While enjoying a major fan base, Android devices still suffer from some insanely weird issues. Many Android users complain about a daily basis about some of the other problem plaguing their handset devices.
But there is no cause to worry as all those problems can be quickly resolved by following the given set of methods or a definitive guide. More importantly, prior to approaching an Android service center, you must work on your try to fix the problem affecting your device.
But it is easier said than done. First, it is paramount to identify whether you are the only one facing that problem or has someone already faced the similar problem. With over millions of users for Android, in many cases issues encountered by a user have been recorded and resolved earlier.
Thus, you must search for a precise guide or a solution map to the issues you are facing.
One such common issue which has plagued and is still affecting thousands of Android users is the ‘Not Registered on Network Problem.’ Let us understand in detail what the issue is actually about:
What is “Not Registered on Network” error:
Often Android users while making calls or sending messages to come across a pop mentioning ‘Not Registered on Network.’
The ideal scenario is the loss of network connectivity on your device. However, such frequent pop-ups on your device may be a result of an issue mainly faced by users of Samsung.
The Android users of Samsung devices often experience frequent network disconnection problems. On cross-referencing with the carrier networks, they come to know that it is actually an issue related to the phone.
If you are one of those Android users owning a Samsung or any other device for that matter and facing the above mentioned Not Registered on Network, please read through the guide below to fix the problem.
Causes for Not Registered on Network error:
However, before we proceed to the solution at hand, it is pertinent to understand the causes of this problem.
Not Registered on Network is a problem with a limited set of causes which if identified and addressed will become easier to get rid of.
1) Software Update
The error occurs after a software update because the IMEI number of your device may have changed to ‘SN 0000,’ and your service provider is unable to identify the IMEI of your device and hence, it prompts that your device isn’t connected to the network.
2) Switching SIM Cards
Another reason for encountering this error is that you have recently changed your SIM Card and your device fails to automatically identify the change in network settings corresponding to your new Service Provider.
However, using some manual configuration, you can easily solve the issue.
3) Blacklisting of Device:
But if you are receiving this error on your device due to blacklisting on your phone then you must immediately get it corrected by visiting a police station or getting in touch with your service provider.
The common reasons for which your IMEI will be blacklisted are either some has reported the device stolen or lost. In such an event, the device gets blacklisted in the national blacklist database of our country.
How to Fix “Not Registered on Network” error
The simplest and easiest of a method to resolve the issue is to select your network provider manually. Post manual selection of your network provider the previous settings will be over-ridden, and hopefully, you will no longer face the network issue.
To manually select the network provider on your device, follow the below steps:
- Open Settings menu on your device
- Go to the Wireless and Networks options on the screen
- Tap on the Mobile Networks option
- Select the Network Operators menu
- After a while, you will find a list of network providers for your company
- Select manually the network operator to which your SIM belongs to
- After a couple of seconds, your device will be registered on the network, and you will no longer face the issue
If your device fell prey to the bugs of a software update, updating your software can work magically.
Check your device for updates and if found update your device following the below steps:
- Full charge your device prior to updating your device
- Go to the Settings menu on your device
- Search for the About Phone option on your device
- Tap on it to open a set of menu
- To check for updates, select the Software option and if found update your phone
- The phone will restart, and the update will be installed on your device
- Once the device restarts, check if the network connectivity issue on your device has been fixed
Another method which helped various Android users resolve this issue on your device is as follows:
- Power off your phone.
- When your device is turned off, wait for 2 minutes
- Remove your battery and SIM card from the device
- Now press the Power and the Home button simultaneously for ten times consecutively
- Press the Power and Home button for 1-3 minutes
- Insert your SIM and battery and turn on your device
- Once your phone is on, remove and re-insert the SIM on your device
- Follow the procedure repeatedly for five times
- Wait for a message, “Restart your phone,” to appear on your screen
- Click on Okay to restart your device
- Once your device is restarted, you will no longer face the Not Registered on Network issue
If your device fails to register the settings of your network operator, we suggest you manually configure the settings to solve the network connectivity issues by following the given below guide:
- Input the following values in the mentioned fields to configure the APN (Access Point Network) settings for your network provider
- The APN settings vary differently for different network providers
- Just Google APN Settings for your network provider and input them on your device as shown below
TMobile APN Settings
Name: T-MobileAPN: epc.tmobile.com
Proxy: <leave in=”” blank=””>
Port: <leave in=”” blank=””>
Username: <leave in=”” blank=””>
Password: <leave in=”” blank=””>
Server: <leave in=”” blank=””>
MMS proxy: <leave in=”” blank=””>
MMS port: <leave in=”” blank=””>
MMS protocol: WAP 2.0
Authentication type: <not set=””>
APN type: <leave in=”” blank=””> OR Internet+MMS”
Also Read: How to change IP address in your Android
Another reason which may cause not registered on network error on your device is that your phone is locked. In order to run another network operator on your device, you need to unlock your device.
However, the most reliable unlocking partner you can come across is Unlock Authority. The steps involved in unlocking your device are:
- Go to an unlocking partner and fill the ownership details asked in the form
- Post submitting the form you will receive the unlocking code required to unlock your device on your email
- Now you can use your device with all other network providers
Meanwhile, if you are using any of the Samsung devices you can unlock your phone by following the below steps:
- Download the Samsung Tools
- Extract the .zip file to a folder and install Samsung Tools but don’t run it
- Also, extract the Crack.rar file to a folder
- From the crack, folder copy the two .exe files to this location
- Now run the file, Z3X 24.3 Loader.exe
- When the information box appears, click on Okay to proceed
- Now run the next .exe file, Copie de gsm-magic.exe and click on Enable
- Click on start loader to start the Samsung Tool Pro
- Ensure that your device is rooted and you have enabled the developer options on your phone. Read the rooting guide if you don’t know what rooting your device means.
- Connect your device to your PC.
- On the sidebar of your device, you will notice an option
- Select the option to UNLOCK your device
- Reboot your device, and now your device is UNLOCKED, and you can use SIM cards from other network providers
If still, you haven’t resolved the problem yet we suggest you root your device and install Ariza patch to get rid of this problem. For rooting your phones, please refer to a rooting guide.
However, if you are already rooted proceed with the below steps to install Ariza patch on your Android device:
- Root your device
- If you are already rooted, install the Busy Box module onto your device
- Busy Box can be downloaded from Google Play Store as well
- Download the Ariza.zip file on your device
- Boot into recovery mode and flash the .zip file to install the Ariza patch onto your device
- Reboot your device and your problem should have disappeared
The aforementioned list of solutions ideally works for all devices.
However, if you are one of those unlucky few we suggest you visit a service center and get the issue resolved. Because the only remaining alternative to this problem is to buy a new Android device.