Why My Samsung Galaxy Waiting For Network?

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy' started by Applefan, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Applefan

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    I have found a question online, someone was facing with his Samsung galaxy smartphone, it was not the "Not Registered on networkor No Service problem" It was more like "Waiting for network " I followed up on the individual, and he said:

    See also-How To Fix Samsung Galaxy”MOBILE NETWORK NOT AVAILABLE”

    I have a Galaxy S3 and I just got and the person I got it from did a factory reset and now it comes up select language and I press English then Start and it goes to a screen that says Waiting For Network… Activation can take a few minutes. Then after a little while it says can’t activate the phone call customer service. So I did and they said they would not unless I had an account with them

    The solution to Fix Samsung Galaxy "Waiting for network" can be found below. I have ran some experiment and testing to eradicate the "Waiting For Network Issue on my Samsung galaxy S3.

    How to Fix Samsung Galaxy "Waiting for network"
    To Fix this problem will need you to access the Network Operation menu. This is a soft network lock on you carrier, and you can simply unlock this the phone by following the method to bellow.

    90% of our visitors has found the solution to How to Fix Samsung Galaxy "Waiting for network" by following the step below

    Your Samsung Galaxy must be running Android 4.1.1 (It doesn't work with some Android 4.3 either)

    Remove your Sim card

    >Open dialer

    >Enter *#197328640#

    >Select [1] UMTS.

    When you select UMTS, you will see another service menu appears

    >Open Debug Mode , on the screen appeared Select [8] PHONE CONTROL

    >After that select [6] NETWORK LOCK.

    >Tab on Select [3] Perso SHA256 Off

    Wait for 1 minute

    >Press the menu key(Button left of the home button)

    >A new option will appear [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZE , select it .

    If you do not see this option then you are not running Version 4.1.1

    Wait for 2 minutes then reboot your phone, after, insert your sim card

    Samsung Galaxy "Waiting for network" error will be gone when booted

    See also-Restore Galaxy Null IMEI # and Fix Not Registered on Network
    #1 Applefan, Aug 1, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2017
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  3. Omkar

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  4. Omkar

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    I have Moto G 5 Phone and in US, it does not connect to any network. When I search manually, it shows T-Mobile but when I connect, it says 'Can't connect to this network at this time - please try again later'. I tried several options like switching between 4G/3G/2G, changing SIM slots etc.
    Please help !

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