Unlike AT&T and T-Mobile, Verizon phones operate and connect via a CDMA network, which means it is not configured to work on GSM networks as AT&T and T-Mobile do. If it’s a CDMA phone it’s by default unlocked, however, simply inserting a sim card from AT&T or T-Mobile or any foreign network won’t make it work.
In this guide, we will show you how to reconfigure a CDMA XT1528 to connect to GSM networks so it can be used with any other SIM cards from AT&T, T-Mobile, and even international ones!
There’s a video below that supplements this written guide:
We also supplemented this step by step guide with screenshots to help you along the way.
Now, let’s get started!
Step 1: Download and install the universal ADB drivers fromthis website (Clockworkmod). Note: the universal ADB (Android Debug Bridge) drivers are needed because it will allow you to control your android device over USB from your laptop or desktop computer. Through this, you can copy files, install and uninstall apps, and do special functions that will unlock your Motorola phone.
You may delete this file from your computer at the end of this guide or after your phone is successfully unlocked.
Step 2. Download the SDK Platform Tools from Android Developer’swebsite and extract the said file to your desktop so we can easily find it later. Note: SDK Platform Tools is needed here because it will allow you to perform functions available only for Android Developers. This will help you get into the “brain” of the phone and remove the sim lock from Verizon.
You may delete this file from your computer at the end of this guide or after your phone is successfully unlocked.
Step 3. Open the “platform-tools” folder, and then copy everything on its address bar.
Step 4. Open the command prompt and type “cd” (without quotation marks), press space, and then right-click on your mouse
Step 5: Activate the Developer mode on the phone
Step 6. Allow USB Debugging on your phone.
Step 7: Connect your phone to the computer with a USB cord. Type the following codes on your command prompt in this order. Note: DO NOT include the quotation marks.
• “Adb shell” and press Enter. After this, you will see a prompt on your phone. Tap box for “Always allow from this computer”.
• Type “adb shell”, again on your command prompt box (black box). If you see “[email protected]_cdma:/ $”. It means you’re doing everything correctly, so far.
Step 8. Next, type the following codes in the command prompt box in this order. Note: DO NOT include the quotation marks.
• “pm clear com.android.providers.telephony”, then press ENTER on your keyboard. Do this, twice.
• “settings put global preferred_network_mode 9”, then press ENTER. Do this, twice.
• “settings put global preferred_network_mode1 9”, then press ENTER. Do this, twice.
• “settings put global preferred_network_mode2 9”, then press ENTER. Do this, twice.
• “reboot”, to reboot the phone.
It should look like this.
Step 9. Wait for the phone to reboot. If you see the network’s name on the upper left corner (and on the bottom of the screen), along with signal bars (upper right side). It worked!
On the other hand, if the phone says “No Service” repeat step 8.
Step 10. Add your carrier’s APN. To obtain your APN’s info, click on the search bar and type your APN’s name. The example is using Sun Cellular so I typed “Sun Cellular APN”. Once you filled up all the info, tap on the three dots on the upper right, and then tap “Save”.
Step 11. Turn on your Data.
And that is the end of this guide! You may now disconnect your phone from your computer and remove all the files you have downloaded on your computer earlier.
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Choosing a good phone is not an easy thing to do. Price always matters and we always end up sacrificing one good feature or more.
Good phones come in the shape of a flagship and they are oftentimes too expensive. Budget phones exist unfortunately, they only offer a good camera and not enough battery life or the other way around. We can’t seem to have the best of both worlds, especially in the budget phone department.
Good thing, those days are now over. And luckily, Motorola has created the phone that meets all of our needs.
And yes, that beast is the new Motorola Moto e5 Plus. Whether you game or vlog, this phone should be number one on your list.
For starters, it has a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera, but that’s not the most amazing thing about the Moto E5 Plus.
It has a whopping 5000mAh battery! For a budget phone, this is definitely a road less taken, and Motorola Moto E5 Plus is a certified trailblazer.
This phone also comes with 6” HD display meant for less scrolling, more fun, and wider gaming screen.
Camera and battery life? 100! You got the beast and the beauty all in one phone.
You’ll never have to compromise about the specs and the price, because you can get this phone from MetroPCS for only $49 if you port over. The phone comes locked to them, but you can easily have a temporary or permanent unlock using the Device Unlock App.
You’ll never be sorry buying the phone outright because it’s only sold for $209.
Moto E5 Plus: A Certified Beast
This phone will always come handy for when you are travelling. Say goodbye to the not-so-nice sight of charging in the airport or losing battery when you are lost in a new city. You will never have to look for an outlet and charge every hour just to make sure you have enough power until you arrive at your hotel.
For a gamer, a huge battery is great, but having a huge RAM is even better. Well, the Moto E5 will never disappoint you with a 3GB of RAM and 1.4GHz Octa-core processor.
This beastly phone will give you both the power and the speed even for an entire day of gaming.
And the phone is designed with an ergonomic weight; it looks and feels so compact you can’t even tell it has a huge battery in it.
Though it has a big battery, charging for 6-8 hours is not necessary because you only need 15 minutes to use it for another 6 hours non-stop.
All thanks to the TurboPower charger on board.
Moto E5 Plus: A Budget Beauty
You can also unleash your vlogger-wannabe side with this phone.
The 12MP Rear Camera with laser autofocus technology can help you capture sharp, bright, and livelier photos or videos in an instant.
Whether you are shooting inside your room or in any dark places, this phone will still encapsulate all the beautiful details of your selfie in the best light because of the 8MP front camera that has its own LED flash for the low-light environment.
Now, you don’t have to worry about blurry pictures, you can take them anywhere and anytime!
Though it is truly a big phone, it still comes handy and can be use with one hand because it has a slim design that can fit in your pocket or palm. The 6in edge-to-edge screen is packed with a Max Vision display that will help you enjoy the “crazy-wide” landscape view.
One of the things we so love about the Moto E5 Plus is the fingerprint scanner. You don’t always see a budget phone that offers all of these convenience!
If you think that’s all that this phone can offer, well, there’s more to that!
Both the Moto E5 Play and E5 Plus are water-repellent; you don’t have to worry about a little splash of water.
Don’t get it wrong for being waterproof, this phone can handle sprinkles, but not submersion to water.
If you plan on taking a lot of photos, this phone can house all of them. It is packed with a 32GB internal memory and has an expandable external memory of up to 128GB via microSD.
Last but not the least, this phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. You get to enjoy all the beautiful features the new Android system has to offer, like a split screen when you have to do too many things like play and text people at the same time.
Now that’s what you call a phone! If you want this phone, grab one through MetroPCS and enjoy the life without worries.
Let me start off by saying that you can get this phone for FREE if you are planning to port over to MetroPCS. The same model is also available through T-Mobile (different version) with a $150 price tag, a little higher than MetroPCS, but with no significant difference on the tech specs. Do note that this phone may be cheap, but it doesn’t come unlocked. There’s only one way to permanently unlock your phone and that is through the Mobile Device Unlock app already pre-installed in the unit.
The Motorola E5 Play does not boast any fancy features, it doesn’t have a striking look that will make you “wow” in its appearance, but for the affordable price tag, it is no wonder one of the best value budget phones for the year 2018.
Although this phone came out together with its brother the Motorola E5 Plus, they are two worlds apart, and the latter is priced a little higher but for good reasons. It has a whopping 5000mAh battery and more advanced tech specs.
It runs on the Android Oreo 8.0 and has a 2GB of RAM packed together with a 1.4GHz Quad-core processor. It also has a huge 2800mAh battery that can last you a day on a single charge and comes with a 16GB built-in storage space which is expandable through a microSD card.
What makes this model a winner for us for its price is its 3.5mm headphone jack and fingerprint reader located at the back.
With these features on board, it tells us that Motorola had been all out on the technical specs and the quality of experience you would get for a budget phone.
The Motorola E5 Play is has a straight up plastic back cover- it’s nothing shiny or glass-like on the outside, but it has a huge screen standing 5.2 in tall.
This is complemented by good front and rear cameras that both hhavea flash and autofocus features; giving you bright and crisp photos. The back camera is 8MP and the front camera is 5MP.
Despite having the tagline “Everyday. Extraordinary,” there is pretty much nothing extraordinary about the Motorola E5 Play on the outside that would make it stand out; only that it is fairly priced and has decent enough features for a smartphone in 2018.
But the unique selling point of this phone compared to the other budget smartphones is its water-repellent coating.
It is not waterproof; it is just water-repellent. This means that it cannot survive underwater submersion, but it cannot be easily penetrated by water.
It is indeed the bottom line Motorola phone but it doesn’t mean the E5 Play had compromised all the good stuff. It has a remarkably loud and clear speaker, ga ood camera with a flash, and a fingerprint sensor.
Moto E5 Play vs LG Aristo 2
It’s a bit unfair if we compare the Moto E5 Play to the Moto E5 Plus because they have a considerable price difference, so we will compare it to another phone within the same price range, which is the LG Aristo 2 when it comes to the features.
Motorola E5 Play ($139)
LG Aristo 2 ($139)
1.4GHz Quad-core processor
1.4GHz Quad-core processor
5MP with Selfie flash
5MP with Selfie light
8MP with Autofocus with flash
13MP PDAF with LED Flash
16GB (8.64GB usable)
16GB (9GB usable)
Up to 128GB via microSD card
Up to 32GB via microSD card
Fingerprint Sensor, Water-repellent coating
Face Unlock, Fingerprint scanner
It’s clear to see that both phones have almost similar features. The better phone actually depends on personal preferences, whether you like a big phone like Motorola Moto E5 Play or a smaller phone like LG Aristo 2.
If you’re more concerned about the quality of the images and having a better camera, the LG Aristo 2 might be the best for you. But if you are more concerned about power and longer battery life, the Moto E5 Play is clearly the better option.
Moto E5 Play – Conclusion
The Motorola Moto E5 is a budget phone so if you plan to get this phone, always remember to manage your expectations. Nothing about it has a wow factor, but it offers a remarkably clean Android experience and all the complete security necessities we would be looking for in a smartphone.
With the Moto E5 Play, Motorola has once again proven that they are truly a lord of budget phones always going beyond the price and giving a better experience every time.
Unlocking a Motorola is fairly easy. You don’t need to have a higher level of technical savviness to get this done right the first time. Here’s what you need to remember:
1. Jot down your phone’s IMEI or serial number. You can get this by simply dialing *#06# on your phone. You can also get this by going to your phone’ Settings. Just hit About Phone> IMEI.
2. Know your phone’s tied-up carrier. If you’re owning a second-hand device, ask the previous owner which carrier it was first connected. If you bought it online and can’t get ahold of the first owner, you can take a look at the box or at the back cover of the phone for you to check for the carrier. Also, upon the phone’s boot up you will also probably see the logo of the carrier before or after the logo of the brand.
3. Before unlocking your phone, make sure that your phone is compatible with the carrier’s network. Some networks run CDMA and some networks run GSM. Ask your carrier to know this. We will not refund you if your phone’s issue is incompatibility.
4. Make sure your phone still has remaining unlock attempts. To know this, you can try to insert a different/non-accepted carrier SIM in your phone and wait for it to boot up. Once the screen is already boot up you will see a screen prompt asking for a “SIM Unlock PIN” or “Enter Special Code“. In case your phone is not prompting for any of these keywords this is probably because your phone is already “Hard Locked“.
If you are seeing:
“Contact Service Provider”
“Wait before enter special Code”
It could be probably because you have tried entering the wrong code multiple times and it’s not letting you to enter any code anymore. If this is the case you can wait for a day or two for it to refresh. Once it’s fully refreshed, you can see the prompt for the unlock code again. Otherwise, your phone is probably already hard locked.
If you however, proceed on your order without confirming its unlock eligibility you will not be able to get a refund. We cannot unlock hard locked phones, although we are sure that the code we have created will definitely work had your phone allowed you to enter the unlock code.
5. If you are ready to unlock your phone, you can now proceed to the UnlockBase Motorola Unlock page. Choose your phone’s model number from among the list and then you will routed to another page. Enter your phone’s IMEI and the necessary information to proceed.
6. Wait for our email confirming your order. It will also include the details and the turnaround time for us to create the unlock code and send it to you. It will also include the Refund Eligibility Requirements page which will be the contract agreement before you confirm your order. Make sure to read all the instructions first before ticking the boxes.
9. Your phone’s hardware warranty will not be voided if you are going to unlock it with us. The process that we do is the recommended process by your hardware manufacturer. We will not modify your phone’s software in any way, we are merely just removing the lock that came from your carrier.
How To Unlock Your Motorola Phone
If you already received the code from us, please read and follow all instructions carefully. You will be given a set of codes, so please enter the exact code your phone is looking for.
This video will give you a similar process on how to unlock your Motorola phone:
Insert a non-accepted SIM to your phone.
Turn your phone ON. Wait for it to fully boot up.
Your phone will prompt for a “Sim Unlock Pin” or “Enter Special Code”.
Enter the code we sent you.
Wait for phone to load home screen. Signal bars will start showing up.
If you need to restart your phone, restart it to refresh.
Your phone is now unlocked!
Why Unlock With Us?
UnlockBase is one of the pioneers in this industry, growing ever since 2004. More than our tenurity in this industry, here are a few reasons why we continue to be the best:
✔ We have 24/7 chat and email support that can cater your questions at any time of the day.
✔ We provide the easiest unlock methods, no matter the brand, no matter your phone’s carrier. You don’t need to ship your phone to get it unlocked.
✔ No need to flash your phone with any software. Your phone will never lose its manufacturer warranty. Our unlock method is the recommended unlock by both carriers and manufacturers.
✔ You can use your phone with any carrier all over the world. You will not be locked with one single sim for the rest of your life.
✔ We have a review rating of 4.9 out of 5 in over 8,000 reviews.
✔ We have secure payment systems.
✔ We will offer you a refund if all requirements are met. 100% customer protection.
✔ We have the fastest turnaround times. No more long waits. You can get your code in an instant.
✔ We work with many suppliers and manufacturers all over the world. No matter where you are, you can reach us.
✔ We match competitor pricing. We offer the best pricing for unlocking your phone. Retail or single unlock orders unlock starts at $4.90.
Over the years, one can say that Motorola definitely knows how to market good phones at a budget price. The latest Moto E unit, Moto E 4th generation (also Moto E4), has ignited the curiosity of most consumers given the success of Motorola’s previous Moto E units. Though this handset may not level to a Moto G5, it surely provides for those who are looking for a budget phone that can offer satisfactory user experience. It is a great budget phone that is worth a second look!
Design and Display
Released in June 2017, the Moto E displayed a similar look from its predecessors. From the usual oval fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the screen to the huge and round rear camera section. However, what sets it apart from the previous Moto E units is that its frame is made of plastic material instead of aluminum. In addition, it is relatively smaller in size measuring only up to 5.70 by 2.85 by 0.37 inches.
The phone looked more solid than expected despite being covered with plastic material. More so, it gives a good grip with the texture of its back panel – preventing the device from slipping off from your hold.
Consequently, it projects a 5-inch IPS LCD display panel with a 720 by 1280-pixel resolution, boasting a clear, good-for-outdoors viewing experience. It is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that simply adds to the quality of the unit.
On navigating the handset, one can find all the right details on the right places. The fingerprint sensor at the lower part of the front frame, the selfie camera and earpiece at the upper front, the 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom, and the volume rocker and power button at the right – definitely, the Moto E’s designed to be smooth and user-friendly.
Additionally, the unit sports an on-screen navigation button, thus, setting the bar for budget phones.
With today’s market, it becomes harder to buy a budget phone with a good camera. But Moto E provides a good one compared to its competitors given its price range.
It flaunts an autofocus 8MP main camera that enables users to capture significant moments in crisp and beautiful photos. More so, with its 5MP front camera that goes hand-in-hand with an LED flash, which equips the user to snap their best selfies for sharing on their social media accounts. Furthermore, the device is also capable of shooting better videos with 720-pixels at 30fps.
Connectivity and Network Performance
With MetroPCS as its carrier, the new Moto E is equipped with just the right connectivity protocols including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS with GLONASS, and an on-the-go micro USB 2.0.
Regarding its network performance, users would not need to worry as it is also LTE-capable.
Power and Battery
Going further, the Moto E’s powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6737 and 2GB of RAM. It is equipped enough for daily multitasking and a day or so of usage, especially that Motorola has provided a 2800mAh battery capacity to the said unit.
Furthermore, the handset also includes a 16GB of built-in storage, extending its efficiency and a good micro SD card slot that can accommodate up to a good 128GB of additional storage.
What’s New with Moto E (4th Generation)
What Motorola offers the market is not just a cheap phone, but a budget-friendly phone that can accommodate a user’s daily needs.
With the Moto E’s vibrant 5-inch LCD display that is coated with water-repellent, it is already too much for a phone of its price. The water-repellent nano coat prevents damage on the phone from a little rain, spills, and even splashes.
It does not only showcase a great compact design, but also a user experience that one shouldn’t miss. For a budget phone like this unit, one cannot expect a fingerprint sensor included. But Moto E is sure to serve its customer’s convenience over price, hence, a fingerprint sensor equipped home button.
A 5-inch LCD phone with 16GB of built-in storage and a fingerprint sensor included, what’s not to like?
Unlock Your Moto E (4th Generation) with UnlockBase
Not satisfied with the carrier network’s signal on your Moto E? UnlockBase is here to help! We know how frustrating it could be by not being able to use your phone’s blazing fast 4G LTE capability, hence, we offer you our unlocking service to help you make the best out of your device.
It is easy given that we use the Device Unlock APP which enables an easy request-and-apply transaction to unlock your device, on the comfort of your very own unit. Thus, no need to worry about manual codes!
With UnlockBase’s reputation in the unlocking industry and over the Web, you will surely get fast, efficient, and reliable service. Moreover, it has a huge database of different smartphone brands and units that it can provide service for. Looking for details about the service? Contact UnlockBase now!
Widely regarded as the pinnacle of budget smartphones, while some brands have added more specs and a lower price point, only Motorola has managed to produce a phone that works like one that is worth twice the price.
The phone has a front-mounted fingerprint sensor built into the oval capacitive home button as well as a large circular camera housing on the rear, giving the phone a more premium feel. It also has a water-repellent coating.
The G5 Plus features a graceful curve to the back and comes in Lunar Grey or Fine Gold, and will also be available in an O2-exclusive Sapphire Blue in the UK.
The G5 Plus has a pixel density of 423ppi, making it sharper and crisper than predecessors thanks to the size reduction. The displays are also flat based and for protection, the G5 Plus is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
As for cameras, the G5 Plus has a 12-megapixel sensor with Dual Autofocus Pixels, claimed by Motorola to be best in class, offering 25% more light thanks to its f/1.7 aperture, which is the same as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The phone also has the same 5-megapixel front camera as the Motorola G5.
According to Motorola, the Dual Autofocus Pixels is designed to improve focusing time because there are ten times more pixels on the sensor.
Running on the Android Nougat platform, the G5 Plus offers 32GB as standard, with microSD expansion available. The phone comes with a fingerprint scanner on the front, and a 3.5mm headphone socket Powered by 3000mAh battery that offers TurboPower charging. It’s compatible with Motorola’s Rapid Charger, offering six hours of battery life in 15 minutes. The G5 Plus also has NFC on board.
For example, you can own the G5 Plus for £39.99 down from EE with a 24-month contract. Monthly payments amount to £17.99 per month with 1 GB of data per month as well as unlimited calls and texts with a lifetime total to pay of £471.75.
At the other end of the scale, Vodafone offers the Motorola G5 Plus for FREE but you pay £34 per month for a 24-month contract with 16GB of data, unlimited calls and unlimited texts. Total price to pay would be £816 in total. There are several other Motorola G5 Plus deals from other service providers, so you need to take the time to work out which best suits your needs.
Unlock Your Motorola G5 Plus With UnlockBase
Can UnlockBase unlock the Motorola G5 Plus from EE UK or Vodafone UK (or any other networks)? Of course, we can! We offer the largest database of global service providers and smartphones on the web. The device requires a code to insert when it asks for “SIM Network Unlock PIN“. This can be done online fast and economically, you never need to be stuck with a contract you don’t like.
We’re pleased to inform that we just restart the services “Motorola Database 2” (Tool ID: 326) on our server ! This service was down since the 15 March 2013 but hopefully we find recently a new supplier having access to this database in the new factory 🙂
Price: €9.5 or $13 or £8.5 Turnaround for delivery: 1<>4 days
Unfortunately, we don’t always have good news to announce…
And today we have two bad ones 🙁
1 – Recently the supplier of the service “BlackBerry Z10 & Q10 (All Networks)” slash the price to see if he will get more volume and at the same more profit while making you happy. But in the end he just get the exact same volume… So he decide to raise the price to what it was before.
2 – The Tool “Motorola Database 2” is officialy down. The supplier told us the reason why and without disclose more details we can just say that it’s very unlikely that this service will restart in future. But instead you can use the tool “Motorola Special (Not Found)“.
We’re happy to inform everybody that it’s now possible to get unlock code for all Motorola Atrix HD (MB886) usually locked by AT&T using the tool “Motorola Database 2“. Turnaround for Delivery: 1<>3 days
We’re happy to inform everybody that it is now possible to get unlock code for all Motorola XT910, XT920, XT928, MT917 using the tool “Motorola Database 2“, this service restart last Monday and is working fine!