Unlock Your Samsung Phone Without Unlock Code For Free – A Step by Step Guide

Samsung with unlocked padlock

For us, this hack became apparent after the S6 release. Samsung started free unlocking for all their devices, at least in Canada. Yes, you heard right! Samsung themselves will unlock your device free of charge. Now we’re sharing it with the GizmoGrind community so you can save your cash the next time you go to unlock your phone.

Let’s get the basics out of the way. This is not a root. It’s a 100% legitimate way to unlock your device. Before we brought this to you all, we made sure to test it out thoroughly to make sure it’s totally safe. We found it works 9 out of 10 times and the times it doesn’t, try again the next day, it may work.

It is so simple that I’m shocked a booming Samsung unlocking industry still exists. So before you hit that “Buy Now” button on eBay for an unlock code or fork over more some cash to your provider, read on and see if this works for you.


What Provider will this work for?

Most Canadian Carriers, we tested Rogers, Bell, and TELUS and for these big guys it works. Perfect, next.

Compatible Samsung Models

We tested the following models successfully:

  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Galaxy S7 Edge Plus

Step 1 – Get your IMEI #

Rule of thumb, do not use the IMEI on the back of the device, instead, go to your phone’s dial pad and type the following – *#06#

You’ll need to know this number for step 3 below so keep the screen on or bring it back up once you start the chat.

Step 2 – Start a Live Chat with Samsung

Head over to Samsung’s Contact Page and click the first option “Live Chat.”

Samsung Live Chat to get samsung phone unlocked in Canada for free

Step 3 – What to Say in the Chat (Important)

You’ll need to tell the rep that you purchased the device from the Samsung website. Don’t worry if you didn’t it should work anyway and as of the date of this post they’re giving unlock codes out like candies at a fare. Just follow this script:

You: I purchased my device on Samsung’s website, and I want an unlock code

Samsung Rep: Ok please give me the following details. IMEI, Carrier it’s locked to (e.g. Rogers, Bell, etc.), Model of your device and email address.


Email: (your email address)

Model: S6 (or whatever your model is)

Carrier: Rogers (your current cell phone provider)

Samsung Rep: One moment, please

Samsung Rep: Here is your unlock code: XXX-XXXX


Bingo! 5 minutes max and you’re free of your provider. Best of all you didn’t pay a cent. Hold on there’s one more step below. If you haven’t experienced it yet, the first time you get a free unlock code setting you free of your provider’s grip feels like angles singing.

Step 4 – Unlock it

Now that you have your code, you need to bring up the lock screen. It’s a little popup window that allows you to input the code and we’re off to the races from there.

There are two methods to bring up the lock status screen. However, we recommend one method simply because, well it’s simple.

For this method, you’ll need a SIM card from another provider.

*Important before starting. Be very careful to make sure you put in the code correctly before submitting. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again making sure you double check the code that you typed in is right. If it doesn’t work a second time, I DO NOT recommend having a third go. It will brick your phone after ten tries. You can unbrick it, but it’s another hassle altogether.

Ok SIM in hand, power off your phone and install it.

Power your phone on, let it boot up, and there’s yours unlock window:

Put your code in, submit and your golden.


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  • Worked like a charm, thanks for the info.

    Joe 1 year ago Reply

    • hasn’t worked for me at all

      sophie watchman 9 months ago Reply

      • What problem are you running into? Or did you get this resolved?

        ahmed 9 months ago Reply

  • Also worked for me. I just asked “for an unlock code for my locked Samsung S6” , didn’t need to say that it was bought from the website.

    LSK 11 months ago Reply

  • Clutch! 🙌

    Ronni James 10 months ago Reply

  • Clutch!

    Ronni James 10 months ago Reply

  • This was great advice. Samsung Chat in Canada responded immediately though it was 7:30 on a Saturday and I didn’t even have to tell them I bought it through them. My girlfriend had been given a locked S6 Edge and Rogers gave us the unlock code for free, however the agent misread one of the digits to us causing the phone to lock and require a Master Unlock Code. Rogers stated we would have to send the phone to them for unlocking since it said that.

    The chat agent at Samsung was able to immediately provide us the Master Unlock Code and, along with the corrected code we received from Rogers, we were able to successfully unlock the phone, absolutely free. Canada has a law requiring all carriers to provide the unlock codes for free but no requirement apparently to provide the master code if you screw up. Thanks again for providing this info!

    Dean 10 months ago Reply

    • Amazing! Glad it worked for you.

      ahmed 9 months ago Reply

  • I’ve been looking for months and this was so simple and it worked. What a waste of time. I should’ve just found this long ago SMH. It does work trust me

    Sunny Patel 9 months ago Reply

    • Glad it worked!

      ahmed 9 months ago Reply

  • Wow, that took 2 mins.. thank you!

    Donk 9 months ago Reply

  • hi will this work for uk bought phones too because my mother just retired here in philippines and brought her friends phone here? i’m originally from UK and living in philippines but the phone is bought in uk and locked to vodafone uk

    Mike 9 months ago Reply

    • Hi! It should, however, if the Canadian Samsung site does not work, I recommend trying the UK Samsung site. Let us know how it works 🙂

      ahmed 8 months ago Reply

  • just worked from Telus for Galaxy S7 edge . Didn`t had to lie. thanks

    FATIH TOPAL 8 months ago Reply

  • I have samsung s 7 . Someone asked me $15 to unlock. I found this website and followed steps. 1st time it does not worked and I recontacted to Customer Support and they gave me MCK number along with unlock code and it worked. Whoever built this site and shared information , it helped me and thank you very much .

    Nawa 8 months ago Reply

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