LG Stylo 5 is a very popular mid-range smartphone in the USA. It has got more than 10 variants based on different carriers.
Apart from the factory unlocked & Verizon version, the rest of the Stylo 5 models are locked to their respective carriers.
Not every Stylo 5 can be unlocked with an unlock code. The few models use a device unlock app and some are unlocked remotely via the carrier. Let’s find out the different methods of unlocking with the help of the below tutorial.
I was able to permanently unlock my LG Stylo 5 MetroPCS for free. Try to below procedure to use your Stylo 5 with any GSM carrier worldwide –
Unlock LG Stylo 5 MetroPCS lm-q720ms Free
First of all, we need to open the “Metro by T-Mobile” folder located on the Stylo 5 home screen.
In the folder, you’ll find an “Unlock” app as shown above. Launch this app.
Before moving ahead, make sure your phone is connected to the internet via a Wifi network or Mobile data.
The Unlock app reads – Currently the device is network locked. To check your device’s unlock eligibility, tap “CONTINUE”.
Hit “CONTINUE” to proceed further.
Let’s proceed to unlock the device permanently.
Hit the “PERMANENT UNLOCK” option in red to begin the unlock process.
We need to wait for a while. It’s requesting a permanent unlock via the server.
It’s good news. The unlock is approved.
A confirmation text appears on the screen – “Unlock approved: Mobile device is permanently unlocked“.
Hit “Restart Now” to apply these settings. After the restart, you can insert & use a GSM SIM from any carrier worldwide.
Did you fail to unlock your Stylo 5 MetroPCS using the above method? Let’s find out the reason.
After the activation on the MetroPCS network, you need to wait for at least 6 months to unlock your Stylo 5. Only after that, your device becomes eligible for free unlocking via the “Unlock” app.
Unlock LG Stylo 5 T-Mobile lmq720ts for free
You need to apply the same procedure to unlock a T-Mobile Stylo 5 as shown above.
Open the device unlock app and try to unlock your phone.
The “device unlock policy” for T-Mobile is a little different.
For postpaid accounts, you must have your device active on the network for at least 40 days.
The minimum serving period for Prepaid accounts is at least 1 year or $100 in refills.
If either of the condition satisfies, you can unlock the device via the “Unlock” app. The procedure is the same as Metro Stylo 5 as explained above.
Unlock LG Stylo 5 lm-q720cs Cricket Free
To unlock your Cricket Stylo 5 for free, your phone must be active on the Cricket network for at least 6 months.
After serving the 6 months period on the Cricket network, your device is eligible for free unlocking.
You need to launch the “cricket” app to unlock your device.
You’ll find the “Unlock device” option on the app’s sign-in screen.
Hit “Unlock” to begin the process.
There’s a confirmation message on the screen – “Device Unlock Successful”.
Now, restart your phone to apply the settings. Your phone is now permanently unlocked for any GSM carrier worldwide.
Unlock LG Stylo 5/5x Boost Mobile lmq720ps/lmq720ts Free
There are two Stylo 5 models for the Boost Mobile Network – 5 & 5x.
To unlock your Stylo 5/5x Boost Mobile for free your device must be active on the Boost Network for at least 1 year.
Once your device becomes eligible for unlocking, you need to contact Boost Mobile customer care by dialing 1-888-BOOST-4U to send the unlock request.
The unlock request is processed within 2 business days.
Now, to unlock your Boost Stylo 5 / 5x, make sure your Boost SIM is inserted in the device and your phone is connected to the internet via Wifi or Mobile data.
To unlock the phone, we need to open the Settings app.
Now open “System Updates” as shown above.
Tap “UICC Unlock” to unlock your device for all GSM networks worldwide.
If you cannot for a year, you can use a paid solution to unlock your Stylo 5x via remote unlocking.
You can purchase the Stylo 5x remote unlocking service from eBay for around $17.
Unlock LG Stylo 5 Straight Talk/Tracfone l722dl
To unlock your Tracfone or Straight Talk Stylo 5 for free, you need to have your device activated on the respective network for at least 12 months.
You can go to Tracfone’s unlock portal to submit your unlocking request. The website address is www. tfwunlockpolicy.com
Enter your Phone number or Device’s Serial Number to verify if your device is eligible for free unlocking.
You can also call the Tracfone’s unlocking department at 1-888-442-5102
Unlock LG Stylo 5 Spectrum Mobile/Xfinity Mobile lm-q720qm
The next Stylo 5 model on our list belongs to the Spectrum Mobile network.
To unlock your Spectrum Stylo 5 for free, your device must be active on the Spectrum network for at least 2 months with no outstanding payments.
Once you’ve served the activation period, you need to call Spectrum customer care at 833-224-6603
If your device is eligible for free unlocking you’ll receive the unlock code via email.
After getting the unlock code, open the phone dialer and enter *#7465625#
When prompted, select “Network carrier unlock” and choose “OK”.
Now enter the unlock code to unlock your Spectrum Stylo 5 for any GSM carrier.
LG Stylo 5 Sprint Unlock Code Free lm-q720ps
The minimum eligibility requirement on the Sprint network varies for Prepaid & Postpaid accounts.
For Postpaid accounts, the minimum active serving period is 50 days.
However, on a prepaid account, the phone must be active on the Sprint network for at least 12 months.
Once your Sprint Stylo 5 is eligible for free unlocking you need to contact Sprint’s customer care at 855-639-4644 to send the unlocking request.
It takes around 2 business days to process the unlocking request.
Now, to unlock your device, open the Settings app & go to “System updates”.
Make sure your Sprint SIM is inserted and your phone is connected to the internet.
Tap “UICC Unlock” to unlock your Stylo 5 for any GSM carrier.
Unlock LG Stylo 5+ Plus AT&T lmq720am
The last Stylo 5 device on our list belongs to the AT&T network.
To unlock your AT&T Stylo 5 for free, it must be active on the AT&T network for at least 2 months period & all dues should be paid in full.
Once you get eligible for free unlocking, you need to visit the website – att.com/deviceunlock to send the unlock request.
The unlock status will be shared via Email & Text.
Were you able to unlock your LG Stylo 5 for free? Please share your experience in the comment section below.