Samsung Galaxy S2 is a pretty popular device these days you know, and for the good reasons. It is the best Android mobile that money can buy right now. No wonder, that rooting and hacking community for this particular device is very active. We at Inspired Geek love this device as much as you do. You can find an abundance of articles in the Android section covering many aspects of the device including comparisons to the other current best smartphones, rooting, tweaks and so on. Now an XDA forum member named Chainfire has come up with a very nice free tool that allows to SIM unlock your Samsung Galaxy S2 from your current carrier.
This application is called Galaxy S2 SIM Unlock and you can get it for free from the Android Market. Usage is pretty straight-forward; after installation launch the application, and hit the "SIM unlock code" button, wait a few minutes, and it should come up with the code! Write down this code and place the other SIM (from another carrier in you phone) and restart the phone. When the phone asks for the unlock code, enter the code that you wrote down. It should unlock your device! According to the developer, if the code does not work, do NOT try it again. You might end up with a freeze. Although, the application can also find the unfreeze code for you.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Sometimes it says the unlock was unsuccessful. However after a reboot you may still find yourself unlocked. So try rebooting first and actually TESTING if the device is locked or unlocked.
You can download the Galaxy S2 SIM Unlock here.
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