How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for Free

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By Precious Silva | December 31, 2013 8:03 PM EST

Working with a device under a contract or tied to network provider can be difficult when travelling abroad. Fortunately, people can unlock their Samsung devices including their Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Working with a code and following a few simple instructions should do the trick. 

It is important for users to follow the instructions as provided. Unlocking devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will allow users to use their devices regardless of where they are. They can also choose their provider or SIM depending on their preferences. However, some warranties may be voided when devices are unlocked. People should be prepared for this before they unlock their phones or other devices. 

Follow these instructions on unlocking Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from Liberty Voice:

1.       Remove the SIM from the Galaxy Note 3. Replace it with a SIM from another carrier.

2.       Turn off the device then switch it back on.

3.       Access the dial pad and type the following: *#197328640#.

4.       Go back to the main menu and open UMTS.

5.       Open Debug Screen> Phone Control > Network Lock.

6.       Open Options and choose Perso SHA256 OFF.

7.       Wait for 30 seconds.

8.       Return to the main menu and choose back.

9.       After completion, wait for the device to read "Network Lock."

10.   Choose NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ. 

If the user followed the procedures precisely, the device should read: "Asterisk Pound One Nine Seven Three Two Eight Six Four Zero Pound". Owners of Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and Note 2 can also use the following procedures to unlock their devices. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors offering 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.7 inches (~386 ppi pixel density). It also comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean but can be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat. It also runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (N9005, N9002)/ Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (N9000), Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (N9005, N9002)/ Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (N9000) and Adreno 330 (N9005, N9002)/ Mali-T628 MP6 (N9000). 

Disclaimer: Providers of the procedure cannot be held responsible for what happens to the device following unlocking. Users can unlock at their own risk.

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