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Author Topic: How to Unlock S5 SM-G900P PD3+ (6.0.1) WITHOUT ROOT for Global GSM  (Read 4975 times)

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NOTE: This procedure won't root the phone, it's a FIX to achieve the unlock on S5 updated to PD3 or above.

If your phone is on a lower Software Version than PD3 then proceed to unlock directly. (Read this topic if you don't know how to read the Software Version).
Our app will recognize if your phone needs this fix and will notify you it with a pop-up, if you don't see any pop-up when the app starts then you don't need this fix or you already applied it.

While if it is on PD3 or higher rom then you need to root it or downgrade to PCA. To downgrade it just download the PCA rom from here:
SM-G900P Stock Official PCA (6.0.1) Click to Download

Then use these instructions to flash it: How to flash a stock official binary tar.md5 file

You will be able to update the phone again after the unlock, using either the OTA (Over the air) update or Odin3, the phone will remain unlocked.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2016, 03:39:29 AM by Nodial »
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Re: How to Unlock S5 SM-G900P PE1 (6.0.1) WITHOUT ROOT for Global GSM
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2016, 02:09:56 PM »
I've never commented in any forum, ever; so please forgive me if I'm doing this wrong.  I have a G900P PE1, rooted.  I followed all the steps and did the PE1_FIX too.  It didn't work.  The sim is still locked.  I'm trying to us a Cricket sim (At&t towers).
After I saw that it didn't work, I decided to flash Cyanogenmod13.  Still nothing.  So then, I flashed back to my Sprint backup.  The idoneapps.com app shows the SIM State as "READY" but not "UNLOCKED".
How do I get it "sim unlocked" for USA GSM use?
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Re: How to Unlock S5 SM-G900P PE1 (6.0.1) WITHOUT ROOT for Global GSM
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2016, 02:40:13 PM »
Ready means unlocked!

When a Sprint phone is locked you read a notification message that says "INVALID SIM", are you getting that?
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Re: How to Unlock S5 SM-G900P PE1 (6.0.1) WITHOUT ROOT for Global GSM
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2016, 04:36:56 PM »
No, it does not say that.  That went away after I flashed PE1_FIX.  The Cricket apn automatically created itself.  I checked it but it doesn't work.  When I try to make a call, there's a popup that says, "Mobile network not available".
« Last Edit: June 27, 2016, 04:39:14 PM by RomFlasher »

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Re: How to Unlock S5 SM-G900P PE1 (6.0.1) WITHOUT ROOT for Global GSM
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2016, 05:20:19 PM »
Ok, then the phon is unlocked, you may just need to apply GCF Settings:
https://idoneapps.com/settings.php

Try and let me know.
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Re: How to Unlock S5 SM-G900P PE1 (6.0.1) WITHOUT ROOT for Global GSM
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 05:39:54 PM »
Update.  Apparently, with Cricket simply adding an apn isn't enough.  You have to wait several hours for them to send you several notifications.  Once you accept/install them, it works instantly.  Thanks for the help!
« Last Edit: June 27, 2016, 06:04:42 PM by RomFlasher »

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Re: How to Unlock S5 SM-G900P PE1 (6.0.1) WITHOUT ROOT for Global GSM
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 06:17:00 PM »
Glad to read that!
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Re: How to Unlock S5 SM-G900P PD3+ (6.0.1) WITHOUT ROOT for Global GSM
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2016, 12:02:58 AM »
is this unlock for us or global

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Re: How to Unlock S5 SM-G900P PD3+ (6.0.1) WITHOUT ROOT for Global GSM
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2016, 01:15:44 AM »
It is a global unlock.
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