Today’s article will guide you to unlock the SIM on your Google Pixel 6/6 Pro. That way, you can use any SIM card regardless of your location. Since Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are currently available only in a few countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, Japan, and Taiwan.
So if any of you have a Pixel 6 or 6 Pro, you won’t be able to use it unless you have a SIM card that works in your region. To use any SIM card on your future Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, you need to learn how you can unlock SIM properly.
In Carrier-locked phones, you can only use specific carrier SIM cards and services that are available in some selected regions. However, you can use different SIM carriers and their services once you have unlocked carrier-lock. So without wasting more time, let’s drive into the guide of how to unlock SIM on Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
How to Unlock SIM on Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro:
Unlocking sim on your Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro is really simple. You just carefully need to follow all the steps below:
Perform Factory Reset:
To unlock SIM on your Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, first, you need to delete all your factory data and reset your T-Mobile Pixel 6/6 Pro device. Remember that resetting your device will erase all your personal data and files from your internal storage, and all the settings will be set back to the default setting. So before performing this step, make sure to create a full backup of all your personal data and media files on another device.
Here’s how to reset your factory data:
Head towards the settings menu and select the System.
Click on the Reset button > Factory Reset > Erase all data.
You may be asked to type your pin or password to confirm the task. Then the device will start deleting all its factory data.
Wait until the process ends, and the device will reboot itself.
Skip Activation without Wi-Fi:
After you have reset your device and your phone is rebooted, the device will need you to initiate the setup process. However, make sure to skip that process and do not insert any sim card before you actually unlock the SIM carrier lock. Also, don’t turn on your Wi-Fi while you’re performing these steps.
Before we go ahead with the actual steps of unlocking the carrier lock on your Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, you will need to make sure that all the requirements are there. You will need a PC and a USB cable. Ensure that your phone has enough battery life (above 50%) or is fully charged. Now you need to download the Android USB Driver on your PC and Install Android SDK Platform Tools along with it. Now enable USB Debugging from the device.
Enable ADB and Fastboot:
- To begin with, go ahead and unzip the download Platform Tools file on your PC.
- Then find the unzip Platform Tools folder from your download folder and click on the address bar inside the folder.
- Now to open Command Prompt, Write cmd and press Enter.
- After that, connect your T-Mobile device with your PC using the USB cable.
- Now type the following command on the command prompt window and hit enter.
- Once that’s done, your device will properly connect in the adb mode, and you will see the command prompt window with a device ID.
- Then run the following command:
- And then to unlock the carrier-locked SIM:
“pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.apps.work.ubbconfig”
- After that, disconnect your device from the PC.
- And reset your phone.
Follow the above steps properly to unlock the SIM carrier lock on your Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. It is to note here that this is not an official method, so there’s no guarantee that you will get any official OTA updates or not after you unlock your carrier lock on your phone. Also, you cannot unlock the bootloader. Hope this article was helpful for you.
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What if its not T mobile. can i still unlock the phone?
it says “Failure, not installed for user 0”