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    Unlock a Samsung G930A

    Morning group.
    I submitted an unlock request for my Samsung G930A this morning. My request was immediately approved and i received an unlock code and short instructions on how to do it.

    From the email:
    Unlock instructions:
    1. Power off the device and remove the SIM card.

    2. Power on the device.

    3. Enter #0111*, the unlock code, and #. The device cycles off and back on.

    Note: You are allowed five attempts to unlock before your device permanently locks to the AT&T network.

    Note: If your device has been altered from the original manufacturer?s standards, such as rooting the device, your unlock code may not work and you will need to contact the original manufacturer for assistance.

    Now, i tried this sequence once and after entered the required numbers in one long sequence and nothing happened. Am i missing something?
    I know when i enter *#0066# i get service mode without hitting the enter button so i would have thought by entering the last # sign it would automatically start the unlock sequence.
    And when you google unlocking an AT&T Samsung G930A, you get an entirely different set of instructions, with the installing a Sim card of another carrier to complete the unlock , that seemed to be previously done.
    Since you only get 5 shots at it, i thought i'd ask first before using up the last 4 tries. And my device has not been altered in any way.
    And nowhere does it ever say to reinstall the SIM card, which i thought was strange.
    Thanks for your help.


    James in Texas

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    I believe you have to hit the "talk" button for the code to be sent. Hopefully, someone else can chime in.

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    Does it work with a T-Mo SIM? That's how I do mine. I don't have T-Mo service, but if they register on T-Mo, then I know it's unlocked. I unlocked my G930A, and I recently flashed it to a G930U, so now I could use it on Verizon.

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    2nd try, hit the talk button and it just shows the #0111* and ask if i want to make a contact. Don't have a T-Mobile sim to try. Have a Net10 and a Straight talk but they are not nano sims, so they wont fit. Guess i'll be going to town tomorrow to walmart to get a foreign sim to try that. Any other thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stclair49 View Post
    2nd try, hit the talk button and it just shows the #0111* and ask if i want to make a contact. Don't have a T-Mobile sim to try. Have a Net10 and a Straight talk but they are not nano sims, so they wont fit. Guess i'll be going to town tomorrow to walmart to get a foreign sim to try that. Any other thoughts?
    Ok. Then, as suggested, put another network"s sim in it, so that it prompts for the unlock code.

    Sent from my SM-A505G using HoFo mobile app

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcamp View Post
    I believe you have to hit the "talk" button for the code to be sent. Hopefully, someone else can chime in.
    The terminology is the "Send" button, not the "Talk" button.
    Don't make me turn this car around.....

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    Just an update. I got a T-Mobile Sim card. By following other directions to power down, swap sims and power back up. When prompted, enter unlock code, and unlock was successful.

    https://www.att.com/ecms/dam/att/con...structions.pdf

    Really seems strange that the instructions sent with the unlock code were totally useless. It's like they are hoping you try unsuccessfully for 5 times and permanently lock the phone to AT&T.

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    Keep in mind the unlocking instructions are pretty much the same form sent for all phones. The reality is that each phone make/model may have a slightly different process to unlock it.

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