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Samsung Galaxy S5 also region-locked, here are the details

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Samsung Galaxy S5 also region-locked, here are the details - read the full textJust like the Galaxy Note 3 before it, the Samsung Galaxy S5 packs a region lock. To get rid of it, Galaxy S5 customers need not only to activate, but also make a cumulative calls over 5 minutes in their region before transferring and using it overseas carriers. Back in November last year,...

 

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i did the same thing i.e.
dialed *#0011# on the dialer pad then it displayed
service mode
no service
network:unblock
IMEI certi:pass, 1

and when m trying to do further steps as said, i.e. to click on "back" is is not responding.
i'VE inserted the sim card but no network is showing it is just showing the details of the sim card being used in the menu thats it but no network. And when m trying to register the network through setting it is sayihg insert sim card.
The phone was bought from japan n now m using it in India

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  • 2014-12-17 09:32
  • u7K7

> In reply to sadiq @ 2014-12-08 16:47 from mDfE - click to readWell under CDMA the option 9 is not available. I have GSM devise

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  • 2014-12-16 12:53
  • utP3

Here is the solution that I tried on the chinese s5 and note 4

1- In the dial pad, enter "* # 0011 #", will enter ServiceMode interface (if no response, just wait a while and try again)
2- Click on the top right corner of the three-point menu, press Click "Back", then click on menu, select "Key Input", enter a capital Q, point "OK", and then point to the menu, select "Key Input", enter "000000", click "OK".
3- patiently waiting for 5-10 seconds, will enter the "Main Menu" menu, click "[2] UE SETTINGS & INFO", "[1] SETTING", "[1] PROTOCOL", "[3] CDMA" , "[9] CTC SIM LOCK", "[1] SIM Lock", "[2] Disable SIM Lock is"
4- when you see the future "SIM Lock is Disabled", turn off the phone, insert your UIM in slot one.

It should work now

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  • 2014-12-08 16:47
  • mDfE

> In reply to AriYa @ 2014-10-24 01:25 from t}gh - click to readAm struggling with the same problem( trying to use S5 Korea copy in Inda), if you have a resolution now, pls let me know

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  • 2014-12-07 14:07
  • 7tRG

> In reply to AriYa @ 2014-10-24 01:25 from t}gh - click to readi have same problem with galaxy s5 (region lock) if you get solution please let me know thanks

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  • 2014-12-02 23:31
  • Hktp

I m using S5 from dubai just wanted to know weather this fone is suitable to use in Singapore region or not?

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  • 2014-11-19 13:12
  • vbUe

> In reply to singh @ 2014-10-09 11:28 from uu4u - click to readCall customer service number at T-Mobile. They can unlock your Galaxy S5 for you if you have met the following criteria:

-You have had your phone and plan for more than 14 days
-You have paid $100 into your plan already

Hope this helps you!

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  • 2014-10-26 02:12
  • 7IL5

hey im from India and I buy samsung s5 from bangkok bt my india sim is not working if i insert my sim phone shows emergency calls please can u say how can i get a network in my phone

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  • 2014-10-24 01:25
  • t}gh

Hey i buy samsung s5 in bangkok bt my india sim is not working if i insert my sim phone shows emergency calls plzzz how can i get network in my phone

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  • 2014-10-18 09:21
  • Hktq

i want my s5 Galaxy unlock how can i do

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  • 2014-10-09 11:28
  • uu4u

i have purchased a samsung galaxy s5 from Italy.can you tell me how can i use it in Sri Lanka

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  • 2014-09-22 17:09
  • teqq

I have purchase samsung galaxy s5from china.how to use in india?

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  • 2014-09-09 23:07
  • t1$B
  • pratap chandra sahoo
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Hi, I have purchased samsung galaxy s5 from Thiland, how to use in India?

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  • 2014-09-08 16:37
  • utLs

Hi I have Purchased a Gallax S5 from China now i am in India, I am trying to isert the sim in India, however I couldn't get the network, I have done lots of network setting but got no result. Kindly let me know how i get the network

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  • 2014-09-04 14:59
  • PA7d

plzzzzzz help me to unlock my samsung s5
saudi arabia but im in india

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  • 2014-08-06 10:32
  • Khth

I want to unlock a Samsung galaxy s5 ....please help me

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  • 2014-08-02 14:25
  • uNVK

i want to unlock a samsung galaxy S5 new piece european model please help me out i am in dubai.....

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  • 2014-07-24 21:03
  • Hxc1

WFT with the grey market, blacklisted imei and now region locked. These phone companies and the network provider are really corrupted. Back then selling my used phone was easy so i can take the extra cash to upgrade to the newer phone which they release every year. Now these companies make the 2nd handed phone really hard to sell with those region locked. What crack me up is that any network provider offer you to trade in your phone for a very cheap price. F*** these companies are so corrupted. Sorry for my English

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  • 2014-05-23 07:20
  • 0YXx

Is Malaysia and India same region according to samsung?????

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  • 2014-05-10 15:09
  • ij2D

Regional or operator lock, same or sifferent impact ?? Ex. If I have an operator locked Galaxy s5(lgu+ in korea) talking 5 min and then travel and bring it to another country inserting another local operator's simcard...is supposed to work then or has it always to be used w the original korean operator's simcard and hence using expensive roaming ????
In case no..Can a local Samsung dealer outside korea unlock this Korean operator S5...????

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  • 2014-04-20 10:25
  • rL1%

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