When Samsung released the original Galaxy J3 in 2016 who would have known its popularity would soar so much. Over the years they have released to great acclaim the Galaxy J3 Pro, Prime, Emerge, Top and Orbit. If you want to unlock Samsung Galaxy J3 from EE, Vodafone or O2 UK and use a SIM card from a different mobile network we’ll show you how.

Depending on which network you are locked to and how old the mobile phone is, the steps to getting unlocked will differ. For example, a Samsung J3 first purchased in 2017 that is locked to EE will probably not be under contract. As a result you will need to purchase a Samsung unlock code to get unlocked. For most people this will be the most straight-forward way of getting unlocked.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 line-up includes the Pro, Prime, Emerge, Top and Orbit.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 line-up includes the Pro, Prime, Emerge, Top and Orbit.

Getting your Samsung Galaxy J3 unlock code (includes Pro, Prime, Emerge, Top, Orbit) from EE, Vodafone and O2.

We have focused on the primary UK networks because all other networks piggyback off of EE, Vodafone and O2. We do not cover Three as almost all of the handsets they have issued will already be unlocked. In some instances with O2 your handset will also be unlocked from the day you sign the contract.

EE device unlock for Sony Xperia 10, 10 Plus.

EE unlock code for Samsung Galaxy J3.

When locked to EE there are a number of factors to consider when getting an unlock code. You’ll be pleased to learn that if you are still under contract and have an active account you can apply for to unlock EE Samsung Galaxy J3.

Unfortunately, you will need to be at least 6 months into your contract and the application will not be free.

As of November 2019 the Samsung J3 Pro, Prime, Emerge, Top and Orbit are more than 1 year old. Consequently, if you did get the handset on contract from EE and still have an active account you will be eligible to apply for a network unlocking code.

If that’s not the case because you bought the phone second-hand you will need to buy a Samsung unlock code.

You can buy a code from an online unlocking service such as ours. Additionally, you could also try your local mobile phone repair shop as they may be able to unlock your Galaxy J3 via a cable.

You will need to enter this at the screen prompt that says ‘SIM network unlock PIN. It is also known as the NCK or network unlock code.

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Summary of the EE unlocking service:

  • Handset: Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro, Prime, Emerge, Top, Orbit
  • Network: EE
  • Service: Unlock code
  • Eligibility: Customer for a minimum of 6 months
  • Waiting: up to 10 days
  • Cost: £8.99
  • Useful link: https://myaccount.ee.co.uk/app/device-unlock

Vodafone network unlock code for Sony Xperia 10.

Vodafone network unlock code for Samsung J3.

For Samsung Galaxy J3 owners locked to Vodafone you have 3 options to get unlocked. If you’re still under contract and it has been more than 30 days Vodafone will unlock you for free. You can start by going to this page and completing the request for details. In around 10 days they will send you a network unlock code (NUC) via text message.

For everyone else you can either sign-up to Vodafone PAYG, wait 30 days and apply for an Vodafone unlock code or buy one from an online supplier. The code will be 8 digits long and is simple to enter. Sometimes your handset may be asking for a PUK code. In instances such as this you’ll need a DEFREEZE or UNFREEZE code. You can also buy that online.

Summary of the Vodafone unlock code service:

O2 SIM unlock code for Sony Xperia 10 Plus.

O2 mobile unlocking code for Samsung J3.

In order to unlock Samsung Galaxy J3 from O2 you will first need to be an O2 customer. Additionally, you’ll also need to have an active O2 account. Once you have these you can apply via the MyO2 App or online. O2 will send you an unlock code for free within 7 days.

Samsung J3 users that are not O2 customers will have to buy an unlock code from an online provider. The code is usually sent within 5 days or less.

Summary of the O2 phone unlock service: