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How To Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S3 In 5 Steps

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Owners of a lock version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be pleased to know that they can unlock their device without having to pay out a penny. Once the device is unlocked, it can be used around the world and you could choose between carriers, providing you are not on contract.

For instance if you live in the US and you bought your Samsung Galaxy S3 on AT&T, right now this is the only carrier you can use the handset with. However if you unlock it, you could use it with any carrier. You could even send the device as a gift to someone outside of the US. So here are the 5 steps needed to unlock your device.

How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S3 & Note 2

Put a SIM card into the handset that isn’t from your carrier. Switch the handset off and back on with the foreign SIM in it.

Open the dial pad and type in *#197328640#. Go to the Main Menu > [1] UMTS > [1] Debug Screen > [8] Phone Control > [6] Network Lock > Options [3]Perso SHA256 OFF > and then wait for at least 30 seconds. Following this head by one step by pressing Menus and then choose Back. You should now be at Network Lock. Then you should choose [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ

To make sure there was no mistake, the sequence you should have typed was: Asterisk Pound One Nine Seven Three Two Eight Six Four Zero Pound. However there are some that call the Asterisk the Star button and the Pound button is known as the hash button.

Your Samsung Galaxy S3 or Samsung Galaxy Note 2 should now be unlocked and you should be able to use any SIM card with any carrier, worldwide. The code has been used with devices of Samsung for quite some time and so it might work on other devices of theirs too.

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