Among the common phone unlock errors is the “Invalid MMI Code Error”. This error happens rarely on other phone brands except the Samsung Galaxy series that are dual sim, or phones that can cater two different sim cards from two different networks at the same time.
Before we hop onto the troubleshooting, let’s briefly go through the technical aspect of MMI codes.
What Are MMI Codes?
MMI codes or Man-Machine Codes, are special codes you dial on your phone to communicate with your phone, SIM, or with your service provider’s network operator computers. By dialing MMI codes on your phone you will be able to obtain valuable data or change phone/ sim settings you can’t access through the phone’s user interface.
MMI codes usually contain special characters such as the asterisk * and the # hash.
Among the most common MMI codes used to communicate with your phone is *#06#, and it is the code to get your phone’s IMEI/Serial number.
Another set of MMI codes are USSD codes. They are also known as Quick Codes or Feature Codes, and they are used in GSM cellular telephones to communicate with their mobile network operators. You often use USSD codes to check your prepaid card balance.
How do MMI Codes work?
When you dial the MMI code in your phone, it is processed by your phone’s MMI reader, and if or when it does not recognize the code, it is then sent to the network verbatim.
Say for example, you have sent the code *09876*54321# your phone’s MMI parser will send the “command” to the phone, and if it doesn’t recognize the code as an internal command, it will then send it to your network operator verbatim.
Your network has a specific list of MMI codes they use on their own so if it returns with a “Connection Problem or invalid MMI code” message, it means that the MMI code you have used is not recognized or your phone failed to connect to your network.
How To Resolve MMI Code Error
Fixing an MMI code error is fairly easy and in order to resolve the issue, we need to isolate the probable causes. To do this, we need to examine the path that the MMI code goes to before it reaches your network.
First, the MMI code is processed by your phone. The phone then checks whether the MMI code is an internal command; if not, the phone then sends it to the network or your service provider. Your service provider’s network computers then reads the code and sends the message back to your phone.
If you are getting an invalid MMI code error, there are only three possibilities.
(1) You have poor signal or not getting network connection.
(2) You have dialed the wrong MMI code.
(3) Your MMI code was sent to the wrong network. (Dual-sim phones)
Note: Do not mistake the MMI Code to be the same code UnlockBase has sent you. UnlockBase only sends Sim Unlock Codes and do not personally have your MMI code information. You can get the correct MMI code from your current service provider (see sim card information).
Here are 5 quick and easy ways to solve Invalid MMI Code error
1. Check the code you are using. Add additional special characters.
You can try adding a comma ( , )at the end of the code before you send it. The comma, as an additional character will tell your phone to overlook other errors on the phone and send it to the network.
Here’s an example:
If your code is *3457*9# and it results to an error, you can dial it with an added comma in the end. Like this,
If the comma doesn’t work, you can insert + after the asterisk and before the first digit. However, this code only works when the first character when your code starts with an asterisk *. For example:
The plus ( + ) sign will tell your phone to force process the execution and overlook other phone errors that may be in the way.
2. Check your Network Connection Settings.
Another reason why your phone sends you an MMI error is the lack of network connection. If the MMI code you are sending is a code to check your prepaid balance, or anything that is specifically a function of your network operator, you need to make sure that your phone is connected to your network.
If you are otherwise not getting any signal bars, your phone is probably not yet connected to your network and you have to reconnect to it manually. Most of the time it connects automatically but there are also times when you have to manually select your service provider in order to connect to their network.
Here’s how you do it:
- Go to Settings
- Choose Wireless and Networks
- More Networks (If you are using two different sim cards, choose the sim card you wish to use)
- Select Mobile Network
- Choose Network
- Manual Selection (Phone will start searching for available networks)
- Choose the network you wish to connect to. You have to wait a few seconds for the phone to connect or you may have to repeat the process over until your phone is connected. Unless you get the signal bars going, you won’t be able solve the MMI code error (network-specific functions).
This is the usual process for most Android devices with stock Android ROM and user interface. You know your phone is already connected to your mobile network when you are getting signal bars that shows 4G, LTE, 3G, etc. You can try dialling the MMI code again.
3. Disable or use only one sim card.
If you are using two sim cards and your calls, text, or data automatically route to one specific network on your phone without asking you to manually choose network, there’s a possibility that your phone is sending the MMI code to the wrong network.
In order to isolate the issue you have three possible options; (1) set your phone to prompt for manual selection of network, (2) disable one of the sim cards, and (3) remove the other sim card physically.
You have to set your phone to prompt for manual mobile network selection to “Always ask” before making a call. You can do this by going into Settings > Sim Settings /Dual Sim Settings > Voice/Call > Always Ask.
On the other hand, if you wish to disable the other sim card, just slide off the network name of the sim card you want to disable using the same route as earlier. The third option no matter how inconvenient, can be the most effective way to isolate the problem. Removing the other sim card physically will automatically make your phone choose the network of the only sim card left.
4. Restart your phone.
Restarting your phone refreshes it from its most recent operations. Sometimes errors on the phone are just a product of simple system hiccups that can be solved only through a restart, so it’s advisable your restart your phone when all the other steps have been taken. Most of the time simply restarting your phone resolves the issue.
5. Go To Safe Mode
There are also cases when the phone’s MMI code error is caused by an app or a specific software installed the phone. Many users have been able to resolve the MMI code error by removing certain apps on their phone that’s hindering the code to go through the network operator.
When you reboot into Safe Mode, your phone will not load any third-party apps and only the stock apps that came with the original OS will be available. Furthermore, this means that all the apps you have downloaded will not be available in Safe mode, and this will help you determine whether any of the apps you have manually downloaded and installed are causing the MMI code error.
Going to Safe Mode is the second to the last resort, if only all the before mentioned possible resolutions have been attempted many times. It is fairly easy to do and your phone will go back to its normal state once you reboot it again.
Here’s how to enter into Safe Mode:
- Tap and hold power button (off) for a few seconds until your phone flashes a prompt box that confirms you want to reboot into safe mode.
- Tap ok and phone will not restart to Safe Mode.
Once you are in Safe Mode, try entering the MMI code again and see if you are seeing the same error. If you are able to go through this time, then it means one of the apps you downloaded in your phone is causing the problem.
MMI code errors are easy to fix and if you think you are lost or are needing help with this problem, don’t hesitate to talk to us. We are a global enterprise with 24/7 support and we are ready to help you anytime!
Did we miss anything here? Did you experience this error in the past? How did you solve it? Drop it in the comments!
Want to unlock your Samsung phone? Seeing a lot of errors? If you want to unlock your Samsung phone from its carrier, then you’re in the right place. Here at UnlockBase, we continue to innovate and create better and easier ways to get your phone unlocked in a timely manner.
Just like any Android phone, unlocking Samsung is relatively easy and should go smoothly. In fact, we have discovered 3 (three) different ways to get your phone unlocked from its carrier.
Here are your options:
➤ Get an unlock code – for those who don’t want the hassle of unlocking technicalities/ not tech-savvy
➤ Cable Unlock Software – For those who want to unlock their phones sooner and faster
➤ Mobile Device Unlock App (Only applies to T-Mobile and MetroPCS phones)
3 Things To Consider Before Getting Any Unlock Service Or Buying Any Unlock Code:
- Make sure your phone is NOT BLACKLISTED.
- Make sure you have all the necessary information about your phone.
- Make sure your phone is running on STOCK ROM.
1. How To Get An Unlock Code And How To Use It
If getting an unlock code is the way you want to go, you have to prepare 3 vital information about your phone:
- IMEI Number,
- Locked-to Carrier, and
- IMEI status ( Not blacklisted/lost/stolen).
How to Get the Samsung IMEI number:
- Dial *#06#
- Go to Settings
- Tap System
- Go to About Device
- Tap Status
- You phone will display IMEI Information
We need to know your IMEI number and locked-to carrier because that’s what we will use to generate an unlock code for your Samsung. Note that we don’t randomly create codes through black magic and second-guessing, we are connected to several vendors and carriers to get the code specific for your phone. This is how we guarantee you that your unlock codes work.
In addition to that, your phone’s IMEI status also lets us set proper expectations if we can unlock it and if you can still use your phone if we can unlock it.
Note: Blacklisted phones can still be carrier unlocked, (provided you have given accurate IMEI and carrier information) however, the possibility of using it is limited. For example, if your phone is blacklisted in the US, you can’t use it in the US but you can use it with any carrier outside the US.
If you don’t know your IMEI Status, you can check it here. If you otherwise know that your phone is “clean” and you have all the necessary information ready, you can proceed to the Samsung unlock page and enter all the necessary information.
We have several payment options that you can choose from and you will be receiving an email confirmation from our team about the status of your order.
The email that we will send you will not only contain one, but 3 or more codes to use. This is because there are several lock levels for many Samsung models.
The unlock codes emailed to you will look something like this:
Unfreeze: 12345678 NCK: 12345678 SCK: 12345678 SPCK: 12345678
Most Samsung phones will only ask for the NCK code, however, SCK or SPCK codes apply when 2 or more codes are needed to unlock. You will know which code to apply depending on how your phone responded or prompted after you put a non-carrier sim card.
The Unfreeze code is needed when your phone prompts “Phone Freeze” or “Return for Service” whenever you enter an unlock code. In that case, you have to enter the Unfreeze code first before the NCK code.
However, please note that the Unfreeze code does not guarantee or warranty success as they are issued free of charge as an added bonus with certain Samsung unlocking services. To help you get rid of the Phone Freeze, you can contact a local smartphone specialist or Samsung itself so you can get to the page where you can enter the unlock code you got from us.
The following are the most common scenarios for unlocking through codes:
For older Samsung models, like the Galaxy Note 4, you have to identify how many lock levels your phone has. Please follow the following instructions:
➤Insert sim from your carrier.
➤ Dial *#7465625#
➤Your phone will prompt you a slightly different colored screen that will usually look like this:
- [xxx] Network lock
- [xxx] Subset lock
- [xxx] SP lock
(xxx = Value ON or OFF)
- Network Lock ON: Enter NCK code
- Subset Lock ON: Enter SCK code
- SP Lock ON: Enter SPCK Code
If your phone isn’t giving you any menu after dialing the code, then you can follow the usual unlock process, like that of the S7 Edge that you can see below.
Note that these steps vary per model, so do not take these steps as a general instruction for all Samsung models. Please visit our unlock Samsung page and carefully choose your phone’s model.
For newer Samsung models, it’s pretty straightforward, for Samsung S7 edge the process is more likely this:
- Insert SIM card from a source different than your original Service Provider (i.e. if you have a Rogers phone, use a non-Rogers SIM card).
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will ask you to enter SIM Unlock PIN.
- Enter Unlock Code.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will be unlocked!
That’s how it looks like for S7 Edge, but for the model before that like the Samsung S6 Edge Plus, this is how it’s going to be like:
- Switch ON your Samsung with a noncompatible SIM card
- Wait for your phone to ask for “SIM Network Unlock PIN” or “Enter Network Lock Control Key“
- If you received one, please enter your MCK (Unfreeze Key) and hit “Unlock” button. Note: You will get “Unsuccessful message” but don’t worry that’s fine when you type MCK
- Now type the NCK (Network Code) and hit the “Unlock” button.
- Your phone is now Unlocked !
EXTRA INSTRUCTIONS: if you get “Unsuccessful” again after type the NCK then:
6. Hit “Dismiss” button and compose *2767*3855# on phone keypad.
7. Wait for the phone to restart, this operation will erase all data from your phone!
8. Retry the step 1 to 5 above !
2. Cable Unlock: Faster Software Unlocker Exclusively from UnlockBase!
If you think you are techy enough to download, install and run a software to unlock your device, then our Cable Unlock software must be what you are looking for.
If you have Windows PC and a USB cable you can use and you want to unlock your phone faster or real time, you can order the cable unlock software directly from us!
Good News: Our cable unlock software gives your phone a 100% permanent unlock so whether you upgrade or downgrade firmware or even install custom firmware like Cyanogen or Avatar. Your phone will remain unlocked for life!
You don’t need to root your Samsung phone to unlock your phone, in fact, the unlock process will only ask you a few basic steps. Here’s how:
- Download the UnlockBase cable unlock software through the link we sent to your email
- Right-click on the icon on your desktop, and select “Run as administrator”
- Enter the license, hit APPLY
- Wait to load details. Click on “Next Tutorial.”
- Connect phone through a USB cable.
- Click “Next Direct Unlock”
- Wait for the software to detect the phone
- Wait for load bars to complete 100%
- Your phone is now unlocked!
Note: If the software asks you to dial a code on your phone, please follow as per instruction. The unlock process may vary from phone to phone, but if you are stuck somewhere, you can always contact our customer service team
to answer your questions or visit our FAQ page
to know more.
It is also important to remember that we do not unlock CDMA phones and we only unlock GSM phones through this method. If your phone is not detecting the computer, simply unplug and replug the USB cable, make sure it’s tightly connected and select “debug” on your phone’s USB settings.
If in the unlikely reason that your phone will not be unlocked using this process, you can always ask for a refund and we will void your license and process a refund for you. No questions asked! Your happiness is what we guarantee and you can always try other unlock options for your phone, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email or message.
3. Mobile Device Unlock App (T-Mobile and MetroPCS)
If you have a MetroPCS or T-Mobile locked phone it is now easier for you to get it unlocked! By simply using the Mobile Device Unlock App that is pre-installed on your phone, you can have your phone unlocked permanently from its carrier.
However, these two carriers have unlock requirements that you may not be qualified yet at the moment. Nonetheless, UnlockBase can help you unlock your device using the same mobile app. We can remotely register your device’s IMEI as “eligible” on your carrier’s database without any unlock code.
Good news: Turnaround time is only 2 days!
We have created an article specifically for the Mobile Device Unlock App including the troubleshooting steps that you may encounter when using this option for unlocking your device.
Please be sure to check your device’s model number on the list of supported devices. Also, if your device is blacklisted or reported as lost or stolen, we will not be able to unlock it.
Select one of these two services below to unlock with “Mobile Device Unlock“
If you already purchase our Mobile Device Unlock App service, you can follow these easy instructions to guide you in your phone’s unlock:
- From that Application list, tap Device Unlock.
- Tap Continue.
- Choose the desired device unlock type: Permanent Unlock
- 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.)
The simplicity of mobile issues before, like SIM network unlock PIN and changing themes has definitely escalated into something bigger today. With most phone manufacturers aim to address these sorts of concern, the evolution of high-quality smartphones has consequently changed these portable equipment’s sole purpose – to make communication easier for people.
With that said, it can be expected that the turnover of simple issues like SIM network unlock PIN to camera lens quality has dominated the manufacturers’ checklist of must-haves in a mobile phone. Indeed, this can be seen in the newest and incoming flagship units of well-known brands such as Apple’s iPhone X and Samsung’s Galaxy S9. Here are our few main points in the grandest mobile rivalry of the nearing future.
A Review on iPhone X’s Revolutionary Specs
Whether you have witnessed how the iPhone X turned its loyal fans go wild in its official announcement last September of this year, the final look and feel of the said mobile unit was a definite to go for.
To fill you in with the details, here are the major considerations on why the iPhone X is a must-have:
A bezel-less screen and a notch
In fact, this one is the boldest change Apple has ever implemented on its units. Not only did it make its screen a complete viewing platform, but it also has finally let go of its home button.
It used a water-resistant technology to keep the device from damages water can bring, incorporated a full, Super Retina OLED display (458 PPI) that measures up to 5.8 inches, and retained the True Tone display technology. All of which enabling this futuristic device to better address users’ needs when it comes to their viewing experience.
In addition, it included a notch on the upper part of the phone where a lot of sensors reside, enabling the face mapping technology possible.
As we’ve mentioned above, Apple has finally let go of its iconic home button for swiping gestures, and its Touch ID fingerprint sensor for a Face ID. Indeed, it may seem a little bit messy at first, but Apple is deciding that people have to embrace the future. By that, they meant the iPhone X.
Through the Face ID, users will be able to unlock their phones with just a look at it. Apple made sure to integrate the finest technologies in the notch to make this security feature possible on its anniversary phone. True to their words, the phone is not only able to recognize you during the day, but also even in the night with its flood illuminator that projects light to your face to make the sensor work.
This feature is also applicable for Apple Pay and third-party apps that support Touch ID.
A11 Bionic processor
This processor, as introduced in the iPhone 8, will also appear in the iPhone X. One can expect that an iPhone performance will never be the same again, as it includes:
- 2 performance cores
- 4 high-quality efficiency cores
- exclusive self-designed GPU
Additionally, the most look forwarded artificial intelligence powered animojis. Need we say more?
This thing about dual-lens cameras is prevalent over premium smartphones today. Apple, in turn, has included one for them, but in a really exciting manner. It has equipped the iPhone X with two 12MP rear cameras that both features an optical image stabilization (OIS). These sensors allow the camera to avoid noise and take better high-quality photos in a faster manner. You will never go wrong with Apple’s products when it comes to photos, indeed.
With this information, one can say that the iPhone X is one of the future phones people will finally get to experience. The overall innovation in the said anniversary phone of Apple has opened a whole new level of mobile experience in their newest product.
A Sneak Peek on Samsung Galaxy S9’s Leaked Specs
Just a few months after the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+‘s release, people can’t help but wonder about the S9’s look and feel. Not to mention that Apple has also released the official look of their anniversary model. Here are a few details we collected from the leaked information of Samsung Galaxy S9 as per Trusted Reviews writing.
An all-around curve
According to Trusted Reviews, a Korean news outlet has reported that Samsung’s working on a lamination process to make phone screens curved on all four sides. This particular information goes to show that Samsung is particularly focused on transforming its flagship Galaxy unit’s display to a full edge-to-edge, almost nonexistent bezel, curved infinity display.
The in-screen fingerprint sensor
Along with the four curved edges, Samsung seems to also let go of its signature Home button in place of an in-screen fingerprint sensor. (Why is everyone doing that?) This one’s good news though, since Samsung will also have to let go of the guilt-inducing smudge-prone fingerprint scanner beside its rear camera lens.
The 7-nanometer processor
We have two things here: a Snapdragon 845 chipset (newest of its line, however, not entirely guaranteed) and the 7nm processor. Just imagine how small that is.
The thing about the Snapdragon 845 chipset is that it’ll surely create a new mobile experience out of the device given the speed and a maximum number of applications it can process. Along with it is the 7nm CPU architecture that’s expected to be integrated into the device. This little number defines the distance between each transistor that makes computing tasks to take place. Simply put, the smaller the number, the more transistors can fit on a single chip – which only means a much better performance that you can expect from the device.
The Exynos chipset
What may be a guaranteed part of the new Samsung Galaxy unit is the new Exynos chipset deployed with an LTE modem. As reports say, it is a preparation for the upcoming 5G era of network speed given the emphasized 1.2GBps optimal download speed.
Thus, no more room for SIM network unlock PIN issues, hopefully.
With these points given, despite that of Samsung Galaxy S9’s unconfirmed specs, these two mobile models are definitely moving into the future through integrating the latest phone technologies and solutions. It may need some getting used to, but it’s still coming – whether it’s today or two years after.
Moreover, it doesn’t matter if you are pro Face ID or in-screen fingerprint sensor – what matters now is that you are going to experience a whole new level of convenience through your smartphone unit. You can wait for November to buy an iPhone X or a few months after the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S9 on February 2018, feel free to choose!
How do you know you’ve already purchased the right phone for your needs? We know! That’s when you get to do everything with your mobile – bring it whenever, wherever, and snap the best shots to treasure through time. Our pick? The Samsung Galaxy S7 from MetroPCS. Not only will you get high-quality specs for your mobile phone, but you also get own it in the best deal yet. Here are its priced details that you shouldn’t miss!
Display and Design
If we’ll talk about design, there’s no way you can go wrong with Samsung products. They are premium, smartly designed, and are technically adept with the latest technologies out there.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a similar display with its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S6, especially with the AMOLED screen size and resolution of 5.1 inches and 2,560 by 1440 respectively. This time, however, the brightness volume has been increased to a significant level – thus, making the S7 screen even more highly visible for users.
It also appeared the same in terms of the rear panel’s design, only that S7 featured a thicker, more rounded, narrower back than that of the S6 to house a slightly bigger battery and avoid the camera lens from looking bumpy. Aside from that, it still has the same metal-glass unibody overall, along with Samsung’s signature home button at the front, a Micro USB charging port, and a sensor.
Another point about S7’s design is that it came with Samsung’s waterproofing technology rated IP68. This meant that the device is fully protected from water spills, splashes, or dunks that can either slow or damage regular phones.
When it comes to camera quality, Samsung never fell behind. It has the right camera specs to achieve a picture-perfect shot at any time of the day.
The S7 has stepped up its game with a dual-pixel rear camera, thus, making low-light pictures easier to capture. It has integrated a 12MP camera despite the S6 being 16. You might have wondered, why? The 12MP camera included larger, higher number of focus pixels enabling the said camera to focus faster and perform better in low light.
It also featured a CMOS 5MP front camera for snapping smooth, post-worthy selfies. If you have a problem taking selfies in dark places, you may also make use of its Selfie Flash mode to capture your selfie shots better.
With regards to its video shooting capability, the Samsung Galaxy S7 can carry a 4,000 resolution at 30 fps from its rear camera and a 1080p from the selfie, which only means one thing: a good alternative for shooting travel documentaries!
Connectivity and Network Performance
For MetroPCS mobile phones, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is worth the contract. Aside from its built-in connectivity protocols Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, ANT+, NFC, GPS GLONASS, and USB 2.0, it is also integrated with Samsung’s Smart Switch that enables a faster PC sync.
Moreover, its network is also deployed with LTE connection supporting fast browsing, and streaming online. It also supports good voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling.
Processor and Battery
In this time and era, mobile users are more informed of the specs that they should focus on. The good news is, Samsung knows that. Thus, in this flagship phone, a user can expect that the smartphone’s free of lags and can very well launch apps without slowing down. Thanks to the S7, it is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 clocked at 2.15GHz processor that fulfills the needs of the majority of mobile users.
Moreover, the S7 is also equipped with an impressively huge battery capacity of 3000mAh matching up to the heavy specs of said model.
Software and Memory
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is also revved up with Samsung’s exclusive custom UI skin along with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on top of it. It included restyled icons and a simpler home screen and app drawer customization to make it user-friendlier. Among its interesting features is the Always-on screen, which allowed users to peek on the time, battery status, notifications, and the calendar without accessing the phone wholly, thus, minimizing consumed battery life.
In order to make the unit user-friendlier, Samsung allowed a maximum of 32GB for internal storage along with a 200GB external memory slot. This is so people can freely store in photos, videos, and other multimedia files in the comfort of their mobile.
Good thing, MetroPCS made sure default apps didn’t compromise the benefits of the built-in memory.
What’s New with the Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T1)?
The era of huge, full screen mobile phones has dominated every user’s palm. However, the majority continues to cringe over not being able to fully hold these types of phones. With that said, Samsung offers a completely upgraded version of their flagship phones: a full HD Super AMOLED screen with a narrower body through the face of Samsung Galaxy S7.
Moreover, it also featured a solution to the one of the most common issue – water. Through its rated IP68 water resistant technology integrated in the S7, it will be easier to keep the unit away from damages of water spills, splashes, or dunks that could severely destruct a phone. Even a cup of coffee spilled onto your S7 won’t be a problem anymore!
What would users look forward in Samsung’s flagship unit is the camera specs. For Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung decided to integrate a 12MP dual-pixel camera along with fast autofocus function enabling the unit to capture great photos in low light. The 5MP selfie camera also features a Selfie Flash mode, thus, enabling users to better capture photos during nighttime.
Furthermore, purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S7 included the Gear VR headset as promotion during its early launch. It made the unit more likeable especially that the VR app featured tons of movies, videos, games, and others allowing the high-tech equipment to be enjoyed by users in a whole new level of mobile experience.
Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T1) with UnlockBase
We all have that particular experience of not being able to enjoy our premium phones due to slow, unsatisfactory network connection. Of course, this makes it frustrating given the good specs that the unit features. With that, UnlockBase, a trusted online mobile unlock site over the Web, aims to fulfill every mobile user’s dream of being able to enjoy the premium perks of their smartphones and the liberty of choosing between good deals from different carriers. In line with our service is the Device Unlock APP that allows a fast, safe, and convenient request-and-apply unlocking process for every device possible! You can freely check on our site for a huge database of mobile brands and models to confirm your device’s compatibility.
If you need our help, feel free to contact us here. We’ll be glad to offer our unlocking service in a fair price!
2016 is the year for large to medium-sized phones. People can choose which kind of phone they prefer given the variety of choices that brands have released within the year. What may be a smart buy among these is the Samsung Galaxy On5. It has the right specs and the perfect build for those who wanted a break from all the gargantuan smartphones in the market. Plus, it’s overwhelmingly affordable in MetroPCS!
Design and Display
The On5 is no less than Samsung’s premium handsets. In fact, its rectangular edges and polycarbonate build somewhat resembles that of Samsung Galaxy S5. The device measures up to 5.6 by 2.8 by 0.3 inches and weighs 5.3 ounces – making it fit in the pocket and an easy grip.
Going to the sides, the smartphone features a metallic polycarbonate border shaping its frame. It also has the power button on the right, the volume rocker on the left, and the audio jack and Micro USB charging port at the bottom, leaving the top blank. Flipping to the front part of the phone is the signature Samsung home button along with the capacitive buttons on both sides. It also features the 5-inch TFT LCD display panel with a 720p resolution, perfect for viewing purposes as it’s capable of producing solid color reproduction. Also, there’s nothing to worry about viewing videos or images outdoors as the device is made for optimum sunlight visibility.
On5 flaunts a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP selfie camera which takes clear outdoor and low-light snaps. It is also equipped with autofocus capability, fast shutter speed, and gesture shots. Moreover, it’s also capable of shooting high-definition videos at 720p resolution.
Processor and Battery
Talking about the processor, the Samsung Galaxy On5 is powered by an Exynos 3475 clocked at 1.3GHz along with a 1.5GB of RAM. While the device may seem not to be capable of handling multiple tasks, it proved the theorem wrong with its solid performance – making it a smart buy compared from its competitors in the market.
Comparatively, its battery capacity seems to be competitive enough for its marketability rate. The On5 has a 2600mAh that is capable of lasting for about 5 hours or so, depends on how you use the device of course. In addition, the battery is removable so it is easier to swap in a new battery pack when necessary. You also have an option to save power with its Ultra Power Saving mode, which in turn, displays a black and white theme along with a minimalist home screen display and restricted apps and data feature.
Software and Memory
Distinctively, the user interface displays the usual Samsung TouchWiz custom skin along with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow running in the device. Likewise, with other Samsung smartphones, the On5 is capable of altering its theme, app icons, Settings menu, notification panel, and features – offering users the liberty to personalize their Samsung Galaxy On5.
With regards to memory, the Samsung Galaxy On5 features an 8GB internal storage with an optional Micro SD slot that can reach up to 256GB additional storage.
Connectivity and Network Performance
Being MetroPCS as its carrier, the Samsung Galaxy On5 is equipped with LTE bands 2/4/12, best for fast internet surfing. It also supports T-Mobile’s network, thus, a reliable network performance. Other than that, the device also supports great connectivity protocols such as Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and a Micro USB 2.0.
What’s New with the Samsung Galaxy On5 (SM-G550T1)
The Samsung Galaxy On5 is notable for its affordable price, great build, and impressive specs. Unlike other entry-level smartphones, the On5 displays a premium look making it perfect for business purposes. More so, it features great viewing angles and a bright 720p display, a perfect choice if you are the type of user who frequently watches movies, take photos outdoors, and the like. Furthermore, it has a reliable battery life of 2600mAh and is compact enough to fit in your pocket – thus, making this smartphone handy to bring wherever, whenever.
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What are the most useful features of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus?
- Iris scanner
- Edge Panels
- Always-On Display
Before, the most problem you can get from a Samsung smartphone is not being able to reach a network, thus, requiring a SIM network unlock PIN. Today, people tend to get lost with the various features and settings that the brand’s flagship smartphones – like Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – contain.
In the first place, technology is complicated itself. However, we can’t deny the fact that it truly helps us in our daily needs. So, here are a few tips and tricks you can use to master your new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus – for you to make out the best of this device’s lavish features!
Unlock your phone via your Irises (and add a cartoonish screen mask!)
You may have already heard about this, but indeed it is one great news. Samsung S8 and S8 Plus are introducing us to the iris biometric unlocking feature! The iris scanner is actually a default setting for unlocking the device, however, there’s a twist that you should know – the screen mask. If you are a great fan of Snapchat’s wonderful goofy masks, you will definitely love unlocking your phone with the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. To go around the setting, you need to:
Navigate the Settings > Lock screen and security > Iris Scanner > Preview screen mask
From there, select the mask and you will be provided with options of cartoonish masks to choose from.
It’s fun, isn’t it? Plus, the speed of the iris scanner is notably fast compared to the fingerprint option. However, it should also be noted that wearing sunglasses or fancy contact lenses would not work with the iris scanner.
Customizing your Edge Panels
Along with the Galaxy duo’s applauded biometric features is its customizable Edge Panels. It is useful especially for quick access to specific apps, messaging people, and keeping up with your tasks. To enable or disable this feature, you may:
Go to Settings > Edge screen > Edge panels > Select ON or OFF
From the Edge panels tab, you will also see three different options. This is where you technically customize your panels for easy access. These includes the App Edge, the People Edge, and the Tasks Edge.
- App Edge – this panel lets you select your top 10 go-to apps
- People Edge – this panel lets you pick 5 important contacts
- Tasks Edge – this panel lets you choose 10 shortcuts for your tasks
After customizing the content of your panels, you also have the liberty to personalize the look of your Edge panels by proceeding to:
Settings > Edge screen > Edge panels > Edge panel handle settings
From there, you may choose the placement of your panel (whether it’s on the left or right side), its size, opacity, and its position.
Using the Always-On Display feature
If you are the type of user who uses a phone for business, you will definitely find the Always-On display feature handy. This feature keeps your phone dimly lit despite it being switched off. From the screen, you will be able to view alerts for SMS, missed calls, and other information that you may find useful. The default display includes the time. However, if you wish to customize it according to your preference, you may:
Settings > Display and Wallpaper > Always On Display
From there, you may choose which content you prefer to appear in the display – whether it’s the Clock, Image, or the Calendar. You can also choose to replace the theme by doing the following steps:
Settings > Themes
Moreover, you can also choose to disable or enable the feature from the Always On Display settings.
There you go! These features may only look complicated at first, but they are worth the experimentation. With this, you will definitely have your phone back you up with your daily tasks in guaranteed convenience.
“Not Registered on Network” is an error that hinders you to make phone calls or any other network related phone functions and it is commonly experienced with Samsung Galaxy line of smart devices. This error is caused by 3 major reasons:
- Your phone is not detecting or recognizing your SIM card.
- Your phone was not properly set up.
- Your phone’s software has bug issues.
Most commonly affected devices are:
Commonly occurring on the following Network Providers:
Nonetheless, we figured a way around this issue and here are 4 clever ways to get it solved.
1. Remove and Insert SIM
It’s better to start with the physical connections first when troubleshooting your phone, so don’t skip this part! Your phone’s sim card slot must be getting loose so, try to remove and insert your SIM card again because that might just solve this trifling issue.
- Turn OFF your phone by holding both the Power Button and Home together.
- While the phone is off, wait for 2 minutes.
- After 2 minutes remove the battery and the sim card from the phone.
- Press the Power button and the Home button together 10 consecutive times.
- Next, hold the power and home key for 1-3 minutes.
- Now insert your SIM card and battery.
- Turn ON your phone.
- With your phone on, remove then re-insert your SIM card 5 times.
If you think the SIM card slot is too loose for you to fit in a paper, etc you can try, just make sure you don’t break it.
2. Manually Selecting Network Provider
If you just had your cell phone network unlocked, your new network provider probably has not detected your IMEI on their network, so you have to manually choose or set it up on your phone’s settings. On other phones, it is labeled APN (Access Point Name) and you can choose to search or manually enter your network’s name.
- Go to Settings.
- Then go to Wireless and Networks.
- Tap Mobile Networks (If not found then tap first ‘More settings’).
- Now tap Network Operators.
- After you have completed searching select your Network Operator.
3. Update Software
Sometimes software bugs cause network issues and a simple software update gets the job done. Just make sure you are connected to a strong and reliable WIFI connection. Also, make sure your phone has enough battery to do the update, it’s advisable to have it 100% charged for the software update, as this sometimes eat up all of your battery’s power.
- Get your phone Up and Running. Charged and ready.
- Place your SIM Card In Phone.
- Navigate to Settings of your Phone.
- Scroll down to the extreme bottom.
- Select Software Update.
- Wait for the cell phone to reboot and complete update.
4. Root Your Device, Install A Patch
Ok, so we reckon this is the last, if not the least of all the options because it might void the warranty of your phone.
So, what do we mean when we say “root a device?”
Rooting a device is like getting an access to your phone’s operating system code, hence the word “root.” Now, for sure they don’t want you to play with this thing so, we do not really encourage doing this unless you’ve no choice, but if you’re already out of warranty, you can do it anyway.
- Root your mobile device.
- Download from Google Play and install “Busy Box” on your device.
- Download this “Ariza patch” and install it on your mobile device.
- Now, open the app from the app drawer.
- Just click on the button saying “PATCH” and it’s done.
There you have it, folks. You can also check this article for a more in-depth discussion about this topic.
How much do we know about Samsung Galaxy Note 8?
- The official announcement about the newest flagship phablet will be on August 23, while the release may be on September 15 for a few countries, and on October for most regions.
- It is expected that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will inherit the iris scanner, the water and dust resistant feature that’s rated IP68, the wireless, fast charging via USB-C, and an improved Bixby AI.
- For upgrades, the newest Note unit may be expected to include a 4K screen, dual lens camera, 3,300mAh, a 64GB internal storage, an Exynos 8895 chipset along with a 6GB of RAM, and an upgraded S Pen.
It’s been a while since the grand launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the market. Naturally, people are anticipating the company’s official announcement when Note 8 is going to be released.
Truly, it would mark another era in the Note series, and people planning to purchase it will definitely go for the option to unlock their phone. For those who want to learn more about this phone, here are some details we know so far:
When is the official release?
As per TechRadar’s current update, Samsung is going to be releasing more news on their newest flagship phablet on August 23. Many sources are saying that there is a high possibility for the company to release Note 8 on September 15 in the market. However, they also noted that some countries will have to wait until October before getting the said phone.
Among the first few countries that will get the newest Note 8 are the US, Australia, and the UK.
How will it look like?
A variety of leaks have been appearing online, and while these are mainly rumors – a number of individuals are acknowledging that there is some truth in them. Hence, they believe that the leaks could be showing how Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 will look like.
Display and Design
Samsung is particularly known for its high-quality display. With the recent leaks showcasing the unit’s display, it was found that consumers will not only be looking forward to the usual infinity display that is common among the latest Samsung units. Rather, a pixel-dense 4K screen, measuring up to 6.3 inches and is equipped with a Super AMOLED display capable of a 1440 by 2960p resolution – which will perfectly make a great viewing experience for consumers.
With regards to Note 8’s possible design, some renders have shown a large, glass-metal molded unit with Samsung’s signature bezel-free, infinity display. It also showed a dual-lens camera and the LED flash beside the fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. While these renders may seem like mere rumors, it’s confirmed that the new Note 8 will include a dual-lens camera.
With the current trend of dual-lens camera technology, it’s possible that Samsung will integrate it in Note 8. As far as Samsung is considered, some leaks showed that the newest Note unit will have a 12MP wide-angle lens along with a 13-MP telephoto to pair it with. Through this combination, a 3x optical zoom may be expected from the camera’s capability in capturing vivid, high-resolution images.
However, some leaks also showed that the Note 8 will be featuring two 12MP camera lenses, wherein the other is a f/2.4 aperture telephoto that is capable of 2x optical zoom.
Whichever it may be, analysts and consumers alike are expecting the Samsung to integrate a dual lens camera on its newest Note unit.
Power and Battery
Battery is a sensitive subject for Samsung, given the Galaxy Note 7’s previous issue. While it may be tempting to jump on along with ASUS’s recent battery upgrade of 5,000mAh – it may be better for the South Korean brand to play it safe.
According to leaks, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be powered up by 3,300mAh battery capacity. Indeed, this is an adequate battery capacity that consumers can be satisfied about.
Furthermore, an Exynos 8895 chipset may be expected from the Note 8 along with a 6GB of RAM. Though the size is pretty much too good to be true, an infinity display deserves a good amount of RAM for multitasking purposes.
Software and Memory
Consumers may expect Note 8 to run in Android 7.1.1 Nougat along with the upgraded Samsung software, the Samsung Experience (formerly known as TouchWiz).
More so, the Note 8 is also expected to feature a 64GB internal storage. It is also equipped with a microSD card slot.
Ready to get more excited? Well, for the special features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it’s believed that there’s a lot to look forward to, especially with the integration of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus’s fingerprint scanner. Though this time, it will be farther away from the camera so that you won’t smudge it in case you miss the scanner.
With the signature S Pen of Note units, the Note 8 has been rumored to come in with a built-in speaker, though the purpose of the said feature is yet to be concluded.
Moving forward, it is said that the new Note unit will be inheriting the iris scanner from Note 7, the water and dust resistant feature that’s rated IP68, the wireless, fast charging via USB-C, and an improved Bixby AI.
With how these leaks and rumors are going, there’s definitely a lot to look forward to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. Just be sure to get ready your pockets because all those upgrades will sure cost quite a sum.
It is without a doubt that Samsung has released another unit to continue their Galaxy J series. With Samsung Galaxy J3’s success, the opportunity to make another bigger and better unit is undeniable – hence, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. For some, J7 may look a bit like Galaxy S7, however, the unit has its own features to flaunt which users would definitely love – yet again.
With its launch last September 2016, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has definitely made a good impression with its undeniably great design that is oozing with elegance. As some would say, it indeed looked like that of Galaxy S7 only that it had a more square-shaped body. The unit is boasting a good 5.5 inch full HD TFT display with a 1920×1080 resolution and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 further proving Samsung’s capability in producing quality display panels. Its overall slim metallic body isn’t everything as the unit also features smooth curved edges that make the phone comfortable to use.
Moreover, the buttons are well within reach, where the volume rocker is placed on the left and the power button on the right – hence, no need to worry about its size. Surprisingly, the top spot of the device was left blank, while the bottom sported the micro-USB, microphone, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Furthermore, the micro SD and SIM card slots were moved to the left side along with the volume rocker, whereby the micro SD capacity extends to a maximum of 256GB storage for users to enjoy.
Samsung indeed gave J7 Prime the premium feel as the camera’s flushed to the panel perfectly displaying the ultra slim body that the unit offers. Furthermore, the camera remains of quality as J7 Prime ensures its users a 13MP rear camera that is equipped with an f/1.9 aperture to capture great photos regardless of the low-light setting and an 8-MP front camera that is also equipped with an f/1.9 aperture for better, brighter selfies. Additionally, the camera’s capable of shooting 1080-pixel videos which make it more appealing to users and soon-to-be Samsung customers.
Connectivity and Network Performance
With MetroPCS as its carrier, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is capable of a blazing fast LTE connection allowing more downloads and uploads. It also comes with great connectivity protocols including Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS with GLONASS, and NFC making it possible to users to pay via their phones. In addition, to make it possible for users to share files from their phone to their laptops or personal computers, the device allows a USB OTG connection.
Power and Battery
Powered by an Exynos 7870 chipset that is clocked at 1.6 GHz and a 3GB of RAM as its company – the J7 Prime works like a boss. Multitasking wise, the device performs beyond what it is expected. Navigating was smooth, hence, apps are launched easily without any hiccups. Furthermore, Samsung gave away a 3300 mAh further allowing users to enjoy watching movies, listening to music, and of course, keeping in the game without interruptions. Definitely, this device will get you through the day smoothly with its astounding battery life.
Software and Memory
The J7 Prime runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow along with the usual Samsung’s custom layer which is the TouchWiz UI which users are already familiar of. In addition, the device has a built-in 32GB internal storage and allows you to extend the storage to a maximum of 256GB via a micro SD slot.
What’s New with Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Moving on to the fun part, what does the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has to offer? For starters, the J7 Prime was a definite upgrade from its siblings. With its premium design that is oozing with elegance – from the ultra slim body that does not let bumps get in the way, the enlarged screen that allows optimal viewing, and the smooth curved edges – makes it more comfortable to hold. Furthermore, J7 Prime flaunts its 13MP main camera that is armed with a F1.9 lens to help users capture better, brighter, and crispier photos regardless of a low-light setting. Additionally, the device also features a Wide Selfie function on its 8MP front camera allowing users to capture great groupies and beautiful selfie backgrounds with the use of your palm.
Want more? The J7 Prime also comes with a fingerprint scanner for a faster, and more secure accessing of your own device!
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If you’ve been a loyal customer of Samsung, you’d know very well how they work on their products. They have been among the fastest producers of smartphones as of today, and undeniably a trusted brand for quality products. Continuing their Galaxy series, Samsung has released the grand and prime unit to watch out for – the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime.
Samsung has launched Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime on September 2014. Recognizably a Galaxy unit, the handset displays a simple yet professional design, which casual users probably loved about the series’ lineup. Being budget-friendly, it appears to be made out of plastic, where the rear cover could be removed to gain access to the battery, microSD, and SIM card slots. Along with this, the unit also features the same ports and buttons that most Galaxy units have, and of course, the home button framed with metallic border, the capacitive recent apps, and the back buttons.
Even with a 5-inch 540×960 TFT display, the unit still delivers a good, normal viewing distance. Likewise, it offers a handy overall design measuring up to 5.70 by 2.84 by 0.34 inches, and weighing 5.5 ounces given that it is made of plastic. Truly, this unit is fit for casual everyday use.
Given Samsung’s reputation when it comes to camera specs, one can expect that Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime offers a natural, auto focus 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Like the royal units offered by the brand, this handset comes with a camera experience that satisfies its aimed users. Of course, it also offers a high definition video recording quality largely at 1080p.
Connectivity and Network Performance
Connectivity isn’t much of an issue here, because Samsung does not want to disappoint. With MetroPCS as its carrier, the unit offers a blazing fast 4G LTE connection, even speeding up to 42Mbps at maximum. In addition to this, the phone also comes with impressive connectivity features such as Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, a GPS with GLONASS, and of course, NFC – making tap-and-go payments possible for users.
Power and Battery
Designed with a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (64-bit) and 1GB RAM while sporting a 2600mAh battery, the handset can be capable for daily usage. Also, it runs with an Adreno 360 GPU, which is considerable for basic games.
Software and Memory
True to the fact that this phone’s favorably for casual users, it comes with an 8GB internal storage and a microSD slot that’s good for up to 64GB. And what better way to enjoy this handy phone than through Samsung’s signature TouchWiz UI experience, which is undeniably impressive for an affordable smartphone like it is.
Additionally, it is running on an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop version, which adds to the excitement of the handset’s user experience.
What’s New with Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime flaunts a 5MP wide-angle front camera, specially designed to capture “groupfies,” and a good 8MP rear camera with LED flash that works best for photo enthusiasts out there.
What may be the aim of the company for this above-the-price unit? Well, our theory is that, Samsung wanted to focus on group selfies that most people would love to capture conveniently – and of course, shoot videos of the moments people would want to cherish along with their loved ones through its 1080 video recording without spending too much.
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