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

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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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#31
Quote from lillazyfats81 View Post :
yes confirmed.

We have ATT unlocked for use with Straight Talk $45 and T-Mobile $30 plan, and here in Los Angeles, we are getting H+ speeds.

--my belief is that you must be in a REFARMED TMobile region to obtain HSDPA speeds
What is the $30 T-Mobile plan?
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#32
I think if you go to the network lock menu and tap perso sha256 info, you'll get a 1 if lock is enabled, 0 if it's disabled.
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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
Here's an idea if you really want to retaliate or protest the above Joker. Just create an eBay Buy-it-now listing for 5,000 or whatever number priced at least 94 cents each which is the minimum start price that should earn you a penny profit for each purchase (gotta pay for your time in finding, sharing, and listing the information). On your listing, let people know that you are giving away the unlock code for free and their purchase will support your cause or whatever. You will get many buyers because you are only charging 94 cents. Second option is to do charity and contribute $0.50 into a Buy-it-now listing and publicly post this information to your listing for 30 days. Set the buy-it-now price to a ridiculously high price so no rebelers try to end it by buying-it-now. Problem solved. Cool

Btw, I don't own these devices but I repped you for sharing. Smilie
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#34
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Didn't work for me. I have a T-MO Samsung Galaxy S3. When I tried to dial it, I got "Unable to Process Request"
You left off the initial *

It works fine on the TMo S3.
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I think if you go to the network lock menu and tap perso sha256 info, you'll get a 1 if lock is enabled, 0 if it's disabled.
Thanks
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Didn't work for me. I have a T-MO Samsung Galaxy S3. When I tried to dial it, I got "Unable to Process Request"
I just did my T-MO G S3 and it appears to have worked. (I have Jellly Bean installed just for reference)
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#38
After selecting Options [3]Perso SHA256 OFF I get two more option
SHA256_ENABLE_FLAG [0]
SHA256_OFF :> Not Change

which option do i chose or do i just follow the step and go back to [6] Network Lock then choose [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ ..... wait for a minute then reboot your phone.
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Would someone be able to tell me what is the purpose of unlocking, and the pros vs cons to unlocking
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After selecting Options [3]Perso SHA256 OFF I get two more option
SHA256_ENABLE_FLAG [0]
SHA256_OFF :> Not Change

which option do i chose or do i just follow the step and go back to [6] Network Lock then choose [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ ..... wait for a minute then reboot your phone.
Me too on same boat... what to do...I see SHA256_ENABLE_FLAG [0] and choose [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ waited a minute and restarted my phone... how to confirm if its unlocked ??
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Me too on same boat... what to do...I see SHA256_ENABLE_FLAG [0] and choose [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ waited a minute and restarted my phone... how to confirm if its unlocked ??
Same here, it seems worked, but how to confirm?

Quote from Appled08 View Post :
Would someone be able to tell me what is the purpose of unlocking, and the pros vs cons to unlocking
I don't know the answer but: In addition to using my phone in another carrier, I would like the possibility of updating my phone to the latest firmware (like Google Nexus I guess)..
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#42
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Would someone be able to tell me what is the purpose of unlocking, and the pros vs cons to unlocking
no cons. pro is you can use it on any gsm carrier in the world
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Me too on same boat... what to do...I see SHA256_ENABLE_FLAG [0] and choose [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ waited a minute and restarted my phone... how to confirm if its unlocked ??
Try *#7465625#
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Try *#7465625#
Did not work...
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#45
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Me too on same boat... what to do...I see SHA256_ENABLE_FLAG [0] and choose [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ waited a minute and restarted my phone... how to confirm if its unlocked ??
Those who can confirm that their phone is unlocked, can they confirm this setting as well;

SHA256_ENABLE_FLAG [0]

if so, I would assume that my phone is unlocked woot
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