If you’ve had your Samsung Galaxy handset for a while or if you’ve recently purchased a used handset you may want to get it unlocked. In this tutorial we will show you how to get your SIM Network Unlock PIN for your Samsung Galaxy so you can unlock it for use with any network.
There are a 2 different methods for obtaining your network unlock PIN but the outcome is exactly the same. If you got your Samsung Galaxy from a contract you will need to follow the steps in Tutorial 1. If you purchased a used Samsung Galaxy handset from somewhere like ebay you will need to follow the steps in Tutorial 2.
How to get your Galaxy SIM Network Unlock PIN from Samsung.
Unfortunately this is not as straight forward as any of us would like. Firstly, you cannot go to Samsung and ask them directly for your Network unlock PIN. Whilst it is Samsung who create the PIN codes, it is your network provider that issues them. Consequently, you will have to go to your network provider and as them to unlock your Samsung Galaxy handset.
This process will be different for each network and changes each time they update their internal systems. In addition to all of this you will also have to meet their strict criteria to obtain a SIM unlock PIN code. For many people it is impossible to meet all of their requirements. Below are a few links to help get you started.
Unlock Samsung Galaxy from O2.
- To get started with unlocking your Samsung Galaxy handset from O2 you will need to follow this link.
Vodafone unlock request form.
- Getting unlocked from Vodafone requires you complete this online form.
Galaxy SIM unlock code for EE.
- On the EE website they have plenty of information on how to unlock your Samsung Galaxy handset. A good place to start is here.
Each network will have any number of loops you will need to jump through before they supply you with the SIM unlock code PIN. In many cases you can wait weeks before they issue an NCK with many users being told after waiting they are not eligible.
Because the network providers have made it so difficult to unlock your Samsung Galaxy mobile phone, companies such as NetPal have become increasingly popular. Below we outline the simple process we have put together so you can get your SIM Network Unlock PIN for your Samsung Galaxy.
Getting your Samsung Galaxy SIM Network Unlock PIN from NetPal.
Getting your Samsung Galaxy unlock PIN has never been easier than with NetPal. Our simple, low cost process means you could be unlocked and using the network of your choosing within just 24 hours. This is excellent news for users of second hand Samsung mobile phones.
- Go to the Samsung unlock code page and choose which country your handset is locked in.
- Make your purchase and go to the checkout.
- At the checkout make sure you enter your full 15 digit IMEI number. You can find out how to get this here.
One you have completed your purchase our unlocking technicians will submit your Galaxy IMEI number directly to Samsung via API. This means we bypass all the checks your network provider puts in place. Within 24 hours you will receive your SIM unlock code PIN and instructions on how to enter it.