How to Unlock a Samsung SGH

Written by robert raphael
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The SGH is a line of mobile phones produced by Samsung. Models from the SGH series are known for their numerous functions and interesting design. They have various features such as a camera, Internet browser and Bluetooth. Samsung SGH models are also a part of different mobile operator packages, which automatically binds them to a certain operator service. If you wish to make your Samsung SGH compatible with any mobile operator, you may want to learn how to unlock it.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Unlock code

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  1. 1

    Turn off your Samsung SGH phone and put the SIM card, from the new mobile phone carrier, inside your Samsung SGH phone.

  2. 2

    Turn on your Samsung SGH mobile phone. Check if the battery is full enough so you can perform the unlocking process. If needed, recharge your phone's battery before unlocking it.

  3. 3

    Flip open, if needed, making the screen of your Samsung SGH phone visible.

  4. 4

    Type #99983323# or #*7337# if you have a newer Samsung SGH model. Since the SGH line includes many different models, check one of the many websites that provide free unlock codes for Samsung SGH phones. This way, you will be sure that the code you are typing in is the right kind of code for your mobile phone model. (Check the Resources section to see some of the websites with the Samsung unlock codes mentioned in this step.)

  5. 5

    Wait until the phone reboots, which usually takes anywhere from a few moments to one minute.

  6. 6

    Type *0141 and then press the Call button.

  7. 7

    Turn off you Samsung SGH phone and then put the new SIM card inside again.

  8. 8

    Turn the phone on again, this time typing 00000000 once the phone is ready. When you see the message, "Network lock deactivated," that means that your Samsung SGH mobile phone is unlocked and ready to use.

Tips and warnings

  • Try to type the code while your phone has no SIM card inside, if you don't succeed the first time.
  • Be careful when typing the unlock codes since after three or four wrong inputs, your Samsung may permanently lock itself, disabling any kind of usage.

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