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Unlocking a Galaxy S 6

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Hi,

 

I am looking for assistance in unlocking my Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S 6. I have recently purchased a SIM from another provider (Virgin). When trying to use it I get the initial warning that I have an invalid SIM card  - Network locked SIM card inserted. I gather this means my phone is locked to other networks. I have been through the NUC process but the code is not working and I am now on what appears to be an endless customer service loop between Vodafone and Virgin.

 

The phone prompts  "SIM network PIN blocked. Enter SIM network PUK". In here I have tried to enter the NUC code that Vodafone have provided me previously but it says that the unlock request is unsuccessful. I've also tried the Virgin SIM PIN and PUK (as instructed by Vodafone) which did not work. I tested the Virgin SIM in another (unlocked) Vodafone mobile and it works 100% fine. This confirms to me that the issue is my S6 needs unlocking.

 

All the Vodafone advisors I have spoken to keep telling me the same thing;

 - they provide me with the same NUC code (that does not work)

- they tell me the fault is with Virgin Media (it isn't)

- instruct me to factory reset my phone (I did this reluctantly as suspected it would not work)

 

I'm posting here in the hope that someone who actually understands what the problem is will read it and provide some assistance. I need a code of some kind, just not the NUC, Virgin PIN or Virgin PUK!

 

Many thanks.

 

 

 

 

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2: Seeker

OK so out of desperation I tried the online chat assistant again (I've tried it most nights to see if I get lucky).

 

In summary he managed to get it unlocked because he realized that the first code I had been sent "in error" wasn't actually wrong but was just required at a different step and was being incorrectly labelled as the NUC with the usual copy-paste response. In fact one was the NUC, the other was actually the network unlock PIN(?) that was required as a first step. All the issues were with the phone being locked in multiple ways and not with the SIM as I suspected.

 

I think I got lucky to be honest and this could probably have been a long drawn out process if I hadn't bumped in to the right support assistant who knew a bit more than to copy paste the NUC steps.

 

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@spikkos

 

Try..

 

"You need to remove sim card then enter the code as folow #7465625*638*#    ( enter it into the phone keypad and press send)

 

You will then be asked for the network unlock code - the 8 digit code at the top of your post.

 

The phone then displayed the message telling me that the phone was network unlocked"

From > Unlocking-Galaxy-S6

Credits to @patward

Current Phone > Samsung Note9 _512Gb > Model: SM-N960 Duos.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.

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2: Seeker

Hi BandofBrothers,

 

Thanks for your answer but unfortunately I have tried entering the NUC code that way too and it did not work.

 

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17: Community Champion

Ok @spikkos

 

I think the next thing to look at is that the phone is asking for a PUK CODE which is nothing to do with Unlocking a phone to all Networks. 

That code is if your sim pin security protocol is toggled On to stop anyone from using your sim or inserting it in another phone. 

Current Phone > Samsung Note9 _512Gb > Model: SM-N960 Duos.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.

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2: Seeker

I'm pretty sure it's not SIM related as the SIM works fine in other unlocked phones when I tested it.

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Moderator

@spikkos - I’m sorry to hear the issues you’re having with this.

We can check the NUC (network unlock code) for you.

Please send us your details by following the instructions in this private message.

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2: Seeker

Just an update for anyone following this.

 

I've now had another (different) NUC code provided which still doesn't work.

 

I genuinely think that for whatever reason there just isn't the expertise or knowledge within Vodafone to actually resolve this. I've sent screenshots and detailed walkthroughts of the issue and am still getting the same copy-paste answers I have to wait 2 days at a time for.

 

Feeling rather helpless and have zero confidence this is going to get resolved any time soon.

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2: Seeker

OK so out of desperation I tried the online chat assistant again (I've tried it most nights to see if I get lucky).

 

In summary he managed to get it unlocked because he realized that the first code I had been sent "in error" wasn't actually wrong but was just required at a different step and was being incorrectly labelled as the NUC with the usual copy-paste response. In fact one was the NUC, the other was actually the network unlock PIN(?) that was required as a first step. All the issues were with the phone being locked in multiple ways and not with the SIM as I suspected.

 

I think I got lucky to be honest and this could probably have been a long drawn out process if I hadn't bumped in to the right support assistant who knew a bit more than to copy paste the NUC steps.

 

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2: Seeker

I am now expreiencing the same problem. 

 

First they gave me a NUC code. This was wrong and now I tried the PUK code. Still comes up with the Network  unlock Request Unsuccesful 

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So we can help with unlocking your phone, I've sent you a private message with details to get in touch with our team directly.

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kay
1: Seeker

Hi, Ive just read this thread, and I am having exactly the same problems. I've now requested my Third NUC. but fear this may not be the solution. When I enter my non vodafone Sim, it also comes up with the message; SIM Locked, enter PUK code (or something similar) and no codes seem to work. Please could you also send me a private message. With grateful thanks.

Karen

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@kay - We can help to take a look into what’s happening! ☺️

Please send us your details by following the instructions in this private message.

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1: Seeker

I have had exactly the same problem trying to unlock a Samsung S6. I had a really helpful guy called Shy from the complaints team and he went out of his way to try and solve but even he was stumped. 

Reading through all the posts relating to this problem Vodaphone have taken no action to try and resolve. I have been without my phone for 7 weeks now.

My next step is a formal complaint & then referral to the Ombudsman.

Just out of interest does anybody have the 'un freeze' code that some posts have mentioned?

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@ASdf1412 It's disappointing to hear about the trouble you've had with this so far. 

We'll be happy to help get your network unlock code (NUC) to you. I've sent you a private message with details on how to get in touch.

 

 

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2: Seeker

I too have the same ptoblem but with my samsung galaxy J3.

I have had countless phone, live chat and email conversations. I have been sent an nuc code which doesnt work. I was then told it was the sim that was at fault but this works fine in another phone.  I am so fed up with this now..I cant wait for my contract to end so I can go with another provider..

The least vodafone could do is trace the live chat guy who sorted the problem out for one of the previous posts! maybe he can sort us all out!

 

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@wootjo We'd like to get everything sorted for you 
So we can get your phone unlocked, please check your private message inbox with details on how to get in touch with our team.

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2: Seeker

I am having the same issue with my S6 Edge upgraded to S8 on 14th November wanted to give my phone to my mum who is on BT and have been trying to get sorted ever since, just come off the phone again after 59 minutes including a visit to the Samsung shop who succesfully put the BT sim in an unlocked phone and it worked whilst onto the Vodafone Cusmtomer service the call ended with the usual outcome they will email for a NUC code but ive done this i don't know how many times since 14 November please please please can someone help I'm at my wits end!

 Update - just had the email back from the NUC team, as expected, saying already filled form in more than once, contact customer service - can anyone help?

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@lelhow - We can look into what’s happening with getting your phone unlocked and I’m sorry you’ve had to spend a long time trying to get it sorted.

Please send us your details by following the instructions in this private message.

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2: Seeker

i am having the same problem as all these for my samsung s6...been a week and a half now with no help from vodafone

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i have the same problem....who is helping???

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