Want to unlock a Nokia N97 for free? These instructions show how to unlock a Nokia N97. You will need an unlock code for your N97 before you can begin. However, you can usually get a free unlock code by calling your phone carrier’s support number. Your phone carrier will then request your Nokia N97′s IMEI number. To get the IMEI number off your Nokia N97 just type *#06# and hit the enter/send button. The 15-digit output will be the magic number your looking for. If your phone carrier will not provide you with a free Nokia N97 unlock code, then read my other phone guide, there are other alternative methods of acquiring an unlock code which you can read about here.
Once you have attained a free unlock code, you can begin unlocking your N97. The steps that are provided below are based off one of my previous unlocking guides demonstrating how to unlock a Nokia phone.
Warning: Entering 3 or more incorrect unlock codes on your Nokia N97 could permanently lock your cell phone!
How To Unlock Nokia N97 for Free
1. Power on your Nokia N97 with your new UNACCEPTED SIM card.
2. Type #PW+
3. Followed by your Nokia N97′s 8-digit unlock code
4. Type +1#
5. If successful your Nokia N97 should say “SIM Restriction Off”
6. Your done!
Note: To get the PW characters on your cell phone you will need to hit the (*) asterisk key several times.
You should now have yourself a fully unlocked Nokia N97 mobile phone and you did it completely free! Most websites will tell you to go pay for a high priced unlock code. If the above instructions did not work on your phone or you want to learn more about unlocking SIM based phones, check this article out. Furthermore, recently the new Nokia N97 Mini was released and you can find the instructions to unlock it here.