Today, a mobile phone is not just a means of communication. This is a multifunctional device, without which it is hard to imagine a weekday (by the way, a day off) day for an average person. Now the phone can store a large amount of confidential information, the publicity of which is absolutely not interesting to the owner. In this regard, it is often necessary to block the phone, set different codes and passwords. But in a daily routine, you can easily forget the assigned passwords. Also, the code itself can be accidentally set by an inquisitive child or by poking his nose where acquaintances do not need to. So not only the phone, but also the SIM card itself may turn out to be blocked, after which you will have to rack your brains over the question “how to unlock the phone?”. This problem is global, so phone manufacturers often provide self-unlocking phones. But before that, you need to understand and determine what kind of blocking did happen and what exactly is blocked? To this end, we will break up our article into the following points:
- Rescue a phone locked by an operator.
- Unlocking the phone, depending on the manufacturer.
- Unlocking a SIM card.
- Restoring the health of the phone in which the memory was locked.
And now in order.
How to unlock a phone locked by an operator?
This type of blocking is used by mobile operators in order to make it impossible to use a telephone (usually branded) in the network of another operator. If you insert another SIM card (of any other operator), then when you turn on the phone will ask you for a password or unlock code. Then the question arises, “How to unlock the phone code?”. The best option, of course, if you have a fairly loyal operator who will kindly provide you with a code during a call to customer support. To do this, you will only need to call the IMEI of your phone (a number that is individual for each device, you can usually find it under the phone’s battery). But this is an ideal option, which is extremely rare. If the operator refused you, then do not despair, as it is full of craftsmen who unlock your phone with a flashing. Detailed manuals can often be found on the network, so with a sufficient level of knowledge, you can do this procedure yourself. But if you are not confident in your strengths and knowledge, then it is better to entrust this work to a specialist. Often a jailbreak program is used to unlock it, which is supported by a well-known company like Apple.
Unlocking the phone, depending on the brand of the manufacturer
Many modern phone models support the function of protecting the phone with special passwords that the user sets independently. But there is always a risk of forgetting the code you set, which will make it impossible to further use the mobile device. In this case unlock phone You can use the function to reset the firmware. In other words, it is resetting all phone settings to factory defaults. Of course, then you will again have to make all the settings previously set, but there is no other way. This type of phone unlock is different for different manufacturers.
How to unlock a Nokia phone?
For this procedure we will need:
- a computer (or any analogue thereof: laptop, netbook, tablet) with Internet access;
- USB cable suitable for the phone;
- Nokia PC Suite, which must be pre-installed on your computer and (preferably) updated to the latest version. You can download it from the official website of Nokia (nokia.ua);
- Nokia Unlocker Tool, which should also be on your computer.
Next, run the program, insert the cable into the computer and connect to the phone. When the phone is recognized by Nokia PC Suite, you can start NokiaUnlockerTool. After that, the phone will be recognized by this program. Make a code request and the program should unlock phone. If this method does not help, then contact the phone repair service or the nearest service center of the manufacturer of your mobile device.
How to unlock Sony Ericsson phone?
In the case of phones of this manufacturer, two methods of unlocking are possible: using the cable that was bundled with the phone and using a special service cable. For the second option, you will also need additional software (SEMCtool_v8.4 or TMS 2.45 program). If you plan to use the cable from the kit, then you will need the WotanClient program, which, unfortunately, is not free. There are also some smartphone models that can be used with the DaVinci client.
How to unlock a Samsung phone?
The phones of this manufacturer are also equipped with an access blocking function using a special security code that can be easily forgotten. If you have just such a case (well, or someone else has blocked your phone, anything can happen) and you don’t know how to unlock the phone, then install on your computer a program called Samsung @ home 9.41. With its help, you can easily cope with this problem. The functionality of this utility is quite simple, and you can easily figure out its settings without much effort.
How to unlock LG phone
A small plastic card with a chip in the middle is an indispensable device, without which a mobile phone is simply useless as such. We are talking, of course, about the SIM card. The chip that is used in it, although small in size, but allows you to store a certain amount of information, which is often confidential. To preserve this data, protection technology is also applied using the so-called PIN code, which is requested when the phone is turned on. If you unsuccessfully enter the PIN code three times, the mobile device will ask you for another code, the so-called PUK code. It usually consists of eight digits and is provided to you along with a SIM card. If you can’t use the phone because you don’t know the PIN code, then just use the PUK code. If you don’t know him and he hasn’t written anywhere (and documents from the SIM card are lost, for example), then the first thing to do is call the support number of your mobile operator. There they will tell you how to find out your PUK code (you may even be able to find it out by phone). If there is no possibility to call, then contact the nearest customer service center, taking with you a SIM card and the phone in which it was used (you may also need a passport). You can see the numbers of mobile operators in Ukraine, as well as a quick way to contact them here.
Unlock phone memory
Some phone models allow you to separately block access to various files that are in memory (either a phone, or most often an additional memory card). In this case, again, a situation is possible where you will not know (or remember) the set password and the device’s functionality will be partially unavailable to you. This is very unpleasant when the information you need seems to be at hand, but at the same time is not available to you. To solve this problem, you will have to be puzzled by unlocking the memory card. There is such an option as formatting, which will quickly solve the problem with ignorance of the code. But he will not solve the issue of information recovery, since all of it will be destroyed as a result of formatting. Therefore, this option is not suitable for everyone. All other ways to unlock phone memory, based on the use of additional software. To do this, you will need a cable that came with the phone (or was purchased by you separately) for connecting it to a computer, or a card reader (a small device that allows you to read information from a memory card, connecting it to a computer separately from the phone). One of the programs with which you can unlock is the JetFlash Recovery Tool. You can download it from the official website of the developers. It can also be used to format a memory card.
The main thing is that you are aware of all your actions and perfectly understand what you are doing. Otherwise, you can simply disrupt the phone’s performance, which can’t always be restored. So if you don’t know yourself how to unlock the phone, to perform any other action with him, it is better to seek the help of professionals. But I still hope that you will not encounter such problems and will treat your telephone set wisely.
Did you enter the pattern correctly? Is your phone locked? We will show you how to unlock it.
It also happens that you forget the pattern key (well, or you find a phone that is locked with the pattern key) and cannot unlock your telephone. Unpleasant situation, of course. In this case, as in all other difficult situations, the main thing is not to panic. A couple of minutes, the correct query in the search and you can restore everything yourself. To simplify this procedure, I rummaged on the Internet and found severals to unlock phones from different manufacturers. You can find them below.
- A that will help you unlock your Samsung Galaxy phone yourself. To do this, you will have to use ClockworkMod Recovery or in the common people the emergency menu (as well as the recovery mode). The only thing you should get confused about. learn how to enable this very Recovery mode. What I say, everything on the:
- Another with the same method that allows you to unlock any phone on Andriod:
- And the following twos can be useful for those who are trying to understand how to unlock iPhone without a password (jailbreak):