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Experience on unlocking my mobile!

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Big Kahuna
Posts: 96
‎07-06-2013 02:32 PM

So I'm gonna give you my experience on how I got around to unlocking my phone, as we all need unlocking to join other networks.


Code it yourself


I've unlocked every phone i've had and for my old samsungs i just rooted it and changed a coding line in a file which unlocked it. So it was basically free of charge and relatively easy to do if you are willing to void your warranty. If you feel a bit savvy I'd head over to the XDA forums ( ) where there are all sorts of convos on how to do it for different phones. (samsung have been in general the easier ones).

Some extra links for samsung etc  (needs to have rooted device)



Use software to unlock it


However with my current Sony ericsson live with walkman i had to download a software for a tenner and then do a tweak and bam it was unlocked. It's the same system that was used by the phone unlocking stores and at half the price compared to asking them and it is also very straight forward. This is the site, it may have your phone model and also gives walkthroughs.


So yes that's my experience =) I like messing around with my phone which has given me many nightmares and heart attacks but that's my story and hope it's somewhat helpful. 





How did you get it unlocked?


Would be great if you could share your experience here, it's useful information for anyone who wants freedom for their phone.


Re: Experience on unlocking my mobile!

The Legend
Posts: 14,861
‎07-06-2013 10:57 PM

I unlocked my Vodafone locked Smart 858/Huawei U8160 and Huawei Ascend G300 by buying unlock codes from a seller named korter_gsm on eBay for a few euro each.

I am not a 48 employee so if you need to contact 48 support then use option 3 or the chat facility here.

Re: Experience on unlocking my mobile!

Posts: 0
‎09-06-2013 12:35 AM
have an ole look around for phone repair shops on high streets... usually around 20-30 to unlock a phone in there.

Re: Experience on unlocking my mobile!

Posts: 0
‎10-07-2013 04:46 PM
I'll share how I unlock most of my phone,
eBay is great for buying unlock codes, most codes retail for around 5 euro. Do a bit of research on the seller first before your buy, aka the feedback and other items they sell. Every code I've got came to me in minutes and was cheap and worked perfect.

Another way is like in the op, you can root your phone and install an app such as galaxy unlock from the play store , its a free app and has worked fine for every galaxy I have had (s1,s2,s3 and note 2) didn't try it on my s4 tho.
But beware that things can go wrong, if you know what your doing, fire away.
Ps back up your EFS folder before you start anything.

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