Nov. 8
2017

Everything You Need To Know About How To Unlock An LG Phone

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You Need To Know About How To Unlock An LG Phone

 

Unlocking an android phone like an LG phone doesn’t really asks for a set of complicated procedures. Just like most, it follows a set of 3-4 instructions to make an LG carrier-unlocked. Although it varies per model, you only need to take note of the specific code it’s asking for.

Remember: TMobile USA and MetroPCS has pre-installed the Mobile Device Unlock App on your LG phone and that means there’s NO NEED FOR A CODE to unlock your phone. More information about mobile device unlock here.

 

Here’s a list of possible codes your phone might ask you for:

  • IMEI_NO = IMEI (It’s not a code, just ignore this)
  • NCK = SIM_Unlock = Network Lock = SIM Network Unlock PIN
  • NSCK = Network Subset Lock
  • SPCK = SP_Lock = Service Provider Lock
  • CPCK = Corporate Lock
  • SIMCK = SIM/USIM Lock
  • SPC = Useless just ignore
  • OTKSL = Useless just ignore

 

Woah! That’s a lot, but most LG models only asks for 3 codes: NCK, NSCK, and SPCK. We usually send you three to five different sets of codes but only one gets your phone unlocked, so be very careful to read the screen prompt because you only have 10 chances of getting it right!

If you fail 2 or 3 times, please contact us. We have 24/7 support that can help you unlock your device or tell you what’s wrong. Save your unlock attempts and contact us right away!

 

Generally speaking, here’s how you unlock an LG (not-model specific):

how to unlock an LG (not-model specific)

 

  1. Insert a non-accepted SIM.
  2. Turn ON device.
  3. Screen prompt asking for a code (NCK, NSCK, SPCK).
  4. Read email instructions before entering the code.
  5. Enter the code being asked for.
  6. Your LG phone is now successfully unlocked!

 

No LG model is actually the same, so we created a short table where we listed all our supported LG models along with the steps following the unlocking process.

*Be sure to follow the instructions on your specific LG phone model, some models like the LG G3, have several variants, which depends per country.*

 

Model #

Variant Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

LG G3

Enter on dial screen: 2945#*model number# Select

“Network Lock”

or

“Service Provider lock”

Enter 

the 

unlock 

code

Click 

“Done”

Click 

“Unlock”

 

Your

device is

now

unlocked!

AT&T D850

2945#*850#

T-Mobile D851

2945#*851#

D853

2945#*853#

D854

2945#*854#

D855

2945#*855#

D856

2945#*856#

D857

2945#*857#

D858

2945#*858#

D859

2945#*859#

F400K

2945#*400#

Model #

Variant Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4

Step 5

LG G2

Enter on dial screen: 2945#*model number# Select

“Network Lock”

or

“Service Provider lock”

Enter

 the

 unlock

 code

Click

 “Done”

Click

 “Unlock”

 

Your

device is

now

unlocked!

D800

2945#*800#

D801

2945#*801#

D802

2945#*802#

D803

2945#*803#
D804

2945#*804#

D805

2945#*805#

D806

2945#*806#

Model #

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

Step 6

LG Optimus F6 (D500 or MS500)

Insert a non accepted sim card Type 2945#*500#  Select “network lock” or “service provider lock” Enter your unlock code Click “unlock” Your phone is now unlocked!

LG P769 / LG Optimus L9

Turn on phone without sim Dial 2945#*769# Screen will prompt for a code Enter your unlock code

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG Optimus L70

Insert a non accepted sim card Type 2945#*323# Select Network Lock Enter unlock code Press Unlock or Done

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG MS500 Insert carrier sim card Enter 2945#*500# Unlock menu prompt Enter NCK or SPCK code Hit “OK”

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG C2000, CG225

Insert a non accepted sim card “Phone restricted prompt”  Hit “Cancel” Enter Unlock Code on screen Hit “OK” Your phone is now unlocked!
LG Mytouch 4G (E739) Turn on phone without sim Dial 2945#*739# Hit “Network” Hit “Unlock Network” Enter Unlock Code, Hit “OK”

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG C800 MyTouch Q

Turn on phone without sim Dial 2945#*800# Hit “Network” Hit “Unlock Network” Enter Unlock Code, Hit “OK”

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG Fathom VS750

Go to Settings  Advanced Settings Personal Go to security Tap Sim lock and enter code

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG CB630 Invision

Insert carrier sim card  Dial *#865825# Screen prompt for “unlock code”

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG CE110

Insert a non accepted sim card “Invalid Smart Chip”  prompt error Hit

“Cancel”

 “Phone Restriction Code” prompt Enter Unlock Code, Hit “OK” Your phone is now unlocked!
 LG CF360 Insert a non accepted sim card “phone restricted” prompt error Hit

“Cancel”

 “Phone Restriction Code” prompt Enter Unlock Code, Hit “OK”

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG CT810 Incite

Insert carrier sim card Dial

2945#*810#

Select “sim unlock” Enter Unlock Code Hit

“OK”

Your phone is now unlocked!
 LG CU500 Insert a non accepted sim card “Invalid Smart Chip” prompt error Dial 159753#*# Enter NCK Code on screen Hit

“OK”, phone reboots

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG GD570 Pop

Insert carrier sim card Dial *#865625# Hit “OK” on screen prompt Type the code twice Hit “OK”, phone reboots Your phone is now unlocked!
 LG KM900 Arena Insert carrier sim card Dial 2945#*71001# Hit “Security” “Sim Lock” Enter Unlock Code Hit “OK”, phone reboots

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG P506 Thrive

Insert carrier sim card Dial 2945#*506# Enter Code Enter Code Again

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG P999 G2x

Insert carrier sim card Dial 2945#*999# Enter Code Enter Code Again

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG X2 Optimus

Insert a non accepted sim card Dial 2945#*990# Enter Code Enter Code Again

Your phone is now unlocked!

 

How To Troubleshoot Common LG Unlock Errors

How To Troubleshoot Common LG Unlock Errors

 

We want to save you from all the technicalities of error messages, but we will list the common error messages that won’t ask you to call for customer service because the troubleshooting steps are straightforward and easy. So, here we go!

 

Error 1: “Enter Code” prompt does not appear

After dialing the code or inserting a non-carrier SIM you are supposed to see a prompt that would ask you to enter the code, otherwise, that’s both a good news and a bad news.

Good news: Your phone was already unlocked, you just didn’t know. 

Bad news: Your SIM card slot is broken or your device’s IMEI is blacklisted by the original owner.

The last one you can easily rule out if you are the original owner of the phone but you can try to isolate and troubleshoot further. If you’re lost, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Also, it is recommended to turn off your phone, remove the battery, and wait for a short while before powering the phone back on. You can also try to remove or re-insert the SIM card while on the process.

 

Error 2: “Code Error” or “Sim Network Unlock Unsuccessful”

If you are getting this error, it means that the code we gave you didn’t work or you entered the wrong code.

To isolate the issue let us start from the basi. If the code was wrong, you might have given us the wrong information about your phone’s IMEI, model number, or locked-to carrier. In that case, we have to generate another code for a new IMEI, which discredits you of a refund.

To troubleshoot further, always make sure to follow our email instructions when entering the code. As mentioned we usually generate 3-5 unlocking codes, but you’ll only use one and it depends entirely on what you are being prompted on your phone screen.

Remember, you don’t have unlimited unlock attempts. So if you get it wrong at three times, save your remaining attempts and don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Error 3: Asking for “PUK” or “Security Pin” or “Password”

If you are prompted for a “PUK”, “Security Pin”, or “Password”, it is asking for a user-set password or pin to operate or device. If you are the original user, you should be able to figure out this on your own.

 

Error 4: No service

If you are still not getting any service, it means your phone is already successfully unlocked but it isn’t detecting your new carrier’s network. To resolve this, you have to manually enter your new network under your phone’s APN settings.

If you can make calls or texts but internet or data, you have to double check your phone’s compatibility to your new carrier’s network frequency.

 

Unlocking Your LG? We Match Competitor Pricing!

We know you’ve been all over the web trying to get your phone unlocked. So if you think you found a better pricing than what we offer, don’t hesitate to tell us!
We guarantee you that we match competitor pricing, on top of that, you get 24/7 support for your LG unlocking concerns and queries as they arise.

 

Check out this page if you are ready to unlock your LG!

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