Unlock codes for a Samsung Galaxy S Plus: special insight
You don’t need to have any technical know-how in order to unlock your Samsung Galaxy S Plus cell phone. There’s no need to ‘jailbreak’ or ‘root’ the phone first either, this is usually carried out in order to remove carrier branding from a phone but is not necessary to perform a SIM unlock.
To unlock Samsung Galaxy S Plus phones, all you need is a unique unlock code which can be obtained one of three ways:
- By asking around on mobile unlock forums for a free code
- By calling your carrier and asking them for an unlock code
- By using a remote, professional, online mobile unlocking service
Of the three, the safest route would be to call your carrier and ask them to provide you with an unlock code. However, not all carriers will be willing to give you this, especially if your handset is less than six months old.
Free unlock codes are difficult to find and don’t always work, depending on who you manage to connect with. There is no guarantee that you will obtain a correct code and you will have no recourse should there be a problem, such as an incorrect unlock code. Inputting the wrong code into your Samsung Galaxy S Plus will result in it becoming hard locked – a security feature designed to combat fraud – if it’s done more than three times. As such, it’s vital that you don’t keep putting an unlock code into the cell if it doesn’t work first time.
Using an online unlocking service is inexpensive and usually comes with a money-back guarantee, if you choose your supplier wisely. Whilst there are a huge amount of reputable unlock code suppliers online, there are also a few unscrupulous individuals looking to part you and your cash.
To find a good cell unlocking service, follow these steps:
- Check out unlock code suppliers on eBay, the auction site is a great resource for finding out what previous customers have said about a service and often, the services are sold via a website too, so you don’t necessarily have to use eBay.
- Discard all those sites that ask you to call them for your unlock code, these tend to be expensive premium rate lines and the supplier often has no other contact details.
- Look for transparent contact details and a money-back guarantee, this suggests that you’re dealing with a professional outfit.
Once you have done this and settled on an unlock code supplier, then it’s just a case of sending the company your IMEI number, your country and the network your cell is locked to. You can find out your IMEI by pressing *#06# on your cell’s keypad and the number will be displayed on-screen; this number is unique to your phone and you should make absolutely sure that you copy it down correctly.
Once you have done this, pay the fee and you will receive your unlock code along with instructions to unlock the Galaxy S Plus.