If you insist on Samsung quality but you don’t want to pay Samsung’s high-end phone prices, the entry level Galaxy Core Prime could be just the phone you’re looking for. It’s an all-plastic phone that manages to look and perform dependably above its weight. Its slim line good looks are inspired by some of Samsung’s bigger, more powerful phones, so while it is a budget model, it doesn’t perform like a budget phone.
The build quality is good, with smooth curves and a brushed metallic bezel and the battery is removable so you can add up to 128GB of storage via the microSD card slot that sits on top of the single micro SIM slot.
The phone runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor – a SnapDragon 410, with Adreno 306 graphics, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage (5.3GB is usable). In general use the phone performs at a good rate but for some heavier apps there can be slight delays when launched. At 4.5” inches, the WVGA screen is also smaller than some of the currently popular 5.5” phablet style phones, but it certainly makes up for lack of size with ease of portability as it could comfortably fit into a shirt pocket, so it’s perfect to carry around for summer months wearing just shirtsleeves.
The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime has 4G LTE data speeds so you can stream high-quality videos, video chat and share photos with friends. It runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with the TouchWiz interface to make navigating simple.
As far as picture power is concerned, the phone has a front facing 2MP camera for easy selfies and a higher quality 5MP camera on the back with Auto Focus and a rear LED flash.
Battery power is boosted when it’s in Ultra Power Saving Mode; the battery continues to power the phone even when it’s critically low. It works by turning most of your screens to black and white and shuts off nonessential apps, so your smartphone still works when you need it.
T-Mobile USA was selling the Galaxy Core Prime for cash for $139.99 or just $5.84 per month with no money down.
Unlock your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G360T) with UnlockBase
You may want the phone, but not necessarily the service provider, but with UnlockBase, that’s not a problem. UnlockBase is the leading online remote unlock site, with the largest database of phones and service providers around the globe. You can unlock your Galaxy Core Prime quickly, easily and cost efficiently for $19.90 using the Mobile Device Unlock App, the Android official unlock for T-Mobile USA: https://www.unlockbase.com/phone-unlocking-service/tmobile-device-unlock-app-official-unlock/
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. Please note that when your phone is locked with “Mobile Device Unlock” it’s totally useless to order an unlock code. Just ensure your phone is clean, and not reported as lost or stolen.
With its Super AMOLED display, the highly successful and value for money mid-range Samsung Galaxy J series offers quality and performance capabilities that would have been considered high-end even just two or three years ago. The J7, bigger brother to the J5, enables you to upgrade your photo-viewing, video-watching and gameplay sessions with rich, true-to-life color reproduction and an exceptional contrast ratio for deeper blacks.
The Samsung Galaxy J7, which was introduced a little earlier this year, features an immersive 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.7GHz Octa-Core Exynos 7870 SoC, with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3,300 mAh battery. MicroSD support is also included, as is LTE network connectivity. Running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, T-Mobile and MetroPCS, the two major service providers that stock the J7, have different marketing strategies to entice you to buy the phone, and both of them are tempting.
T-Mobile USA offers the Samsung Galaxy J7 for only $239.99, and comes with a second phone free provided you pay with a prepaid MasterCard credit card. While MetroPCS USA does not offer a free second phone but opts instead for a super low price for the J7 of just $179.00.
Whether you’re watching an HD streaming movie or reading a book, the Samsung Galaxy J7 is more involving thanks to the large 5.5″ HD Super AMOLED display. And while the 13MP main camera captures clearer photos, the 5MP front camera gives you fast and flattering selfies even in low light conditions. The 3,300 mAh battery has the power to keep up with your demands. The phone comes with in-built Ultra Data Saving which compresses data and restricts background apps from chewing up too much data, thereby supplying an unfailingly fast and cost efficient 4G experience.
Unlock the Samsung Galaxy J7 with UnlockBase
UnlockBase, the web’s leading unlock remote phone unlock service, can quickly and cost efficiently extricate you from T-Mobile, MetroPCS or just about any service provider around the world from which you wish to unlock. If your Samsung Galaxy J7 comes from MetroPCS USA or T-Mobile USA then it’s most likely your Cell Phone is locked with “Device Unlock App” and not asking for an unlock code (SIM Network Unlock PIN). In this situation it’s really important to order the unlock of your device using this special service:
For T-Mobile USA:
For MetroPCS USA:
Most customers are able to quickly and cost effectively permanently unlock their phone within 5 minutes using the app. However, should any problems arise, UnlockBase also offers a 24/7 365 day a year service center manned not by robots but living, breathing human beings ready day or night to help answer your questions. UnlockBase also offers a 100% money back guarantee if you are not delighted with the service, and, should you find a genuinely cheaper like for like deal elsewhere UnlockBase will either match it or better it.
The new Samsung Galaxy S7 is slim, but in a big way. It looks the part, with a 5.1 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen protected by scratchproof 3D glass. The sleek glass and metal, refined and streamlined with ergonomic curves, ensures a comfortable, secure grip. As for performance, it’s huge, with more advanced cameras, more responsive software functionality and superb connectivity to enjoy the full gamut of products, services, and online experiences.
The phone comes with a microSD card slot upgradeable to 200GB and fast wired and wireless charging technology.
As a practical phone to carry with you, the Samsung Galaxy S7 received an IP68 rating to make it water resistant to spills, splashes. Even dropping it in water won’t slow down the Galaxy S7.
Taking pictures takes on another dimension. Compare it with other phones of lesser quality and immediately notice the revolutionary world first of Dual Pixel technology which produces crisper, richer colors from a brighter lens with a wider aperture for great shots even in low light. The front facing camera is 5MP while the rear camera offers 12 MP with fast auto focus.
Gaming performance has also gone large with big updates to software and the optimization of gaming performance. The 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM processer and bigger battery capacity puts PC power in the palm of your hand to ensure longer playing time, while the internal cooling system keeps the device from overheating. The new add-on for gamers, Game Launcher, allows users to manage battery consumption and minimize notifications.
The 4G LTE Galaxy S7 offers a seamless mobile experience with the new Gear S2 Classic to monitor fitness, or the connection with Gear VR to “travel” the world. Additionally, Galaxy S7 users can make payments with Samsung Pay, secured by Samsung KNOX. It’s easy-to-use and accepted almost anywhere, making mobile payments available to more merchants and consumers.
The Galaxy S7 is available at T-Mobile for $669.99 or $27.92 per month for 24 months with $0 down. For a limited time, you can also get 50% off a Samsung Tab A 8.0 via Prepaid MasterCard™ Card when you purchase a select Samsung Galaxy Smartphone. MetroPCS offer the Samsung Galaxy S7 for $649.00 or with monthly payments starting from $30.00.
Unlock your Galaxy S7 with UnlockBase
No matter how much you love your phone, you don’t have to be stuck with your service provider. UnlockBase, the web’s leading remote cellphone unlocking service, is here to help. We can quickly, efficiently and economically unlock your Samsung Galaxy S7 using the Device Unlock App. 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.
Unlocking your Samsung Galaxy S7 costs just $24 if from MetroPCS, and $29.9 if from T-Mobile USA . Should you find a genuine cheaper offer to unlock your phone elsewhere we promise to match or better it. Before using the app, you need to be sure your phone is 100% clean, not stolen or blacklisted.
To Unlock your Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T) from T-Mobile USA please follow this Link:
To Unlock your Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T) from MetroPCS USA please follow this Link:
Most phablet fans would agree the Samsung Galaxy Note series is the daddy of all the phablets, consistently high quality and innovative as well as slick and easy to use. Samsung believe with the Galaxy Note5 they have delivered the best version yet.
Billed as the most powerful and beautiful model yet, with a 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED (518ppi) screen, it’s still as big as ever, but now slimmer, framed by sleek aluminum metal and glass. The useful S Pen can be used on a sleek flat surface while the phone’s dual-edge back lies comfortably in the palm of your hand. In fact, the new S-Pen is now even more like an actual pen, and writes like one too on the surface of the screen. The screen is made from super tough Gorilla glass.
The 32GB Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with a wireless charger. Just rest the phone on the charger and it’s fully powered in 120 minutes. The advantage of the wireless charger is that you can keep it with you at all times, so even when you are travelling or stopping for refreshments, your phone can stay topped up to the max.
There are also a number of entertainment options with the Galaxy Note5 that a new dimension not just to using your phone, but the way you entertain yourself and your friends. This includes the ability to share your own experiences with others in real time by turning on your camera and using Live Broadcast that streams on You Tube to live the moment together.
The camera also features Video Digital Imaging Stabilization in addition to Optical Image Stabilization technology so there’s no camera shake, it’s so steady it’s as if the camera is locked off, not hand held. You can record videos in 4K / UHD.
There’s also a 16 MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. The camera’s Advanced Selfie technology and range of effective filters mean photos are super sharp. Pictures and videos can then be shown on a TV screen with just one tap.
Connectivity is also easy with Galaxy Note5. SideSync enables you to respond to texts and get important reminders and alerts while you’re on your computer.
In certain countries you can also take advantage of Samsung Pay, a hassle-free and secure way to pay with fingerprint authentication and additional layers of security
The Samsung Galaxy S5 retails at $699 cash or $29.17 a month for 24 months from T-Mobile with $0 down.
Unlock your Galaxy Note 5 with Unlockbase
If you’re happy with everything about your choice of phone, but not your cellphone provider, you need to get in touch with Unlockbase. UnlockBase is the leading online remote unlock site, with the largest database of phones and service providers around the globe. You can unlock your Galaxy Note5 quickly, easily and cost efficiently for $29.90 using the Mobile Device Unlock App, the Android official unlock for T-Mobile USA. Just ensure your phone is clean, and not reported as lost or stolen.
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.
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.
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.
For more information about this, please check https://findmymobile.samsung.com/help/startupDeviceUse.do
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
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!
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 (v220.127.116.11). 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
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 v18.104.22.168
Starting July 1 2015, we began offering our first “World First” with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Unlocking support. Since then we have added many older Samsung versions, totaling more than 200+ supported models without Rooting (Direct Unlock). You can access the history of all updates (ChangeLOG) on this page: https://www.unlockbase.com/cable-unlock/change-log-software-download/
You can also access the Official FAQ for the Software here:
Finally, if you have one phone to unlock and need to order just one License, use this Link:
Our wholesalers can order licenses at preferred rates
directly in the section “Cable Unlock” in their UnlockBase account.
Here is the current up to date list of supported models:
- AT&T Galaxy S4: SGH-I337, SGH-I337M
- AT&T Galaxy Express: SGH-I437
- AT&T Galaxy Tab 2 10.1: SGH-I497
- AT&T Galaxy S3: SGH-I747, SGH-I747M
- AT&T Galaxy S2 Skyrocket: SGH-I757, SGH-I757M
- AT&T Galaxy S3 Mini: SM-G730A, SM-G730W8
- AT&T Galaxy Tab 3: SM-T217A
- AT&T Galaxy S4 Active: SGH-I537
- Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro: Galaxy Win I8550, GT-I8552
- Samsung Galaxy Core Advance: GT-I8580
- Samsung Galaxy Express: GT-I8730
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: GT-I9190
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos: GT-I9192
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: GT-I9195, GT-I9195L, GT-I9195T, GT-I9195H, GT-I9197
- Samsung Galaxy Mega: GT-I9200, GT-I9205
- Samsung Galaxy S3: GT-I9300I, GT-I9301I, GT-I9301Q, GT-I9305, GT-I9305N, GT-I9305T
- Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo: GT-I9301I
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: GT-I9295
- Samsung Galaxy S4: GT-I9500, GT-I9505, GT-I9508C
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Duos: GT-I9508, GT-I9508V
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2: GT-N7105, GT-N7105T
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: GT-N8000
- Samsung Galaxy Core Plus: SM-G350, SM-G350M, SM-G350L
- Samsung Galaxy Trend 3: SM-G3500, SM-G3502, SM-G3502T, SM-G3502C, SM-G3502I, SM-G3502L, SM-G3508J
- Samsung Galaxy Ace 4: SM-G357M, SM-G357F, SM-G357FZ
- Samsung Galaxy Core Lite 4G: SM-G3586V, SM-G3588V
- Samsung Galaxy Core Prime: SM-G360F, SM-G360M, SM-G360G,SM-G360GY, SM-G360AZ, SM-G360P, SM-G360BT, SM-G360FY, SM-G3606, SM-G3608, SM-G3609
- Samsung Galaxy Express 2: SM-G3815
- Samsung Galaxy Avant: SM-G386T1, SM-G386W
- Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: SM-G530BT, SM-G530F, SM-G530H, SM-G530M, SM-G530Y
- Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos: SM-G5306W, SM-G5308W, SM-G5309W
- Samsung Galaxy Grand 2: SM-G710, SM-G710K, SM-G710L, SM-G7105, SM-G7105L, SM-G7105H
- Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Duos: SM-G7102, SM-G7102T, SM-G7106, SM-G7108, SM-G7508
- Samsung Galaxy Mega 2: SM-G750A
- Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini: SM-G800, SM-G800F, SM-G800M, SM-G800I, SM-G800H, SM-G800HQ
- Samsung Galaxy Alpha: SM-G850A, SM-G850W, SM-G8508S, SM-G850F: SM-G850K, SM-G850L, SM-G850S,
- Samsung Galaxy S5 Active: SM-G870, SM-G870A, SM-G870W
- Samsung Galaxy S5: SM-G900, SM-G900A, SM-G900F, SM-G900I, SM-G900K, SM-G900H, SM-G900P, SM-G900L, SM-G900T, SM-G900T1, SM-G900M, SM-G900MD, SM-G900AZ, SM-G900FD, SM-G900W8, SM-G901, SM-G901F, SM-G9006V, SM-G9008V , SC-04F
- Samsung Galaxy S6: SM-G920A: SM-G920F, SM-G920FQ, SM-G920I, SM-G920K, SM-G920L, SM-G920S, SM-G920T1, SM-G920W8, SM-G920T
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, SM-G925A, SM-G925F, SM-G925FQ, SM-G925I, SM-G925K, SM-G925L, SM-G925T , SM-G925S: SM-G925W8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo: SM-N7505
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Duos: SM-N7502, SM-N7506
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3: SM-N900A, SM-N900K, SM-N900L, SM-N900T, SM-N900W8, SM-N900S, SM-N900, SM-N9000Q, SM-N9005, SM-N9008, SM-N9008S, SM-N9008V
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Duos: SM-N9002, SM-N9006, SM-N9009
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4: SM-N9100, SM-N9106W, SM-N9108V, SM-N9109W
- Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: SM-N910F, SM-N910G, SM-N910P, SM-N910R4, SM-N910T, SM-N910V, SM-N910W8, SM-N915A, SM-N915T,
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: SM-P605, SM-P605L, SM-P605M, SM-P607T
- Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2: SM-P905, SM-P905M, SM-N9109W, SM-P907A
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0: SM-T217T
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4: SM-T320, SM-T321, SM-T325,
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0: SM-T330, SM-T331, SM-T332, SM-T335, SM-T335K, SM-T335L, SM-T337, SM-T337A
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active: SM-T360, SM-T365
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1: SM-T535, SM-T537A
- Sprint Galaxy S4 mini: SPH-L520
- Sprint Galaxy Mega: SPH-L600
- Sprint Galaxy S4: SPH-L720
- T-Mobile Galaxy S2: SGH-T989
- T-Mobile Galaxy S4: SGH-M919, SGH-M919N
- T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10.1: SM-P607T
Every week, no, make that every day, at UnlockBase, we get customers writing in with a variety of problems relating to any number of different cellphones. In this article we look at a problem that occurs most often with Samsung phones but can apply to other Android phones in general. First, to acquaint you with the problem, here is a typical customer complaint:
“We kept getting the ‘Not registered on Network’ message when trying to make calls. Many times the network connection was lost for a while. Then we realized by trying to make a call that for a period of time people were unable to get a hold of us or send text messages. We tried everything to try to resolve the issue, and ultimately we replaced our phones with another Samsung Galaxy S5. Guess what, the issue is still there and we still get ‘Not registered on network’ errors. Is this an Android issue or an Android issue? It’s no surprise that Google said that it’s a T-Mobile issue and not an Android issue. Please help!”
The ‘not registered on network’ error
This annoying problem is often found in Samsung Galaxy devices, particularly when users update their Galaxy phone to the latest Android version and something went wrong. Their device is unable to detect the network and up comes the “Not Registered on Network” message. This occurs because after getting an update, your device IMEI number is changed to “SN 0000″ and it shows that your device SN number has been broken and need to be fixed.
Another reason is when you try to use the SIM Card from a new Network Provider and your Samsung fails to keep up when you’re trying to switch networks and needs a little help from you involving manually providing the new APN settings / Networks name in order to fix it.
In this situation the ‘Not registered on network’ error will show itself when you attempt to make a call or text. This occurs because your Service Provider is simply not notified of your IMEI number so on the screen you will see “Not registered on Network“. They even have the cheek to supply an OK button for you to press which does nothing to solve your problem at all! Frustrating, but don’t worry, we can solve this issue. First you should be aware that your phone is already unlocked. It’s not the case that you have to unlock your device in order to remove the ‘Not registered on Network’ error.
However, another reason for this error is if unfortunately your device has been Blacklisted, and by that we mean if your phone is reported as “Lost” or “Stolen” in the national blacklist database in your country. In this situation you have no choice but to take the following steps :
- Go to the police and report the scam,
- Try to get your money back from the seller,
- Change the IMEI of your Phone (which is illegal),
- Sell your cellphone overseas.
For everybody else here are the four ways to fix this problem and finally have use of your Cell Phone.
How to fix ‘Not Registered on Network’ – The Solutions
Here we provide several methods to help you overcome this issue, one of them should work for you.
Method #1 – Manually select your new Network Provider:
Step 1: Go to Settings,
Step 2: Then go to Wireless and networks,
Step 3: Tap Mobile Networks (If not found then tap first ‘More settings’),
Step 4: Now tap Networks operators,
Step 5: After you have completed searching select your Network Operator (Like Vodafone, Idea, AirTel, etc.)
That’s it, problem solved.
Updated Fix: In Mobile Networks, set Network mode as WCDMA only and restart your phone.
Method #2 – Root your device and Install a Patch:
1. Root your Galaxy device,
2. Download from Google Play and install “Busy Box” on your device,
3. Download this “Ariza patch” and install it on your Galaxy device,
4. Now, open the app from the app drawer,
5. Just click on the button saying “PATCH” and it’s done.
Method # 3 – Update your Device and Samsung Account Software:
Make sure you are connected to a wireless connection
1. Get Your Galaxy Up and Running. Charged and ready,
2. Place Your SIM Card In Phone,
3. Navigate to Settings of your Phone,
4. Scroll Down To the Extreme bottom,
5. Select Software Update,
6. Wait for the cellphone to reboot and complete update.
Method # 4 – Remove and Insert SIM:
1. Turn off your phone by holding both the Power Button and Home together,
2. While the phone is off, wait for 2 minutes,
3. After 2 minutes remove the battery and the sim card from the phone,
4. Press the Power button and the Home button together 10 consecutive times,
5. Next, hold the power and home key for 1-3 minutes,
6. Now insert your Sim card and battery,
7. Turn on your Samsung Galaxy,
8. With your phone on, remove then re-insert your sim card 5 times.
Still confused? Watch this easy to understand videos for a better insight into how to resolve this issue easily.