How To Unlock the Oppo A37 for Any Carrier
If your Oppo A37 is carrier-locked, you won’t be able to use a SIM card from any other carrier. This could be a drag since you may get a better service from another company.
Thankfully, unlocking your Oppo A37 will help you deal with this problem. To initiate the unlocking process, you will first need to find your IMEI number.
Why Is Your IMEI Number So Important?
IMEI is the abbreviation for International Mobile Equipment Identity. This is a 15-digit code that is unique to your smartphone. You will need it to unlock your phone no matter which method you use.
Here is where to find your IMEI number:
1. The Sticker
The easiest way to locate your IMEI number is to take a look at the sticker on the back of your phone, below the battery. If there is no sticker on your Oppo A37, you can use some of the methods listed below.
2. Dial *#06#
Launch the Phone app and type *#06#. After you’ve dialed in this code, your IMEI number will show up on the screen. You can easily copy it from there to your desired destination.
3. Use the Settings App
The Status menu inside the Settings app also contains IMEI information. To get it from the Settings app, you need to do the following:
Access the Settings App
From the Settings app, swipe down to About Phone and tap to enter it.
Swipe down to the bottom of the About Phone menu and tap on Status.
Copy Your IMEI
Find your IMEI number in the Status menu and copy it from there to your desired location.
4. The Oppo Box
If you didn’t throw away the box that came with your smartphone, you can find the IMEI number printed on it. The IMEI number is probably on the underside or on the top of the box.
5. Bill of Sales
The bill of sales that came with your Oppo A37 should also contain the IMEI number. If you kept it, you can look up the number there.
Unlocking Your Oppo A37
You can use a few different methods to unlock your Oppo A37. Make sure to have the IMEI number on hand, since all of the methods require it. Here are the three most common ways to unlock your smartphone for any carrier:
1. Contact the Carrier
There is a chance that your carrier is willing to unlock the phone free of charge. You need to make sure that you paid for the phone in full and that there aren’t any other legal or financial obstacles.
AT&T, for example, allows its users to unlock their smartphones via the AT&T online portal, but the process is different depending on your carrier.
2. Phone Repair Shop
If your carrier doesn’t want to unlock your phone, you can also take it to a phone repair shop. You will need to pay for this service and the shop might keep your phone for a day or two.
3. Online Unlocking Service
A lot of websites provide online unlocking services. In most cases, these services are very quick and easy to use.
You need to enter the model of your smartphone, IMEI number, your full name, and your email address. After you pay for the service and the payment is processed, you’ll receive an email with a code to unlock your Oppo A37.
Locking It In
Unlocking your Oppo A37 will make the smartphone more sellable in case you decide to upgrade. On top of that, it allows you to use SIM cards from different carriers that might offer a better or more affordable service.