Samsung galaxy  not registered on network  error occurs  when you are attempting   to make a call or text. Your current Service Provider is not notify of your IMEI number then you get this error on the Pop Up Screen ” not registered on network”  don’t worry we have solved this problem and all Issue with  Android   not registered on network is gone.


Please Be aware that your phone is already unlock.Its not the case where you have to unlock your device to remove the  “Samsung Galaxy  Not Registered On Network” error.

See also- Fix Not Samsung Galaxy Registered on network  Null or Changed IMEI

This Solution applies to all Android/ Samsung Galaxy Phones :


  • Samsung galaxy s3 not registered on network
  • Samsung galaxy s2 not registered on network error
  • Samsung galaxy s3 not registered on network t mobile
  • Samsung galaxy s 4g blaze not registered on network
  • Samsung galaxy s4 not registered on network


The Reason Why You are experiencing Not Registered On Network error


This Error may be because of UN-updated firmware or software and also your phone may be ruining the Earlier Software Update .The Not Registered On Network error is a common andriod problem that occurs on t-mobile, vodafone,at&t,airtel,rogers,virgin and even after root.

How To Fix Samsung Galaxy  Not Registered On Network

How To Fix Samsung Galaxy  Not Registered On Network

To Fix Samsung galaxy  not registered on network Please follow these steps

Method 1

Make Sure You are connected to a Wireless connection

>First Get Your Galaxy Up and Running. Charged and ready

>Place Your SIM Card In Phone

>Navigate to  Settings of your Phone

>Scroll Down To the Extreme bottom

>Select Software Update

>Wait For It to reboot and Completed Update



NB – 52.6% Of the users who are facing “Not Registered On Network”error  is caused By A Nulled or Unknown IMEI # -

If These Two Method does not work for you, I highly recommend you read -Restore Galaxy Null IMEI # and Fix Not Registered on Network


Method 2

I found this solution by messing around  with my Samsung galaxy

Please follow this method precisely, if it don’t work at first, try doing it over again.

>Turn of your phone by “Holding the Power Button and the Home together”

>While the phone is off, wait for 2 mins.

>After 2 mins remove the battery and the sim card from the phone

> Press the Power button and the home button together for 10 consecutive  times

>Then, hold the power and home key for 1-3 minutes.

>After, insert your Sim card and battery

>Turn on  your Samsung galaxy

>While your phone is on, remove then re-insert your sim card 5 times.

>A message will appear that you need to “Restart your Phone”- click it.

>Finally, your Samsung galaxy should boot up  with no errors : error while searching for network,your Sim card does not allow connection for this network and not registered on network 


 Method 3


If Both of these method doesn’t work, then the problem lies with your SIM Card. Please Try a different SIM card

 Method 4

Update your APN Settings 

Under Wireless and Networks, click Mobile Network > Access Point Names > Click menu , left button from the home key > Select New > Now Enter the require APN settings for your carrier

If you are using T-Mobile enter this

“Name: T-MobileAPN: epc.tmobile. com if you have an LTE Device, you should use: fast.tmobile. com
Proxy: <leave in=”” blank=””>
Port: <leave in=”” blank=””>
Username: <leave in=”” blank=””>
Password: <leave in=”” blank=””>
Server: <leave in=”” blank=””>
MMSC: http: //mms.msg.eng.t-mobile. com/mms/wapenc
MMS proxy: <leave in=”” blank=””>
MMS port:<leave in=”” blank=””>
MMS protocol: WAP 2.0
MCC: 310
MNC: 260
Authentication type: <not set=””>
APN type: <leave in=”” blank=””> OR Internet+MMS”

If you are using AT&T ENTER THIS

“Name: AT&TAPN: wap.cingular
Proxy: <leave in=”” blank=””>
Port: <leave in=”” blank=””>
Username: wap@cingulargprs. com
Password: cingular1
Server: <leave in=”” blank=””>
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular. com
MMS proxy: wireless.cingular. com
MMS port: 80
MCC: 310
MNC: 410
Authentication type: <leave in=”” blank=””>
APN type: default,supl,mms OR Internet
APN Protocol: Leave it on the Default one”


Method 5

Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Network Operators > Select Either Your own network OR Select Automatically

If you want to go in-depth with this method , please read full guide here 


Method 6

Not registered on network may also occur because  of : Sim card placed incorrectly,mobile network not available  and error searching for network.



Mobile network settings

>While you are on mobile settings, you have to hold the power button and the home buttons together until your device turns off.

>While your Galaxy is off, gently remove the battery…………………….. Read full article here


Other Methods (7)


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Related – How To Fix Slow Charging Problem On Samsung Galaxy S3

Related -Unroot Galaxy Exhibit (SGH-T599)-Fixed Not Registered On Network

If this method did not work, please try this method -Insert SIM card to access network services fix not register on network

NB:If you hit update from settings and it says “NO FIRMWARE FOUND”  You have to update via kies on your computer 

Completed, How To Fix Samsung Galaxy  Not Registered On Network  


Thanks For Coming By. If this Don’t work for You please leave a comment i will address You  Promptly


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  • Rob

    I have been having this “Not Registered On Network” issue intermittently for about two weeks. It started out mostly when the battery was low or had allowed to run out, but now it seems to have no rime or reason to it. Went to ATT and they gave me a new SIM card, did not fix it. I tried to reset the phone and that did not fix it. I did this “software update” method but is says my software is up to date. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket running 4.0.4.

    • chevypowell

      1 Access Point Name (APN) reconfiguration – Updating Samsung Galaxy S II to Skyrocket 4.0.4. User created or custom APN’s will be erased, and has to be reconfigured after the update

      • Prabesh Khanal

        How can you reconfigure APN?

        • chevypowell

          Under Wireless and Networks, click Mobile Network > Access Point Names > Click menu , left button from the home key > Select New > Now Enter the require APN settings for your carrier

          If you are using T-Mobile enter this

          “Name: T-MobileAPN: epc.tmobile. com if you have an LTE Device, you should use: fast.tmobile. com
          MMSC: http: //mms.msg.eng.t-mobile. com/mms/wapenc
          MMS proxy:
          MMS port:
          MMS protocol: WAP 2.0
          MCC: 310
          MNC: 260
          Authentication type:
          APN type: OR Internet+MMS”

          If you are using AT&T ENTER THIS

          “Name: AT&TAPN: wap.cingular
          Username: wap@cingulargprs. com
          Password: cingular1
          MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular. com
          MMS proxy: wireless.cingular. com
          MMS port: 80
          MCC: 310
          MNC: 410
          Authentication type:
          APN type: default,supl,mms OR Internet
          APN Protocol: Leave it on the Default one”

  • Sarah

    After I click software update it just says “no firmware” and doesn’t do anything….Samsung Galaxy S2

    • Adham El Ghazaly UA

      same thing with me :(

      • chevypowell

        You have to update via kies on your computer.ok

        • Adam

          When you update via kies do you lose anything like photos, apps, etc? My gf is having the same problem with the GS3 on tmo and I know her software is out of date but I have next to no experience with Android.

          • Chevy Powell

            Updating the software would solve the problem ofcoarse.And no, you will not lose your personal data

    • chevypowell

      You have to update via kies on your computer

  • deepansh parab

    hey i am having the same “network not registered problem” on my s3 on 4.3 firmware…& in am on airtel india carrier i tried all the solutions like flashing all kinds of zip files using cwrm but wit no outcome.. :(

    do u hav ne other solutions ….?

    waiting for ur reply….!!

    • chevypowell

      Have You tried Downgrading Your Firmware? OR Unroot Your Device

  • Andrew Vasquez

    Still didn’t work for me , could the problem be my sim card ?

    • Andrew Vasquez

      On the s4

      • chevypowell

        What Software Version are you running on?

        • Andrew Vasquez

          Is it 1.0v release 2 ?

        • Andrew Vasquez

          Is it MDF v1.0 release 2 ?

  • Jell Sy

    i just bought samsung i9505 (galaxy s4 active) 2 days ago, its working perfectly but now its having the problem “not registered on network” phone is showing android version 4.4.2 but i haven’t updated anything yet. does my phone originally have 4.4.2 as its original android version? im not sure if im going to follow the same instructions here like updating the software.

    • chevypowell

      Jelly You should upgrade.Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.3 (Jelly Bean)

  • Parul Sharma

    It worked for me easily
    Go to Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Network Operators > Select Either Your own network OR Select Automatically

    It will perhaps start working for you… :) :)

  • Ray Demolition

    I have this problem on my Galaxy Exhibit (SGH-T599) after rooting. I
    unrooted still had the message, I rooted again and got Xposed Installer
    plus another program which changed my Device Status back to Official but
    I still do not have network access, please help. Also, I am using Metro Service

  • Larry McCray

    I purchased a Samsung Galaxy S4 M919 will this help ?

    • chevypowell

      Yes Larry

  • Ray Demolition

    I can’t find the download for stock rom for Galaxy Exhibit SGH-T559 Firmware 4.1.2. anywhere

  • PandaPop83

    I bought a Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT-S7562 a little over a month ago. It worked fine until I ran out of minutes. When I refilled my monthly plan and tried to use my phone, I got a message saying “Not Registered On Network”. I spoke to someone from my provider and they told me service was current and that I should’t be receiving this message. They had me turn off and on my phone, and remove and replace my SIM card about 5 times and I get the same error message. Please help… Thank You.

    • chevypowell

      I own a Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT-S7562 and i can tell you that the SIM card is a problem with the phone.Many times you will not get SIM 1 or 2 to work. The way how i work around this is by swapping the Sim in different port. Placing sim 1 into sim 2 port. Also, Please move outside or a place where you can receive Proper signal.Many times the Frequency interfered with each other.

    • Simpson Ignatius

      I have the same model phone Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT-S7562. I had the same problem. What i did was to remove the sim card and put it in a lowerend 2g phone(Nokia or samsung preferable single sim phone). Restart the nokia phone at least 3 times and wait until the network comes ( may take 10 minutes or more) and then make a call to a known number. Now remove the sim card and put it in ur samsung phone. It will work just fine. Be sure that ur sim card mode in samsung phone is “GSM only”. :-) try it out….hv a grt day

  • jamie mclachlan

    i updated the software and now it says not connected to network when i attempted to call or text, i have tried to check for a fix on kies but it says i have the newest software update

    • chevypowell

      Which One of the Galaxy You using?

  • [email protected]

    Still says not registered on network

  • Syt

    I’m updating my Samsung S2 note as we speak, i have pressed update software it has switched it self off and hasnt re-started i dont know whether i should try to switch it on or wait till it will restart on its own????

  • fahad butt

    i’ve updated my samsung galaxy s3 to 4.3 jelly bean through ODIN yesterday and when i turn on my device it says tha “NOT REGISTERED ON NETWORK”, hen i downgrade it again to 4.1.2 jellybean which was running before 4.4 and it says the same…
    what should i do?? i’m from pakistan

  • Mr2HitKo

    my GS4 is already updated, still wont register to t mobile.

    • chevypowell

      here –

  • chevypowell

    For those who got “No sim card access” please try this method -

    • Twanna Life’s Changing Washing

      What if my SIM card is too small?

      • chevypowell

        What you mean SIM card is too small?..

  • Nat

    can u help me. I tried alot but im still stuck here with “not regisetered to ntwork” And sometimes it says “no simcard” I tried download BusyBox but it couldnt be installed and Modem (that I read somewhere) I also cant install them. How? I need your help asap :(

    my phone is samsung note 1.

    • chevypowell

      Nat, please try this method -

      • Nat

        I tried. but still cant. when i tried to select netwrok and it says “unable to connect” then when i tried
        your ^ link, when my phone turn on after reboot it says no simcard. been like this… any other solution?

        • chevypowell

          What phone u have?, i am sure this will work, make sure the timing is perfect —- Go to mobile network —- Press and hold the power and menu button at the same time…. Release the power button then keep pressing the home button.

          • Nat

            also cant… Galaxy Note 1 sir

          • chevypowell
          • Nat

            no, i tried but theres numbers. anw, when I put my brother simcard in my mobile where my simcard would be “not registered to network” but his simcard have network to this mobile. and i tried my simcard at the other phone, and yes simcard is not the problem. is it the setting of the network? but i alr set the network.

          • chevypowell

            can you go to mobile network setting and take a screen shot of it and paste it here. (to take screen shot press and hold the home & power button)

  • nawaz uddin

    hi guys
    I have a problem in my note3 after changing the imi number its giving error
    “Not register on network” please help me

  • Stephanie Pretorius

    Good Evening……i am too experiencing this “not registered on network” i have tried all the options you have given and have had no luck. I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy S2……….please assist me

    • chevypowell

      Take a screen shot of your mobile network setting and paste here.

  • Hannah Andersen

    But when i try to make a software update it says “unable to connect network” even though i’m connected to wifi and i also have my data turned on.

  • Naeem Ul Haq

    i upgrade my s3 to 4.3 then same problem network not register i try every method but not luck plz sugest me

  • sabira

    its network problem…had same problem for samsung galaxy 4&5

  • sabira

    EE is getting too busy big network demand

  • niyaz

    not registered problem in note3

  • vilislav

    I did all the steps, but nothing happen. But i think i know whats the problem on my phone. It start saying not registered after i clicked on Samsung updates. My phone is Samsung s4. Anyone has any suggestions?

  • Marcreid

    cant get my samsung galaxy s3 mini to register to network

  • Juli Cenaj

    `not registered on network` galaxy s5 whats the best option on that? im updating the system right now so not sure whether that will work or not

  • Khawar Khan
    • chevypowell

      Did you try a different sim card?

  • Susan

    I recently purchased an unlocked Galaxy S3. I purchased it for overseas usage (Jamaica to be specific on the Digicel network). When I put any sim card from any other network, it finds service with no problems. The minute I put in the DigIcel sim card and try to go on roaming and find a network, It says emergency calls only and network not registered. Please help

    • chevypowell

      Good day Susan, i am familiar with that network because I’m from Jamaica as well.The phone just need a little Refresh. Try navigating to network settings, then hold the power button and the home button together until the phone reboot , read here for ,more info

      >dial *#*#4636#*#* in the dialer

      >You will be prompt with a testing menu

      >click phone/device information

      >Run ping test

      >The drop down list select : GSM Auto (PRL)

      >Click Turn off radio


      if these don’t work then reply, i will give more method

      • Susan

        Thanks for getting back to me. So I followed the instructions that you gave me with holding the home and power button and the phone does nothing but shut off. There is no blinking or rebooting. I don’t really need it to work here, I just want to be sure that when I take it to Jamaica, there won’t be a problem because I’m sure you know how expensive it will get to fix the issue down there. What else do you suggest?

      • Susan

        As well, when I type *#*#4636#*#* into the dialer, nothing happens

  • lisa

    i bought an unlocked samsung galaxy s3 in ny from t mobile carrier and i was using it there with a tmobile sim card and plan…. however im back in guyana and i have my gtt sim card…when i insert it in the phone it keeps saying “searching” i tried ll methods of searching for the network and im only finding digicel network…i went to gtt d guy fixed it and activated my net and stuff when i left there i find that i cant make calls nor receive calls my internet browser is not loading no webpage even though the edge connection is showing that my net is on..i restart the phone and enter the access point codes he give me but its back to square one its “searching”…plz help

    • chevypowell

      I highly recommend you read this post, however in some cases, this error can caused by someone reported your IMEI # as Stolen. Are you seeing ”
      Waiting for network” , then i will suggest you to dial *#197328640# , select [1] UMTS, next Select [8] PHONE CONTROL, next [6] NETWORK LOCK,next Select [3] Perso SHA256 Off, Wait for 1 minute .finally. go back and select [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZE

      • Mohammed Ali

        Help me please Sir samsung galaxy s4 it dos NOT show me sim network unlock pin please help i have the code from the unlock company but cant put it in why…my IMEI 357506058769238/01

  • SJCB

    Just try turning the phone off for a couple minutes and see if it reboots the network.

  • woody

    i have a samsung rugby model SGH-1547 and my internet has no network connection also my mms will not send or receive picture messages. its an at&t phone on straight talk. can anyone help with this?

    • chevypowell

      Check your *#06# and if you see Unknown or a few 0’s then it’s Nulled. If you are not receiving MMS/SMS then it’s a Sim Card problem, please try a different sim. another thing you can do is manually restart your phone 3 times then enter Service mode :>*#*#4636#*#* –Phone Information then Turn OFF/ON Radio

  • woody

    i have tried a new apn number but still no luck

    • chevypowell

      >*#*#4636#*#* go into phone information then turn off/on Radio. Did you check all the possible solutions? such as nulled IMEI #, read here How to Fix Samsung Galaxy unknown baseband version, Restore IMEI # And Fix No Signal Error

  • zahra

    hi I searched all the websites for changing my IMEI to correct imei because my IMEI was change to fake 0049….and I cant make calls and not registered on the network.Is there any software that I can change it to its normal imei? I need that sodtware without IMEI BOX. my cellphone is gaLAXY NOTE 8 n5100

    • chevypowell

      This article let you change your imei number -

  • Nitin Chhabra

    Just backup your phone data and do a factory reset. It worked for me.

  • rg

    I have an issue with my galaxy mega. I can do texts but no pix text and I can’t make phone calls in or out. Help I’m on straighttalk. How do I fix this problem!

  • rashon wiggins

    I have a galaxy S5 that has a block on the IMEI is there anything you can do for me

  • JLC5

    just bought galaxy s3 sim free a week ago. Popped micro sim in and its not registering to my carrier. Whenever I want to call it just says “not registered on network” and in settings my network state is “out of service”. Theres signal bars in notifications though but carrier isn’t there it just says “emergency calls only” but those don’t even work. Tried registering to my network but just says “unable to connect”. Its brand new running 4.3 jelly bean out of the box and my software is fully updated.

  • Isaac

    in a Samsung S4 you can´t remove the SIM card with the battery on

  • Ash

    Hi. I have a samsung galaxy s5 and i have tried both methods. Still not working. Please help.

  • Ando

    Didn’t work for me :(

  • Hijas Khan

    conformed 100%%%%%%%

    Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 3 -N9005 network not register problem

    1. Go to setting – connections – More networks
    2. Mobile networks
    3. Network operators
    4. The device will searching available operators( X,Y,Z,,,,,)
    5. Select your your sim operator
    6. you can see your registered operator in standby screen.
    7. Restart one time your device.
    8. Thats it,,,,,

  • Patt

    What the heck! No one here has a similar problem to mine I guess.. :/ my unlocked Galaxy S4 is a Verizon phone, unlocked connected to a phone service that feeds off of T-Mobile but, I get a “Sign into Network” notification, and then BAM! I can’t send any text or make phone calls! -____- for about an hour straight!!!! I tried doing a software update but it loads some kind of Verizon thing, and then says no available update.

  • teddy

    I bought galaxy 3 note in usa know i am living in southe africa and my phone is no longer working and i take it to repair and they told me the IMEI no is not there i have no clue what to do if any one cqne help me pls you will be my life savier pls in box me in my facebook account or e mail address “[email protected]” pls am begging you

  • tina

    If i attempt the option that says to scroll to extreme then update, will i lose all the contacts/pics/apps already on phone? My dad got a newer version and gave me his so id like to keep most of whats on there. It is easier to delete what i dont need rather than re-enter everything. We both have t-mobile, sep accounts. My old phone is a blackberry bold that my brother got for free when he used to work for t-mobile and all i had to do was pop in the sim. The only reason im switching phones is bc the blackberry constantly shuts down and loses all battery power after it took me all night to charge. Im beggining to think i am allergic to technology. Please help, it would be greatly appreciated.

  • Naser

    i found the way finally. sorry 4 bad english
    samsung s5 . make sure your phone has enough battery charge
    go to setting>about device>tap 7 times on “Build Number” .. it will enable developer option at system setting .. then go to setting>developer option>select runtime system .. then choose ART instead of Davlik .. it will take about 10 to 15 minutes and problem is solved

  • Lindsey Caldwell

    I have a s4 mini verizon unlocked, which all 4G phones are are already unlocked. However I can’t get my messages to send without charging me. When I receive calls or messages they have a plus sign in front of it and when I try to return a missed called or reply it treats it as a international call. I have at&t BTW

  • Roger

    What a load of absolute crap

  • phill

    Don’t work on the s4 ugh this is frustrating