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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by omentummajus, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. omentummajus

    omentummajus Newbie
    Thread Starter

    does anybody now how to safely unlock samsung galaxy I7500
    tutorial would be helpfull.

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  2. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me


    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.
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  3. mrqs

    mrqs Android Expert

    wouldn't flashing a different firmware with odin unlock the phone?
  4. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

  5. Migelo

    Migelo Lurker

    So no one knows?
  6. brando_09

    brando_09 Lurker

    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.
  7. chronodekar

    chronodekar Well-Known Member

    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 !!

  8. qwerty100

    qwerty100 Member

    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.

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  9. brando_09

    brando_09 Lurker

    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.
  10. villa1n

    villa1n Member

    i have the same flags showing... but have an i7500L

    Would be nice to know the net and sp code #'s for BELL ^_^
  11. sam7607

    sam7607 Newbie

    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
  12. brando_09

    brando_09 Lurker

    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 :)
  13. chronodekar

    chronodekar Well-Known Member

    I have to ask - Is this legal? I mean, doing it without getting your carrier involved?

  14. brando_09

    brando_09 Lurker

    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.
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  15. Tech

    Tech Newbie

    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.
  16. chronodekar

    chronodekar Well-Known Member

    Same for me too. Though, I'm on Galaxo 1.6.3

  17. ager4life

    ager4life Lurker

    is there a way i can do it for free? im with bell 2 lol and i want fido
  18. villa1n

    villa1n Member

    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.
  19. GreenApple

    GreenApple Lurker

    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?
  20. maurinet

    maurinet Well-Known Member

    This code (*#7465625#) doesn't work in Galaxo, Does anybody know of a different way of checking if the phone is locked?
  21. sjdgls

    sjdgls Lurker

    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?

  22. ABCDawg

    ABCDawg Newbie

    Hey everyone!

    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.

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  23. Lelouch

    Lelouch Android Enthusiast

    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.
  24. Kamala

    Kamala Member

  25. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me

    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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