Saturday, February 2, 2013

Unlock your Samsung Galaxy mini 2 - GT-S6500D

It seems that my last post (one year ago - shame on me for not writing anything meanwhile) helped many people to unlock their phones for free. So I decided to write a new post about unlocking phones for FREE. This time it's about Samsung Galaxy mini 2 or GT-S6500D. As far as I read the next method can be applied also for model GT-6500.

First of all I have to mention that the following unlocking steps are not mine, I just found them on a forum (see resources at the bottom of the post) and I tried to make them simpler and readable. I test the following steps on my phone and it worked.

Note: I am, in anyway, not responsible for whatever may happen to your phone, but I am sure it works to unlock Samsung GT-S6500D because I have tested myself.

So here are the steps:

1. Initial conditions on my personal test (the unlocking is working for many other various conditions):
 - The phone was locked in Vodafone (Romania)
 - The phone was not rooted
 - The phone had installed Android ver 2.3.6 (Gingerbread)
 - The phone had no sim inserted

2. Check if the phone is actually locked:
2.1. Open the Keypad (Dialer) and type the service code number: *#7465625#
2.2. There will be displayed some information about the phone. Look for "Network Lock". If it is set [ON] the phone is locked.

3. Unlock the phone:
3.1. Open the Keypad (Dialer) and type the service code number: *#197328640#
3.2. A menu will appear. Select (touch the screen) option [1] DEBUG SCREEN
3.3. From the submenu select [8] PHONE CONTROL
3.4. Then select [6] NETWORK LOCK
3.5. Finally select [4] NW LOCK NV DATA INITIALIZE
3.6. After the last select you may have to wait 1, 2 minutes to unfreeze the screen
3.7. After 1, 2 min you can exit the menu and restart the phone

4. Enjoy the unlocked phone
4.1. After restart you may check if the phone is now unlocked by opening the Keypad and typing the first code again: *#7465625#
4.2. Now you should see that the Network Lock is set on [OFF]
4.3. You can now turn the phone off, enter a sim from another network, start the phone and see if it's working.

If you have a different Samsung phone model you may take a look at the following link:
http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-help/167546-tutorial-unlock-sim-network-samsung-galaxy-mini-gt-s5570.html
They claim that they successfully unlock for free models as Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570, Ace S5830, Gio S5660, Pop i559, 5 i5500, Fit S5670

Resources:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1958859

33 comments:

  1. how can you lock your phone again?

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  2. Thank you very much...It`s working on my Samsung Galaxy mini 2 - GT-S6500D

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  3. There are so many ways to unlock Samsung S6500D. Unlock code is the best way to unlock Samsung. Unlock codes are available at Theunlockarena.com .

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  4. thank you thank you thank you for sharing this. It worked perfectly for me to unlock my new phone from T mobile. Now I can use up my £20 remaining PAYG credit from previous network using the new phone before applying for PAC code to port my number.

    Thanks again for sharing this XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  5. Am deblocat un Samsung Galaxy mini 2 - GT-S6500D aflat in reteaua Orange. Multam fain pentru pont...

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  6. thank you very much for your post on unlocking the samsung mini phones it worked perfrctly

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  7. Unlocked my wifes Samsung Galaxy mini 2 - GT-S6500D today.
    Works perfect.

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  8. I can't believe how easy this is.Worked first time.
    Thanks a lot

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  9. Does it work in the same way with the first mini S5570 ?

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    1. Nevermind... I tried it but it doesn't have the menu for NETWORK LOCK (3.5).

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    2. For S5570 you should follow the instructions from the link specified in the end of the post. Personally I didn't tried to unlock an S5570 with the method described in the present post. So if you did and it doesn't work, this is a very useful information for the future users that have this model.
      Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  10. Worked for me too. :D thank you. Thank you

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  11. Worked for me! Thank you very much!
    Unlocked my Vodafone simlocked device.

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  12. Mine didn't worked... i don't have the option NW LOCK NV DATA INITIALIZE i don't know why, if you know the solution please tell me.

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    1. Hi,
      Are you sure that you have the phone model specified in the post?
      You may double check this by selecting Settings -> About phone, Model number

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    2. Sure. But still don't see it.

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    3. i ALSO have a Samsung Galaxy I5500 phone. i followed the instruction above and everything looks good until this part:
      "3.4. Then select [6] NETWORK LOCK
      3.5. Finally select [4] NW LOCK NV DATA INITIALIZE"
      the menu select [4] NW LOCK does not exist on this phone.
      too bad, i thought i can unlock my phone in an easy step. now im contemplating if either i choose to buy the "code" from those phone unlocking websites or try the free "hacker" mode using lots of program/utilities and possibly brick my phone.

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    4. Same problem... GT-S6500D ... phone is locked in Orange... android 2.3.6... GINGERBREAD.XXMD1... NW LOCK NV DATA INITIALIZE does not exist.. :(

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  13. I have s3 and do not have option NW NV data initialize..help?????

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    1. The steps described in this post work for S6500 model. I'm not sure that will also work for S3.

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  14. It worked very well for S6500 model (Galaxy II Mini). Thank you so much ! Greetings, Johan.

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  15. Thank you very much, this was very helpfull!

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  16. Hello to all, why I do not do this item on my phone. . [4] NW LOCK NV DATA INITIALIZE.. Thank you

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  17. Ce versiune de soft ai avut instalată? Că mie nu-mi apare ultima opțiune [4] NW LOCK NV DATA INITIALIZE cu toate că tel. este blocat

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    1. Please, can you English

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    2. He tells you that the (4) NW LOCK NV DATA INITIALIZE , does not appear. I have the same thing on my s6500d ORANGE ROMANIA , with stock S6500DXXMD1. I think that Orange deleted that option, so i flash another rom, newerlocked....and I had same ,,error,, . Any ideas?

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    3. Back with SOLUTION...restore to stock rom, before orange launches update...and i finally unlock my phone. THANKS ;)

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    4. Can you be more specific? Where I can get the stock ROM and how can I flash the ROM? I know there is too many questions for a such low space...

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  18. it works!!!! thanks!!!! :)

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  19. GT S6500 with Hungarian Vodafone ---> Unlocked :)
    Thank you very much.

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  20. Brilliant....Orange/EE unlocked. Thank you so much

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  21. Thank you. Your instructions were spot on.

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  22. Excellent, thank you :)

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