How to unlock a MetroPCS phone

When you unlock MetroPCS phone, you’ll be able to use it on other compatible carrier’s network. The MetroPCS phone is a very practical and affordable phone that is very popular with many people. Below, we have written some ways that you can unlock your MetroPCS mobile phone.

Kindly note:
– That the unlocked phones can be compatible for use with the same type networks.
–  Unlocking your MetroPCS device does not guarantee that it will fully function with another carrier.

Requirement to Unlock MetroPCS Phone

It is important that your device has been active for at least 90 days (beginning from the activation date, and not the warranty activation date) before you can request for a free unlock from MetroPCS.

***If your device has been active for less than 90 day, use this service to unlock it:

Unlock MetroPCS Device

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Before you make a request to unlock your MetroPCS phone, ensure that you follow these steps:

1.) Open the Device Unlock App on your MetroPCS phone to check status.
2(a).  If you receive “Not Eligible for Unlock”, please  submit your IMEI number for processing.

Unlock MetroPCS w/ Device Unlock App

2(b).  If you get “Communication Error” or “Server not responding, please try again later”, DO NOT place an order as it is not supported for unlocking. There will be no refunds for orders submitted with either of these error messages.
3.) Verify that your device is not blacklisted by following this link =>  https://swappa.com/esn  We DO NOT support lost/stolen device, and WILL NOT issue refunds if ordered in this condition.

Once your unlock request is processed, you’ll be notified immediately via email. After that, follow these steps:

1.) Ensure that you have an active data connection (3G/4G/LTE or Wi-Fi)
2.) From your Application list, open Device Unlock. (Note: The application may be located in the MetroPCS folder.)
3.) Tap Continue.
4.) Select the Permanent Unlock type:
5.) If successful, restart the device to apply the settings.

Please be aware that you could also get MetroPCS to unlock your device if you meet their requrements; kindly follow these steps:

– Contact the customer care desk for MetroPCS.

You will be required to provide the following details:

1. Your sim card phone number

2. The account name

3. The billing PIN for the account

4. Your email address

The customer care agent will then verify whether your device is ready to be unlocked. If it is, he/she will make a request for your unlock code which will be emailed to you within a few days.

Follow the steps as above using the Device Unlock method; but instead of selecting the Permanent Unlock option, choose the Use Unlock Code option.

The other way to unlock your MetroPCS phone is by rooting or jailbreaking it. The difference with this process is that you now have the opportunity to unlock your device before the required 90-day wait period is over. Let’s define these two terms:

Jailbreaking:

This is the process of removing the limitations created by a device manufacturer or developer. Jailbreaking is normally done on iOS devices, and it therefore removes the restrictions that Apple installs, giving you the freedom to install other applications from third party developers outside of the App Store.

Rooting:

Rooting gives you access to the root of a device, and is possible on all android devices. It is also possible on other similar operating systems.

On these devices, the user is normally the administrator just like the one in Microsoft Windows OS. After rooting a device, specific applications are granted rights to make changes on the device operating system.

Most MetroPCS devices run on Android operating system. Therefore one way to unlock these devices without an unlock code is by rooting. There are many credible sites on the internet that offer authentic rooting software. Some will charge a small fee to either download the software or to register with the site. You will need the software to root your MetroPCS Android device. When you have downloaded the software and installed it in your computer, follow the steps below to root your device.

1. Connect your device via a USB cable to your computer or your Mac where you have downloaded and installed the rooting software.

2. Enable debugging by opening the developer options link.

3. Run the software and allow it to complete the remaining steps. All rooting software are developed to root a device with minimal or no prompting when the software is running. Your device will indicate a progress bar to show you the rooting process percentage.

4. When the progress bar is full, your phone will prompt you to disconnect it from the computer or Mac and restart it.

The rooting has been successful and you can now install the sim card of your favorite career.