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    Trying to unlock Samsung f210 (orange)

    Can someone please help, I'm trying to unlock mine but no joy...

    I followed these instructions:
    1. First do a CUSTOM reset: *2767*2878# (star 2767 star 2878 hash)
    turn off the phone
    2. take out the battery and sim and put wrong network SIM and insert a HALF of it,ie half in and half out and slip the battery in behind it,this is important
    so it won't ask for network password and shows "Insert SIM" message.
    Now put the battery ,and switch the phone on .(phone shows "Insert SIM" message.)
    3.With out turning off the phone push the sim fully in. At this stage the phone is still asking to "Insert SIM"
    4. Make a FULL reset by typing: *2767*3855#(star 2767 star 3855 hash)
    5. The phone should reboot working with "wrong" sim inside.
    6. Make a Change the NCK password to 8 zeros by typing: *7465625*638*00000000*00000000#
    (star 7465625 star 638 star 8zeros star 8zeros hash)
    7. Now Disable network lock By typing: #7465625*638*00000000#
    (hash 7465625 star 638 star 8zeros hash

    I have followed each step carefully (especially task 3) but when I push the sim all the in and do the full reset, it reboots still saying invalid sim card.

    Any ideas guys?

    22 Comments

    for a start you cant follow that as the sim sits under the battery, how can you slide it in while the phone is switched on?
    Buy an unlock clip form ebay, they run at about £7-8

    Original Poster

    You can open the battery whilst the phone is still on so there is enough room to squeeze a small screwdriver in to push the sim in all the way. Its a bit tight but can be done.

    Any advise anyone? Thanks in advanced.

    masai;3909645

    You can open the battery whilst the phone is still on so there is enough … You can open the battery whilst the phone is still on so there is enough room to squeeze a small screwdriver in to push the sim in all the way. Its a bit tight but can be done.Any advise anyone? Thanks in advanced.


    I did the same on a samsung m110 (solid) yesterday tricky but workable.

    i am having the same problem, and also now even i put orange simcard it says on the screen limited excess and i can't make any calls with orange sim card on, can anybody help how to get back to normal? thanks

    bargain123hunter;3910617

    i am having the same problem, and also now even i put orange simcard it … i am having the same problem, and also now even i put orange simcard it says on the screen limited excess and i can't make any calls with orange sim card on, can anybody help how to get back to normal? thanks



    Thats blocked then aint it?

    Naeem786;3910670

    Thats blocked then aint it?



    i haven't got a clue, does anybody know how to get back to normal, or i think i will have to send it back to them, please help me as i wanted to give it for a present...

    Original Poster

    I phoned them and gave my imei number and they un-blocked it over the phone.

    masai;3912884

    I phoned them and gave my imei number and they un-blocked it over the … I phoned them and gave my imei number and they un-blocked it over the phone.



    can you tell me which number i should be ringing to? because i can't find any numbers in anywhere for this kind of metter. sorry it might be silly question for you but i am a bit new in this sort of things. thanks

    masai;3912884

    I phoned them and gave my imei number and they un-blocked it over the … I phoned them and gave my imei number and they un-blocked it over the phone.



    thanks my friend, i rang customer services and they did it for me as well...

    bargain123hunter;3917942

    thanks my friend, i rang customer services and they did it for me as … thanks my friend, i rang customer services and they did it for me as well...



    Wow surprised at that ! What reason did you give ?

    I guess orange by default block all new payg phones when sending them out and wait for the customers
    to come back and ask for unblocking them and activating the sim.
    You just told them what's happened and they should unblock the phone for you after given the imei number. That's what I have been through in the last two days until I read previous posts.

    use Free Samsung Tool v4.0.4 it can unlock the f210 with the usb cable

    I tried Free Samsung Tool 4.04 but got error message at 75%. Afterwards it froze and nothing unlocked.

    Are you sure these are not F210e models ? If they are Samsung Free Tool 4.04 will be of no use.

    martinpiggy;3919404

    I guess orange by default block all new payg phones when sending them out … I guess orange by default block all new payg phones when sending them out and wait for the customersto come back and ask for unblocking them and activating the sim.You just told them what's happened and they should unblock the phone for you after given the imei number. That's what I have been through in the last two days until I read previous posts.



    yes you are exactly right..... that is the normal procedure for all pay as you go phones bought from orange.... thanks

    I think you might be getting confused between unblocking (if youve locked your handset by inputting wrong security codes) and network unlocking.
    Orange will not unlock the phone to other networks without charging you £20!

    bigman2;3924540

    Are you sure these are not F210e models ? If they are Samsung Free Tool … Are you sure these are not F210e models ? If they are Samsung Free Tool 4.04 will be of no use.


    I am sure it is f210 that I tried. Have you successfully unlocked one f210 using the Samsung Free tool 4.04?

    donnydude;3927572

    I think you might be getting confused between unblocking (if youve locked … I think you might be getting confused between unblocking (if youve locked your handset by inputting wrong security codes) and network unlocking.Orange will not unlock the phone to other networks without charging you £20!



    My thought to :thinking:

    POSTED BY: masai 2 days, 18 hours ago

    Can someone please help, I'm trying to unlock mine but no joy...

    I followed these instructions:
    1. First do a CUSTOM reset: *2767*2878# (star 2767 star 2878 hash)
    turn off the phone
    2. take out the battery and sim and put wrong network SIM and insert a HALF of it,ie half in and half out and slip the battery in behind it,this is important
    so it won't ask for network password and shows "Insert SIM" message.
    Now put the battery ,and switch the phone on .(phone shows "Insert SIM" message.)
    3.With out turning off the phone push the sim fully in. At this stage the phone is still asking to "Insert SIM"
    4. Make a FULL reset by typing: *2767*3855#(star 2767 star 3855 hash)
    5. The phone should reboot working with "wrong" sim inside.
    6. Make a Change the NCK password to 8 zeros by typing: *7465625*638*00000000*00000000#
    (star 7465625 star 638 star 8zeros star 8zeros hash)
    7. Now Disable network lock By typing: #7465625*638*00000000#
    (hash 7465625 star 638 star 8zeros hash

    I have used these instructions on a Samsung Tough today and they work a treat.

    They are a bit confusing, I didn't get what the half in / half out bit was about, but it just means position the sim so you can slide it in without disconnecting the battery. You lift the battery at the back so the connection is still made and use a screwdriver to push it fully in, then seat the battery again.

    How does someone discover something like this? Love it :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    I got myself one of those unlocking clips of ebay in the end and it unlocked it within 10 seconds! Shame it still has all the orange logos when booting up but hey thats a small price to pay!

    spryce;3933594

    POSTED BY: masai 2 days, 18 hours agoCan someone please help, I'm trying … POSTED BY: masai 2 days, 18 hours agoCan someone please help, I'm trying to unlock mine but no joy...I followed these instructions:1. First do a CUSTOM reset: *2767*2878# (star 2767 star 2878 hash)turn off the phone2. take out the battery and sim and put wrong network SIM and insert a HALF of it,ie half in and half out and slip the battery in behind it,this is importantso it won't ask for network password and shows "Insert SIM" message.Now put the battery ,and switch the phone on .(phone shows "Insert SIM" message.)3.With out turning off the phone push the sim fully in. At this stage the phone is still asking to "Insert SIM"4. Make a FULL reset by typing: *2767*3855#(star 2767 star 3855 hash)5. The phone should reboot working with "wrong" sim inside.6. Make a Change the NCK password to 8 zeros by typing: *7465625*638*00000000*00000000#(star 7465625 star 638 star 8zeros star 8zeros hash)7. Now Disable network lock By typing: #7465625*638*00000000#(hash 7465625 star 638 star 8zeros hash I have used these instructions on a Samsung Tough today and they work a treat.They are a bit confusing, I didn't get what the half in / half out bit was about, but it just means position the sim so you can slide it in without disconnecting the battery. You lift the battery at the back so the connection is still made and use a screwdriver to push it fully in, then seat the battery again.How does someone discover something like this? Love it :thumbsup:



    i think you are really lucky that its done, but it doesn't work on my samsung f210. but whoever have found this trick for other samsung phones is really amazing............

    Warning useing codes will damage your IMEI 00000000

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