‘IMEI Unlock’ 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

Great Phones We Unlock: Vodafone Smart Ultra 6

This is an occasional series that reviews some exceptional cellphones that represent either the latest in cutting edge features, or all round great value for money. Available in the UK, the 4G Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 falls into the latter category. In fact, it offers specs that might cost you £300 or more in a Samsung handset, but costs £125. That’s without a contract, with no obligation beyond the phone being locked to Vodafone – but more about that later.

Designed by Vodafone and manufactured by telecoms giant ZTE, one of the top five largest smartphone manufacturers in its home market,and in the top ten, worldwide. The cellphone features a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, 3000mAh battery, Snapdragon 615 processor and a 13MP rear-facing camera, the device has formidable specifications. At 5.5” it’s a big phone and it’s quite simply the highest-spec budget phone you can get without importing something cheap and dubious from China.

With the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 you have a well-known name, with a phone made by a cellphone world leader.

Some of the major players such as Samsung, LG and HTC do offer handsets in the same price range but these are usually with significantly lower specs than the Smart Ultra 6. Alternatively carriers often offer better specs but then add large amounts of bloatware resulting in a poorer experience. Vodafone has avoided this and as a result, delivers the Android experience as Google designed it to be enjoyed.

The Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 has very little bloatware, and a generous 16GB. The internal storage is 16GB of which around 10 GB is available to use, plus there’s a microSD card slot so you can expand the storage up to 64GB.

Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 Unlock

Sprightly performance includes speeds of up to 150Mbps and upload speeds of up to 50Mbps when connected to a compatible network. The handset remains lost locked to LTE well and has a strong antenna. The handset offers rich sound while on a call or listening to music.

The handset sports a 13MP rear camera and uses the stock camera app to deliver an easy-to-use feature-rich interface. With a simple swipe next to the shutter button, you can switch between Manual, Auto and the various modes, which include the useful Filters, Multi-Exposure and HDR modes.

The overall look of the phone isn’t really going to scoop any design awards, with no really distinguishing style features that you would find on the likes of a Samsung Edge, an Apple iPhone 6 + or just about any top spec Blackberry, but then it is literally two thirds less expensive than these premium priced cellphones.

Unlock your Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 with UnlockBase

When you buy the cell phone it comes locked to – no prizes for guessing – Vodafone, and this can be a disadvantage. Vodafone’s service can leave a lot to be desired, you nearly always have to pay to speak to a customer service advisor, even if the problem is Voadafone’s, and their Pay As You Go rates are somewhat uninspiring, starting at £10 a month for 300 minutes of calls (Giff Gaff offers 250 minutes for just £7.50) unlimited texts and 250 MB of data. Fortunately UnlockBase, the web’s largest remote cellphone unlock website can quickly and efficiently unlock the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6, and with our Price Match Promise we will unlock it for less than the £20 charged by Vodafone for the same service.

We also supply Vodafone unlock codes for 115 Vodafone cell phone models. Since launching this phone unlocking service, over 2,051 customers have already received Vodafone unlock codes. It doesn’t matter if it’s an old Vodafone, or, like the Smart Ultra 6, one of the latest releases, with UnlockBase you will find a solution to successfully unlock your Vodafone, fast. Unlock it here

HTC Unlock Code by IMEI - HTC Unlocking

We have updated the HTC unlocking code Database with 3,376,399 new IMEI entries, last update was in Nov 2015.

With this update, we are now able to source the Unlock Code of no less than 206,494,226 HTC Cell Phones, and almost 99% of latest HTC phone models are available in our Database, including HTC Desire 620, Nexus 9, Desire 816G, One, M8 Eye, Desire Eye, Desire 612, Desire 820, Desire 510, M8, Butterfly 2, One Remix. You can check for free whether the Unlock Code of your HTC phone is available in our Database by using our Widget to get real time status, just visit the widget page to do this: http://www.unlockbase.com/widget/htc.php

Order the Unlock Code for your HTC Cell Phone with UnlockBase and get Instant Delivery 24/7 !

You can check our prices on our Wholesale Unlock Pricing page.

Great phones we unlock: LG V10 (H901) from T-Mobile USA

If you’re on the lookout for a large phone, a phone large enough to comfortably watch movies, TV shows and your favorite YouTube videos, then the new 5.7 inch LG V10 could be the phone you need.

Introduced at the beginning of October 2015, the LG V10 is the latest flagship phone from LG. Perhaps the key attribute of this phone is the fact it boasts an always on secondary 2.1-inch display above its main 5.7-inch quad HD screen to keep you abreast of information such as the date, time, weather, and battery life as well as app shortcuts and playback controls. This changes when you have the main display on, with the secondary panel giving you quick-access to apps, music controls, favorite contacts and notifications.

16 megapixel rear and two front selfie cameras

Like the LG G4, the V10 features a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, with 4GB (1GB more than the LG G4) of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 16-megapixel rear camera, and not one but two 5-megapixel front cameras for wide-angle selfies. The phone runs on Android 5.1, and on T-Mobile, the V10 includes support for band 12 LTE connectivity. The battery is a 3,000 mAh cell, said to be pretty thirsty for regular charging.

Expert movie making

The V10’s strongest suite however, despite the two selfie cameras, is actually for video making on the go. The phone has a number of settings you can play with to fine tune your videos including the shutter speed, white balance, focus, frame-rate and a 21:9 aspect ratio which means you can shoot footage and watch it back on your widescreen TV in perfect Cinemascope quality with no distortion. 4K recording is also supported and there’s both optical and electronic image stabilization thanks to Steady Record, to ensure your footage doesn’t become a hand-held jerky nightmare. Also new is a 15 second Auto Edit which creates highlights of what you have just shot with none of the blurriness or shakes. If you are familiar with LG G4, you’ll be familiar with the rest of the controls on the camera on the V10 as it is based on the LG G4 which has been hailed as having one of the best Android phone cameras on the market.

LG V10 Camera

While the phone is available in the States and key markets in Asia, it is not yet available in Europe. Why? We don’t know.

The LG V10 T-Mobile deal

A 24 month contract on the LG V10 from T-Mobile will mean you can walk out the door with it for $0 down. Monthly repayments are $25.00. If you go the JUMP! On Demand route, again, it’s nothing down, but 18 payments of $25.00. If you want to own the phone outright the cost is $599.99

T-Mobile currently has a promo that pays out a $100 prepaid card when you buy the LG V10 and LG G Pad F 8.0 together when you buy one device on an Equipment Installment Plan, then buy the second on EIP within 30 days. Up till November 15 early bird T-Mobile customers were receiving a free 200GB microSD card, an extra 3000mAh battery, and a battery-charging cradle, but whether this deal will be repeated is unlikely.

About T-Mobile USA

With a workforce of 45,000, T-Mobile USA is a national provider of wireless voice, messaging, and data services capable of reaching over 293 million Americans where they live, work, and play. Around the country coverage can be quickly checked online by punching in your zip code. T-Mobile claims to have America’s fastest LTE network, and to be America’s fastest improving network having more than doubled their LTE coverage within 2 years, and by the end of 2015, they state they will have increased their reach to more than 300 million people across the country. The service provider’s Extended Range LTE is claimed to reach 2 times farther and works 4 times better in buildings.

Unlock your LG V10 (H901) with UnlockBase

Although it’s only been out for little over a month, of course UnlockBase already unlocks this phone for you. For this we use the Mobile Device Unlock App for Android specific to T-Mobile and the cost is $44.90. Delivery time is between 1 to 2 working days.

UnlockBase is the most experienced remote online unlock service on the web with over 5 million phones unlocked worldwide and counting. We won’t be beaten on price, if you find a genuinely cheaper deal to unlock this phone we will either match or beat the price you have been offered.

To Unlock your LG V10 (H901) from T-Mobile USA, please follow this Link:
https://www.unlockbase.com/phone-unlocking-service/tmobile-device-unlock-app-official-unlock/

Great phones we unlock: Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL from MetroPCS

A brand new offering from Alcatel, just released earlier this month, and described as the smartphone that gives you a vibrant onscreen experience packed with all the technology you need to power your mobile life.

The OneTouch Fierce XL (OT-5054N) features a 5.5-inch HD (720p) display screen, and is powered by the Qualcomm ® Snapdragon™ Quad-Core processor with 2GB of RAM, so it’s powerful enough to make multi-tasking nice and easy. The OS is Android 5.1 1 Lollipop. It comes with 16GB of available internal storage, generous for a phone in its price bracket, and you can also add an extra 32GB with a MicroSD card. The display resolution is 720p, which translates to 1,280 x 720 pixels.

The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL runs on a long-lasting 2500mAh battery offering 12 hours of talk time and 360 hours of standby. The phone also includes an 8MP auto-focus camera enhanced with Polaroid ™ software to enable editing, framing and sharing photos, as well as a not overly exciting 2MP front camera.

But what’s particularly fun about this phone is that in Polaroid mode you can get that old-fashioned instant camera look through the use of filters. This mode allows you to not only add the classic white border to your photos, but to also add the Polaroid classic border logo, as well as date, location, and text tags.

This big but budget priced Android phone was launched on November 2 through Metro PCS for just $140 on pay as you go. But it gets even better. Metro PCS has slashed the $140 price tag in half to offer the ONETOUCH Fierce at a 50% discount offered via a $70 rebate, so the phone, a full 5.5 inch phablet style device, is now down to only $70 overall.

As for Alcatel, its strategy these days to compete with the bigger players is to offer competitively priced Android phones tailored to exact cellphone provider specifications. That said, it is also possible to track down a Windows 10 version of the new phone. According to Alcatel, the phone supports WiFi Calling, HD voice, and VoLTE, and also supports 4G LTE Cat 4 networks. The phone also offers what is known as “enhanced Google Translate”, which allows for instant translations from or to 89 languages via writing, scanning, and speaking.

As for looks, well there’s nothing too radical going on here, it’s a Samsung inspired lookalike with a slim bezel designed with a sleek matte silver finish and rounded corners. The slim 9.45mm silhouette enables the phone to fit in purses and pockets with ease.

Service provider Metro PCS claims to offer coverage to 96% of America, and runs through T-Mobile from coast to coast. Metro PCS are one of the pioneers in offering pay as you go contracts so you are not necessarily stuck with the same phone for two whole years.

Get your Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL unlocked now by UnlockBase.

The phone only went on sale on November 2. One week later and UnlockBase, the web’s leading remote unlock online service, has already got the Device Unlock App ready for you if you want to break out of jail and go with the sim card of your choice, and with our Price Match Promise we will unlock it for $24.00 or less if you can show us a genuinely better deal.

In fact UnlockBase offers unlock services for 1,119 Alcatel cell phone models. Since our launch we have successfully helped over 60,239 customers to unlock Alcatel cellphone devices.

So whether you want to unlock the latest OneTouch Fierce XL or an older Alcatel model, with UnlockBase you will find a solution fast. There’s no need to send us your phone, just provide us the Serial Number (IMEI) of your phone and we will promptly unlock it remotely.

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

HTC Unlock Code by IMEI - HTC Unlocking

We finally have updated the HTC unlock code Database with 7,745,997 new IMEI entries, last update was in Mai 2015.

With this update, we are now able to source the Unlock Code of no less than 203,117,827 HTC Cell Phones, and almost 99% of latest HTC phone models are available in our Database, including HTC Desire 620, Nexus 9, Desire 816G, One, M8 Eye, Desire Eye, Desire 612, Desire 820, Desire 510, M8, Butterfly 2, One Remix. You can check for free whether the Unlock Code of your HTC phone is available in our Database by using our Widget to get real time status, just visit the widget page to do this: http://www.unlockbase.com/widget/htc.php

Order the Unlock Code for your HTC Cell Phone with UnlockBase and get Instant Delivery 24/7 !

You can check our prices on our Wholesale Unlock Pricing page.

3 ways to obtain an unlocked cellphone

An unlocked cell phone is a cell phone that can be used with any GSM compatible carrier worldwide, as long as you are in possession of a SIM card provided by a carrier or a SIM service provider.

But right now the chances are, your cell phone is locked to one particular service provider. And when you try to leave that company, you could find that your phone won’t work, especially if you are still working your way through your 24 month contract. That’s because the carrier that you purchased the phone from does not want you to leave them and go somewhere else, possibly with better rates, so the phone is locked. If you travel to another country and try to use a different company’s cell phone service on your old phone, that won’t work either, and you will find once more that it is still locked to your original carrier.

Does it have to be this way? Well it certainly used to be, but now it is actually legal to unlock your cellphone and escape from a contract that is tying you down. While it may be legal, don’t think that the carrier is going to make it easy.

However, depending on what kind of phone you have and what carrier you acquired your cell phone from, you might be able to unlock your phone through a reliable online unlock service such as UnlockBase, which has one of the world’s largest databases of both cellphones and carriers throughout the world. You can enjoy the freedom to use the phone you love with the carrier of your choice or even switch phone numbers and service accounts.

3 ways to get hold of an unlocked cell phone:

 

1) The first and most obvious method is to buy one, brand new, straight out of the store or off the internet. If you find the price is too steep for the model you want there are stores that specialize in selling refurbished and unlocked pre-owned cellphones, which are significantly cheaper than the brand new models. But if you insist on the latest model, you will have to pay the necessary money upfront.

2) The second method is certainly always worth a try and should really be your first resort. This method is to try and unlock the cellphone you have been given by your carrier. This is achieved by trusted companies, such as UnlockBase, who use unlock codes which they can send to you online once they know your IMEI number. Just about all phones acquired from carriers in North American and European countries are locked to their service provider by using certain software codes or by being hard coded with specific propriety settings. It’s possible to unlock these codes, but you need to know what you are doing. If you try it by yourself with only a little knowledge, you could find your phone is not only still locked, but you have also managed to lock yourself out, and then the phone is no longer of any use to you whatsoever. Attempting to unlock a cellphone using the wrong code can permanently damage the device.

3) The third method involves a little travel, but can be a rewarding and fascinating experience. In several Far Eastern countries, the exact cellphone model you want is sitting there unlocked in a store, surrounded by several other models of which you have never even heard of. It’s no exaggeration to say that many Asian countries are completely obsessed with mobile phones, and yet not remotely interested in being tied to any particular carrier. The end result is plenty of choices of unlocked phones with some highly competitive prices for the most popular models. This is because bargaining and low pricing are all part of the South Eastern Asian shopping experience. However, one word of caution with this approach; and that is, beware of cheap Chinese imitations of some of the most popular cellphones such as Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, Sony and especially the Apple iPhone. They may look very similar, but if the price is too low, be suspicious and walk away, these phones do not pass the exacting standards of the original manufacturers.

It really doesn’t matter which brand you are looking for, be it an unlocked Blackberry, LG, HTC, Sony Xperia or iPhone, that works under any carrier. Nowadays it’s easy and economical to find cell phones from any manufacturer to suit your needs without having to commit to a specific service provider.

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!

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