It’s possible to unlock Samsung Galaxy Mini phones with a free app that’s available on the Android Market, but this method can be tiresome as first it’s necessary to get the phone rooted. This will require you to Google rooting for a tutorial and will make the procedure unnecessarily lengthy
It’s also possible to unlock your cell for free, following instructions that can be readily found on cell unlock code forums, but again, the phone will need to be rooted first before you can do this. Additionally, the procedure for unlocking even when it is rooted is fairly complex and unless you’re an advanced user, we wouldn’t recommend it.
Both of these methods also offer no guarantee and you will find disclaimers along with unlock instructions which tell you that the site takes no responsibility for phones that become ‘bricked’ or hard locked during the unlock process.
However, that’s not to say that you can’t get your Samsung Galaxy Mini unlocked, of course you can and the following method is the easiest and safest method around. You have two options to unlock your mobile, the first is to call your carrier and just ask them for an unlock code. Some are more cooperative than others and all of them will charge you a fee, usually around €25-30.
The second method is to use an online cell unlock code supplier. There are a plethora of these to be found online and it’s not something that you will have to search extensively for. However, like everything in life, some are better than others so ensure you do a little research before settling on a mobile unlocking service.
- Check out companies on eBay, there are lots to be found and the beauty of this is that you can find out what previous customers have said via their feedback
- Avoid services that ask you to call a number to retrieve your code; these are generally premium rate numbers that will cost a fortune
- Have a good look around the site of any unlock code supplier you may use – look for phone numbers and addresses to ensure that your provider is genuine
Once you have done this, then it’s just a matter of giving the phone’s information to the supplier. First find your IMEI number by typing *#06# into the keypad, it will then be displayed on screen as a 15-17 digit number – make absolutely sure you copy this down correctly, check and then double check.
Next give this number and your country and network to the unlock code provider and pay the fee. You will then receive the unlock code on screen or by email, depending on who you use, along with instructions for carrying out the procedure. That’s it, no mystery, no fuss, just a Samsung Galaxy Mini unlocked to use with any network you choose.