How to: Unlock Samsung Galaxy S3

Prerequisites to unlock your S3

1. Dial *#06# to find your IMEI number

2. Purchase you unlock code hereSamsung Galaxy S3 unlock codes

3. Your code will be emailed to you

 

Supported Carriers and Variants

These instructions will help you unlock a Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S3 mini (GSM versions only) from a supported carrier (including AT&T, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Rogers, Telus, Bell, Vodafone and many more).

 

Unlock Procedure: Use your new SIM card to unlock your phone!

1. Insert a SIM card from a new carrier (not the one the phone was locked to) and turn on your phone, you will be prompted to enter your unlock code.

2. Enter the entire 8 or 16 digit unlock code that you received by email and then press unlock. If you don't already have a code, you can order your Samsung unlock code here: Unlock Galaxy S3.

3. There is no step 3! You should now be able to use your phone on any GSM network 

 

Troubleshooting (Galaxy S3 only!)

If you have a Galaxy S3 and you get an error message that says "network unlock request unsuccessful" don't panic, it is very common and can be eaisily remedied.  Follow the steps below to get your code working.  The steps are somewhat technical so follow them carefully. Note these steps are only for those with a Galaxy S3.

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Troubleshooting (Android 4.2.x and lower only!)

If you get an error message that says "network unlock request unsuccessful" don't panic, it is very common and can be eaisily remedied.  Follow the steps below to get your code working.  The steps are somewhat technical so follow them carefully. Note these steps do not apply if you are running Android 4.3 or newer.

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