The Samsung Nexus S 4G was released for T-Mobile and Sprint. The difference is you can unlock the T-Mobile Nexus S 4G simply by using what is called an unlock code. It is not the case that the version offered through Sprint cannot be unlocked, but since it is a CDMA phone, it does not make use of a SIM card. To lock this new smartphone T-Mobile has probably put a simple SIM lock on the mobile. Our free tutorial gives you steps not only on how to acquire your restriction code, but also on how to do it completely free. After that, we provide you with easy to follow steps that will teach you how to full unlock this amazingly powerful handset.
How To Find Nexus S 4G IMEI Number
First, you must find your Nexus S 4G’s IMEI number. This unique identification number is usually about 15 numeric digits long and is easily found by typing the sequence below:
* # 0 6 #
If you do not get one of these numbers when typing this sequence, then chances are you do not have a GSM version of handset, and you actually have the Sprint CMDA one. If this is not the case, then please leave a comment below and we can try to figure it out.
Get a Free Nexus S 4G Unlock Code
Next, after you attained your IMEI, you can actually try getting a completely free unlock code for your Samsung Nexus S 4G. Dial 1-800-866-2453 if you are a regular customer of T-Mobile or dial 1-888-537-4242 if you are a business customer. Once talking to an operator, just simply request an unlock code. If you have had service with them for at least 3 months, they should be required to give you this code. However, they may deny you otherwise sometimes. Overall, this is definitely worth a shot.
Steps for Unlocking Nexus S 4G
Now that you have followed all the above instructions, it is time to follow the steps below to actually begin unlocking your phone. Although, you should be given some steps with your unlock code from T-Mobile or any other third-party that you use to acquire it, we have provided these steps just in case. Here they are: (Keep in mind we have not actually tested these steps yet, but they work with most GSM mobiles.)
- Power on your Samsung mobile phone with the UNACCEPTED SIM card inserted.
- Your Samsung phone will prompt for a password or restriction code
- Now enter your Samsung unlock code.
- Phone may reboot and should be fully unlocked!
I do plan on making a full video guide of this process to make it easier to understand, as I plan on getting this from T-Mobile within the next few days. If you are also interested in buying this new smartphone created by Google and Samsung, then you can buy it for only $129.00 USD with a two-year contract.