How to Unlock Your Samsung Phone for Free

Free Software and Codes to Unlock Your Phone

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Most cell phones are locked, meaning that the phone is tied to a certain carrier's cellular service. To use that phone with another carrier - another SIM card, you need to unlock it.

Unlocking your phone can be risky business because doing so may void any warranty you have, and can irreparably harm your phone. However, in most countries, it's completely legal and carriers can't deny your request to unlock your phone (so long as you aren't under contract and the phone is fully paid for).

Still, plenty of people are interested in unlocking their cell phones. If it works, unlocking your phone gives you more freedom in how you use it. You may be able to make cheaper calls, install new software, and simply do more with your phone.

Free Samsung Unlocking Software & Codes

Listed below are some software programs designed to help you unlock your Samsung phone. Note that I have not tried any of these apps and cannot vouch for their performance. It's also worth noting once more that unlocking your phone can severely damage it.

Note: You'll need to know your Samsung phone's model number for most of these unlocking tools. It should be located behind the battery, so you'll have to remove the battery to see it.

  • UnlockSamsungOnline: There are super detailed instructions on this site that explains how to unlock your Samsung phone using a program called SRS.
  • FreeUlock: There's both a paid and free option here for unlocking your Samsung phone, both with different features.

    Buying an unlocked phone can be a safer (though more expensive) alternative to unlocking a phone yourself. You can also purchase unlocking software that might work when the free ones don't, but make sure you research it thoroughly so you're not throwing your money away.

    FastGSM is one service that can supposedly unlock your phone for a price. Another is dr.fone toolkit, which also has a free trial that may be useful.

    Moreover, you can try SamMobile.com's web-based unlock tool as a substitute to software-based solutions. Give them a few details about your handset and they will email you the unlock code. Even though it's not free, it does have a very high success rate of unlocking Samsung smartphones.