After the first rumors about the LG G5 started spreading online, we were more than curious to see what the South Korean manufacturer was up to. After all, they had to compete with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7, another amazing piece of tech.
Like expected, we weren’t disappointed, as LG revealed a truly incredible smartphone and making the first steps to developing a modular smartphone with high-end specs. Not to mention that it should sell very well, considering all its offering and despite its relatively big price.
Speaking about price, let’s not forget that there’s no need to buy a SIM-free phone, since the world’s major carriers will also have the LG G5 in their offer, available with a two-year contract and a way better price. Of course, the biggest disadvantage of this option is that your phone will be locked to a specific carrier and you won’t be able to use it in any network you want. Still, it shouldn’t be a problem…
Currently, if you want to unlock your LG G5, there are three methods you can opt for: rooting, asking your carrier to do it and unlocking it by code.
If rooting requires proper documentation and it should be done just by a professional, not to mention the risk of damaging your phone, most carriers won’t agree to unlock your phone. Still, if they do, the price they’re asking for this operation is way too big. Therefore, unlocking your LG G5 by code remains the best solution!
In order to do it, you need to follow these three steps:
1. Find an online unlock code provider.
2. Receive the unlock code
In order to do this, you need to provide a few details:
- The name of the network and country you originally bought your phone from
- Your phone’s IMEI, which can be found by dialing *#06#
- A valid email address, where you will receive the code
3. Insert the code in your phone
Power off your phone and replace the SIM card you’re currently using with one from an unsupported network. After powering on your phone, a message like “SIM network unlock PIN” should be displayed.
Using your keyboard, insert the code you received and press “Unlock”. That’s it, your LG G5 is now unlocked and you can use it with any carrier you want!
Don’t forget to check your APN settings, as after changing your carrier, you might need to set the ones from your current carrier, in order to use your data connection.
Now that you have an unlocked phone, you can also avoid roaming fees when traveling, by using a local SIM, and even sell your phone faster and for a better price. Yeah, unlocking your LG G5 definitely has it perks!