We show you how to get an unlocking code for a Samsung Galaxy S II, what to do when you get it and the pitfalls should you have problems trying to enter it into your phone. The Samsung Galaxy S2 is currently billed as one of the best handsets on the market and it’s easy to see why. The cell has a clear, large screen, runs Android OS like a dream and has to be the slimmest, lightest phones out there. If you’re tempted to discard the phone, then it’s most likely to be because you’ve just spotted the S3 is about to launch.

Getting an Unlocking Code for your Galaxy S II really is quite easy

A Samsung Galaxy SII unlock code will free up your cell so that it can be used on any network, very handy if you’re going abroad and want to avoid expensive roaming charges by popping in a local SIM. Another great reason to unlock the Samsung Galaxy SII is if you’re thinking of selling the phone, then unlocking your cell will increase the value by as much as 300%, which will provide you with a good chunk of the cash you’ll need to buy the S3.

To get an unlock code, you can simply call up your supplier and ask. They will of course charge you for this, usually around €25-30, and they may not be over-willing to release an unlock code to you, especially if the phone is less than six months old.galaxy sII unlock codes

Don’t Risk your S II by trying to find a free unlock or cheap unlock as you can “Brick” your phone

Another route you can take is to attempt to find a free unlock code on the mobile unlock forums. This is risky as an incorrect unlock code, if entered repeatedly, can cause your cell to become hard-locked and this is recommended for more advanced users.

However, there is an even easier way to get hold of an unlock code, although it will still cost you money, and that is to use an online cell unlocking service. There are a huge amount of these around and they tend to cost anywhere between €5-20. Before you decide on a supplier, it’s a good idea to have a look around and see what others are saying about them.

Once you have decided on a remote mobile unlocking service, then it’s just a simple matter of supplying them with the correct information, as below:

  • Your phone’s IMEI number, which can be found by typing in *#06# into the keypad, it will then be displayed on screen.
  • Your country
  • Which network the cell is locked to
  • The fee!

Once you have done this, you will then receive your unlock code on screen or via email, depending on the service that you use, along with comprehensive instructions on how to input your unlock code.

This is all you need to do to unlock Samsung Galaxy S2 mobile phones, there’s no mystery to the process, it’s simple, fast and 100% legal.