The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a great device but in many cases it is SIM locked. If you buy it from a carrier on contract it will be SIM locked which means that you cannot use another SIM card from a different carrier in that phone. It is annoying if you decide to change your carrier after a few months.
The good news is that you can unlock your Samsung Galaxy S5 if it is SIM locked. The process of unlocking is very easy and simple and it basically contains three steps: Finding your phone’s IMEI number, getting the unlocking code and putting the code into your phone to unlock it. It is that simple.
The first thing you should do is to find the IMEI number. There are a few ways you can find it. The first way is to go to dialer, type *#06# and IMEI number will automatically appear. You can also take the back cover off, then the battery and the code is there. Also, the box also has it.
Then, once you have gotten the IMEI number, go to the well-known company for unlocking different smartphones here. Inside the website, select your phone manufacturer model and your phone model and then press the “Get Unlocking Code” button. T
hen, select the country where you purchased your Galaxy and the carrier that phone is locked to. After you complete the ordinary steps, you will receive the code to unlock your GS5.
Then, turn of your Galaxy S5 and replace the current SIM card with the card you want to use and then turn the phone on. Once it has fully booted up, the SIM Network Unlock Pin page will appear. There, type the Pin code you received in the email. Press “Unlock” and that is it. Your phone works on every carrier from now on. The best thing is that this unlocking method does not void the warranty.