I  got a question from the technobezz topics about a network issue on the Samsung galaxy Note 3.The person says:

 

MY SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3, ON DIALING I GET “MOBILE NETWORK NOT AVAILABLE”
CHECKING THE IMEI NUMBER IT SAYS, “THE IMEI NUMBER MIGHT BE CORRECT”

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:

Restore Galaxy Null IMEI # and Fix Not Registered on Network

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 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”

Mobile-Network-Not-Available-Error

 

Method 1

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

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

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

Method 2

Change Your Battery – Try a different battery within your Android handset. This can effectively resolve the problem. If you found this way to work for you, it means you have a damaged battery that was overheated due to the amount of heat your phone generated.

Method 3

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

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

Source - www.teamandroid.com

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Method 4.a

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

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

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

Update via Kies” (Optional)

 

Method 4.b

Do a factory reset:

  • Settings
  • Backup and Reset
  • Factory Data reset.

or

  • Turn off your device.
  • Next, hold down the Home, Power, and Volume Up button all together for few seconds till Android logo appears on the screen.
  • Release the buttons then the use volume down button for highlighting any options and Power key to confirm it. 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”

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This problem is caused by your SIM card not placed properly, 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 10 times together
  • Then, Press and hold the power and home button for 1-2 mins this 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 3 times.
  • You will be prompted to restart your phone.
  • Restart your phone and you will no longer see the error while searching for network.

 

Quote from  Not available  on network 

FAQ

1. I am using verizon and my software is up to date, none of these method works

“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>
MMSC: http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms
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 am no longer seeing mobile network not available , a new error “Not registered on 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 own network OR Select Automatically”.

74 COMMENTS

  1. i have a galaxy mega 2 i bought a new battery did the said stuff above and still nothing … the last error i got was ui not responding and processes not responding help please

  2. I did all the tricks, mentioned everywhere on internet. No success. This issue is with T-mobile. I am with ultra mobile (T-mobile based). They don’t have any office, whenever you call them they will tell the above steps and waste your 1 hour on the phone. I know 4 people who have the same issue, all using galaxy. It is probably something with the technology used by T-mobile which is not compatible with some galaxy models. I checked on a few phone and on one galaxy model it does work fine but on note 3 and s5 it gives the same issue: 5-10% signals or ‘not registered on network’.
    Samsung and T-Mobile should work together to solve this issue otherwise they will lose market in USA.
    A lot of people are affected by this issue in such an advanced country which is a shame, some authority should take steps to make these companies liable to pay compensation to affected people.

  3. I have a similar problem, after upgrade, do not have a mobile network and nothing seems to work…. I guess a problem in the upgrade.

  4. I was suggested by Samsung to UPGRADE my software, but when the telephone restarted (Galaxy J1 Ace) it had lost the ability to connect to wi-fi. Going to settings > Connections > Wi-Fi caused my screen to go black. Samsung never again.

  5. I am facing the same problem in here with my note 4.
    I have tried nearly all the methods that I’ve seen in the internet.
    My phone suddenly cannot register to any network, I checked the sim card
    and the problem is not with the sim card. I have signal but it keeps showing Emergency
    calls only and unable to connect try again later !.. Please help

  6. Hi
    My mobile is one plus 3 my mobile are not working for wifi ,Bluetooth all networking app are not worked so pls solve my prb

  7. I do not turn on my note 3 hotspot..
    When I click on ”turn on” then he said.
    ”Mobile data is not available invalid sim” plz help me!!!

  8. I have HTC one e8 .after inserting jio sim card I used *#*#4636#*#* for getting network but I didn’t get it
    So,I removed jio and then inserted my old SIM card but now I didn’t get network at all
    I have upgraded my phone to lollipop from kitkat
    But didn’t get any network
    Please help me

  9. Unfortunately, none of the above are the problem or the solution. Sometimes turning off/on my phone will reset it.
    Both my child and I have Samsung Galaxy S5 phones. Mine is the only one that is having issues at the moment.

    It seems that every time Verizon adds an update to their plans, my phone looses the ability to send/receive calls and texts. While this interruption in service is sporadic, it is extremely unacceptable! I live in 10 miles from the nearest town and must rely on my phone to be able to reach 911. To make matters worse, the other members of my household also have Verizon, one personal and one work account. Neither have this problem. I am starting to believe that it is intentional to make me want to upgrade my phone or plan every two years. BTW, my two year agreement ends in 3 months. Coincidence? I doubt it!

    Also, I called customer service, but had to use the land line. My cell wasn’t working at the time. Imagine that! The CCP suggested that I need to turn on the Advanced Calling on my phone so I can use Wi-Fi for calls. A lot of good that will do on the long drive in the country. The whole purpose for my having a CELL phone is so that I am NOT dependent on wires! DUH!!!
    I am seriously considering moving to Straight Talk. Several friends use them and sing their praises.

  10. Hi,
    I am using sumsang S3: this phone cant call or send a text it writes ‘not registered to network’ when I try to call. the other strange thing is when the number is dailed by another line it reaches but my phone do not ring or show anything like a call on the screen. so people have been complaining that I don’t pick their calls when in fact I don’t see anything!when I put my simcard in another phone it works well. please help… I have tried all the above and nothing is working.

  11. Another solution – this was happening on my S5.

    Airplane mode was NOT enabled. However, I enabled, then disabled, Airplane mode and immediately all of my updates and network notifications popped in. It was as if it was in a silent airplane mode. Not sure how it happened…probably when I reached over to hit snooze on the alarm. I must’ve messed with a setting by accident in my tired stupor.

  12. I am able to use Internet on my Samsung galaxy s5 but not able to call or msg ???? All i get is selected network not available ??? So frustrated! Tried holding home + power key it just takes a screen shot !

  13. Hi,
    I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 and with my SIM card inserted and following all those instructions, I still cannot get it to work.

  14. Hii!!! I have samsung s duos S7562, Network is not available at any time,I asked local personel he told me that the gsm network band is not working,What should i do nw??? Reply As Soon As Possible….

  15. Hi,
    I have Samsung galaxy Grand 2 When i call some body it shows mobile network not available
    help me to solve that
    It also shows “Emergency calls only” in the notification panel

  16. Fortunately for me, I fixed the no network problem on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 by removing both the battery and the SIM card for 5 minutes and re-inserting them. All day, the damn thing showed an “X” where the signal bars normally are. I’d restart it, the network would come back for just a minute and then disconnect. The battery and SIM card removal/re-insert did the trick. (This time at least!)

  17. Hi I just wanted to know what was the original settings on the *#*#4636#*#* setting I have the Samsung galaxy mega 2 unlocked it’s an at&t fone using t-mobile I wasn’t getting 4G let so I went to that settings window and I got it to use 4G I still have no 4G let but at least 4G for now what I wanted to know what are the original settings cuz I accidentally changed the sms setting and the ims so I just wanted to know what belongs off and what belongs on again

  18. i have exactly the same problem..

    i have a samsung galaxy s3, it was working very fine with all the carriers but when i inserted a cdma sim card as it is a gsm or cdma or lte phone, the mobile signals are very unstable. Most of the times it shows no signal at all and sometimes low signal. Very rare it shows full signal. And when i dial a number, then 20 % it is dialed and 80% it shows no mobile network.

    Coming to the solutions given above, I cant find any option regarding updating the firmware from ‘about device’ option, where can else i find the option of ‘updating the device in my phone’.

    Also nothing happens after dialing *#*#4636#*#* from my phone dialer.

    Please somebody help me solve this problem. Please mail me a solution if somebody knows on kamalharchandanipk@gmail.com or at Karan Harchandani on facebook.
    Eagerly waiting for your replies.

  19. Hello Chevy,
    thanks for supporting so many people with their technical issues.
    I have a Samsung galaxy note GT N7000 and the problem appeared suddenly with “Not registered to Network”. I tried all the solutions you proposed for several galaxy models, but none of them worked. I am not left with any option to remain with stock ROM. Please suggest .

  20. My galaxy s5 data connection wont open..? The original carrier of my phone is t-mobile. And its already unlocked for all network. I dont get it. Not even a data connection sign is shown above.. texting and calls are pretty smooth and no problem. But my phone is not complete with out a data connection. Please help.

  21. Got a new battery, FIXED!! I didn’t realize the battery had a dual purpose :S
    Anyone else with this problem….get a new battery, its only $40

  22. Got a new battery, FIXED!! I didn’t realize the battery had a dual purpose :S
    Anyone else with this problem….get a new battery, its only $40

  23. I
    had this problem, no IMEI number, baseband version unknown, and not
    registered on network. I somehow fixed this problem using the store apps
    like GSII_repair and Galaxy S unlock. The mobile network seems fine now
    but only for like 15 minutes and then it goes completely blank and says
    no mobile network available. When i reboot the system it works but as i
    said before only for like 15 minutes. I am tired of rebooting the phone
    everytime I need to make a call. Please Help!!

  24. I
    had this problem, no IMEI number, baseband version unknown, and not
    registered on network. I somehow fixed this problem using the store apps
    like GSII_repair and Galaxy S unlock. The mobile network seems fine now
    but only for like 15 minutes and then it goes completely blank and says
    no mobile network available. When i reboot the system it works but as i
    said before only for like 15 minutes. I am tired of rebooting the phone
    everytime I need to make a call. Please Help!!

  25. Hello, i have a Galaxy s4 and i have next problem:

    I am from europe, and i travel a lot.I use my phone in roamning and the problem sound like this: In all roaming contries it work propertly but when i travel in Danemark and Norway my phone received roaming signal for 3-5 seconds and after enter in No Signal and some times in Only emergency call, if i turn on air plane mode and i turn off the signal aprear again for 3-5 seconds and after again No signal or Emergency call only. I tried to search manual and my phone find all the network in that country but when i select connect automatically i need to wait 1-2 minutes and after apear an error “impossible to connect, try later”. My imei is ok. I tried to reflash with Norway firmware, i tried to restore my phone, i tried to clear the caches but doesn’t work, i tried to dial *#*#4636#*#* but doesn’t work. I tried 3 sim cards in my phone and sims to be a phone problem, but i don’t undestand why in the rest of the europe’s contry function and in that 2 contries doesn’t work. If i put the sim card in another device it work fine. anybody can help me? sorry for my bad english! Danke!!!

  26. Hello, i have a Galaxy s4 and i have next problem:

    I am from europe, and i travel a lot.I use my phone in roamning and the problem sound like this: In all roaming contries it work propertly but when i travel in Danemark and Norway my phone received roaming signal for 3-5 seconds and after enter in No Signal and some times in Only emergency call, if i turn on air plane mode and i turn off the signal aprear again for 3-5 seconds and after again No signal or Emergency call only. I tried to search manual and my phone find all the network in that country but when i select connect automatically i need to wait 1-2 minutes and after apear an error “impossible to connect, try later”. My imei is ok. I tried to reflash with Norway firmware, i tried to restore my phone, i tried to clear the caches but doesn’t work, i tried to dial *#*#4636#*#* but doesn’t work. I tried 3 sim cards in my phone and sims to be a phone problem, but i don’t undestand why in the rest of the europe’s contry function and in that 2 contries doesn’t work. If i put the sim card in another device it work fine. anybody can help me? sorry for my bad english! Danke!!!

  27. hi Chevy,
    i own an Acro S (Sony lt26w) and i jus upgraded th droid version but th mobile network hasnt been available since then. is this normal?? do updates interfere wth mobile network, if so how long does it normally take before its starts to function again?? can u pleaase hlp me, i upgraded to 4.1.2 from 4.0.4. i’d be ever-grateful if u help me out wth this.

  28. hi Chevy,
    i own an Acro S (Sony lt26w) and i jus upgraded th droid version but th mobile network hasnt been available since then. is this normal?? do updates interfere wth mobile network, if so how long does it normally take before its starts to function again?? can u pleaase hlp me, i upgraded to 4.1.2 from 4.0.4. i’d be ever-grateful if u help me out wth this.

  29. i have tried all the methods but couldnt work for me.. i ve galaxy sIII and when i insert a sim it tells me no sim and not registered on network. pls i need your help

  30. i have tried all the methods but couldnt work for me.. i ve galaxy sIII and when i insert a sim it tells me no sim and not registered on network. pls i need your help

  31. i have tried all the methods but couldnt work for me.. i ve galaxy sIII and when i insert a sim it tells me no sim and not registered on network. pls i need your help

  32. i have tried all the methods but couldnt work for me.. i ve galaxy sIII and when i insert a sim it tells me no sim and not registered on network. pls i need your help

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