This guide will teach you how to SIM unlock your carrier specific Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for Free so you can use your device on other networks or with local SIM cards.
If you have purchased a Galaxy Note 3 from a mobile carrier, chances are that your device is locked and will only work on that particular network. Even though you may own your handset, if you ever decide you want to use that same device under a new carrier, or purchase local SIM cards to avoid roaming fees, you will first have to unlock your Galaxy Note 3 SIM.
While there are many cell phone unlocking services available, this guide will teach you how to successfully unlock your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SIM for Free. This method comes to us via Android Geeks and does not require rooting or installing custom ROMS, but please note this guide should be followed by advanced users only. Phablist, and Android Geeks, cannot be held liable for any damages that may occur to your device, or the loss of any important data that may occur, while following this guide.
Users should also note that the SIM unlock method may not work for all networks as they could be using a different GSM band that may not be compatible with your model. You should make sure to verify which bands your phone supports (i.e. 2G, 3G or 4G) before proceeding.
How to SIM Unlock the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
- Launch your smartphone’s dialer.
- Enter the following code : *#197328640#
- Press the Menu softkey.
- Press Back.
- Press Menu and then open the Key input.
- Enter 1, press OK.
- Press Menu and press Back again.
- Tap  UMTS.
- Tap  Debug Screen.
- Tap  Phone Control.
- Tap  Network Lock.
- Tap Options and then tap  Perso SHA256 OFF.
- Press Menu and Back.
- Press  COMMON.
- Tap  NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ.
If the process was successful, you should see the following text: “Asterisk Pound One Nine Seven Three Two Eight Six Four Zero Pound.” The Galaxy Note 3 will restart and boot in normal mode.
In case the Free SIM unlock method does not work, then you can choose to buy an note 3 sim network pin unlock code. Find your Galaxy Note 3 IMEI Code by navigating to Settings >> About device>> Status or, you can choose to open the Dial Pad and type *#06#. Once you find the phone’s IMEI, go to DoctorSIM or, CellUnlocker.net and buy one of their note 3 sim unlock codes. If all else fails, you can try to contact your network carrier and ask them for a unlock code for your Galaxy Note 3.