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How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - Passcode & Carrier Unlock! | Hard Reset

what's up guys Kristen here and today

I'm gonna show you how to unlock your

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 I have this phone

here it is an amazing phone I love it

beautiful phone and today I'm going to

show you how to unlock it now there are

two types of unlocks first you have the

passcode unlock and then you have the

carrier unlock the passcode unlock is if

your phone is currently locked with a

passcode and you don't know the security

pin so I'm going to show you how to

unlock your phone so that you are able

to get back access to your phone and the

other type of unlock is a carrier unlock

or the network unlock this means that

your phone is currently locked with a

specific carrier let's say for example

you put your phone with AT&T and you

want unlock it to use it with a

different carrier like let's say

t-mobile or metro pcs I'm gonna show you

how to unlock your phone and you will be

able to use it worldwide with any

carrier we're gonna start with a

passcode unlock but if you are

interested only on the carrier unlock

you can go ahead and skip to this minute

okay so for the passcode unlock there

are a few different things that you need

to consider before proceeding first

thing is that unfortunately all the

information of this phone will be

deleted so if you have pictures contacts

photos everything is gonna be deleted

unless you have a backup somewhere in

the cloud or in your computer and also

make sure you don't have a Google lock

because that's gonna make it harder to

unlock anyways let's get started I'm

gonna switch camera so that you can see

what I'm currently doing with the phone

alright guys we're gonna do a hard reset

so the first thing you want to do is to

press and hold these three buttons at

exactly the same time that's the volume

up key the home key and the side button

press it and hold it until you see the

Android logo and then let go okay using

the volume up and down navigate to where

it says wipe data/factory reset' to

confirm press the power on button and

then select yes and confirm one more

time then select reboot system now and

your phone will restart and it will be

restored to factory settings now this

will take a few minutes once all the

applications are installed and then your

phone is gonna be restored just as if

it's a brand new phone and now your

phone is fully unlocked and you're able

to use it back again ok and now I'm

gonna explain how to do the network

unlock this is very very simple

now basically there are three

possibilities for you to unlock your

phone the first option is to take your

phone to a local store go to like a

phone shop and

gonna be able to unlock it for you it

may take a few days up to three days and

they charge between 60 to 150 depending

on which store you go the other option

is to call your carrier and ask him to

unlock them sometimes they do it most of

the times they don't like to do it

because why would they unlock your phone

it means basically letting you go away

now the third method is my favorite

because it's so simple to do it you can

do it yourself with your computer and

I'm gonna show you how to do it now keep

in mind that this method is not free but

trust me guys it is the best alternative

to unlock your phone it is completely

safe your warranty won't be voided and

you're always with your phone so there

is no risk of getting your IMEI

installing or anything anyways let's get

started I'm gonna switch camera so that

you can see what I'm doing with the

phone once you're in your phone go ahead

and dial star hash zero six hash and you

will see that the phones email number

will appear we're gonna use only the

first 15 digits

write this number down somewhere or keep

it somewhere close because in a few

seconds we're gonna need it to unlock

this phone now we're gonna switch to the

computer so we're gonna go to the

website unlockriver.com I'm gonna

include a link on the description down

below in this website we're gonna

request the unlock code to unlock our

samsung galaxy phone so first we're

gonna start by selecting the original

carrier and country that your phone is

currently locked to in my case my phone

is currently locked to AT&T in the

United States so I'm gonna select that

one okay then you have to select the

brand of your phone I'm gonna select

Samsung this also works with other

brands by the way and then we're gonna

select the exact model so we're gonna be

looking at Samsung Galaxy Note 8

sometimes you will get the option to

order a faster service but the price

will increase as well okay then you have

to enter your phones I made a number

that's the number we got a few moments

ago so go ahead and write it down here

make sure it is a hundred percent

correct very very important then the

final step is to write down your

personal email where you want to receive

your unlock code

so they're gonna send you an unlock code

to this email and make sure it is 100%

correct as well the price will always

vary depending on your phones brand

carrier model okay we're gonna hit on

look now under the following page

you're gonna review your order make sure

everything is correct read everything

here and then we're gonna proceed to

checkout and place the order I'll be

back in a few seconds once I have placed

my order

okay once you have placed the order

you're gonna get a confirmation page and

basically you have to wait until they

send you your unlock code to your email

in my casing I take between one to 48

business hours but anyways once you

receive the email it's gonna look

something like this I'm gonna show you

the email icon we're gonna go to my

personal email account I use Gmail and

you're gonna see this last email that I

got from unlock River it says your

Samsung unlock code is ready as you can

see here it says your samsung unlock

code is ready and it includes

step-by-step instructions on how to

enter this unlock code into your phone

now keep in mind this is a unique code

and it will only work for one specific

phone based on your IMEI number but I'm

going to show you how to enter this

unlock code into your phone it is very

very simple and this is the final step

okay so power of your phone and then you

have to insert a different SIM card from

a different carrier in my case my phone

is from AT&T someone inserted t-mobile

SIM card now we're gonna power on the

phone and the first thing you're gonna

see is a screen requesting your unlock

code okay we're gonna go ahead and

insert the unlock code we received in

the email

so go ahead insert it then hit unlock

and if everything was successful you

should see this message seem network

lock successful perfect that's it guys

my phone is now fully unlocked and as

you can see here I have seen none from a

new carrier and compatible with any

carrier in the world alright guys now we

have a fully factory unlocked phone

you're able to use it with any carrier

and that's how you unlock as Samsung

Galaxy Note 8 by the way we just hit

700,000 subscribers guys so we're gonna

do a giveaway soon and we're gonna do a

drop test on this phone and many more

cool stuff coming up subscribe and see

you in the next one

take care