Ever since demand and popularity of smartphones has increased, locked mobile phones became a business tactic for carriers and manufacturers. It limits the customers to make use of mobile network service providers that are affiliated with the mobile set manufacturers. But, when there is a restriction, there is always a way to undo it. To keep away from being restricted to definite carriers, unlocking of the handsets came in to practice. Popular smartphones are the ones that are unlocked the most.
Samsung Galaxy SII is one of the smartphones that is generally available as a locked device but at present, you can unlock the phone quite easily by following certain small and easy steps. Now, you must be thinking, how to unlock Samsung Galaxy S2? Before starting the process of unlocking your handset you must make sure whether your handset is locked to a particular network or not. You can check this easily by inserting a SIM card of any network and switch on your handset. If you are able to operate your handset even with other SIM card and the message of unlocking doesn’t appear, it means that the handset is already unlocked and there is no need of unlocking it. But, if you can’t operate your handset when inserted with other SIM card than it means that your device is locked and it needs to be unlocked so that you can use it with any local SIM.
You can also check the status of your mobile phone whether it is locked or unlocked by simply dialing *#7465625# from your cell phone. Before you start the unlocking process of your Galaxy SII, you must close all the running applications in your handset. Closing all the applications running in the handset will help in making the unlocking process smoother while changing SIMs.
You easily unlock your Samsung Galaxy SII easily by following the below given steps.
- First you need to find the IMEI number of your handset. You can avail it by dialing *#06. You can also find it below the battery of your device. Every original Samsung Galaxy S2 battery has a sticker which has the IMEI number printed on it.
- Once you get the IMEI number, you can start the next step of unlocking your handset. Using the IMEI number of your handset, you can easily avail the unlock code for your handset. You can avail the unlock code from your network provider or else you can also avail it from the online websites. If you decide to avail the unlock code online then you have to place an order for the same in a reliable website. You also need to provide them your IMEI number along with the name of the country from which you bought the set and the country in which you want to use the set. Making a small payment you can avail the code easily.
- Once you receive the unlock code, you can easily unlock your handset by entering the code after inserting a SIM other than the original SIM card. Your devices will be unlocked instantly and once it is unlocked, it is ready to be used with any local SIM card.