Mar 12 AT 4:19 AM Nick Gray 0 Comments

How to SIM unlock the LG V10

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The LG V10 is quite a unique device. It’s not LG’s 2015 flagship phone, but it definitely has all the right ingredients to set it apart from the competition. The phone is loaded with a 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, fingerprint sensor and an impressive 16MP camera on the back. But what truly sets the LG V10 apart from the competition is its secondary display on the front which displays shortcuts and notifications.

Since the phone’s spec list is jam packed with goodies, the LG V10 is quite expensive. This means you likely purchased the phone from your favorite service provider with a discount or a payment plan. This also means that your LG V10 is SIM unlocked and you need a SIM unlock code before it can be used on another service provider. Fortunately, there are a few different way you can go about getting the SIM unlock code for your phone.

Get your LG V10 SIM unlock code

Free unlock code

The cheapest way to SIM unlock your LG V10 is to get a free SIM unlock code from your service provider. Many service providers around the globe will give you the unlock code for your phone, as long as the phone is paid in full or you are no longer under contract. If that’s you, follow the steps below to get your LG V10 SIM unlock code for free.

  • Open the phone app and dial *#06# to display your phone’s IMEI number
  • Write the IMEI number on a piece of paper
  • Call your service provider’s customer service line and request your LG V10′s free unlock code
  • If you meet your service provider’s requirements, your unlock code will be emailed to you in 2-5 days

Paid unlock code

Those who do not qualify for a free SIM unlock code for their LG V10 will need to use a paid SIM unlocking service. We’ve found that Android SIM Unlock usually offers the best prices and a money-back guarantee if the code they provide does not work. Android SIM Unlock is currently offering LG V10 unlock codes for only $9.90. The steps below will walk you walk you through how to purchase your SIM unlock code and how to enter the code into your LG V10.

Note: If you are trying to SIM unlock the T-Mobile LG V10, pleases use the T-Mobile LG V10 section at the bottom. 

  • Open the phone app and dial *#06# to display your phone’s IMEI number
  • Write the IMEI number on a piece of paper
  • Go to Android SIM Unlock’s LG V10 SIM unlock page
  • Enter your LG V10′s IMEI number and your email address
  • Select your payment method and complete the checkout process.
  • Once your order is processed, you will receive an email with the unlock code

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SIM unlock your LG V10

  • Turn your LG V10 off and remove the back panel
  • Replace the SIM card with a card from another service provider
  • Place the back panel back on and turn the phone on
  • Once the phone boots up, you will see a screen asking you to enter the unlock code
  • Input the unlock code your received from Android SIM Unlock
  • Your LG V10 is now ISM unlocked!

T-Mobile LG V10 SIM unlock

If you purchased the LG V10 from T-Mobile, the unlock methods mentioned above will not work. T-Mobile is using its own SIM unlock method for the LG V10 which requires the use of the T-Mobile Device Unlock application which is pre-installed on the phone. T-Mobile offers free unlocking for your phone, as long as it is fully paid off. Fortunately, the LG V10 can still be unlocked using the application, even if you’re still making payments on the phone. But you will need to pay to do so. Follow the instructions below and your T-Mobile LG V10 will be unlocked in no time.

  • Visit Android SIM Unlock’s T-Mobile Device Unlock page
  • Enter your LG V10′s IMEI number and your email address
  • Select your payment method and complete the checkout process.
  • Once your order is processed, you will receive an email notification saying that your LG V10 can now be unlocked
  • Open the T-Mobile Device Unlock application on your LG V10
  • Tap Device Unlock > Continue > Permanent Unlock
  • An “unlocked” message will display on the screen
  • Reboot the phone and your LG V10 will be SIM unlocked

Source: LG V10 SIM unlock

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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