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Unlock Software Update for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5

Today we released an extremely HOT and important update for UnlockBase Cable Unlock Software after adding Direct Unlock support by Cable (using Original USB Cable) for all Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 5. This includes the version locked with “Device Unlock App” from T-Mobile USA (World First). The exact list of supported versions are below:

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928A, SM-G928F, SM-G928G, SM-G928T, SM-G928V, SM-G928W8)
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N9200, SM-N9208, SM-N920A, SM-N920F, SM-N920T, SM-N920V)

For more details please check:

Software Official FAQ: https://www.unlockbase.com/cable-unlock/unlockbase-software-faq/
List of 388 Supported Models: https://www.unlockbase.com/cable-unlock/supported-models/
Official ChangeLOG: https://www.unlockbase.com/cable-unlock/change-log-software-download/

You can order your license from here: https://www.unlockbase.com/cable-unlock/ or from the section “Cable Unlock” of your UnlockBase Wholesale account. And below you will find Video Proof and Guidelines for these two models:

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928T) Unlock Tutorial

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T) Unlock Tutorial

Unlocking Samsung "Unlock Network Request Unsuccessful"

When you insert a SIM card from a different cellphone operator than the original, your Samsung phone asks for an unlock code and prompts you to enter the “Network blocking control key” or “SIM Network Unlock PIN“. So at this point you decide to go online and receive a cellphone unlock code.

If upon entering your unlock code you receive a message such as:

- “Failed to unlock network”,
– or “Failed to request“,
– or “Your attempt failed“,
– or “Unlock Code Request Unsuccessful

There are three possible scenarios:

Scenario #1 (in 90% of cases):

You (or the previous owner) entered too many wrong codes, it’s what we call in our industry “Phone Freeze”. (if so, see the solutions below).

Scenario #2 (In 9% of cases):

Non-original ROM. You (or the previous owner) may have installed or flashed your Samsung with a Custom ROM that is not genuine (like Avatar, or Cyanogen MOD to name two), therefore the code provided will not work (if so, see the solutions below).

Scenario #3 (In 1% of cases):

The code is actually wrong. Yes, we do not claim to be perfect, sometimes the computerized processing of orders produces the wrong code or, very rarely, even Samsung or the cellphone operator has supplied a false code base.

Scenario #4 (New since Summer 2015):

Well the last scenario is even worse than the previous one. Since summer 2015 two networks (MetroPCS and T-Mobile in USA) started to release Samsung cell phone coming with an app install by default called “Device Unlock App”. Those are simply not asking for code, and even if you use some secret code to make those ask for a code, they will simply not work. Do not order code if your phone is one of those since the code you will receive will be simply useless.

How to use the code if your Samsung Cell Phone is “FREEZE”

 

The message “Network unlock failure” or “Phone Freeze” means that someone has already tried to unlock the phone with a bad code, and the number of attempts has exceeded the allocated number of times permitted, (it’s usually a maximum of 3 trials tries for a wrong code). In this case it is very likely that if you bought a used phone, the previous owner attempted to unlock it out with a bad code by visiting an untrustworthy free unlock website.

At UnlockBase, our codes are 100% correct since they come directly from the Samsung factory.

If you choose a manufacturer code, you receive two codes:

Code 1 => NETWORK unlock code or code (called NCK Code).
Code 2 => UNFREEZE (or Defreeze) Key to unlock the test counter (called MCK Key).

The purpose is to “unfreeze” the phone with the code and thereby unlock the phone from the NETWORK.

Methods for removing Samsung Freeze with MCK code

Depending on your model, several methods exist to unfreeze with the MCK code your Samsung:

Unfreeze Solution #1:

Turn off your phone, take out the SIM card and then replace it with a non-compatible SIM card
(if the phone application demands it, type the PIN number of the SIM card).

When the message “Phone Freeze” appears, call for the unfreeze code and confirm with the button “call” or “#” or “OK” (Note: be careful when entering this code, nothing will appear on your mobile screen, this is normal, you must enter this code blind.)

Unfreeze Solution #2:

Again, insert a non-compatible SIM card into your phone (if the phone application demands it type the PIN number of the SIM card). When the message “Phone Freeze” appears, enter the code: #7465625*638*UNFREEZECODE# (and replace UNFREEZECODE by the MCK Code we provide.)

Unfreeze Solution #3:

Insert a non-compatible SIM card into your phone,
(If the phone application demands it, type the PIN number of the SIM card)
Enter the unlock code 1 (NCK / Network): then press OK. Answer the phone “unlocking the failed network”,
Next enter the second code (MCK/Unfreeze), then press OK. Answer the phone “unlocking the failed network”,
Re-enter the unlock code and the phone will be unlocked,
Turn off and restart your Samsung mobile phone.

Unfreeze Solution #4:

Insert a non-compatible SIM card into your phone,
(If the phone application demands it, type the PIN number of the SIM card)
Emergency call only: Press CALL button and enter the unfreeze (MCK Code) directly,
The phone will ask you the code for the network, enter the NETWORK code that was supplied.

Unfreeze Solution #5:

Insert a non-compatible SIM card into your phone, and turn on the phone,
(If the phone application demands it, type the PIN number of the SIM card)
The phone is blocked, Click Call and enter the following code *7465625*638*CODE#
(where CODE is the unlock code of the operator)

The phone does not accept the code and returns the error:
Phone Freeze. SIM not available. Please contact your operator

Turn off your phone and remove the phone battery
Replace the battery and turn the phone back on
The phone is now unlocked and everything works

Note that there is no trial “tries” limit to enter the unfreeze code, so do not hesitate to keep trying to enter the correct code and then get the ‘unfreeze’ sign with the display inviting you to enter the NETWORK code.

To received the UNFREEZE CODE, make sure you order “FACTORY CODE” 

If you choose the operator solution, which is the cheapest solution, you will receive only the unlock code (NCK Code). For the network code + unfreeze code, choose the option ‘factory code’. It’s usually more expensive but it’s also much more reliable and faster.

The Ultimate Solution: Unlocking software + USB cable

As stated earlier, if you flashed your Samsung with a non-original ROM, it is almost certain that the code will not be accepted. In this case you will need to find the original firmware  and use Odin to re-flash the firmware with an original Android version, and if possible one that corresponds to the distribution of the original operator. If in spite of all this, your phone does not accept the unlock code, we can provide you with software to unlock your Samsung, provided that the model is compatible (90% of the models to date are supported).

All UnlockBase customers are offered this method after having tried everything else and still fail to enter the provided code. This requires a Windows PC, USB cable and some studying of our tutorial but at UnlockBase we never give up so easily!

Direct Unlock & MEP0 Solution for BlackBerry

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 (v1.0.1.0). 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 1.0.1.0 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

Unlock by Cable Samsung Galaxy Grand Plus, Trend 2 and J1

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 (v1.0.0.9). 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

Introducing UnlockBase Unlock Software

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 v1.0.0.8

Unlockbase Cell Phone Unlocker v1.0.0.8

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:
https://www.unlockbase.com/cable-unlock/unlockbase-software-faq/

Finally, if you have one phone to unlock and need to order just one License, use this Link:
https://www.unlockbase.com/cable-unlock/

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

Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge Direct Unlock USB

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!

UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker v1.0 - Samsung Galaxy S6 Direct Unlock by USB Cable

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.

Access Enable Galaxy S6 Developer Menu

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.

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

Enable USB Debugging Samsung Galaxy S6

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:

To order your License, please follow this link

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.

Unlock Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T) from T-Mobile USA

Update 1st July 2015: Don’t want to wait? Use UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker software to Direct Unlock with Original USB Cable for any Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge, instantly 24/7. It’s the cheapest option on the market today! 

Update 19th June 2015: Too complicated ?! Don’t want to risk to flash your phone with new firmware ?! Please take a look to our new Official mobile “Device Unlock” app method to unlock your Samsung using official Android App.

THE METHOD BELOW IS NO LONGER WORKING WITH LATEST VERSION OF S6 EDGE
PLEASE DISCARD THIS BLOG POST

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T) from T-Mobile USA is using a custom firmware preventing the phone from being unlocked by code as there is no way to enter it (these phone are simply not asking for “SIM Network Unlock PIN”). Before this post, the only way to Unlock the phone was by using the official T-Mobile  “Mobile Device Unlock App” which is an Android app called “Device Unlock” that allows you to request and apply a mobile device unlock directly from the device. And absolutely no code that you’ll be able to buy online will work using this app.

Original "Locked Screen" of a Samsung Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile USA

Original “Locked Screen” of a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge from T-Mobile USA

So what do you do if you get an Unlock Code but you cannot use it?

Now there is a solution consisting of an upgrade to the firmware of the phone with Telus Canada Firmware instead of T-Mobile USA, and this will allow the phone to ask for the Unlock Code. Below you will find a tutorial about how to do this. Once you flash (update) your Phone with this New Firmware, please make sure that your Samsung SM-G925T is now asking for “SIM Network Unlock PIN”. And if the answer is yes you can then click this link to order the Unlock Code of your Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge from T-Mobile USA.

Service Name: Samsung T-Mobile USA [NEW GEN 2015] – NCK + SPCK (1<>4 Hours Mon-Fri) – [Tool ID: 775]

Please note: This method has been proven to work because it uses Samsung’s Official programs and the Official stock Telus Canada provided Images. As with any Official carrier or manufacturer  firmware flashing this must be done at Your Own Discretion. The instructions are outlined CLEARLY and you must follow the instructions exactly. If any issues arise we cannot take responsibility for any issues. If you do not want to proceed, unfortunately we are unable to provide refunds as stated on our website before ordering. Please contact us for more information. You MUST perform these instructions and make sure the phone prompts with a NON accepted sim before you order or No Refunds!

Step by Step Tutorial Firmware Upgrade
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T) to Telus Canada Firmware

Disclaimer: UnlockBase is not responsible if users break / brick or damage their phone while trying to use this method. You must not use this firmware for any other Android Cell Phone other than the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T) from T-Mobile USA. Do so at your own risk. If you’re not sure what you are doing, please seek assistance at a local cell phone service center in your area.

Step 1 (Preparation): 

  1. Galaxy S6 Edge:  Download the Special Telus Canada Firmware for Samsung SM-G925T.
  2. Download ODIN v3.10.0 Service Software using this link (NEW: Odin v3.10.5 or Odin v3.10.6)
  3. Make sure your phone battery is charged more than 60%.
  4. Enable USB Debugging, by open Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging
    If Developers Option is hidden, go to Settings > About Phone > Built Number (tap on it for 5-8 times)
  5. Make sure you install the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge USB drivers on your PC, if you haven’t already.

Optional (Galaxy S6 Edge): Download the Original T-Mobile Firmware for Samsung SM-G925T.

Step 2 (Update Firmware): 

  1. Run Odin3 v3.10.0 as administrator (Right-Click: Run as Administrator).
  2. Switch OFF your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
  3. Boot in download mode, by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power Key simultaneously.
    Samsung Galaxy S6 (Boot Mode)
  4. When you see the screen below:
    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in Download Mode

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in Download Mode

    Tap Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.

  5. Connect the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to your PC with the USB cable.
    Odin will automatically detect your phone and show the “Added!” message.Samsung smartphone added to Odin
  6. In the Odin, click on AP or PDA and then choose :- For Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T) : G925W8VLU1AOCG_G925W8OYA1AOCG_G925W8VLU1AOCG_HOME.tar.md5 file.
  7. Ensure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are selected selected in Odin
    while the Re-Partition option is unchecked (this is very important).
  8. Click Start in Odin and wait for the software to update your phone.Odin press start to upgrade Samsung SM-G386T to MetroPCS Firmware
  9. Once the root installation is done, your phone will reboot
    and soon a PASS message with a green background appears in the left-most box at the very top of Odin.Odin3 finish pass
  10. You can close Odin after device turns on.
  11. Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is now fully updated with MetroPCS Firmware!

AFTER FLASHING A SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 EDGE FROM T-MOBILE WITH THIS FIRMWARE THE PHONE WILL FINALLY ASK FOR A NETWORK CODE WHEN YOU PUT A NON APPROVED CARRIER’S SIM CARD ON THE PHONE.

Samsung Galaxy S6 asking for "SIM Network Unlock PIN"

AFTER YOU HAVE UNLOCKED YOUR PHONE YOU CAN STILL FLASH A T-MOBILE FIRMWARE BACK TO THE DEVICE SO THAT IT GOES BACK TO ORIGINAL STOCK AND SO DOES NOT LOSE WARRANTY. BUT THE PHONE WILL RELOCK AS SOON AS YOU FLASH IT BACK WITH T-MOBILE FIRMWARE.

Troubleshooting : I am stuck on the SAMSUNG BOOT LOGO! What do I do?

First, do not worry, your phone is not broken. Simply follow the instructions below:

a. Wait at least 5 minutes to make sure you are stuck on the logo screen
b. Pull the battery out and wait 30 seconds, then put the battery back in
c. Turn the phone on by: HOLDING VOLUME UP + HOME + POWER you will soon see the RECOVERY page

Tip: when the phone turns on let go of the power button ONLY, when you see the recovery let go of everything

d. Scroll down to WIPE factory user data reset and select it
when prompted scroll to YES and select it to do a factory wiping

e. Scroll down to WIPE CACHE PARTITION and select it,
when prompted scroll to YES and select it to do a wipe on cache

Tip: Use the volume rockers to navigate and the power button to Select your option

f.  Reboot the phone, you should load properly now

Unlock Samsung Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile USA

Update 1st July 2015: Don’t want to wait? Use UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker software to Direct Unlock with Original USB Cable for any Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge, instantly 24/7. It’s the cheapest option on the market today!

Update 19th June 2015: Too complicated ?! Don’t want to risk to flash your phone with new firmware ?! Please take a look to our new Official mobile “Device Unlock” app method to unlock your Samsung using official Android App.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920) cell phone from T-Mobile USA is using a custom firmware preventing the phone from being unlocked by code as there is no way to enter it (these phone are simply not asking for “SIM Network Unlock PIN”). Before this post, the only way to Unlock the phone was by using the official T-Mobile  “Mobile Device Unlock App” which is an Android app called “Device Unlock” that allows you to request and apply a mobile device unlock directly from the device. And absolutely no code that you’ll be able to buy online will work using this app.

Original "Locked Screen" of a Samsung Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile USA

Original “Locked Screen” of a Samsung Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile USA

So what do you do if you get an Unlock Code but you cannot use it?

Now there is a solution consisting of an upgrade to the firmware of the phone with MetroPCS Firmware instead of T-Mobile, and this will allow the phone to ask for the Unlock Code. Below you will find a tutorial about how to do this. Once you flash (update) your Phone with this New Firmware, please make sure that your Samsung SM-G920T is now asking for “SIM Network Unlock PIN”. And if the answer is yes you can then click this link to order the Unlock Code of your Samsung Galaxy 6 from T-Mobile USA.

Service Name: Samsung T-Mobile USA [NEW GEN 2015] – NCK + SPCK (1<>4 Hours Mon-Fri) – [Tool ID: 775]

Please note: This method has been proven to work because it uses Samsung’s Official programs and the Official stock MetroPCS provided Images. As with any Official carrier or manufacturer  firmware flashing this must be done at Your Own Discretion. The instructions are outlined CLEARLY and you must follow the instructions exactly. If any issues arise we cannot take responsibility for any issues. If you do not want to proceed, unfortunately we are unable to provide refunds as stated on our website before ordering. Please contact us for more information. You MUST perform these instructions and make sure the phone prompts with a NON accepted sim before you order or No Refunds!

Step by Step Tutorial Firmware Upgrade
Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) to MetroPCS Firmware

Disclaimer: UnlockBase is not responsible if users break / brick or damage their phone while trying to use this method. You must not use this firmware for any other Android Cell Phone other than the Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) from T-Mobile USA. Do so at your own risk. If you’re not sure what you are doing, please seek assistance at a local cell phone service center in your area.

Step 1 (Preparation): 

  1. Galaxy S6:  Download the Special MetroPCS Firmware for Samsung SM-G920T.
  2. Download ODIN v3.10.0 Service Software using this link (NEW: Odin v3.10.5 or Odin v3.10.6)
  3. Make sure your phone battery is charged more than 60%.
  4. Enable USB Debugging, by open Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging
    If Developers Option is hidden, go to Settings > About Phone > Built Number (tap on it for 5-8 times)
  5. Make sure you install the Samsung Galaxy S6 USB drivers on your PC, if you haven’t already.

Optional: Download the Original T-Mobile Firmware for Samsung SM-G920T.

Step 2 (Update Firmware): 

  1. Run Odin3 v3.10.0 as administrator (Right-Click: Run as Administrator).
  2. Switch OFF your Samsung Galaxy S6.
  3. Boot in download mode, by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power Key simultaneously.
    Samsung Galaxy S6 (Boot Mode)
  4. When you see the screen below:
    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in Download Mode

    Samsung Galaxy S6 in Download Mode

    Tap Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.

  5. Connect the Samsung Galaxy S6 to your PC with the USB cable.
    Odin will automatically detect your phone and show the “Added!” message.Samsung smartphone added to Odin
  6. In the Odin, click on AP or PDA and then choose :- For Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) : G920T1UVU1AOCH_G920T1TMB1AOCH_TMB_HOME.tar.md5 file.
  7. Ensure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are selected selected in Odin
    while the Re-Partition option is unchecked (this is very important).
  8. Click Start in Odin and wait for the software to update your phone.Odin press start to upgrade Samsung SM-G386T to MetroPCS Firmware
  9. Once the root installation is done, your phone will reboot
    and soon a PASS message with a green background appears in the left-most box at the very top of Odin.Odin3 finish pass
  10. You can close Odin after device turns on.
  11. Your Samsung Galaxy S6 is now fully updated with MetroPCS Firmware!

AFTER FLASHING A SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 FROM T-MOBILE WITH THIS FIRMWARE THE PHONE WILL FINALLY ASK FOR A NETWORK CODE WHEN YOU PUT A NON APPROVED CARRIER’S SIM CARD ON THE PHONE.

Samsung Galaxy S6 asking for "SIM Network Unlock PIN"

AFTER YOU HAVE UNLOCKED YOUR PHONE YOU CAN STILL FLASH A T-MOBILE FIRMWARE BACK TO THE DEVICE SO THAT IT GOES BACK TO ORIGINAL STOCK AND SO DOES NOT LOSE WARRANTY. BUT THE PHONE WILL RELOCK AS SOON AS YOU FLASH IT BACK WITH T-MOBILE FIRMWARE.

Video Tutorial from YouTube about the Flashing Process

Troubleshooting : I am stuck on the SAMSUNG BOOT LOGO! What do I do?

First, do not worry, your phone is not broken. Simply follow the instructions below:

a. Wait at least 5 minutes to make sure you are stuck on the logo screen
b. Pull the battery out and wait 30 seconds, then put the battery back in
c. Turn the phone on by: HOLDING VOLUME UP + HOME + POWER you will soon see the RECOVERY page

Tip: when the phone turns on let go of the power button ONLY, when you see the recovery let go of everything

d. Scroll down to WIPE factory user data reset and select it
when prompted scroll to YES and select it to do a factory wiping

e. Scroll down to WIPE CACHE PARTITION and select it,
when prompted scroll to YES and select it to do a wipe on cache

Tip: Use the volume rockers to navigate and the power button to Select your option

f.  Reboot the phone, you should load properly now

Samsung SM-G350 Galaxy Core Plus

We can source the Unlock Code for any Samsung from Argentina. However if you have a Samsung Galaxy Core from this country, you will need to Flash / Upgrade the firmware of the phone to be able to enter the Unlock Code in your Cell Phone. Why ? Simply because the network provider from Argentina use by default for the Samsung SM-G350 (Galaxy Core Plus) and SM-G355 (Galaxy Core 2) a custom firmware that avoid anybody to enter code like explained in this tutorial to Unlock Samsung Galaxy Avant from T-Mobile USA. You can follow the guideline of our previous post for Galaxy Avant and then :

– Click this link to download the Samsung Galaxy Core Plus (SM-G350) Unlock Firmware.
– Click this link to download the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 (SM-G355) Unlock Firmware.

Unlock Samsung Galaxy Avant (SM-G386T) from T-Mobile using MetroPCS Firmware

Update 19th June 2015: Too complicated ?! Don’t want to risk to flash your phone with new firmware ?! Please take a look to our new Official mobile “Device Unlock” app method to unlock your Samsung using official Android App.

The Samsung Galaxy Avant (SM-G386T) cell phone from T-Mobile USA is using a custom firmware preventing the phone from being unlocked by code as there is no way to enter it (the phone is simply not asking for “SIM Network Unlock PIN”). Before this post, the only way to Unlock the phone was by using the official T-Mobile  “Mobile Device Unlock App” which is an Android app called “Device Unlock” that allows you to request and apply a mobile device unlock directly from the device.

So what do you do if you get an Unlock Code but you cannot use it?

Now there is a solution consisting of an upgrade to the firmware of the phone with MetroPCS Firmware instead of T-Mobile, and this will allow the phone to ask for the Unlock Code. Below you will find a tutorial about how to do this. Once you flash (update) your Phone with this New Firmware, please make sure that your Samsung SM-G386T is asking for “SIM Network Unlock PIN”. And if the answer is yes you can then click this link to order the Unlock Code of your Samsung Galaxy Avant from T-Mobile USA.

Service Name: Samsung T-Mobile USA [NEW GEN 2015] – NCK + SPCK (1<>4 Hours Mon-Fri) – [Tool ID: 775]

Step by Step Tutorial Firmware Upgrade
Samsung Galaxy Avant (SM-GT386T) to MetroPCS Firmware

Disclaimer: UnlockBase is not responsible if users break / brick or damage their phone while trying to use this method. You must not use this firmware for any other Android Cell Phone other than the Samsung Galaxy Avant (SM-G386T) from T-Mobile USA. Do so at your own risk. If you’re not sure what you are doing, please seek assistance at a local cell phone service center in your area.

Step 1 (Preparation): 

  1. Download the Special MPCS Firmware for Samsung SM-G386T using think link.
  2. Download ODIN v3.09 Service Software using this link.
  3. Make sure your phone battery is charged more than 60%.
  4. Enable USB Debugging, by open Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging
    If Developers Option is hidden, go to Settings > About Phone > Built Number (tap on it for 5-8 times)
  5. Make sure you install the Samsung Galaxy Avant USB drivers on your PC, if you haven’t already.

(Optional: Download the Original T-Mobile Firmware for Samsung SM-G386T using think link.)

Step 2 (Update SM-G386T Firmware): 

  1. Run Odin3 v3.09 as administrator (Right-Click: Run as Administrator).
  2. Switch OFF your Samsung Galaxy Avant SM-G386T
  3. Boot in download mode, by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power Key simultaneously.
    Samsung Galaxy Avant SM-G386T Download Mode
  4. When a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen:Construction Android Robot Icon on a Samsung SM-G386T while booting in download modeTap Volume Up button to enter Download Mode:Samsung Galaxy Avant Download Mode Activated
  5. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Avant SM-G386T (T-Mobile) to your PC with the USB cable.
    Odin will automatically detect your phone and show the “Added!” message.Samsung smartphone added to Odin
  6. In the Odin, click on AP or PDA
    and then choose G386T1UVU1ANH3_G386T1TMB1ANH3_G386T1UVU1ANH3_HOME.tar file.
    Select MetroPCS firmware with Odin for Samsung SM-G386T
  7. Ensure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are selected selected in Odin
    while the Re-Partition option is unchecked (this is very important).
  8. Click Start in Odin and wait for the software to update your phone.
    Odin press start to upgrade Samsung SM-G386T to MetroPCS Firmware
  9. Once the root installation is done, your phone will reboot
    and soon a PASS message with a green background appears in the left-most box at the very top of Odin.Odin3 finish pass
  10. You can close Odin after device turns on.
  11. Your Samsung Galaxy Avant SM-G386T is now fully update with MetroPCS Firmware!

AFTER FLASHING A SAMSUNG SM-G386T T-MOBILE WITH THIS FIRMWARE THE PHONE WILL ASK FOR A NETWORK CODE WHEN YOU PUT A NON APPROVED CARRIER’S SIM CARD ON THE PHONE. AFTER YOU HAVE UNLOCKED THE SM-G386T YOU CAN FLASH A T-MOBILE FIRMWARE BACK TO THE DEVICE SO THAT IT GOES BACK TO STOCK AND THE CUSTOMER DOES NOT LOSE WARRANTY. PHONE WILL REMAIN UNLOCKED.

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