To unlock a Nokia 5228 you will need an unlock code. Our Nokia 5228 unlock guide has the steps to unlock your mobile phone to any GSM carrier or network. By default, most SIM card based phones have a SIM lock preventing form working with any phone carrier other then the accepted one. Therefore first off you will probably need an unlock code for your Nokia 5228. You can sometimes get a free Nokia unlock code by calling up your current carrier and simply asking for one. They will probably need your Nokia 5228′s IMEI number in order to generate the unlock code. You can find the IMEI number by typing in *#06# on your phone and hitting the send key.
After getting your Nokia 5228 unlock code follow the steps below:
SIM Unlock Steps for Nokia 5228
1. Power ON your Nokia 5228 without your SIM card in.
2. Now type: #PW+CODE+1# (Where CODE is your Nokia unlock code)
3. Your Nokia 5228 should now show “SIM Restriction Off” and is unlocked.
Note: You must press the * key several times to get the characters for ‘P’ and ‘W’.
You should now have yourself a Nokia 5228 unlocked smartphone that works on all GSM or SIM card based networks. Stay tuned as we await this phone’s release date and we learn more about what carriers will be picking up this phone.