Having an unlocked SIM card allows for you to use it on other phones, so without a doubt, it is in your best interest to look into having your Android SIM unlock. Let’s jump right into it.
Using Dr.Fone to Android SIM Unlock
As mentioned above, our focus today will be how you are able to perform an Android SIM unlock, something which is very important when it comes to your Android device. So, let’s jump right in and take a look at it.
Step #1 – As always, start by making sure that you have downloaded and installed the Dr.Fone Toolkit for Android program. After installing the program, go ahead and launch it.
Step #2 – Next, go ahead and click on the “SIM Unlock” option.
Now, how you proceed with this method depends purely on the device that you use. To find out which Android SIM unlock method you should use, read the introductions to both of the methods.
Method #1 For Samsung Galaxy S2/S3/S4, Note 1/2/3
Depending on your device, the method that you use will differ. The following method is compatible with the Samsung S2, Samsung S3, Samsung S4, Samsung Note 1, Samsung Note 2 and the Samsung Note 3.
Step #3 – At this point, if you haven’t already done so then go ahead and connect your Android device.
Step #4 – Additionally, if your device isn’t already in “Service Mode” then do so now.
Note: to put your device into USB Settings / Diagnostic / Service Mode, simply dial either #9090# or ##3424# or *#0808# and your device will be ready to go.
Step #5 –Next, follow the steps which are shown on the Dr.Fone display. Once you are in Service Mode, simply select DM + MODEM + ADB, UART[*], or CDMA MODEM, on the device that you’re using.
Step #6 – Once you’ve done this, simply click on the “Unlock” button located at the bottom of the Dr.Fone program and allow for it to do it’s fine.
Step #7 – After clicking on the “Unlock” button, Dr.Fone will only take a few moments to unlock your device and you will have successfully performed an Android SIM Unlock.
Step #8 – However, in order to make your phone usable once again you will have to follow Step #5 in order to enter your phone into Service Mode and select the “MTP + ADB, USB[*], or PDA, from the menu. Upon doing so, simply click on “Next” on the Dr.Fone program and you’ll be set to go.
Concerned about your device not being mentioned above? Don’t worry about it! Check out method 2 to find out if you can use this method on your device.
Method #2 for Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5/S6/S7
Similarly, this method is compatible with the Samsung S3, Samsung S4, Samsung S5, Samsung S6 and the Samsung S7. For this method, it is required that the device you are using to Android SIM unlock be rooted.
Step #3 – If you haven’t done so already, go ahead and connect your device using a USB cable.
Step #4 – Once connected, Dr.Fone will detect that your device has been connected and will display it on the screen.
Step #5 – Simply click on the “Unlock” button located on Dr.Fone, wait a few moments for Dr.Fone to do its job, and you’re finished.
As you can see, Method #2 is a lot simpler of a method and requires a lot less work. If you’re looking for a less stressful and quick method, then rooting your device and opting to use this method for your Android SIM unlock is in your best interests.
Device Not Compatible?
If your device isn’t compatible with either of these methods, then don’t worry about it, there is still hope. If your SIM card isn’t device locked, then simply get your hands on one of the devices that are listed (perhaps a family member has one), take the SIM out of your device and put it into the new device, use this device for the method, and place your SIM back in your device. A little hassle can go a long way.