What is Reactivation lock and how does it differ from network unlocking a Samsung Galaxy?

26 June, 2018

Most people have heard of Apple’s Find My iPhone Activation lock or iCloud lock, but not many people are aware that Samsung has the same function.

Samsung’s Reactivation lock, also known as Factory Reset Protection (FRP), is a security feature available on all devices running Lollipop 5.1 or higher preventing others from activating the device if it’s ever reported lost or stolen. With Reactivation lock enabled, the owner of the cell phone will be required to type in their Samsung account username and password prior to factory resetting the device.

This feature is not the same as the PIN or password required to access the device when it has been turned off or due to a period of inactivity.

No third-party unlocking company can disable the Reactivation lock on a Samsung Galaxy. We have lost count of the number of times we have been asked for the Samsung account username and password. This information can be found on your device or contacting Samsung.

What you can ask doctorSIM for though is an unlock code to release your Galaxy smartphone from its original network. With an unlocked cell phone, you can switch carriers without having to buy a new phone or sign a contract, instantly increase the value of the device which is a must if you ever decide to sell it and for the jet-setters among you save lots of money by avoiding expensive roaming surcharges.

To request your unlock code and enjoy total freedom forever, click on Unlock your phone at the top of the screen and then scroll down to select Samsung by tapping on the logo. Complete the online form with the information on your Galaxy taking special care not to make any mistakes. As the unlocking process is fully automated incurring an internal cost to doctorSIM, we cannot issue refunds under these circumstances. We will, of course, return your money to you if we cannot unlock your device.

Within hours to a few business days depending on the original network carrier, we’ll send the unlock code to you via e-mail with a set of easy-to-follow instructions. The good news is you do not have to be a technical wizard to insert the code into your cell phone. Networking unlocking via IMEI is totally legal, permanent and maintain’s the manufacturer’s warranty.

The only thing you’ll regret is not unlocking your Samsung Galaxy sooner.

 

For more information: Network unlock your Samsung Galaxy online