How to Unlock a Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro SIM

How to Unlock a Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro SIM

Recently, the Google Pixel 7 series debuted in numerous nations. The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro haven’t yet been released in some nations. If you intend to import either of the Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro models but your nation hasn’t yet seen their release, you risk receiving a carrier-locked smartphone. Depending on where you purchased it, your smartphone can be carrier-locked. For example, if you purchased a Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro from a mobile service provider, you will be required to sign a contract before your carrier is unlocked. You must utilize the SIM from that specific service provider up until that point.
To unlock your SIM or carrier, you must get in touch with your seller. You can talk to them about unlocking the carrier before the contract expires. Nevertheless, what if the seller is unable to release the carrier prior to the contract? This post will walk you through the process of unlocking your SIM on a Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro. This post will demonstrate several ways to SIM-unlock your Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro SIM Unlock

The Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro’s SIM unlocking procedure takes a while. After doing a factory reset, use ADB and fastboot to unlock the SIM. Follow the steps we will outline in the following paragraphs to complete the process. In order to make it simpler for you to follow this instruction, we have divided the entire procedure into three phases.

Reset your smartphone

You will need to reset your phone first. Before we continue unlocking the SIM, you must do a factory reset to return your smartphone to its default settings. Take a backup of your data before you reset your phone because doing so will wipe all of the files. The steps to factory reset your phone are listed below:

  • Turn off Wi-Fi and remove the SIM card from your device.
  • Swipe your phone’s app screen to see the app drawer.
  • To enter the Settings app, hit the Settings icon in the app drawer.
  • Now, select Reset settings under the System section.
  • Tap Wipe all data(factory reset) and then Delete all data again to finish.
  • You will be prompted to enter the PIN for your device. Tap Wipe all data after entering the device PIN.
  • The phone will begin to reboot. The entire procedure could take some time.
  • Your phone will restart after the procedure is finished.
  • Until the carrier is unlocked, skip the first setup procedure, don’t put the SIM in your phone, and avoid connecting to Wi-Fi.

Getting Ready for ADB and Fastboot with Your Device

To move on, you must now get your device ready for ADB and Fastboot.

  • Ensure you have a PC connected to a stable internet connection.
  • Download and install Android USB Driver on your PC. You can download the Google Pixel USB driver from this link.
  • Download and extract ADB and Fastboot tools (SDK Platform-Tools) on your PC. You can download it from this link. You will find the download links under the Downloads section on this page.
  • Also, enable the USB debugging on your Pixel. You can do so by following the steps given below-
    • Open the Settings app on your phone.
    • Here, head to the About Phone section.
    • Tap on Build Number 5-6 times. You will see a message at the bottom of your screen saying, ‘You are now a developer.’ If you see this message, you have turned on developer mode on your device.
    • Now, go back to the Settings menu and tap on Developer Options.
    • Turn on the toggle for Developer Options at the top.
    • Next, turn on the toggle for USB Debugging. If asked to Allow USB Debugging, tap on OK.
    • This will enable USB debugging on your device.

After finished, proceed to the following step in this instruction.

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro SIM Unlock

Now that everything is prepared, you may continue using ADB and Fastboot to unlock the SIM on Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. To do so, adhere to the instructions below:

  • Ensure you have extracted the ADB and fastboot tools on your PC. oPen the extracted Platform tools (ADB and fastboot tools) folder.
  • Click on the address bar at the top, type cmd, and hit Enter to open Command Prompt.
  • Use a USB cable to connect your Pixel 7/7 Pro to your PC.
  • After connecting your device, type and execute the following command in the Command Prompt-
    • adb devices
  • You will be asked to allow USB debugging. Allow it from the prompt you get on your phone’s screen.
  • You will now get the device ID for your phone on the Command Prompt.
  • Now, type the following command and press Enter
    • adb shell
  • Lastly, type and execute the following command in the Command Prompt-
    • pm uninstall -k –user 0
  • Once done, close the Command Prompt, disconnect your phone from the PC and restart your phone.
  • The carrier will be unlocked on your phone. You can now use SIM from any carrier on your device.

Last Remarks

You may unlock the SIM card on your Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro using the aforesaid guide. Make sure you adhere to the aforementioned instructions precisely and do not omit any procedures. You can unlock the carrier on your Pixel 7 series cellphone by following the steps above. Please let us know in the comments area if you have any issues using the aforementioned guide.

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