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Wed, Oct 8, 2014 1:50 PM

Unlock Samsung galaxy s3 from at&t

Got unlock code from at&t.

Followed the steps.

Removed at&t sim. Inserted non at&t sim, restarted.

Here, supposed to get "Enter the Unlock Code" text box to enter unlock code.


But, my phone is not prompting for unlocke code. it is just expecting screen unlock pattern.


Can any one please let us know, why it is not prompting for unlock code.

Please note that i am trying this from India.

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3 Messages

8 y ago

feeling bad for not replying long time...

It worked fine after inserting sim properly.. Thanks for your time and suggestion.


Steps Followed:


1. Power off the device, remove the battery, and insert a non-AT&T SIM card.


2. Re-insert the battery and power on the device with non-AT&T SIM.


3. The device displays "Enter the device unlock code."


4. Enter the eight-digit unlock code.


5. Press OK.




ACE - Professor


1.7K Messages

8 y ago

Did you put in any local Sim card from India??
Or your phone is already unlocked???




3.1K Messages

8 y ago

You do need to unlock your phone (the normal screen lock) before you see the sim unlock prompt. If you somehow don't know the screen lock, then you'll need to factory reset the phone. Then you should get the sim unlock prompt (and the contents of the phone will be wiped, so hopefully you have a backup.)

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