LG Stylo 4 & Stylo 5 are available with almost all the major US carriers. The most popular variants Stylo 4 & 5 are the factory unlocked version with model numbers Q710ULM & LMQ720QMA respectively. With the unlocked variant, you can use any GSM or CDMA SIM from AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, etc.
However, the other variants of Stylo 4 / 5 are locked such as LG Stylo 4 MetroPCS Q710MS, Boost Mobile Q710AL, T-Mobile Q710TS, Cricket Wireless Q710CS, Tracfone L713DL. There’s also a slightly upgraded water-resistant LG Stylo 4 Plus model which is available with Boost Mobile & AT&T with model numbers Q710PL & Q710WA respectively.
The locked LG Stylo 5 Models are MetroPCS LMQ720MS, T-Mobile LMQ720TSW, Boost Mobile / Sprint LMQ720PS, AT&T LMQ720AM (LG Stylo 5 Plus), Cricket Q720CS, Verizon LMq720VSP, Tracfone / Straight Talk LGL22DL & Xfinity Mobile LMQ720QMS
Now with so many variants of LG Stylo 4 & 5, the unlocking procedure varies from carrier to carrier. In this post, we’re going to find out how to unlock LG Stylo 4 / Stylo 5 for free. I’ve unlocked mine for free. We’re going to deal with each variant of Stylo 4 & 5 one by one starting with the MetroPCS variant.
How to Unlock LG Stylo 4 / 5 MetroPCS Free – LM-Q710MS/LMQ720MS
To unlock a MetroPCS or T-Mobile Stylo 4 /5 we’ve to use the pre-installed device unlock app. I bought a new Stylo 4 from eBay a few months ago and using the below procedure I was able to unlock it without spending a single penny. Try out the procedure it may work for you as well.
Look for the “MetroPCS” folder on your Stylo 4 /5 Homescreen as visible in the first screenshot above.
Open the “MetroPCS” folder and tap “Device Unlock”
Accept the app permission by hitting “ALLOW”
The “device unlock” app says the device is network locked which prevents it from operating with other compatible wireless networks. Let’s try to unlock it.
Select “CONTINUE” to proceed further.
Make sure that you’re connected to the internet via Wifi or Mobile Data.
It’s connecting to the server we’ve to wait for a few moments.
Now, you’ll see the “Permanent Unlock” option on the screen.
Click on it to start unlocking.
Now, it’s checking whether my phone is eligible for free unlocking or not.
It’s good news! The unlock is approved with the message –
“Unlock Approved: Mobile device is permanently unlocked”. We’ve to Restart the phone to use a SIM card from another carrier.
After the restart, the “Device Unlock” app is gone from the MetroPCS folder as we don’t need it anymore.
The Stylo 4 is permanently unlocked and it’ll never re-lock again.
Now, you can use a SIM card from any GSM carrier worldwide with your Stylo 4 Q710MS/ Stylo 5 Q720MS. You won’t be able to use it on Verizon or Sprint network as they use CDMA technology.
If the above method didn’t work for you then you can purchase the LG Stylo 4 /5 MetroPCS device unlock service. It’ll cost you around $35 which is quite high but the only other way is to wait for 6 months after activating MetroPCS service and then retry to unlock using the above procedure.
Make sure not to buy any unlock code for Stylo 4 / 5 MetroPCS as the only way to unlock a MetroPCS / T-Mobile phone is via device unlock app. Even if you’ll buy an unlock code you cannot enter it anywhere.
How to Unlock T-Mobile LG Stylo 4 LM-Q710TS & Stylo 5 LM-Q720TSW
T-Mobile Stylo 4 / 5 uses the same Device Unlock app we used to unlock the MetroPCS phone. Use the same procedure to unlock your Q710TS or Q720TSW.
A prepaid T-Mobile phone becomes unlock capable after serving a period of 1 year and for Postpaid its just 40 days.
If you’ve failed to unlock your phone using the device unlock app you need to buy the LG Stylo 4 /5 T-Mobile App Unlock Service. It a permanent unlock service but quite costly at around $30-$35.
Similar to MetroPCS, an unlock code can never unlock your Stylo 4 T-Mobile, so don’t waste your money in buying fake unlock codes.
How to Unlock LG Stylo 4/Stylo 4 Plus/Stylo 5 Boost Mobile – Q710AL/Q710PL/LMQ720PS
Boost Stylo 4 / Stylo 4 Plus / Stylo 5 is a CDMA + GSM device. Boost is a Sprint MVNO, and after unlocking you can use it various CDMA as well as GSM carriers worldwide. However, Boost unlocks your device for free after serving a period of 12 months which is a long period.
Similar to MetroPCS, Boost Mobile Stylo 4 & Stylo 5, cannot be unlocked using an Unlock Code. You can either purchase a remote unlock service to unlock your Boost Stylo 4/5 or can use your Stylo 4 / 4 Plus/ 5 on the Boost network for a 1 year period.
For remote unlocking, you need to install Teamviewer on your computer and the seller would unlock it remotely. It costs around $5-10.
The drawback of remote unlocking service is that it’s not a permanent unlock. In the future, a security update can re-lock your phone. A hardware device such as Octopus Box uses an exploit to unlock the phone temporarily until its fixed in a system update.
How to Unlock LG Stylo 4 Plus/ Stylo 5 Plus AT&T – Q710WA / LMQ720AM
LG Stylo 4 Plus / Stylo 5 Plus from AT&T can be unlocked using an unlock code. You have to use AT&T service for at least 2 months on your Q710WA to unlock your device for free.
You can check whether your device is capable of unlocking or not using the official AT&T website att.com/deviceunlock
After getting the unlock code from AT&T enter a non-AT&T SIM in your Q710WA. You’ll be prompted to enter the unlock code. Enter the code correctly and submit it. The device will reboot and it will be unlocked permanently.
After unlocking your Stylo 4 Plus / 5 Plus you can use it with other GSM carriers such as T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Tracfone, etc. You cannot use it with Sprint, Verizon and other CDMA networks.
If you’ve failed to unlock your Stylo 4 Plus / 5 Plus AT&T for free, you can buy the unlock code from here.
How to Unlock LG Stylo 4 & 5 Cricket Wireless – Q710CS / Q720CS
At one time, Cricket was a CDMA carrier and now it’s taken over by AT&T. It’s an AT&T MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) that offers prepaid GSM phones.
A cricket Stylo 4 / 5 can be unlocked for free after serving a period of 6 months period on cricket network. After which you can call cricket customer care to obtain your Q710CS / Q720CS unlock code.
If you wish to unlock it somewhat earlier, you can buy the LG Stylo 4 /Stylo 5 Cricket Unlock Code from here.
How to Unlock LG Stylo 4 / 5 Tracfone / Straight Talk – L713DL / L722DL
A Straight Talk or TracFone LG Stylo 4 /5 is the most difficult to unlock. You may get a Tracfone/Straight Talk device for less along with the cheapest plan in the vicinity, but if you wish to leave the carrier you need to buy another phone as no one can unlock it other than the carrier itself.
There is no paid solution to unlock a Stylo 4 / 5 belonging to Tracfone / Straight Talk. The only way to unlock your handset is by serving 1 year service period with Tracfone without a gap else the counting starts again from the beginning.
How to Unlock LG Stylo 5 Verizon – LMQ720VSP
LG Stylo 4 is not available with Verizon. However, it has recently launched the Stylo 5 variant with model number LMQ720VSP.
Your LG Stylo 5 Verizon will be automatically unlocked for free after activating and using it for 2 months on the Verizon network.
Without activation, you can unlock it by purchasing the unlock code. You can buy LG Stylo 5 Verizon Unlock Code from here.
Were you able to unlock your LG Stylo 4 / 4 plus / 5 / 5 Plus? Did you pay for it or was able to unlock it for free? Please share your opinion using the comment section below. Feedback is welcome.