‘Android’ Archive

Great Phones We Unlock: ZTE Avid PLUS from MetroPCS

This is another new phone making its debut at CES Las Vegas this month. It’s an entry level model from ZTE, a fast growing Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

The all new ZTE Avid® PLUS is designed with comfort, convenience and the budget conscious in mind. It works quickly and efficiently enough, powered by a Qualcomm® 1.1 GHz quad-core processor matched with fast nationwide 4G LTE network. And if it’s affordability you’re after, the deal from MetroPCS doesn’t get any better. With an original price of $119, MetroPCS, after mail-in rebate MetroPCS are offering the phone at just $29.00!

The phone comes with an on-trend 5″ LCD screen with pixel density of 196 ppi, which allows you to enjoy pictures, play games and watch videos, while the screen is protected with Dragontrail™ scratch-resistant glass.

Camera technology on the Avid PLUS is a bit basic, nothing more, and nothing less than you would expect from a budget phone. There’s a 2MP front-facing camera and a 5MP rear-facing camera, with 720 pixel video recording which means you can easily capture what’s going on around you at short notice. There are effects including Color Effect, Scene Mode and Anti-Flicker to help you create quality photographs, but of course at this lvel of pixellation, you can expect some pictures to be grainy.

The ZTE Avid Plus was not designed as a high-end smartphone. Internal storage starts at 8GB upgradeable with a microSD slot to 32GB. The phone is made from an all-plastic build but still manages to have a quality feel when held. Unlike a lot of the newer generation phones, the Avid PLUS has a removable backing, allowing access to the replaceable battery, the SIM card slot, and the microSD card slot, which is much easier than trying to open the SD card and SIM card slots with the aid of a supplied pin to press into a tiny slot in the side.

The phone runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 and includes a built-in battery saver with additional security features and enhanced WiFi/Bluetooth controls

The resolution and pixel count is admittedly low as compared to more high end models, but with a MetroPCS price of just $29.00, it still represents outstanding value.

Unlock your Avid PLUS from MetroPCS with UnlockBase

If you love the phone but you want to be able to use extra SIM Card from a non compatible network, UnlockBase, the leading online remote unlock site, with the largest database of phones and service providers around the globe, can unlock this phone for you quickly, easily and cost efficiently. Our new, easy to use MetroPCS Android Mobile Device Unlock App supports ZTE Avid PLUS and the app can be yours for just $24.oo. Full step by step instructions are supplied and if you get stuck and you’re not sure what to do, our team are on hand 24/7 to answer your questions and sort out any possible problems. You can buy the app in seconds on the site and have your phone unlocked within just a few minutes, but don’t take our word for it, before you buy check out some of our genuine testimonials from satisfied customers.

ZTE Avid Plus Specifications:

  • 4G LTE enabled
  • 5″ FWVGA LCD Touchscreen Display
  • 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash + 2MP front-facing camera
  • 8GB ROM / 1GB RAM
  • Expandable to 32GB with microSD card (sold separately)

To Unlock your ZTE Avid Plus from MetroPCS, please follow this Link:
https://www.unlockbase.com/phone-unlocking-service/metropcs-device-unlock-app-official-unlock/

Great Phones We Unlock: LG K7 From Metro PCS

UnlockBase unlocks more phones from more cellphone providers around the world than any other online remote unlock website. We’re known to thousands of satisfied customers for our efficiency, our speed of response and our fair, cost effective pricing, – so much so that we won’t be beaten on price. If you can find an unlock deal online for the exact same phone model and service provider that is better than what we are offering, we guaranteed to match it or better it.

One of the latest smartphones we can unlock for customers using MetroPCS as their service provider is the popular LG K7 from South Korean company LG. It’s the younger brother of the more powerful K10. Making its debut this month at CES in Las Vegas, it’s not surprising the K7 is expected to be such a popular choice. That’s because this smartphone is the complete package. With this phone you can tap into both your creative and practical sides and enjoy a great experience either way. It has outstanding camera features, and solid, speedy performance at a price that truly won’t break the bank.

The LG K7 MS330, (or LG Tribute 5 as it is also known by some service providers), is a value for money Android phone with a slim arched screen and sleek back cover. Its 5-inch display is contained within a smart looking plastic design with a matte finish. MetroPCS will offer this phone as a pre-paid deal with an affordable price tag. In fact, the phone brand new costs $129.90, but with an after mail-in rebate you can have one shipped to you for just $49.00 online at MetroPCS.

LG like to describe their K Series as ‘glossy pebble design language’, so called due to the curved, modern finish of the phones, aimed squarely at a younger audience without a lot of budget to blow on a high-end smartphone. LG claim the design cues of the phone are borrowed from nature, and the phone certainly punches above its weight in terms of cost vs performance and looks.

The LG K7 is a 5-inch 854×480 resolution smartphone. It’s running on Android 5.1 Lollipop along with LG’s Optimus UI on top. It’s powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, with 1GB or 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of storage inside. There’s a microSD card slot inside, which can support an upgrade of up to 64GB of storage as well. LG has packed an 8MP camera in the back with a surprisingly good quality 5MP camera in the front. The phone is equipped with LG’s easy to use photo technology including Gesture Shot and Gesture Interval Shot, making the taking of selfies easy and hassle-free.

With Gesture Shot you can take photos simply by raising an open hand in front of the lens and then clenching it into a fist. When you close your hand twice the camera automatically goes into Gesture Interval Shot mode whereby it will run off four consecutive photos. There is also Flash for Selfie on the front to help capture moments on the fly, whenever, wherever the moment presents itself, even if it’s in the dark. The phone is powered by an 2125mAh battery that is non-removable, and therefore non-replaceable.

Get the UnlockBase Android Device Unlock App

Our new, easy to use MetroPCS Android Mobile Device Unlock App supports the LG K7 and the app can be yours for just $24.oo. Full step by step instructions are supplied and if you get stuck and you’re not sure what to do, our team are on hand 24/7 to answer your questions and sort out any possible problems. You can buy the app in seconds on the site and have your phone unlocked within just a few minutes, but don’t take our word for it, before you buy check out some of our genuine testimonials from satisfied customers.

LG K7 Specifications

  • 5-inch 854×480 display
  • 1.1GHz quad-core processor
  • 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 1.5GB or 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB or 8GB of storage
  • 2125mAh non-removable battery
  • Android 5.1

To Unlock your LG K7 from MetroPCS, please follow this Link:
https://www.unlockbase.com/phone-unlocking-service/metropcs-device-unlock-app-official-unlock/

Mobile Device Unlock App (Android) - Troubleshooting

Device Unlock is an Android app that allows you to request and apply a mobile device unlock directly from the device. This allows you to automatically apply Mobile Device Unlock to the device without using a manual code. When your phone is locked with “Mobile Device Unlock” it’s totally useless to order an unlock code.

Only supported devices (see below) may download the app or have it pre-installed. Supported devices may download the app from: Google Play.

Supported Models from T-Mobile USA Supported Models from MetroPCS USA
  • Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro (OT-5042T),
  • Alcatel OneTouch Evolve (OT-5024N),
  • Coolpad Rogue (3320A),
  • HTC One M9,
  • HTC Desire 626s,
  • Kyocera Hydro LIFE (C6530),
  • Kyocera Hydro Wave (C6740),
  • LG G Stylo (H631),
  • LG G4 (H811),
  • LG Leon LTE (H345),
  • LG V10 (H901),
  • Samsung Galaxy Avant (SM-G386T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928T),
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T),
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530T),
  • Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G360T),
  • Sony Xperia Z3 (D6616),
  • ZTE Avid Plus (Z828),
  • ZTE Obsidian (Z820),
  • ZTE Zinger (Z667T).
  • Alcatel One Touch Fierce XL (OT-5054N),
  • HTC Desire 626s,
  • Kyocera Hydro ELITE (C6740 & C6740N),
  • LG Leon 4G LTE (MS345),
  • LG G Stylo (MS631),
  • LG K7 (MS330),
  • Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G360T1),
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530T1),
  • ZTE Avid PLUS,
  • ZTE Obsidian (Z820).

It’s very important to order the unlock service of your Cell Phone using the correct service.

Mobile Device Unlock Service for MetroPCS USA   Mobile Device Unlock Service for MetroPCS USA

How to apply a “Mobile Device Unlock”

  1. From that Application list, tap Device Unlock.
  2. Tap Continue.
  3. Choose the desired device unlock type: Permanent Unlock
  4. 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.

Troubleshooting “Mobile Device Unlock” app

  1. Check that you have an active data connection.
  2. Clear the application cache.
  3. Check that the device memory is properly managed.
  4. Restart the device and try again.

If you receive an error, review the following table for troubleshooting:

Error Message Information / Troubleshooting
Device not recognized by your service provider. Please call customer care.
  • Rooting your device will disable the unlock application
  • Download the latest T-Mobile software to continue
Data corrupted during transfer. Please try again.Error during data transfer. Please try again.
  • Ensure the device has stable mobile signal
  • Restart the device and try again
Server not responding. Please try again later.
  • No response is received from the server
  • Try using an alternate internet connection
Failure in processing the request. Please reboot device and try again.
  • Ensure that your device has sufficient memory
  • Restart the device and try again
No internet connection available. Please try again when internet connection is available.
  • No internet connection is available:
    • Device is not connected to 3G/4G LTE.
    • A non-compatible SIM card is being used,
Unable to connect to the server at this time. Please try back again later.
  • Update the app using the Play Store
  • Attempt the unlock using the mobile network.
Unlock Failed: This mobile wireless device is not eligible for unlock. For Device Unlock eligibility details, please go online or contact Customer Care.
  • The device is not eligible for unlock. (Order the Unlock Service from UnlockBase)
Unlock Failed : System maintenance error, try again later.
  • System Maintenance is currently underway
  • Wait and try again later
Failure in applying the unlock settings. Please try again.
  • The device must be connected to the mobile network (including domestic and international roaming)
  • Disconnect from Wi-Fi and try again.

1 – Make sure you use the original Stock ROM (no custom Firmware like CyanogenMod, or Unbranded ROM)
2 – Make sure you’re using the latest version of Firmware for your Cell Phone.
3 – Finally (after upgrade) perform a Hard Reset on your Cell Phone.
4 – Turn off 3G/LTE and force the use of a local WiFi Hotspot.
5 – Make sure you use home Wifi (and not a public/company WiFi since they might limit somehow your internet usage)

Select one of these two services below to unlock with “Mobile Device Unlock

Mobile Device Unlock Service for MetroPCS USA   Mobile Device Unlock Service for MetroPCS USA

Difference between FRP Lock and Samsung Reactivation Lock

Even on a quiet day here at UnlockBase we receive around 600 emails asking a wide variety of questions about the many aspects of unlocking cellphones. A question that has been asked a lot lately is what is the difference between Android FRP Lock and Samsung Reactivation Lock? Well, many of the most recent Android Phones including models from Samsung, HTC, and Sony can become stuck on activation screen requesting for your ID and password, while others are requesting your Google Account. Samsung phones will ask for a Reactivation Lock ID & password, so that people can be identified along the same lines as apple iCloud Lock. To clarify things, here we provide detailed information on the difference between the two.

Difference between FRP Lock & Reactivation Lock

What is Factory Reset Protection (FRP) Lock ?

Android Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is a new feature designed to protect your device. It has been added to several Samsung devices that are running Android OS 5.1 or higher.

This feature enables you to set up your device to prevent other people from using it in the event that it has been reset to factory settings without your permission.  For example, if your device is lost, stolen, flashed, or wiped, only someone with your Google account or screen lock information can perform a factory data reset and use the device.

When a device is factory reset, the device will not be able to be setup without the user entering the Google Account associated with the device (for hard reset) or screen lock information (for reset in Settings menu). It’s essential that you set up a Google account in order to use the FRP feature.  It is also highly recommended that you set a secure screen lock on your device.

FRP Lock Google Verify Screen

What is Reactivation lock and how do I use it on my Samsung?

Similar to FRP, Reactivation lock lets you use your Samsung account to prevent others from activating your device if ever it is lost or stolen. With Reactivation lock turned on, you will be required to enter your Samsung account credentials (sCloud) prior to performing a factory reset on the device, so your Samsung account login should be something you can easily remember.

Samsung Reactivation Lock Setup

For more information about this, please check https://findmymobile.samsung.com/help/startupDeviceUse.do

How to Fix ‘Not Registered on Network’ on Android Phones

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

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.

MetroPCS Mobile Device Unlock App (Android Official Unlock)

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:

  • Alcatel One Touch Fierce XL (OT-5054N),
  • HTC Desire 626s,
  • Kyocera Hydro ELITE (C6740 & C6740N),
  • LG Leon 4G LTE (MS345),
  • LG G Stylo (MS631),
  • LG K7 (MS330),
  • Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G360T1),
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530T1),
  • ZTE Avid PLUS,
  • ZTE Obsidian (Z820).

Once the unlock request is processed, customer needs to:

  1. Make sure you have an active data connection via 3G/4G/LTE or Wi-Fi.
  2. From the Application list, tap Device Unlock. (Note: The application may be located in the MetroPCS folder.)
  3. Tap Continue.
  4. Choose the Permanent Unlock type:
  5. If successful, restart the device to apply the settings.

MetroPCS Device Unlock App - Unlock Process

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.

Important Related Post: https://blog.unlockbase.com/mobile-device-unlock-app-troubleshooting/

T-Mobile USA Mobile Device Unlock App (Android Official Unlock)

Device Unlock is an Android app that allows you to request and apply a T-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 T-Mobile 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 T-Mobile USA Cell Phone using the Device Unlock App, please click here.

All you need is an Android device that supports the Mobile Device Unlock app:

  • Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro (OT-5042T),
  • Alcatel OneTouch Evolve (OT-5024N),
  • Coolpad Rogue (3320A),
  • HTC One M9,
  • HTC Desire 626s,
  • Kyocera Hydro LIFE (C6530),
  • Kyocera Hydro Wave (C6740),
  • LG G Stylo (H631),
  • LG G4 (H811),
  • LG Leon LTE (H345),
  • LG V10 (H901),
  • Samsung Galaxy Avant (SM-G386T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928T),
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T),
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530T),
  • Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G360T),
  • Sony Xperia Z3 (D6616),
  • ZTE Avid Plus (Z828),
  • ZTE Obsidian (Z820),
  • ZTE Zinger (Z667T).

Once the unlock request is processed, customer needs to:

  1. Connect your phone to WiFi
  2. Go to Google play store and install the “Device Unlock” app from T-Mobile.
  3. Open app and select “Permanent Unlock

T-Mobile Device Unlock App

Phone will check status from server and reboot, and will be unlocked !

Important Related Post: https://blog.unlockbase.com/mobile-device-unlock-app-troubleshooting/

SIM Network Unlock PIN

Most Android phones are quite simple to navigate.  Best of all, they feature access to a variety of apps that you can use to simply your life.  But what happens if you need to unlock your phone from your network carrier?  The best answer is to contact UnlockBase for an unlock code.  Whether you’re traveling overseas and need your phone unlocked or you simply want to switch carriers, UnlockBase simplifies the process of making your phone compatible with other networks.

SIM Network Unlock Pin Means You Need an Unlock Code

When you go to unlock your phone, all you need to do is insert a SIM card from the carrier you want to switch to.  If your phone is locked, it will likely display the message SIM Network Unlock PIN.  This means that you’ll need to buy an unlock code from a reputable service provider.

You’ll Need Your IMEI Number to get an Unlock Code

Keep in mind that you’ll need your phone’s IMEI number to buy the unlock code.  On most phones, you can easily identify your IMEI number by typing *#06# and hitting the send or call button.  You’ll receive a message with the IMEI number.

Unlocking Your Phone is Simple

After giving your IMEI number to an unlock code service provider and receiving the code, you’ll enter it into your phone and hit the unlock button.  It’s as simple as that.  If for some reason the unlock code doesn’t work, this most likely means there have been too many failed attempts.  To overcome this problem, you’ll need to do a full reset on your phone.  You’ll also want to make sure that your new SIM card is valid.  For more information on how to unlock your phone, simply contact us today.

The Takeaway

Basically, if your phone displays SIM Network Unlock PIN, it’s asking for an unlock code, which you can purchase from UnlockBase.  We will provide you with a detailed tutorial on how to unlock your phone, and best of all, we provide discounts on many of our unlocking options.

Furious Gold Pack 7

We’re pleased to inform our customers that we just add the Furious Team Pack 7 on UnlockBase Server, you can order today your activation from the section “Cable Unlock” of your UnlockBase account  and select “FuriousGold Special 1 Year + Pack 7” or “FuriousGold Activation: Pack 7“.

 Supported Models:

Vodafone 858 Smart, Vodafone 845, SFR Starshine. Huawei UM840, U8120, U8105, U8652, U8650, U8510 Ideos X3, U8500, U8300, U8230, U8220 T-Mobile Pulse, X1, U8180, U8160, U8150 Ideos T-Mobile Comet, T-Mobile Pulse Mini, U8110, U8109, U8350, U8105, U8100 and Orange Barcelona.

Activation Pricing:

FuriousGold Special 1 Year + Pack 7: 89 EUR
– FuriousGold Activation: Pack 7: 59 EUR

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