How to Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy Note 5

If you’re reading this article, it means that you just bought a brand newSamsung Galaxy Note 5, you received it as a gift, or you want to travel with it – but you can’t use it because it’s locked to another network.

This is probably not the first article you read on the subject either. And my guess is you already considered unlocking it yourself through the free method some tech-savvy YouTubers are buzzing about, with the risk of permanently damaging your precious baby. You can end your search now.

I’ve done extensive research on the subject, so we can settle once and for all what is the fastest and safest way of unlocking your phone. You have 3 options:

Option 1. You can contact your carrier, because they are legally bound to unlock your phone after your contract has expired. This applies if you have a prepaid phone as well, if you activated it at least a year in advance.
Option 2. You can unlock the phone yourself. There are a number of written and video tutorials that teach you how to do this. You will however need to switch to an older version of Android first. And be careful. If you’re not particularly tech-savvy, you run the risk of permanently damaging your phone.
Option 3. You can buy an unlock code online. There are websites like and that help you buy the code attributed to your phone while it was in the factory. UnlockScope even provides an app that will help you unlock your phone safely, any time, anywhere. You can download it for free from the Play Store. Because both these services offer 24/7 customer support.
Take a look at what some of UnlockUnit’s 200,000+ customers have to say about their platform.

Top 3 reasons why people unlock their phone

  • They bought (or received) a phone from a different carrier, because it was at a better price.
  • They decided to switch carriers, in order to benefit from a better payment plan.
  • They were going to travel to a different country and wanted to buy a local SIM, to avoid high roaming fees.

If you feel like you’ve already identified your problem, keep reading.

How to unlock your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 by code

Step 1: Go to the order page and fill in a few pieces of information about your phone: the country an network you originally bought the phone from, your IMEI (which you can find out by calling *#06# or going to Settings > More > About device > Status), and your email address where you’d like to receive the code.

Step 2: Choose the optimal delivery time from the 3 choices, and make the payment through credit card, PayPal, Skrill, Moneybookers or Bitcoin.

Step 3: After receiving your unique unlock code, insert a SIM card from a different network than your own, and it will display the “SIM network unlock PIN” message, alongside a field where you need to input the code you just received.

This pretty much sums it up. For video tutorials, check out the UnlockUnit Youtube channel, and if you have any questions, fire away in the section below.

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Osho is Tech blogger. He contributes to the Blogging, Gadgets, Social Media and Tech News section on TecheHow.