxy Mega: GT-I9200, GT-I9205
- Samsung Galaxy S3: GT-I9300I, GT-I9301I, GT-I9301Q, GT-I9305, GT-I9305N, GT-I9305T
- Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo: GT-I9301I
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: GT-I9295
- Samsung Galaxy S4: GT-I9500, GT-I9505, GT-I9508C
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Duos: GT-I9508, GT-I9508V
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2: GT-N7105, GT-N7105T
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: GT-N8000
- Samsung Galaxy Core Plus: SM-G350, SM-G350M, SM-G350L
- Samsung Galaxy Trend 3: SM-G3500, SM-G3502, SM-G3502T, SM-G3502C, SM-G3502I, SM-G3502L, SM-G3508J
- Samsung Galaxy Ace 4: SM-G357M, SM-G357F, SM-G357FZ
- Samsung Galaxy Core Lite 4G: SM-G3586V, SM-G3588V
- Samsung Galaxy Core Prime: SM-G360F, SM-G360M, SM-G360G,SM-G360GY, SM-G360AZ, SM-G360P, SM-G360BT, SM-G360FY, SM-G3606, SM-G3608, SM-G3609
- Samsung Galaxy Express 2: SM-G3815
- Samsung Galaxy Avant: SM-G386T1, SM-G386W
- Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: SM-G530BT, SM-G530F, SM-G530H, SM-G530M, SM-G530Y
- Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos: SM-G5306W, SM-G5308W, SM-G5309W
- Samsung Galaxy Grand 2: SM-G710, SM-G710K, SM-G710L, SM-G7105, SM-G7105L, SM-G7105H
- Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Duos: SM-G7102, SM-G7102T, SM-G7106, SM-G7108, SM-G7508
- Samsung Galaxy Mega 2: SM-G750A
- Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini: SM-G800, SM-G800F, SM-G800M, SM-G800I, SM-G800H, SM-G800HQ
- Samsung Galaxy Alpha: SM-G850A, SM-G850W, SM-G8508S, SM-G850F: SM-G850K, SM-G850L, SM-G850S,
- Samsung Galaxy S5 Active: SM-G870, SM-G870A, SM-G870W
- Samsung Galaxy S5: SM-G900, SM-G900A, SM-G900F, SM-G900I, SM-G900K, SM-G900H, SM-G900P, SM-G900L, SM-G900T, SM-G900T1, SM-G900M, SM-G900MD, SM-G900AZ, SM-G900FD, SM-G900W8, SM-G901, SM-G901F, SM-G9006V, SM-G9008V , SC-04F
- Samsung Galaxy S6: SM-G920A: SM-G920F, SM-G920FQ, SM-G920I, SM-G920K, SM-G920L, SM-G920S, SM-G920T1, SM-G920W8, SM-G920T
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, SM-G925A, SM-G925F, SM-G925FQ, SM-G925I, SM-G925K, SM-G925L, SM-G925T , SM-G925S: SM-G925W8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo: SM-N7505
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Duos: SM-N7502, SM-N7506
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3: SM-N900A, SM-N900K, SM-N900L, SM-N900T, SM-N900W8, SM-N900S, SM-N900, SM-N9000Q, SM-N9005, SM-N9008, SM-N9008S, SM-N9008V
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Duos: SM-N9002, SM-N9006, SM-N9009
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4: SM-N9100, SM-N9106W, SM-N9108V, SM-N9109W
- Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: SM-N910F, SM-N910G, SM-N910P, SM-N910R4, SM-N910T, SM-N910V, SM-N910W8, SM-N915A, SM-N915T,
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: SM-P605, SM-P605L, SM-P605M, SM-P607T
- Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2: SM-P905, SM-P905M, SM-N9109W, SM-P907A
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0: SM-T217T
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4: SM-T320, SM-T321, SM-T325,
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0: SM-T330, SM-T331, SM-T332, SM-T335, SM-T335K, SM-T335L, SM-T337, SM-T337A
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active: SM-T360, SM-T365
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1: SM-T535, SM-T537A
- Sprint Galaxy S4 mini: SPH-L520
- Sprint Galaxy Mega: SPH-L600
- Sprint Galaxy S4: SPH-L720
- T-Mobile Galaxy S2: SGH-T989
- T-Mobile Galaxy S4: SGH-M919, SGH-M919N
- T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10.1: SM-P607T
Roaming charges – the sting that comes with any type of international travel! Let’s face it, none of us are likely to leave home without our phones while we are away – with no access to google maps to find our way back to the hotel, no Facebook and no way to call home to let people know we are safe. Luckily there are some sneaky tips that can make your roaming fees much more manageable…
Limit background data
Background data consists of things like app updates and emails. For apps that you don’t need you can go into your settings (usually in the menu that is called something like ‘wireless and networks’. Here you can choose which apps to limit. Better yet go to Play Store/Apple Store and turn off automatic updates (you can switch them to update when Wi-Fi is available).
Switch to Data Server mode
In Chrome you can switch to data server mode which restricts the amount of data that is used while browsing. In the Chrome settings it’s usually in the Advanced menu (Android) or the Bandwidth menu (IOS).
Switch your SIM
Your contract SIM might not give you such a good deal overseas, in which case a travel SIM is a good idea. Not only are they pay as you go so you can’t over spend, but you can receive calls for free in all the popular destinations (your regular provider will charge you for this). Plus you get access to significantly lower data rates and call charges worldwide.
Change your apps
There are lots of apps that do the same thing as some of the apps you might already have – although they don’t need a data connection. Switch Google Maps for maps.me for example, so you can navigate your way around with no data roaming charges. In addition disable any apps that have ads as this will eat through your data and cost you a fortune!
Get Onavo Extend
This uber cool app compresses data usage by as much as five times, meaning you get 5 times more data without the added costs. Better still – it’s free!
Automatically connect to Wi-Fi
You can change your settings to automatically connect to Wi-Fi when it’s available. This will potentially save you a lot of money. I say potentially as you should remember to keep safe with your online security – open networks are prone to hackers who could steal your private information (bank details, PayPal logins etc). Be careful and only connect to secured networks that you trust.
Take WiFi with you
With handy little portable WiFi gadgets, you can take WiFi with you. An unlocked WiFi hotspot will enable you to put any data SIM inside whether that be your contract SIM, worldwide data SIM or a local SIM. You can generally connect 10 – 15 devices, and then you can get online anywhere worldwide!
Don’t leave our data roaming on
I shouldn’t have to say it but just in case! Make sure you keep data switched off unless you need to update or get online.
Every week, no, make that every day, at UnlockBase, we get customers writing in with a variety of problems relating to any number of different cellphones. In this article we look at a problem that occurs most often with Samsung phones but can apply to other Android phones in general. First, to acquaint you with the problem, here is a typical customer complaint:
“We kept getting the ‘Not registered on Network’ message when trying to make calls. Many times the network connection was lost for a while. Then we realized by trying to make a call that for a period of time people were unable to get a hold of us or send text messages. We tried everything to try to resolve the issue, and ultimately we replaced our phones with another Samsung Galaxy S5. Guess what, the issue is still there and we still get ‘Not registered on network’ errors. Is this an Android issue or an Android issue? It’s no surprise that Google said that it’s a T-Mobile issue and not an Android issue. Please help!”
The ‘not registered on network’ error
This annoying problem is often found in Samsung Galaxy devices, particularly when users update their Galaxy phone to the latest Android version and something went wrong. Their device is unable to detect the network and up comes the “Not Registered on Network” message. This occurs because after getting an update, your device IMEI number is changed to “SN 0000″ and it shows that your device SN number has been broken and need to be fixed.
Another reason is when you try to use the SIM Card from a new Network Provider and your Samsung fails to keep up when you’re trying to switch networks and needs a little help from you involving manually providing the new APN settings / Networks name in order to fix it.
In this situation the ‘Not registered on network’ error will show itself when you attempt to make a call or text. This occurs because your Service Provider is simply not notified of your IMEI number so on the screen you will see “Not registered on Network“. They even have the cheek to supply an OK button for you to press which does nothing to solve your problem at all! Frustrating, but don’t worry, we can solve this issue. First you should be aware that your phone is already unlocked. It’s not the case that you have to unlock your device in order to remove the ‘Not registered on Network’ error.
However, another reason for this error is if unfortunately your device has been Blacklisted, and by that we mean if your phone is reported as “Lost” or “Stolen” in the national blacklist database in your country. In this situation you have no choice but to take the following steps :
- Go to the police and report the scam,
- Try to get your money back from the seller,
- Change the IMEI of your Phone (which is illegal),
- Sell your cellphone overseas.
For everybody else here are the four ways to fix this problem and finally have use of your Cell Phone.
How to fix ‘Not Registered on Network’ – The Solutions
Here we provide several methods to help you overcome this issue, one of them should work for you.
Method #1 – Manually select your new Network Provider:
Step 1: Go to Settings,
Step 2: Then go to Wireless and networks,
Step 3: Tap Mobile Networks (If not found then tap first ‘More settings’),
Step 4: Now tap Networks operators,
Step 5: After you have completed searching select your Network Operator (Like Vodafone, Idea, AirTel, etc.)
That’s it, problem solved.
Updated Fix: In Mobile Networks, set Network mode as WCDMA only and restart your phone.
Method #2 – Root your device and Install a Patch:
1. Root your Galaxy device,
2. Download from Google Play and install “Busy Box” on your device,
3. Download this “Ariza patch” and install it on your Galaxy device,
4. Now, open the app from the app drawer,
5. Just click on the button saying “PATCH” and it’s done.
Method # 3 – Update your Device and Samsung Account Software:
Make sure you are connected to a wireless connection
1. Get Your Galaxy Up and Running. Charged and ready,
2. Place Your SIM Card In Phone,
3. Navigate to Settings of your Phone,
4. Scroll Down To the Extreme bottom,
5. Select Software Update,
6. Wait for the cellphone to reboot and complete update.
Method # 4 – Remove and Insert SIM:
1. Turn off your phone by holding both the Power Button and Home together,
2. While the phone is off, wait for 2 minutes,
3. After 2 minutes remove the battery and the sim card from the phone,
4. Press the Power button and the Home button together 10 consecutive times,
5. Next, hold the power and home key for 1-3 minutes,
6. Now insert your Sim card and battery,
7. Turn on your Samsung Galaxy,
8. With your phone on, remove then re-insert your sim card 5 times.
Still confused? Watch this easy to understand videos for a better insight into how to resolve this issue easily.
What is the Marketplace for Unlocked Phones?
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit that is just waiting for the right opportunity or idea to turn your business acumen into a profitable future? Maybe you have a technical aptitude that provides you with just the edge you need to be successful in today’s age of high-tech digital communications technology.
Here’s the great news – the door is wide open to creating your own profitable business through buying and reselling unlocked cell phones. With literally millions of cell phones in use and the market changing constantly, the potential customer base is phenomenal to say the least. Just read any newspaper, blog, technical publication, or retail advertisement and consumers are besieged with the latest models of cell phones with the latest technical features and applications. Consumers line up to get the new technology even though their existing devices are still quite useful. Just because a well-known manufacturer has a newer more powerful device certainly doesn’t mean the prior model is useless. Technology just drives many of us to want the latest and greatest on the market, and advertising convinces us we have to move forward with technology.
So How Do I Turn This Into a Business?
With so many phones readily available at bargain prices it becomes a buyer’s market. You can select from the best manufacturers and the most recent models that you may want to build an inventory for, to resell at a profit. Thousands of cell phones show up on reputable auction sites every day as consumers upgrade to a different carrier or model. But if the original owner cannot get a reasonable price for the device, where does the profit come in?
Most individuals do not have the technical ability or knowledge needed to unlock a cell phone or other digital device. This often requires very specific unlock codes and detailed instructions to reliably and safely unlock your phone. These steps and cell phone unlock codes vary significantly among manufacturers, carriers, and models. Further, it can be difficult to gain access to the codes and instructions needed to unlock your specific phone. This makes research time-consuming to obtain the information needed to be successful in unlocking phones. While some information can be found through surfing the Internet for such values and instructions, much of it is unreliable or questionable at best.
Now you know that there is a demand for used phones, that they are readily available at bargain prices, and that you can add value by providing unlocked phones to prospective customers. The remaining question is how you actually get your various devices unlocked so that you can build your inventory. Not many consumers actually know how to unlock a cell phone and nearly as many do not even know that this is an option. Cell phone providers do not want their customers to know that their cell phones can be unlocked either, and may even threaten customers with service cancellation, although it is perfectly legal.
What Are the Opportunities?
Like any money-making business much depends on the time you invest in the enterprise. That being said, here are real-life examples of earnings reported from cell phone resellers:
- Sales of 21 phones in a single month at an average profit of $77 per phone.
This is strictly a part-time effort netting $1,617 in one month.
- Another reseller flipped 11 phones in a single weekend at a profit of nearly $1,000.
So the opportunity is real and potential is based on the time you have available to spend searching for phones with resale potential and relisting them at a reasonable profit.
Don’t trust yourself to make the right purchase or sale price that will earn you a profit? When you find a phone you’re considering buying, check out the estimated price on Movaluate.com. Also check eBay for recent completed sales of the same item to get a good feel for realistic selling price. This will boost your confidence that you are making a profitable selection.
Partner with an Expert Affiliate
Some technical services are best left to experienced professionals. Cell phone unlocking is one of these tasks where utilizing seasoned technicians provides reliable and successful results. This is where UnlockBase can assist you with consistent reliable phone unlocking services. UnlockBase has a proven track record of expertise in this highly technical field with over 5 million cell phones unlocked in 165 countries.
UnlockBase technicians are the experts who truly know the myriad phone unlock codes that facilitate the reselling of phones to your prospective customers. They can be your critical business partner in providing unlocking support for phones from various carriers, manufacturers, and models.
UnlockBase is simply the most authoritative cell phone unlocking company in the business. Partnering with UnlockBase as your affiliate will guarantee accuracy in providing phone unlock codes and successfully unlocking your phones. Unlocking services are provided on a timely basis to get your phones unlocked and ready for sale quickly and efficiently. This shortens the turn-around from purchase to re-sale making your business more profitable.
Through partnering with UnlockBase, your customers will receive added value in purchasing an unlocked phone that is not restricted to any particular carrier or service. This gives them flexibility when using the phone and brings you an edge over other cell phone resellers who do not have the expertise or technical knowledge to unlock such a variety of makes and models.
You can make selling unlocked cell phones a lucrative business even in your spare time. All you need to do to get started is:
- Search the recognized and respected auction sites for desirable used phones and add them to your inventory. Use the web sites that can help you determine market value for used cell phones.
- Partner with UnlockBase to receive phone unlock codes and services.
- Resell the unlocked phones at a respectable profit.
There is a considerable market for these unlocked phones that are no longer restricted to certain carriers or services. Now is the time to get started turning used cell phones into profit.
Device Unlock is an Android app that allows you to request and apply a MetroPCS mobile device unlock directly from the device. The features of this app include the ability to remotely request Mobile Device Unlock without having to contact Customer Care and automatically apply the Mobile Device Unlock to the device without the use of a manual code.
Thanks to this app, we’re now able to Register any IMEI as “Eligible” in the MetroPCS Database so you can unlock your Cell Phone using the “Device Unlock” App. Turnaround time for delivery is less than 2 Business Days. To officially unlock your MetroPCS Cell Phone using the Device Unlock App, please click here.
All you need is an Android device that supports the Mobile Device Unlock app:
- LG Leon 4G LTE (MS345),
- LG G Stylo (MS631),
- Kyocera Hydro Elite (C6740).
Once the unlock request is processed, customer needs to:
- Make sure you have an active data connection via 3G/4G/LTE or Wi-Fi.
- From the Application list, tap Device Unlock. (Note: The application may be located in the MetroPCS folder.)
- Tap Continue.
- Choose the Permanent Unlock type:
- If successful, restart the device to apply the settings.
Note: If you do not restart the device, you will have a persistent alert in the notification tray.
WARNING: It is very important to mention that the customer has to have data when attempting to perform the unlock, either 3G, 4G or wi-fi but data on the phone. If there is no data the unlock will be unsuccessful, once a device has been whitelisted we will not be responsible for unsuccessful unlocks. If customer has changed the original software or IMEI we will not be responsible for the app not to work (Do not install custom firmware like Avatar or Cyanogen before unlock your phone). If customer cannot find the app on its phone he can easily go to applications and make it visible but a Hard Reset will always bring the app back to the phone.
Today UnlockBase is proud to officially present the first Direct Remote Unlock solution working with Original USB Cable to Unlock any Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Absolutely all versions, networks, and country are supported, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge with the “Android Device Unlock App“. If your phone is asking for “SIM Network Unlock PIN” the software will read the Unlocking Code, if the phone has a Device Unlock App, then it will perform a Direct Unlock. Turnaround time is instant, 24/7! No need to wait to receive your code!
Below is the exact list of Supported models / variants:
Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A, SM-G920F, SM-G920FQ, SM-G920I, SM-G920K, SM-G920L, SM-G920S, SM-G920T, SM-G920T1, SM-G920W8) and Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE (SM-G925A, SM-G925F, SM-G925FD, SM-G925FQ, SM-G925I, SM-G925K, SM-G925L, SM-G925S, SM-G925T).
Technical Requirements :
– Computer running Windows 7 or 8,
– Micro USB Cable (Compatible or Original),
– UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker v1.0 for Windows,
– Samsung USB Driver for Windows.
UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker Software Tutorial:
1 – Make sure you install the Samsung Galaxy S6 USB drivers on your PC, if you haven’t already.
2 – Enable Developer Options by following these guidelines:
a) Step 1: Go to Settings> About device.
b) Step 2: Tap Build number 7 times.
After tapping build number two or more times, the notifications will be shown on the screen telling you the progress:
“You are now X steps away from being a developer”
After tapping the build number 7 times, you will be notified you are a developer.
When the Developer options are unlocked, you should see something like this.
Now, Galaxy S6 developer options will be available in the Settings menu.
3 – Enable USB Debugging, by opening Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging
4 – Then install and launch “UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker v1.0”
5 – Enter the License Number and press “Apply”
6 – Then follow the guideline of this Video Tutorial:
Troubleshooting & Frequently Asked Questions :
Q: Does your solution ROOT our Phone ?
A: Our solution use one TEMP ROOT, our software will try it on your cell phone automatically during the unlock process, you can see that in the Video Tutorial above.
Q: Is it permanent unlock ? Even if I flash the phone ?
A: It’s 100% permanent Unlock, once you unlock your phone with our solution you can do whatever you like (Upgrade or Downgrade Firmware, or even install custom firmware like Cyanogen or Avatar). Your phone will remain unlocked no matter what, for life !
Q: Do you offer unbranded version of your Software ?
A: No we don’t offer unbranded version of UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker software.
Q: I install the software and see the Icon on my Desktop, but when I double click it do not open, what to do ?
A: Please right-click the icon on your Desktop and select “Run as administrator”
Q: Where I can download the most recent version of the software ?
A: After you place your order you will receive by email the License and the link to download the software. If during support session we ask you to download the latest version of the software or installer, please always use the link you received in the first email we sent you as we’ll always update the archive of this Direct Download link with the latest upgrade of our software !
Q: My Samsung is CDMA, can you unlock it ?
A: Unfortunately we only unlock GSM phone, we don’t unlock CDMA version from Sprint, BoostMobile, StraightTalk, or Verizon… It’s very important to always invest in GSM Phone whenever possible, specially if you are an international traveler to make sure you can use it worldwide. CDMA is a standard that only work with some networks from the USA, and Japan….
Q: My cell phone is not detected, what should I do ?
1 – Make sure you install our Driver, click-here to download and install them again,
2 – Verify if USB Debugging is selected in your Samsung phone,
3 – Change USB Port of your computer until phone detected,
4 – Last resort change USB cable (most of the time cable is simply faulty).
Q: I get the error « Error ! (Push_Filed) », can you still unlock my phone ?
A: Unfortunately this mean our software cannot Auto Root your phone at the moment. You can still manually root your phone with third party software (Like PingPong, iRoot, or KingoRoot) and then use our software to Unlock It. However we cannot provide support for these Third Party rooting software so if you prefer to give up or if it’s too technical for you then please contact us by email and we will Void the license and refund your transaction.