Root [AT&T] Root and Unlock SIM

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  1. mrhomiec

    mrhomiec Well-Known Member
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    so this is my first Android phone where unlocking the SIM card is possible. i've been with Verizon and Sprint so long that i never bothered looking up the unlocking abilities/procedures.

    the only unlocking experience i've had in the past have been with iPhones, where the jailbreaking software has an option to unlock the SIM card as well.

    i didn't know that you have to ride out your 2 year contract before AT&T will unlock your phone. and i've tried searching around here and XDA, but i couldn't get a good answer. i kept finding threads in regard to a Canadian carrier where you dial a number and some ROMS didn't allow the dialing of that number to work (or something like that).

    is there a method to unlock the SIM card of the AT&T version without waiting out the 2 year contract?
     

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  2. mrhomiec

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    UPDATE

    so i found out AT&T will give you an unlock code if you just ask. i had confusion because it's only the iPhone that has to carry out your 2-year contract before they can unlock it for you.

    i hopped on AT&T Web Chat system, and the agent just gave me the unlock code without any questioning or reasoning.

    now all i need is a non-AT&T SIM card to insert into my Galaxy S3 to actually unlock the phone. :)
     
  3. bxchef29

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    Yeah, they gave me the code to now i'm waiting on my straight talk sim,so i can unlock it. Let me know how yours go and i will do they same Friday. Good lUck
     
  4. mrhomiec

    mrhomiec Well-Known Member
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    since i left Verizon, and my last phone was the Galaxy Nexus, inserting that SIM card into my Galaxy S3 was able to finish the unlocking process.

    i then tested it out with my friend's t-mobile SIM card, and it was functional.
     
  5. bxchef29

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    cool i will see friday i just hope it will work cause i am using the s3 with straight talk. It should work , I think the sim card just has to be inserted just to unlock
     
  6. bxchef29

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    Well i didn't have to unlock it everything is working great. Just changed to APN settings. i wonder if it was unlocked already cause i didnt get a screen to unlock. Anyway its up and running like a champ
     
  7. bgardner15

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    how does one do that?
     
  8. asheehanjr

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    I'm thinking about getting the GS3 either the AT&T or Unlocked for Straight Talk. I'm using my Galaxy Nexus on ST right now, and just wanted to find out if the AT&T will work no problem, with my Galaxy Nexus sim. You guy's pretty much answered my questions and thoughts. Thanks!
     
  9. mrhomiec

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    you should be able to use the same SIM card. unless for some reason the unlocked Galaxy Nexus has a different SIM card size than Verizon.

    the only reason i know the SIM card will work is cause i used my Verizon SIM card in my AT&T phone. which i believe was a Nano SIM card? or maybe a regular sized SIM card? whatevers, it can fit anyways.
     
  10. bxchef29

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    Well when you order a sim card for str8 talk the activation instructions are on the card as well as the apn settings. However my web wasnt working so i called customer service and they walked me through a couple changes to get it working. ps i suggest ordering the bundle Card+sim
     
  11. tech9867

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    um i have a huge question i been wanting to ask for like a month now...ok im on verizon right now and i have a samusng galaxy nexus I515.10 V.FFo2/I515.FG02 and it takes a micro sim card..i was wondering if you can get it unlocked and if so how..if possible..free?? and will a galaxy note unlocked work on verizon?? can someone answer this ASAP PLEASE!
     
  12. mrhomiec

    mrhomiec Well-Known Member
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    no, and no.

    i was in the same boat. used to have Verizon with a Galaxy Nexus. i tried to unlock it for AT&T usage, or even international usage. not possible.

    as for the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note 2 is available on Verizon... "coming soon".
     
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