I  got a question from the technobezz topics about a network issue on the Samsung Galaxy Note. The person says:


And selected network unavailable on Android.

This issue may not be a nulled or an invalid IMEI # problem because the IMEI number is incorrect. If you have a nulled IMEI number and need to fix not registered on a network, read:

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What caused Mobile Network Not Available

The steps below have been proven to be a solution for MOBILE NETWORK NOT AVAILABLE problem on most Samsung galaxy handsets. The problem can most likely be a lack of reception within your area.

Please note that the mobile network not available on the Samsung galaxy can most likely be triggered by a bad signal/ reception, your Samsung galaxy coverage, your location, or SIM exhaustion.

The problem is prone to be among the T-mobile and Verizon wireless Samsung Galaxy handsets.

Before you start to troubleshoot the problem, please try this:  Insert SIM card to access network services fix not register on the network.

Check if your phone is roaming

  • Settings
  • Mobile networks
  • Data Roaming

Check to see if Airplane mode is off

  • Settings
  • More settings
  • Flight mode

How To Fix Samsung Galaxy “Mobile Network Not Available”


Method 1

This method can be used for any android device. Navigate to:

  • Settings
  • Wireless and networks
  • Mobile networks
  • Network operators
  • Select automatically.

It is the simplest way to terminate the problem. If it didn’t work, proceed to method 2.

Method 2

There is a problem with the radio signal not being broadcasted correctly.

  • Dial *#*#4636#*#* in the dialer
  • You will be prompted with a tasting menu
  • Click phone/device information
  • Run ping test
  • Select GSM Auto (PRL) from the drop-down list
  • Click Turn off the radio
  • Restart.

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Method 3

If all the steps above did not work for you, then update your firmware. Here are the steps for that:

  • Settings
  • About device
  • Software update
  • Check for update

It is a simple way that fixed the mobile network not available on Android for most people.

Update via Kies” (Optional)

Method 4

Do a factory reset:

  • Settings
  • Backup and Reset
  • Factory Data Reset.


  • Turn off your device.
  • Next, hold down the Home, Power, and Volume Up button altogether for few seconds till the Android logo appears on the screen.
  • Release the buttons, then the use volume down button for highlighting any options and the Power key to confirm. Highlight the factory reset option and confirm it using the power button.
  • Next, select ‘Delete all user data and confirm it.
  • Wait for few seconds to see the ‘Reboot system now option and select it. The phone will be restarted then, and you need to set it up from scratch again.

Method 5

Most people are facing “error while searching for network.”


This problem is caused by your SIM card not appropriately placed. Hence, the mobile not available on network error may also occur. To fix this issue, navigate to:

  • Settings
  • Mobile network settings
  • While you are in 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
  • Press the home button and the power button ten times together
  • Then, press and hold power and home button for 1-2 mins. It will drain all static charges.
  • Insert your battery
  • Boot up your Samsung Galaxy with the SIM Card
  • Do not attach the back cover yet.
  • While your phone is on, remove then insert the SIM card three times.
  • You will be prompted to restart your phone.
  • Restart your phone, and you will no longer see the error while searching for a network.

Unlock your Phone

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1. I am using Verizon, and my software is up to date. None of these methods work.

“Update your APN settings”

Verizon APN settings

Name: Verizon
APN: internet
Proxy: <Not Set>
Port: <Not Set>
Username:  <Not Set>
Password:  <Not Set>
Server: <Not Set>
MMS proxy: <Not Set>
MMS port: 80
MCC: 310
MNC: 012
Authentication type: <Not Set>
APN type: <Not Set> or Internet + MMS
APN Protocol: <Default>
Bearer: <Not Set>

2. I no longer see mobile network not available, a new error “Not registered on the network is showing”

Read how to fix not registered on the network here.

3. I tried all the methods, but none of them worked

” Navigate to  “Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Network Operators > Select Either Your network OR Select Automatically.”

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