‘Mobile Device Unlock App’ Archive

Why should you unlock your phone?

  1. It is legal.
  2. It is free from international charges.
  3. There is no security loss.
  4. You get to fully utilize your phone and enjoy its features.

 

 

Unlocking Phone is Legal

 

“If I would unlock my phone, is it legal?” This particular question has been going around among smartphone users – and some couldn’t even get a decent answer, hence, enduring the restrictions over their phones. Not being able to enjoy the perks that your phone offers may be frustrating especially when you are constantly traveling overseas.

To be able to clarify this matter, here are a few things you should know with regards to unlocking your phone and why you should do so.

 

 

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Is Unlocking My Phone Legal?

For most users, the common misconception of unlocking phones is that it is purely illegal. Thing is, every three years, the Library of Congress reviews the rules of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and makes particular exemptions allowed under the rule of law. Way back in 2006, the Library allowed unlocking to be exempted from the DMCA. However, that exemption was short lived until 2012 as the Library did not renew the exemption. The change was due to the reason being the firmware that your phone has is copyrighted and cannot be changed without violating the law.

But that is the history of unlocking being illegal, once.

On 2014, US President Barack Obama signed a law stating that “…each smartphone owner has the right to unlock their devices and use them on other networks,” reversing the previously stated law on unlocking phones. This law comes with a few hoops like AT&T allowing you to unlock your device only when your contract has expired.

 

 

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Why Should I Unlock My Phone?

You may be asking yourself, why should I? For the most part, it isn’t mandatory. However, you could be missing a lot of things if you don’t. To help you with this matter, here are the key reasons why you should unlock your phone.

 

1.  Free from international charges

For most people, the use of unlocking your phone is not to change a network – rather, to be able to use your phone overseas without paying too much. When you purchase from a carrier, the front charge would be lower. However, as you would know, the device will be locked by that same carrier and will only work on their network. Furthermore, when you travel overseas, you will need to pay that particular carrier with the international charges so you can use your phone. Meaning, replacing your existing SIM card with another wouldn’t work. For this matter, unfortunately, buying a SIM card is much cheaper than paying those charges, and you wouldn’t have any other choice as your device is locked.

 

2.  Change carriers

Being in a contract makes you restricted from availing better deals from a different carrier. While it is true that carriers aren’t all great, they still update their plans to provide better service offers. In such case, you may find the plan that would work best for you in another carrier while you are tied to a contract with another, which means you wouldn’t be able to avail your preferred plan.

 

3.  No security loss

Most times, people worry that unlocking your phone may cause the device to be vulnerable to security issues. However, this is yet another misconception. Unlocking does not affect your phone’s security, jailbreaking does. That’s two different matters – as jailbreaking your smartphone means downloading unauthorized apps which could affect your device’s security, while unlocking means allowing your phone to work with another service provider.

 

 

Key Takeaway

Unlocking your phone simply means a right – a right to use your phone with another service provider, especially when your device is not being fully utilized due to being locked. Given this point, these fairly good reasons, and the fact that unlocking is legal, why should you not?

Mobile Device Unlock App (Android) - Troubleshooting

Device Unlock is an Android app that allows you to request and apply a mobile device unlock directly from the device. This allows you to automatically apply Mobile Device Unlock to the device without using a manual code. When your phone is locked with “Mobile Device Unlock” it’s totally useless to order an unlock code.

Only supported devices (see below) may download the app or have it pre-installed. Supported devices may download the app from: Google Play.

Supported Models from T-Mobile USA Supported Models from MetroPCS USA
  • Alcatel OneTouch Evolve (OT-5024N),
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 4 (OT-5056N),
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL (OT-5054W),
  • Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro (OT-5042T),
  • Alcatel GO FLIP (OT-4044W),
  • Coolpad Catalyst (3622A),
  • Coolpad Defiant,
  • Coolpad Rogue (3320A),
  • HTC 10,
  • HTC One M9,
  • HTC Desire 530,
  • HTC Desire 626s,
  • Kyocera Hydro LIFE (C6530),
  • Kyocera Hydro Wave (C6740),
  • Kyocera DuraForce PRO,
  • Kyocera DuraForce XD (E6790),
  • LG Aristo (M210),
  • LG G Stylo (H631),
  • LG G4 (H811),
  • LG G5 (H830),
  • LG G6 (H872),
  • LG K7 (K330),
  • LG K10 (K428SG),
  • LG K20 Plus (TP260),
  • LG Leon LTE (H345),
  • LG Stylo 2 Plus (K550),
  • LG Stylo 3 PLUS (TP450),
  • LG V10 (H901),
  • LG V20 (H918),
  • Motorola moto e⁴
  • Samsung Galaxy Avant (SM-G386T),
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime (SM-J327T),
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (SM-J700T),
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (SM-J727T),
  • Samsung Galaxy On5 (SM-G550T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950T),
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955T),
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T),
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930T),
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530T),
  • Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G360T),
  • Sony Xperia Z3 (D6616),
  • ZTE Avid Plus (Z828),
  • ZTE Avid Trio (Z833),
  • ZTE Obsidian (Z820),
  • ZTE Zinger (Z667T),
  • ZTE Zmax Pro (Z981).
  • Alcatel One TouchFierce XL (OT-5054N),
  • Alcatel One TouchFierce 4 (OT-5056N),
  • Alcatel TRU (OT-5065N),
  • Coolpad Catalyst (3622A),
  • Coolpad Defiant,
  • HTC Desire 530,
  • HTC Desire 626s,
  • Kyocera Hydro ELITE (C6740 & C6740N),
  • LG Aristo (MS210),
  • LG Leon 4G LTE (MS345),
  • LG G Stylo (MS631),
  • LG K7 (MS330),
  • LG K10 (MS428),
  • LG K20 Plus (MP260),
  • LG G Stylo (MS631),
  • LG Stylo 2 Plus (MS550),
  • LG Stylo 3 PLUS (MP450),
  • Motorola moto e⁴,
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime (SM-J327T1),
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (SM-J700T1),
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (SM-J727T1),
  • Samsung Galaxy On5 (SM-G550T1),
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T1),
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950T1),
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955T1),
  • Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G360T1),
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530T1),
  • ZTE Avid Plus (Z828),
  • ZTE Avid Trio (Z833),
  • ZTE Obsidian (Z820),
  • ZTE Zmax Pro (Z981).

It’s very important to order the unlock service of your Cell Phone using the correct service.

Mobile Device Unlock App for T-Mobile Mobile Device Unlock App for MetroPCS

How to apply a “Mobile Device Unlock”

  1. From that Application list, tap Device Unlock.
  2. Tap Continue.
  3. Choose the desired device unlock type: Permanent Unlock
  4. If successful, restart the device to apply the settings.

Note: If you do not restart the device, you will have a persistent alert in the notification tray.

Troubleshooting “Mobile Device Unlock” app

  1. Check that you have an active data connection.
  2. Clear the application cache.
  3. Check that the device memory is properly managed.
  4. Restart the device and try again.

If you receive an error, review the following table for troubleshooting:

Error Message Information / Troubleshooting
Device not recognized by your service provider. Please call customer care.
  • Rooting your device will disable the unlock application
  • Download the latest T-Mobile software to continue
Data corrupted during transfer. Please try again.Error during data transfer. Please try again.
  • Ensure the device has stable mobile signal
  • Restart the device and try again
Server not responding. Please try again later.
  • No response is received from the server
  • Try using an alternate internet connection
Failure in processing the request. Please reboot device and try again.
  • Ensure that your device has sufficient memory
  • Restart the device and try again
Unlock Failed: Unlock Approved : Mobile Device is permanently unlocked
  • Solution 1: Perform a hard reset and attempt a second unlock.
  • Solution 2: Perform 2 consecutive hard reset without attempting the unlock and once the second hard reset has been performed attempt the unlock again.
  • Make sure phone has latest Android version available for that device.
No internet connection available. Please try again when internet connection is available.
  • No internet connection is available:
    • Device is not connected to 3G/4G LTE.
    • A non-compatible SIM card is being used,
Unable to connect to the server at this time. Please try back again later.
  • Update the app using the Play Store
  • Attempt the unlock using the mobile network.
Unlock Failed: This mobile wireless device is not eligible for unlock. For Device Unlock eligibility details, please go online or contact Customer Care.
  • The device is not eligible for unlock. (Order the Unlock Service from UnlockBase)
Unlock Failed : System maintenance error, try again later.
  • System Maintenance is currently underway
  • Wait and try again later
Failure in applying the unlock settings. Please try again.
  • The device must be connected to the mobile network (including domestic and international roaming)
  • Disconnect from Wi-Fi and try again.

1 – Make sure you use the original Stock ROM (no custom Firmware like CyanogenMod, or Unbranded ROM)
2 – Make sure you’re using the latest version of Firmware for your Cell Phone.
3 – Finally (after upgrade) perform a Hard Reset on your Cell Phone.
4 – Turn off 3G/LTE and force the use of a local WiFi Hotspot.
5 – Make sure you use home Wifi (and not a public/company WiFi since they might limit somehow your internet usage)

Select one of these two services below to unlock with “Mobile Device Unlock

Mobile Device Unlock App for MetroPCS   Mobile Device Unlock Service for T-Mobile

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