[Fixed] How to Remove Phone Not Allowed MM#6 Error

Almost everyone has a mobile phone as it has become a basic need. Many people buy brand new models of mobile phones paying the full amount at once and many people purchase their mobile phones with the help of schemes like EMI. Some people also opt to buy a second-hand mobile phone. While purchasing a phone that is already used, the user should make sure that the phone is truly unlocked.

Remove Phone Not Allowed MM#6 Error
Remove Phone Not Allowed MM#6 Error

What is Phone Not Allowed MM#6 Error

As mentioned above, many users purchase their mobile phones with the help of schemes like EMI or some users also purchase pre-owned phones. This creates a possibility of the phone carriers were still tethered to another device and not being completely unlocked which causes the ‘Phone Not Allowed MM#6 Error’ to occur. The device that is purchased by the user should be untethered before purchasing. Also, the Sim card that the user is going to use for the device should not be collaborating with the carrier.

How to Remove Phone Not Allowed MM#6 Error

Although there is not a 100% guarantee that these methods will completely remove the error, some helpful methods are explained below.

Contacting the carrier

A carrier in case of phones means the service provider that is wireless and provides a cellular connection. Mobile device companies are connected to such carriers in order to get EMI schemes. There is no guarantee that the problem will be solved completely when the user contacts the carrier, but it is worth trying. The carrier company may give or suggest some helpful tips to fix the Phone Not Allowed MM#6 Error.

Dialing a specific number 

There is a list of Android dialer codes that are assigned to fix this error. For example, dialing *#78#* can help the user to get some beneficial steps to deal with this error. There are different numbers for different carriers and one can Google what number they need to dial in order to fix the error.
There is a list of specific codes that deal with devices that might be locked by the carrier which can also cause this error.

Re-inserting the Sim card

If contacting the carrier and dialing the specific code for the device does not work and the error is not fixed, the user can try the following steps.

a. Switch the device off.
b. Remove the Sim card out of the device for five minutes.
c. Insert the Sim card that was removed before.
d. See if the Phone Not Allowed MM#6 Error appears.

Automating the network selection

a. Select the setting option in the device.
b. Click on “data usage”.
c. Click on “mobile network”.
d. Click on the option about the preference of Sim cards and turn that to automatic.
e. Restart the device and see if the Phone Not Allowed MM#6 Error appears.

Updating the device

Updating the device helps in case the software in the device is not up to date. The following steps will be helpful if the user needs to update the device.

a. Select the setting option in the device.
b. Click on the option for the device.
c. Click on software update.
d. See if there is an update is available for the device.
e. If there is an update available, the user will need to proceed further and update the device.
f. Restart the device if the updation itself does not require restarting the device.
g. See if the Phone Not Allowed MM#6 Error appears.

Conclusion

The methods that are explained above may not guarantee 100% assurance and may fail to work out. If contacting the carrier, dialing a specific number, re-inserting the Sim card, automating the network selection and updating the device fail, the user should visit the nearest authorized mobile repair store.

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