Besides being one of the best phones launched in 2015 so far, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is also one of the most expected devices. A lot of technology fans and not only were curious to see what the South Korean manufacturer worked at for the past year and the result was absolutely amazing.
Their phablet has the best display on the market, high end specs and an excellent camera. Still, let’s not forget that in the end, it’s a phone. And you’ll want to make some calls using it, right?
Most important carriers already have the Galaxy Note 5 in their offer and they’re waiting for you to get it. If you’re like me (and many others), you’ll prefer to acquire it along with a one or two year contract with your provider as you’ll purchase it at a far better price. But that should stop you from being able to use other SIM cards from other providers into your Note 5 if needed or wanted.
No matter if we’re talking about AT&T, T-Mobile or any other provider, they will sell you a locked phone, so you’ll need the unlock code for your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in order to be able to use it with any network around the world, whenever you need to.
Here’s a brief tutorial of how you can unlock your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with ease.
Like mentioned above, the whole process is very simple and it takes just a few minutes.
1. Find a reliable unlocking service
In order to obtain an unlock code for your Samsung Galaxy Note 5, you need to find an online unlocking service. Two great examples are UnlockScope.com and UnlockUnit.com, both of them having great prices for codes and great reviews.
2. Place an order
When placing an order, you need to provide the following information:
- the name and the country of the network you originally got your phone from
- the 15-digit IMEI, a unique number which you can find by dialing *#06# on your phone
- a valid email address, where you will receive the code
3. Receive the unlock code and insert it into your Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Shortly after placing the order, depending on the chosen pricing option, you will receive the unlock code, alongside additional instructions on how to enter it.
All you need to do is to insert a SIM card from an unsupported network, other than the one your phone is currently using, and wait for the phone to display a message like “SIM Network PIN”.
Type the code you received in the designated field and press ‘Unlock”. After this, the ‘Unlock successful message’ will be displayed. That’s it, your Galaxy Note 5 is now unlocked and ready to be used with any network you want.
If you need more details about the unlocking process, you can visit the UnlockScope YouTube channel, where you can also find plenty of useful video tutorials about unlocking Samsung phones.
You can also download the UnlockScope app and you will be able to get your unlocking code directly from your phone!
Of course, there are also other unlocking methods available, like asking your current carrier for a code or rooting.
While the first one can be very costly, not to mention that a lot of carriers will refuse to do it, rooting is a pretty risky operating, requiring a lot of technical knowledge, so unlocking your phone by code remains the safest and easiest option.
Finally, let’s not forget that unlocking your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will bring you a lot of advantages:
- Switch between carriers anytime you want, in order to benefit from the best offers
- Be able to use your phone abroad, with a local SIM, and avoid those huge roaming fees
- Increase the selling value of your phone and the chances of selling it faster
So, what are you waiting for? Go for it!