The Samsung Galaxy S2 is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S. It was launched in May 2011 by more then 120 vendors in 140 countries. The phone is currently available in Canada under the Bell Mobility network, and in the US with Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T. It supports GSM 2G (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) and 3G (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100) networks.
Some key features on this phone include a Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal mass storage (external microSD card slot that can support up to 32 GB of additional storage), 4.3 inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus gorilla glass display, and an 8 megapixel camera with flash and full 1080p high definition video recording. A user-replaceable battery provides about ten hours of heavy usage, or two days of lighter usage. Samsung claims that talk time is 9 hours on 3G and 18.3 hours on 2G. The phone comes with the Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS, which will be upgradeable to the Ice Cream Sandwich.
If you purchased this phone and have decided to switch carrier, or perhaps you are traveling and would like to use the phone with another simcard, you will need to unlock the phone. If you don’t unlock it, an error message will appear on the phone as soon as you insert a new simcard.
1. Input a non accepted simcard and power on the phone
2. The bottom of the phone will display the message “phone locked”. Tap the message with your finger and slide it upwards or off to the side.
3. On the next screen you will be prompted to enter the “Network lock control key”. You can now enter in your unlock code. If you don’t have an unlock code for your phone, you can get one on our unlock Samsung page.
4. You should see a “Network Unlock Successful” message. Your phone is now unlocked.