Last Updated: Oct 20,2010
does anybody now how to safely unlock samsung galaxy I7500
tutorial would be helpfull.
to unlock your phone, you're going to need an unlock code. You can try calling your operator and asking for one, but they might not give it to you. You usually have to pay for such an unlock code, but for some models there are programs available to give you the code for free. Unfortunately, I have not heard of such software for the i7500, so you might want to look around. Google is your friend.
What I do know is that to get an unlock code, you'll need your IMEI number; it's different for every phone. To get it, dial *#06# and check the first 15 digits. It might also be written under the battery cover, or under the battery itself but I didn't check.
Maybe someone else can assist you better.
wouldn't flashing a different firmware with odin unlock the phone?
So no one knows?
I also need help with this. I tried purchasing an unlock code via www.gsmliberty.net, although they were very helpful - they could not "find" a code in their database. I am now trying software they sent me to unlock the phone, but my computer freezes when the program scans for ports.
Any ideas would be great, thanks.
Would this help?
Try typing this in,
Samsung : *2767*3855#
Please note, it's the factory reset code. You'll wipe your phone out with it !!
See bottom of page
(registration possibly required)
where there are loads of codes. When i type the following into the dialer,
*#7465625# (= Check the locks)
I get a little menu displaying
Network Lock = off
Network Subset Lock = off
SP Lock = off
CP Lock = off
I'll be honest, I'm not sure if this is relevant to a SIM lock, what the locks even mean, or what happens if you try the other codes, but I've simply not had the need to find out. (I've got an early UK O2 galaxy)
there is however a code
*7465625*746*Code# = Enables SIM lock.
#7465625*746*Code# = Disables SIM lock.
Possibly "CODE" is the unlock code from your carrier??
Though please post if you do try. would be nice to know.
I just entered that code to see what it would say...
Network Lock = ON
Network Subset Lock = OFF
SP Lock = ON
CP Lock = OFF
And your are right about the "CODE", that is how you would unlock the phone if you were to be given a code.
Thanks for the ideas.
i have the same flags showing... but have an i7500L
Would be nice to know the net and sp code #'s for BELL ^_^
My phone is Bell and i am using on the Rogers network, the only way i found to unlock it is with a sim unlocker that slides under your sim card.
When u get a code from a website they usually only give u one one code, when SP and Network are locked u need 2. I went through this when unlocking a SE phone from FIDO. I needed a special program then i had to buy credits to use it. It was a hassle and it does not always work. Not all phones that need to be unlocked this way can be, at least the i7500L can't be as of yet.
The one that i am using is iSmart sim unlock, i got it off ebay for less then $10 shipped. All i had to do was set the APN for Rogers into the phone.
Hope this helps
Just used this site today, FastGSM.com, worked great. It was really easy to use and a lot faster than waiting for a damn code. Finally my phone is unlocked
I have to ask - Is this legal? I mean, doing it without getting your carrier involved?
SIM lock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yes its legal, where I live anyways (Canada). Plus, I won the phone in a contest...and I hate Bell.
When I do this it says: "USSD code runing..."
Next: "Unable to Process Request"
What's the problem with that?
Running Galaxo 1.6.2 if matters.
Same for me too. Though, I'm on Galaxo 1.6.3
is there a way i can do it for free? im with bell 2 lol and i want fido
Sucks theres no one on CL in toronto doing it. Vancouver has some but that does you know good, I guess i would just keep your eyes open, anyone that can unlock the omnia 2 for bell can unlock the galaxy if that helps.
I purchased the FastGSM software used by brando_09 and was not able to unlock the I7500L. I installed the provided drivers and the phone is recognized but the process stops at "reading software version". The phone has all original Bell Canada firmware.
Are there any security or privacy concerns with a product like the iSmart sim unlock?
This code (*#7465625#) doesn't work in Galaxo 188.8.131.52, Does anybody know of a different way of checking if the phone is locked?
How did you do this. I've tried fastgsm's program several times and it will not read the software version on the Samsung GT-I7500L?
I just successfully unlocked my i7500L, using FastGSM. Here's what you have to do:
1) Make sure you are running the original software. I'd flashed to Galaxo and had to roll back to my Nandroid backup before it would work (USSD codes that you need won't work in Galaxo).
2) Enter the code *#7465625# to see if you're locked. The i7500L with Bell will read "Network Lock" and "SP Lock" as [ON] if the phone is locked.
3) Enter the code *#7284# to enter ServiceMode. Note: On the i7500L, *#9090# will do the exact same thing.
4) In the menu, you have two options. Select "UART_NULL USB_Diag". (FastGSM's instructions say to select "USB_PHONE", but this option doesn't exist on the i7500L).
5) Plug your i7500L into your computer via USB. Note: You must be in USB Debugging mode, and have the Android ADB, Samsung and Swallowtail drivers loaded! Swallowtail can be found on FastGSM's website.
6) Run FastGSM's software to unlock your phone. Wait about 10 seconds for the phone to unlock; the software will tell you as much.
7) Enter code *#7465625# to confirm you're completely unlocked. In particular, "Network Lock" and "SP Lock" should now both read [OFF].
8) Enter code *#7284# again, and switch back to "UART_Diag USB_NULL".
And that's it! Hope this helps anyone who's looking to unlock, particularly using FastGSM's services.
Well, I gave my phone to the service to unlock it, and paid 120 kn, that's around 17 €. And they guaranteed that they will unlock my phone and not brick it.
Seems like a fair price to me. Doing it probably doesn't cost anything, but on internet the prices were higher if I remember correctly.
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