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How To Unlock A Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Or S3 For Free


Anyone who has a locked version of a Samsung handsets, for instance the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or S3 can now unlock their device and then use it with any carrier.

Say for instance you bought the Samsung Galaxy S3 with Verizon. If the handset is locked then it can only be used with that carrier. But if you were to unlock it and you are not in contract then you could take it to any carrier.

You would even be able to send the handset overseas.

So take out your Verizon SIM card, or the SIM card of your carrier, and put in any other. Switch your handset off and then turn it back on again.

Go to the dial pad on your phone and type in *#197328640#. Head to your main menu > [1] UMTS > [1] Debug Screen > [8] Phone Control > [6] Network Lock > Options [3] Perso SHA256 OFF. You then need to wait for around 30 seconds before going back into your main menu and selecting back. You should see “Network Lock” now. Choose [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ.

The sequence that you should have typed in is “Asterisk Pound One Nine Seven Three Two Eight Six Four Zero Pound”. Don’t forget that some people call the asterisk the star button, and call the pound button hash.

You should now be holding a Galaxy handset that you can use with any SIM card anywhere in the world. Bear in mind that as this code has been used for some time you may be able to use it with just about any Samsung device.

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Posted by on October 28, 2013 in Android, Galaxy, Phones, Samsung

 

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HOW TO UNLOCK A SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2 / S3 IN SECONDS


If you’ve got a locked Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Galaxy S3, you can easily unlock it, and for no extra charge, so that you can take your device onto any carrier you like, anywhere in the world.

Say you have a locked Galaxy S3 on Verizon – you’re tied to that carrier, but if you unlock it you can migrate it to anywhere or to anyone you like. You could emigrate with your phone, or send it overseas to a friend of relative. If this is your sort of thing, read on.

To get started, remove your Verizon SIM and replace it with a “foreign” (not Verizon) SIM. Then turn your phone off and on again.

Then you should go into the dialpad and enter this sequence: *#197328640#. Head to your main menu > [1] UMTS > [1] Debug Screen > [8] Phone Control > [6] Network Lock > Options [3] Perso SHA256 OFF. You then need to wait for around 30 seconds before going back into your main menu and selecting back. You should see “Network Lock” now. Choose [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ.

The sequence that you should have typed in is “Asterisk Pound One Nine Seven Three Two Eight Six Four Zero Pound”. Don’t forget that some people call the asterisk the star button, and call the pound button hash.

If all’s gone right you should have an unlocked Galaxy device that can be used on any network anywhere. This code’s been around for a while and might work on other Samsung devices.

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Posted by on October 17, 2013 in Android, Galaxy, Phones, Samsung

 

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How to Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S3 with Magic


How to Wave to Unlock Your GS3

MagicUnlock is a free Android app that allows you to unlock your smartphone or tablet simply by waving your hand from left to right in front of the screen. It uses the proximity sensor to detect when your hand is over the device, and once it senses your hand, the screen will be unlocked.

It’s similar to Air Call-Accept feature on the Samsung Galaxy S4, and an app called Air Call Answer that mimics that feature for all Android phones, but instead of answering phone calls, MagicUnlock is strictly for unlocking the screen.

Why Is This Needed?

Well, imagine you’re cooking and have grease all over your hands. You need to read the next step in your recipe on your GS3, but the screen just timed out. Instead of wiping off your hands, hitting the Home button, and swiping to unlock, just tap the Home key with your elbow (or nose or whatever) and wave your greasy (but hopefully non-dripping) hand over the screen to unlock and read the next step.

Step 1: Download & Install

Download and install the free MagicUnlock app from Google Play.

Step 2: Enable MagicUnlock

When you open MagicUnlock, tap the red Off button to toggle it On. You’ll also need to disable your lockscreen security in order for it to work, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

Step 3: Select Your Priority

You can choose between Low, Medium, and High Priority. None of these settings should drain your battery too much, but the options are there if you want them. I went ahead and selected High, which is the most responsive and always runs in the background. Medium, the recommended setting, runs in the background when enough memory is available.

Step 4: Turn Off Lock Screen Security

In order for the app to work properly, you’ll need to turn off any security measures you have on your lockscreen (PIN, pattern, password, etc.).

If you have a password, PIN, or pattern lock enabled, you can turn it off by going to Settings -> Lock screen -> Screen lock, enter your code or pattern, click Next, and then set your security to Swipe.

Note: It does say to disable security, but be sure to choose Swipe, not None. The lock screen needs to be enabled in order for you to actually unlock it.

Step 5: Become a Magician

Now that you have everything set up, go to the lock screen and swipe your hand from left to right over your display to make the screen “magically” unlock.

The only downside to this app is that your display has to already be on in order for it to work. Otherwise, the proximity sensors won’t pick up your movement. But, if you ask me, that’s a small price to pay for being able to unlock your phone by freakin’ magic.

Be sure to let us know what you think of MagicUnlock, and feel free to post any questions in the comments section below.

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Posted by on September 5, 2013 in Galaxy, Phones, Samsung

 

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Key Lime Pie Update: What’s The Word


The Samsung Galaxy S3 is now a year old however we have already seen the Samsung Galaxy S4 announced. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is on store shelves and the reign of the S3 as the current flagship for Samsung will come to a quiet end.

However that doesn’t mean the Samsung Galaxy S3 isn’t a great device. In fact, a recent comparison we did to find out which was the best phone on the market – the Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 5, LG Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 920, HTC One X and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD, found the Galaxy S3 ultimately come out as the winner. And its biggest flaw in the comparison was just one major thing – its uninspiring design. This of course isn’t something the Samsung Galaxy S4 can take away from it because let’s face it, they look almost identical.

However if you are wondering whether you should make the upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S4 or other new smartphones this year, just remember that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has some surprises headed its way. The biggest is a recent leak which put the Samsung Galaxy S3 at the top of the list for the rumored Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie update which is expected to be announced in the summer. It is right up there with the S4 in this respect.

You also have to remember that the popular custom ROM community CyanogenMod recently shun the Galaxy S4 and pledged to continue supporting the Galaxy S3 for sometime to come. So even if it takes Samsung a while to get the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie update out, you can bet the developer at CM will be cooking up custom ROMs for the Galaxy S3 as fast as they can.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is still a powerful smartphone and with murmurs of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie headed its way, it will continue to be a popular choice for some time to come.

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Posted by on September 3, 2013 in Galaxy, Phones, Samsung

 

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