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How To Get FREE Network/Region Unlock Code From Samsung

Get a Free Official Network/Region Unlock code from Samsung for your Network/Region locked Samsung Smartphone.

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How To Fix "No SIM/Network and Unknown IMEI" In Samsung

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Monday, April 27, 2020

How To Fix "No Sim/Network and Unknown IMEI" In Samsung

How To Fix "No Sim/Network and Unknown IMEI" In Samsung
Many people were/are facing the Unknown IMEI , No Network Issue after flashing the Lineage Oreo rom or other custom roms on their Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005 HLTE Model)...

After installing a custom rom on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 HLTE version, when you will try to check phone carrier by imei, you would see that your sim card imei number is showing as either null/invalid or unknown...

I had the same problem with my phone & I have resolved it so thought about sharing it with all of you guys facing this same problem...This procedure will also restore the network access back to other Samsung Smartphones with Custom Rom...

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 HLTE version...So, here are the steps...

1) Backup your EFS using TWRP first...

2) After you install Lineage Oreo rom, your EFS/IMEI partition will/may get corrupted & you will end up with a No-Sim issue...

3) Download the latest version of Odin...I've attached it if you don't already have it...

4) Download the BL & CP from the below links...

I am uploading the Nordic BL & CP here on my Google drive...


5) Power Off the phone & REMOVE THE BATTERY FOR atleast 2 minutes...This is important...

6) Enter Download Mode by pressing & holding Volume Down + Power + Home Keys simultaneously...

7) Open Odin, Un-check the Auto-Reboot option & leave the F. Reset Time Checked...

8) Put CP in CP & press Start...

9) After Odin finishes flashing the new CP/Modem & you get a Green Pass in Odin, hold down the Volume down/Power/Home keys again & manually enter into Download mode again...

10) Now put the BL in BL field & press Start again...

11) After it finishes flashing, restart your phone & check if you got your network back or not...
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THESE TWO BL & CP ARE ONLY FOR THE HLTE N9005 Note 3...Do NOT Flash these on any other version of Note 3...

This procedure solved my No-Sim & Unknown IMEI issue so thought about sharing, as I saw a lot of people are facing this problem after upgrading to Lineage Oreo rom...

After following this procedure, Please check phone carrier by imei & you will see that your sim card imei number is now back & the network services are restored which you can also confirm by seeing that, now you can see the signal bars on your phone's top status bar...

You can enter *#*#4636#*#* in your phone's dialer & check the IMEI, your phone number & the connectivity details...I know you can check the IMEI from the settings menu too but this one is easy because all the details are in one place...

[I have done this procedure to fix my HLTE Samsung Galaxy Note 3 but you can do this to resurrect any Samsung Galaxy Smartphone with Custom rom which has this No-Sim or unknown IMEI issue...Make sure you use proper Bootloader (BL) & Modem (CP) files corresponding to your Smartphone variant...]
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If you have imported a Samsung Smartphone from some other country & require a Region/Network Unlock code so that you can use the Smartphone in your country, do read : How To Get A FREE Official Network/Region Unlock Code From Samsung.

Related : How To Install TWRP Custom Recovery On Redmi Note 8 Pro.
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Sunday, April 26, 2020

How To Get FREE Network/Region Unlock Code From Samsung

How To Get 'FREE' Official Network/Region Unlock Code From Samsung
Lot of Tech Enthusiasts like us, sometimes import Smartphones from other countries only to find that the smartphone is a carrier locked phone or a region locked phone & you can't use the smartphone in your country until you unlock it...

If you try to insert your country's operator's sim card in the imported phone, an error message will show on your phone's display saying, invalid sim card network locked...

This simply means that, since you have imported the phone from another region of the world & some smartphone manufacturers like Samsung put a Network or region lock in their higher-end smartphones, you will not be able to use the phone in your home country until you have a Samsung region unlock code... 

In this article, I will provide a guide which will show you how you can legally claim an Unlock code directly from Samsung for your Network locked Samsung Smartphones which you have imported from other countries...

I have shared this procedure with many people who were facing the same issue & this solved the problem for them & they didn't have to pay for the Samsung region unlock code as they got it for free directly from Samsung...

Be reminded, this will ONLY work if your mobile is locked to Europe region..If you have a locked mobile phone from other regions like Asia, US or from any other region , then please send an email to that country's Samsung customer care..If you don't know how to send an email to Samsung customer care, then please go to the Samsung Global Regions Contact Page...
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From the above page, click on the country your Smartphone is actually from & you will see a "Contact Us" page below every country's Samsung page..From there, you will be able to send E Mail to Samsung customer care of that country...

Please remember, you will need to send the email to the country your Samsung Smartphone is from , not the country where you live..For example, if you purchased a mobile from UK & you live in US, then you will need to contact Samsung UK & not Samsung US..

For people who's mobiles are locked in Europe/UK region , please follow the below :-

Send an E Mail To Samsung Germany & say that you need an Unlock Code for your region locked Samsung Smartphone...

Send the below to this E Mail address : hotline@samsung.de
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"Dear Sir ,

I need an " Unlock Code " for my region locked Samsung XXXX (Replace the XXXX with the model of your smartphone)...I need the unlock code urgently so that I can use the mobile in my country...

I will be thankful if you please kindly provide me the Unlock code so that I can start using my Samsung Smartphone...

Here is the details of my mobile phone :-

Model Number : Samsung XXXX [ Write here the exact model number which you have].
Serial Number : Your Samsung Smartphone's Serial Number.
IMEI Number : Your Smartphone's IMEI Number.

I will wait for the unlock code.Thank you very much."
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Send the above to the above mentioned E Mail ID & you will get a reply in German language within 24 hours...Try to send the E Mail from a G Mail ID because it can translate the E Mail reply to English or to your own language...

Hopefully they will reply to you that, they will soon provide you the Unlock Code by E mail...Then just wait for 5-6 days & you will get the Unlock Code from them...If they don't send you the code within a week , do remind them that you are still waiting for the Unlock code by sending another E Mail to them...

Please don't just copy & paste the above letter..Keep the format same & use your own words if possible..

Also here are some more Europe Samsung Customer care contact emails which you can send an email to if Samsung Germany doesn't help you...

Samsung Spain :- sesa.contactus@samsung.com

Samsung Austria :- service@samsung.at

Samsung Romania :- serom.ro.contactus@partner.samsung.com

[If your mobile is not from the UK region , then you will need to send the email to that region's Samsung Customer Care which region your Smartphone is originally from...

I have mentioned above how to contact UK/Europe region but if your Samsung Smartphone is from another region, you will need to send the email to that region only]...

You can find the contact details of all the Samsung regions on their official site Samsung Global Regions Contact Page...
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If you are facing an "Unknown IMEI or No Network" problem in your Samsung Smartphone after flashing a new rom, do read my article on How To Fix "NO SIM/Network & Unknown IMEI Issue" In Samsung Phone.

Related article : How To Install TWRP Custom Recovery On Redmi Note 8 Pro.
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I hope this article becomes helpful for you...Please let me know in the comments below if you get the unlock code from Samsung & have been able to solve this very irritating invalid sim card network locked issue in your carrier locked phone or region locked phone that you have had imported from another part of the world...
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How To Get Credit Cards On Card-To-Card Without Income Proof

How To Get Credit Cards On Card-To-Card Without Income Proof

Many people in India who are card-freaks like me or just want to have multiple credit cards in their possession because of various benefits each card company provides, they are always wondering about how to get more credit cards without salary slips & ITRs or submitting any income documents..

Lots of people have this question so I thought why not clearing this doubt for everyone who is wanting to get another bank's credit card based on a card which he or she already posses..Yes you can get a credit card without salary slip or any proof of your income.

First of all, to get a credit card based on another card, you will need to have an existing credit card..If you are in your teens without any income & don't already have an existing credit card, you can follow my article How To Get Your First Credit Card Without Income Proof.

Now let's get back to the topic of what you should do if you already have a credit card & want another card (or cards from other banks) from another bank.

For example, you already have an HDFC Credit card & you want an ICICI/SBI/Axis or Standard Chartered Credit Card...You will just have to go to the bank's website & apply for the credit card version you want.

For example, if you are trying to get a Standard Chartered Platinum Rewards Credit Card, you will need to go to the official link Standard Chartered Platinum Rewards Card & apply for the card from there.

I have just gave an example of Standard Chartered bank above but the procedure is same for all the credit card companies.

After applying for any card online or via any agent who calls you for a credit card, they will ask you about your income status, like if you are filing ITR or if you are a salaried person...You will just have to say to them that, you want to apply based on your existing card...If you are applying based on your existing credit card, then you can easily get credit card without income proof.

If you already have a high-limit existing credit card from another bank & you run a business or from the corporate world, then you can also go for the best business credit cards or high-end corporate credit cards such as the Citi Corporate credit card which is one of the best cards for corporates.

If you are applying for such a high-end card though, before applying, make sure you are eligible for the card...Because credit card companies will only issue a card if you are fully eligible for it...So you are better off discussing with the bank executive regarding your eligibility for any card you want to apply for before he visits your place to collect your documents to process the card application further.

Now in the next step, a bank employee will visit your place for documentation. You will have to provide him, your Aadhar Card's Front & Back, Your PAN Card & the last month statement xerox copies of your existing credit card...You won't have to give any of your income documents..

Some banks will also ask you for your existing card's front copy & there is no harm in providing that to them as you are not giving them the photo of the back of your credit card which consists of your card's 3 Digit CVV number which you should NEVER give to anyone.

Now your documentation will be complete & the bank staff will give you an application number which you can use to track your application status online on the bank's website...Most banks will have an application tracking link on their site...If not, you can always call the customer care number of the bank & know your application status. 
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Interesting article to read : How To Check Genuine CIBIL Score In India For Free.

If you are trying to destroy a blocked or expired credit/debit card, do read :
How To Properly Destroy Your Expired or Blocked Credit and Debit Cards.


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How To Solve Windows 10 Activation Problems

How To Solve Windows 10 Activation Problems


Sometimes we face Windows 10 Activation problems even after having a genuine License key…

In today’s guide, I will try to explain to you guys how to solve this problem in Windows 10 step by step…

Note : Make sure you are not using any illegal way to activate your windows 10 because most of those tools come with virus infected files in them...If you want to keep your system clean, do not install any such harmful tools because they mostly contains virus & will infect/damage your entire operating system...

If you don't already have a valid or genuine windows 10 license, then first get windows license key from any genuine site, source or service provider as per your liking...

1) First Right-Click on your Windows Start menu & click on “System”…The below System menu will open like this below…Scroll to the bottom until you can see your Windows 10 version...Now click on that highlighted link that says Change Product Key or upgrade your edition of Windows...


Windows 10 System Menu

2) After clicking the above mentioned link, it will show you the current activation status of your Windows 10 computer like the below screenshot...In my case, I have my Windows 10 Pro already Activated...

The screenshots here are showing the Microsoft windows activation screens for windows 10 Pro...If you have Windows 10 Home installed on your machine, these two screens will show you the windows edition written as Windows 10 Home...

Windows 10 Activation Screen

3) If you have entered a license here before & it still shows unable to activate or shows you an invalid license error, Please do the following method to overcome this problem...

A) Open a Command Prompt Window (CMD) with Admin rights...For this, you can simply right click on your start menu & click on "Windows Powershell (Admin)"...If it asks for any permission, give that permission & the Command Prompt/Powershell with Admin screen will open...

B) Now enter this command in your Powershell/Command Prompt window --> slmgr /upk & press enter...The above command will uninstall the product key from your system & you will get a confirmation saying that the product key has been uninstalled successfully...

Windows Command Prompt

C) Now you will need to come back to the Activation screen shown before...Now this screen will show to you that, no product key found...You will now need to insert your genuine license key in the Update Product Key section & click activate...

Congratulations...Your Windows 10 will be successfully Activated now...If you still get any error message after properly following the above steps, you may have a dead/invalid license & you will need to talk to your dealer or the place from where you have purchased the license from to either get a refund or a replacement...

Make sure to always try to buy or get windows 10 license key from a genuine source like I previously mentioned at the start of this article...
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Also Read : How To Install Windows 10 On Your Old Windows 7 Computer.

Worth reading : 
How to Know the Specifications of Computer Without Opening It.

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How To Get Your First Credit Card In India Without Income Proof

How To Get Your First Credit Card In India Without Income Proof

In India, it’s relatively easy to get a Credit Card if you have a long & healthy relationship with your bank but if you are in your teen & you don’t have any income proof like ITR or Salary Slips etc, then it may become pretty tough for you to get a credit card from your desired bank/s…

If you don't already have a loan or a credit card or never had them in the past, you most probably won't have any CIBIL score & no banks or credit card companies would want to give their credit cards to people who have absolutely no CIBIL or credit history... 

In this article, I will try to guide you on how to get your VERY FIRST Credit Card without income proof from almost any top banks in India...

First of all, I would suggest you to choose which bank’s credit card you want…If you ask me, ICICI bank’s credit cards have the most online offers so here I will guide you how to get a Credit Card from ICICI Bank without any ITR or salary slips…

1) You will need to go to your nearest ICICI bank branch & open a Fixed Deposit there…Remember that, you will get about 80-85% credit limit of your FD amount…

For example, if you create an FD of 50k INR, then your credit card’s credit limit will be about 40000-42500…So, you will need to first calculate how much credit limit you want & according to that, you will need to open an FD…

2) After the Fixed Deposit has been opened with the bank, you can simply ask for a Credit Card based on that Fixed Deposit…In this case, the bank will issue you a credit card without any kind of income proof..

3) Make sure you know that, if you close your FD, your credit card will also be closed as the card will always be linked with your FD…

4) Use the card well for atleast 2-3 years & NEVER miss a single due date…Your CIBIL score will increase to a very good level & then you can apply to another bank cards on card to card basis using your existing card & most credit card companies would love to have you as their customer...

When you build a decent CIBIL score after using your first credit card properly for few years, then you can also apply for more credit cards from other banks without any income proof...

You can read my article on, How To Get Multiple Credit Cards On Card To Card Basis Without Income Proof...Do check that article if you already have an existing credit card & want to have more cards in your wallet...

The above procedure of getting a new credit card will work on all the banks…I have just given the example of ICICI Bank here but you can do an FD & get a credit card from most Indian banks like SBI, HDFC, Axis etc…So, this is the way, you can get your first credit card without income proof from any major Indian bank...
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Interesting article to read : How To Check Genuine CIBIL Score In India For Free.

If you are trying to destroy a blocked or expired credit card, do read : How To Properly Destroy Your Expired or Blocked Credit and Debit Cards.
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