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How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy S & S2, and Galaxy Note by USB [13]

This guide describes how to unlock the following phone models by USB. If your phone is not listed below, you are on the wrong page—click here to find your model.

Captivate, Captivate Glide, Fascinate 3G, GT-N7000, GT-N7000B, GT-P1000, GT-P1000L, GT-P1000M, GT-P1000N, GT-P1000R, GT-P1000T, GT-P6200, GT-P6200L, GT-P6201, GT-P6800, GT-i9000, GT-i9000B, GT-i9000L, GT-i9000M, GT-i9000T, GT-i9003, GT-i9003B, GT-i9003L, GT-i9010, GT-i9088, GT-i9100, GT-i9100G, GT-i9100L, GT-i9100M, GT-i9100P, GT-i9100T, GT-i9103, GT-i9220, Galaxy Note, Galaxy R, Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S Captivate, Galaxy S Fascinate 3G, Galaxy S Giorgio Armani, Galaxy S Glide, Galaxy S II AT&T (SGH-i777), Galaxy S II NFC, Galaxy SL, Galaxy S LCD, Galaxy S Super AMOLED, Galaxy S Super Clear LCD, Galaxy S Vibrant T959, Galaxy S Vibrant i9000M, Galaxy S scLCD, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 3G, Galaxy Tab 7, Galaxy Tab 7.0 AT&T, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus N, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus NTT DoCoMo, Galaxy Tab 7.0 T-Mobile USA, Galaxy Tab 7.7, N7000, N7000B, P1000, P1000L, P1000M, P1000N, P1000R, P1000T, P6200, P6200L, P6201, P6800, SC-02D, SGH-N7000, SGH-N7000B, SGH-P1000, SGH-P1000L, SGH-P1000M, SGH-P1000N, SGH-P1000R, SGH-P1000T, SGH-P6200, SGH-P6200L, SGH-P6201, SGH-T849, SGH-T869, SGH-T959, SGH-T959D, SGH-i777, SGH-i896, SGH-i897, SGH-i927, SGH-i927R, SGH-i987, SGH-i9000, SGH-i9000B, SGH-i9000L, SGH-i9000M, SGH-i9000T, SGH-i9003, SGH-i9003B, SGH-i9003L, SGH-i9010, SGH-i9088, SGH-i9100, SGH-i9100G, SGH-i9100L, SGH-i9100M, SGH-i9100P, SGH-i9100T, SGH-i9103, SGH-i9220, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus T-Mobile USA, T849, T869, T959, T959D, Vibrant, i777, i896, i897, i927, i927R, i987, i9000, i9000B, i9000L, i9000M, i9000T, i9003, i9003B, i9003L, i9010, i9088, i9100, i9100G, i9100L, i9100M, i9100P, i9100T, i9103, i9220

Make sure your phone is network locked

  • This unlocking service will only work to remove network operator and related locks (Network Lock, Network Subset Lock, SP lock, CP lock) that lock the phone to a specific network or service provider.
  • This service will not deactivate the phone’s other security features or solve other problems your phone may have.
  • The easiest way to check if your phone is network locked is to power off the phone, insert an unsupported SIM card, and power on the phone.
  • If the screen reads
    SIM network unlock PIN
    Enter Network Lock Control Key
    Netzentsperr-PIN für SIM
    PIN de desbloqueo de red de SIM
    Code de déverrouillage réseau
    PIN di sblocco rete SIM
    PIN de desbloqueio de rede SIM
    SIMネットワークのロック解除PIN
    Inserir código de controle de bloqueio de rede
    Introducir clave de control de bloqueo de red
    네트워크잠금게임
    then your phone is network locked and you can unlock it by USB.
  • If you see only Network lock and a Dismiss button, with no box to enter an unlock code, this means your phone is hard locked and cannot be unlocked. (this mostly happens on phones from Claro Puerto Rico and Telcel Mexico). See images below for help identifying hard locked phones.

Supported Locked Samsung

Unsupported Hardlocked Samsung

What do I need to unlock my phone?

Apart from the network locked Samsung phone, you will need:
  • Windows XP/Vista/7 computer with internet connection
  • USB cable
  • MicroSD Memory Card (Android 3.x and 4.x devices only)

How do I purchase an unlocking service on FastGSM?

  • Go to the detail page for your phone on FastGSM.com
  • Select a service.
  • Click Buy Now and follow the instructions. You will be asked to create an account or sign into your existing account.

Install the device driver

  • Close all applications.
  • Download and install Drivers for Samsung.

Find your Android version

  • Power on the phone without a SIM card.
  • Go to Applications > Settings > About phone.
  • Look for your Android version. You should see the software version your phone is running.
  • If you have Android 2.3.6, use Samsung Kies to update your phone to a more recent version. For all other versions, you can proceed without a firmware update.

Android 3.x/4.x only: Insert MicroSD Memory Card

  • If your phone is running Android 3.x or 4.x, make sure to insert the MicroSD card into your phone before proceeding with the unlocking process.
  • The SD card must be formatted and have at least 5MB of free space on it. You can format your card and check the free space available by going to Applications > Settings > Storage.

Enable USB debugging

Install the device driver

  • Close all applications.
  • Download and install Drivers for Samsung.

Download and start FastGSM Samsung Client software

  • Download FastGSM Samsung Unlock Client software and save it to your Desktop or Downloads folder.
  • Once download is completed, run the client software.
  • Click Install. The software will start automatically.
  • When prompted for your login and password, fill in your FastGSM account email and password.
  • Select your phone model and press Next. You can find your phone model on the box or on the sticker under the battery (e.g. for GT-A123 or SGH-A123 select A123 model).

Connect the phone and complete the unlocking process

  • Connect the phone to your computer using the USB cable.
  • Wait until drivers are successfully installed.
  • Unplug the phone from the USB cable. Wait 10 seconds, then reconnect the phone to the USB cable.
  • Press the Next button in the FastGSM Samsung Client.
For Android 2.x
  • When you see Congratulation, your phone is unlocked!, your phone is successfully unlocked.
    You can disconnect it from the MicroUSB and start using it on a different network.

For Android 3.x and higher

  • Go to My Computer.
  • Click on your phone/tablet icon, e.g. GT-I9100 / GT-N7000 / SGH-I777 / SGH-I927 / GT-P6200 / GT-P6800 / SGH-T869 / SC-02D etc.
  • Click on Card.
  • Drag or copy root2.zip file from the FastGSM Samsung Client folder (the place where you extracted the client software on your computer) and place or paste it onto your phone’s card.
  • Wait until the client says: RESTARTING PHONE : [OK].
  • Disconnect the phone from MicroUSB.
  • Use the Volume up and Volume down keys on your phone to select the Apply update from external storage option and press the Power button.
  • Use the Volume up and Volume down keys to select root2.zip. Press the Power button.
  • Wait until the rooting process is finished.
  • Select ../ (if you see this option on your phone) and confirm by hitting the Power button.
  • Select Reboot system now and confirm by hitting the Power button.
  • Wait until the phone restarts and goes to the home screen. Connect the MicroUSB cable back to the phone.
  • Wait until you see Congratulation, your phone is unlocked! on the screen. At this point, unlocking is completed and you can safely unplug the MicroUSB cable.

Disable USB debugging

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