How to bypass Samsung Galaxy Note 3's regional lock

How to bypass Samsung Galaxy Note 3's regional lock

If you've been following the mobilespace long enough, you'll know that every now and then we get somerather unpleasant reminders that plug reality right back on. Thoseare usually of the 'it's-a-business-in-for-the-money' slap typereminders.



Onesuch reminder has been enforced by Samsung just recently – thecompany has launched a new policy which dictates that your paid forunlocked devices are... not necessarily bondage-free. Currently, thenew rule is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 units in Europeand the Americas, though Sammy is planning on forcing this to olderdevices like the Galaxy S3/S4 and Note II, for example. And while weunderstand that Samsung mayhave a reason good enough to warrant upsetting its userbase, asconsumers ourselves, we're far from proponents of the new policy, atleast in its current form.



Speaking of the policy's currentform, here's how it goes. Samsung claims that as long as you activateyour Note 3 with a SIM card from the region your unit has beenlocked into, you'll be all fine and dandy using international SIMswhen roaming, for example. Unfortunately, a significant number ofpeople have found that this is not necessarily always the case andhave since taken to the interwebs to voice their displeasure. If youfind yourself feeling similarly displeased, then this (short) guide is foryou, for it's meant to show you how to region unlock your Galaxy Note3 fast and easy.


Note: the app is currently only tested for the European SM-N9005 model (MI7 firmware). We'll update this guide if and once this become available to a broader public.



source: XDA

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow there are more, i thought below one is the only region lock remover. http://www.androidauthority.com/remove-note-3-region-lock-280640/ But I think Sammy will block these type of apps.

5. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

This is worst than jailbreaking you ios device!

6. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

*an ios device!

2. syedej123

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Wow very Simple..

3. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Then again no one has to buy it if they don't agree now do they?

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

My thinking would be that Samsung think they have too large a market share with their Galaxy series. Time to pass some to HTC, Sony maybe even LG. I currently happy with my Notes 3 and Gear if they regional lock permanently I would say bye bye to Samsung.

4. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I will tell on anyone who defies brother Sammy's lock

7. chandra7894

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

very simple dont buy samsung products then company will realise the bad move. i am surprised that they is no regulation curbing the policies of these big companies which are selling locked devices under the pretext they are locked

9. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Its good to see the dev community getting around the stupidity that Samsung has done by region locking the Note 3 and future devices that they'll release.

10. toboev

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

"while we understand that Samsung may have a reason good enough to warrant upsetting its userbase..." Er, and what is that good reason? Surely you are not suggesting that rigging market prices by interfering with free trade is a good or valid reason for Samsung's actions?

11. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Lol Apple will be next to implement this i bet while everyone is talking

12. Jalil

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Does the region lock exist only in europe and usa or in asia too??

13. harvestcellular

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Good idea and doesnt seem so complicated. Hopefully other phones that come out are this easy and not like the iPhone which requires users to jump through hoops in order to get the device unlocked (except Verizon)

14. scooldesire

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

I think that Samsung having a bad move towards region locking. i am surprised that they are selling locked devices, will sure they loose the market share because of this.

15. enGet

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Three words: HTC One Max Samsung sucks.

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Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

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Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 08, 2014

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