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Note 9 not unlocking

Received the unlock code from att and it saying invalid code...it is paid off . .purchased att version through sansung

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‎08-27-2018 11:04 AM

Re: Note 9 not unlocking

Hey there @Abc12348,

 

We would be glad to provide insight to the unlocking process!

In order to unlock a device, it does have to meet our Device Unlock Requirements. Once they have been met, you can submit the device unlock request through our Unlock Portal.

 

If you have any further issues, please don't hesitate to reach out!

 

Trace, AT&T Community Specialist


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Message 2 of 33
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Re: Note 9 not unlocking

Yeah I'm well aware of the unlocking process. I have read others experiencing the same issue with the same phone. 

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@Abc12348 wrote:

Yeah I'm well aware of the unlocking process. I have read others experiencing the same issue with the same phone. 


I think the phones samsung sold have a bad list of unlock codes because I keep reading about this problem..   as per ATT policy you are suppose to have to wait 14 days before they will unlock the phone from time of purchase.  Which is why this is all so hinkey 

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Re: Note 9 not unlocking

@GLIMMERMAN76

@Abc12348

Ive seen several posts like this.  I’m also thinking something is wrong on the Samsung end.  

Even if the code is correct, it shouldn’t be valid until after the buyers remorse.  

@GLIMMERMAN76   I know how iPhones unlock, by connecting with Apple servers.  The unlock is actually on Apples end.  But I don’t know how android works, can you enlighten?

 

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Message 5 of 33
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Re: Re: Note 9 not unlocking

Hello @Abc12348,


There will still be a waiting period, strictly because of our policies on device unlocks. You can view more information about this on our Device unlock info page. Here, you can find out what's required in order to unlock your device. Please let us know if you have any further questions.


Collin, AT&T Community Specialist


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Message 6 of 33
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i received my unlock code from at&t it says incorrect code entered. are you saying after i receive my code i still have to wait ?. if so how long do i have to wait and why wouldn't they tell you that.

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Re: Note 9 not unlocking

did  you get our problem solved im in the same boat

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Re: Note 9 not unlocking


@jmj155 wrote:

i received my unlock code from at&t it says incorrect code entered. are you saying after i receive my code i still have to wait ?. if so how long do i have to wait and why wouldn't they tell you that.


the code you got was no good.  Contact Samsung as they will have to warranty the device because the unlock codes dont work

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Message 9 of 33
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Re: Note 9 not unlocking

ok but how do i get it unlocked at this point ?

Message 10 of 33
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Although not at all clear in their so called device unlock eligibility literature the phone must be at least two weeks old ( since day of activation meaning imei must be updated on your att account) Samsung has nothing to do with it. The unlock code should work then . After the experience I understand why Samsung's trade in conveniently gives you 15 days to ship the trade in phone . Hope this helps. I ended up returning and forgoing the $350 off and buying the unlocked 

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Does that mean from the first time the IMEI number was present on the account (SIM card was installed in the device) or 2 weeks of active use of said IMEI number on that account (SIM card continuously installed for 2 weeks)?  I have a Note 9 that I want to unlock but don't want to use on my account for 2 full weeks. I already have the unlock code but it's not working (I'm assuming since I never had it active on my account before yesterday).

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If you have 8 digit unlock code it will not work. Note 9 requires 16 digit code to unlock. I have had multiple phone replacements before I finally learnt this.You would have to request missing half from AT&T or try some outside source. 

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I had the exact same problem, I received an 8 digit unlock code and it didn't work although they were certain it was the correct code. So i tried Cellunlocker.net and received a 16 digit code which worked! Apparently its a very common issue, they said many customers were complaining the 8 digit code they received from ATT didn't work.

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Can someone @ATTCares verify this, as I have the exact same problem.  I requested a code (and yes, of course my device meets the eligibility requirements), and after 24 hours, I received the 8 digit unlock code from AT&T....which says it is unsuccessful when entering it into the device.  I re-requested it, and after another 48 hours, got an identical 8 digit unlock code Smiley Sad

Do I need a 16 digit code, and if I do...how do I obtain one through the official channels ?

 

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