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**FREE UNLOCK** For Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 - ALL GSM

lillazyfats81 481 470 December 1, 2012 at 02:06 AM in Tech & Electronics (2)
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Last Edited by lillazyfats81 December 1, 2012 at 08:52 AM
***Deal belongs here because Galaxy Note 2 unlock code on ebay is >$10 ($24.99)***

=====ALL Credits to Owl74 on XDA-Developers=====
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...ostcount=1


This is confirmed by myself to work on the AT&T Galaxy S3 and AT&T Galaxy Note 2 ....and it is reported to work on ALL VARIANTS of GSM.

I am posting it publicly to give where credit is due, and to KILL the ebay profits, specifically ebay Item: 321033698090

Please do not profit off someone elses' idea and ebay this info like the Joker in the auction above

To unlock your Galaxy S3 OR NOTE 2:

Just dial the following keys *#197328640#

Main Menu > [1] UMTS > [1] Debug Screen > [8] Phone Control > [6] Network Lock > Options [3]Perso SHA256 OFF > (after choosing this option, wait about 30 seconds, then go back one step by pressing the Menu button then select Back, now you are in [6] Network Lock then choose [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ ..... wait for a minute then reboot your phone... enjoy!!!

/standard disclaimer: I am not responsible if you don't follow directions and what you do with your phone...

*****Hit the Thanks button, you're welcome Smilie
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Last Edited by HermitDash April 3, 2014 at 04:55 PM
This will not work for Stock Android 4.3 or Higher and downgrading may cause a brick DONT DO IT.

Unlocking cellphones was recently made illegal because a certain mandate expired. Please take a few minutes to sign this petition so we can ensure consumer rights and our ability to use our phones on different carriers:
Petition to Make Unlocking Cell Phones Legal.
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...l/1g9KhZG7

THIS PETITION IS CLOSED AND WAS SUCCESSFUL

The current way to root and unlock your ATT Galaxy S3 phone (along with others) can be found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2092244
Works awesomely, so good in fact, I donated to the dev. DYLAN


AT&T Users you can now update to Jelly Bean!!!

FOR THOSE THAT DON'T HAVE THE LAST OPTION MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST UPDATE FOR YOUR PHONE.

And if ATT give you unlock code and if it doesnt work, then you need to go back to 4.1.1 using Odin and then use the above options to unlock and then go back to 4.1.2.





FROM THE OP:

Those who are having trouble.

1) PLUG IN THE FOREIGN SIM CSED FIRST

2) BOOT up the phone with the different sim card, then it will ask for unlock code. CLICK DISMISS

3) Then perform the 6 step process in post #1

4) be sure to WAIT EXACTLY where it says wait 30 sec, and wait 1min then reboot

---I have better success with the foreign sim in FIRST and unlocking with the foreign sim inside the phone.


Frequently Asked Questions:
  • What is unlocking/what is its benefit?
Only thing unlocking your phone will do is allow you to pop in a different sim card and use that provider's service with your phone -Blacksoxing
  • Will unlocking my phone void my warranty?
It typically won't void your warranty (since some providers WILL unlock your phone for you if you're traveling internationally....)....and it won't help you get updates faster. -Blacksoxing
  • After unlocking the phone, data isn't working on the foreign network (e.g. if you have a T-Mobile phone, data is not working when you put in your AT&T SIM card), what do I need to do?
To get data to work on your FOREIGN SIM, you must change the APN setting. Google for your carrier's APN setting and change that. This is nothing related to unlocking the phone, rather its because you are literally on a different cell carrier and you need to modify the phone to access the correct data network. -OP - lillazyfats81
  • Will unlocking my phone affect my internet speeds?
It won't affect your internet speeds. -Blacksoxing
  • Which service providers does this work for? Does it work for Verizon/Sprint?
This works ONLY for GSM phones, i.e. phones on AT&T, T-Mobile, or most international carrier. This will NOT work on CDMA/TDMA phones, specifically phones from Verizon or Sprint. Some Verizon phones use SIM cards for 4G data, and it may be possible to use those phones with GSM networks, but I am not sure of that. -hallowmann
  • Does this mean I can use it outside the country without paying any extra service fees?
You have to pay for service no matter where you go, but if you go to another country, rather than being forced to use your AT&T SIM card with international roaming, you can buy a prepaid SIM card from the country you are traveling to. You would have to switch the SIM cards and then you can use your unlocked phone on the international service plan. -hallowmann
  • What does "GSM' mean in the original post?
GSM refers to use "Global System for Mobile communications". This is for mobile devices that use SIM cards for voice, specifically AT&T and T-Mobile devices in the US, and almost all devices every else in the world. -hallowmann
  • Does unlocking the phone mean that I am no longer under my contract? Will I still have to pay my service provider the monthly service fee? What about Early Termination Fee (ETF)?
Unlocking the phone deals ONLY with the phone, not with your service. You will still have the service and you will still either have to pay the monthly fees or pay the early termination fee, whether you have the phone or not. Again, unlocking the phone does NOTHING to the contract. The contract is for service, it has nothing to do with the phone. The phone is yours. You could sell the phone and you'd still have to pay your voice and data service. -hallowmann
  • Does this work on the Samsung Galaxy S2? Other GSM phones?
It doesn't work on the S2, but if bought the phone (or any GSM phone) from AT&T or T-Mobile and you've had your phone for something like 90 days or 6 months (not sure which) with service, you can call them up and say you are going overseas and need to unlock your phone for use there. They should give/email you the SIM unlock code for your phone, which you would need to put in when you insert another network's SIM into your phone. If they give you trouble, just keep pressing that you may go to areas that don't have their coverage and need other options. They should/will give it to you. -hallowmann[LIST]
  • Foreign sim Data plan is not working
Add APN settings as per new foreign sim provider.Prem (thanks to lillazyfats81



UPDATE:
It doesn't work with custom rom, at least for CM10 rom. you must restore the original rom to use the code.



No go on unused VZW GS3 (I know it's not GSM, still gave it a shot); Code didn't work (Stock ICS)
VZW GSM always works overseas, you don't even have to unlock it - http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1809314

To check if your phone is unlocked, press *#7465625#


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#376
Quote from myculito View Post :
Same for me... How can we confirm this worked?
Same here I get MMI message . Is there other way to check without foreign sim
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#377
I got tmobile s3 with my tmo sim , i tried and it said
perso_nv_init is succesful

what's next? How i know it's unlocked?
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#378
I have a S3 from Att, working great with straight Talk sim card, great, without unlocking, but I'm not able to hotspot, always it show ATT Msg. Do You think, if I unlock it will work? Tks for any Help.
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Quote from ballu84 View Post :
Nope. I'm the direct supplier of iPhone unlocks.
Here's an email I recently sent out to my resellers and should answer your questions.

"Dear Wholesaler,

We would like to inform you that as of November 1, 2012, AT&T has shared their blackist with T-Mobile. While our IMEI unlock will technically unlock nearly ALL AT&T iPhones, we cannot guarantee that a blacklisted iPhone will work on other major networks. (i.e T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon.)

We will not be offering wholesalers a refund for any returns that are confirmed as a blacklisted device. Please enforce a policy for your customers so that they are aware of this issue and will understand your return policy."
I bought a new AT&T Samsung A157 gophone just for travelling in a different country (Bahamas) . I'll be buying a local SIM when I get there. The AT&T SIM has never been put in. Do I need to unlock the phone before I put in the SIM I'll buy in the Bahamas (as the original SIM has never been put in)? If I do need to unlock it, the unlock codes floating around for this phone seem to reset the IMEI to all zeroes. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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#380
Will this work for AT&T Galaxy Note 1?
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#381
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Will this work for AT&T Galaxy Note 1?
Same question..
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#382
Quote from jimuk View Post :
Will this work for AT&T Galaxy Note 1?
Not under ICS.
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#383
Quote from Deal2go View Post :
how do i know if my tmobile gs2 is unlocked with this press *#7465625#?

will it say UNLOCKED? I tried but it showed something which I don't know what they meant. I have few gs2 and gs3 unlocked but don't know for sure which ones.

the unlock check didn't work on my tmo GS3< it says unable to process request

I
What happens when the last option is not available on s2
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Quote from patyrebonato View Post :
I have a S3 from Att, working great with straight Talk sim card, great, without unlocking, but I'm not able to hotspot, always it show ATT Msg. Do You think, if I unlock it will work? Tks for any Help.
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I dont think unlocking it will help.... try getting "wifi tether" but that requires rooting your phone... or you could purchase Foxfi for about 7 bucks which allows you to tether without rooting...
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#385
Does this mean I can unlock a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 and it will work on ATT?
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#386
Quote from Soinlove01 View Post :
Does this mean I can unlock a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 and it will work on ATT?
yes...
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#387
how do you get damned sim card out? mine is stuck.
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#388
I want to exchange my sprint (Clean ESN) brand new S3 with a GSM S3 Frown
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#389
Since sprint has theirs built in. Would this work on the note2 ?
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Quote from Deal2go View Post :
I got tmobile s3 with my tmo sim , i tried and it said
perso_nv_init is succesful

what's next? How i know it's unlocked?
how did you unlock using this method since beginning? i thought you must have a foreign sim card to insert in first.


Quote from prvn133t View Post :
I want to exchange my sprint (Clean ESN) brand new S3 with a GSM S3 Frown
yes, just pay another $200 (or more) out of your pocket.

i saw a whole bunch of sprint or verizon S3's for dirt cheap on craigslist but nobody wanted them.

from my S3 price searching exp, a brand new verizon S3 is usually the same price with a minor cracked screen GSM S3. sprint S3 will be $50 cheaper than that verizon version.
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