If you are Android user you may sometimes wish to unlock your phone in order to use them with local SIM cards while traveling, or on domestic carriers that don’t offer an Android phone for sale. Luckily, you can easily unlock your Android phone with an unlock code and a second SIM card. While doing so, be careful, since unlocking can cause unintended consequences such as decreases in data speed. Try to do your research before attempting to unlock your phone so that you do not lose necessary data. You would not like to feel hampered.
After you have decided to unlock your phone, follow the simple steps given below.
First, you need to obtain an unlock code. Here comes a little waiting for T-Mobile user! So to unlock your phone, plan well before if you are a T-Mobile user since you will have to wait three months from the date your contract starts and then request a free unlock code from T-Mobile. If you’re not a T-Mobile user or wish to unlock your phone immediately without the hassle of waiting, you should purchase an unlock code online. For this, you’ll need your IMEI number, which you can find by going to Settings, choosing About Phone and then choosing Status.
At this point, you will need to switch off your Android phone and remove the battery as well. Search for the SIM cards and remove the SIM card as well. Now insert the new SIM card and replace the battery. Once these steps are done, you can turn on the phone again.
When the phone boots up, a screen will come up asking for an unlock code for the new SIM. You can enter the unlock code when asked. This will unlock your phone.
Now you are ready to use your phone with local SIM card or on domestic carriers that do not offer an android phone for sale.