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What is the correct procedure to unlock w580? I already have the unlock code from my provider.....
baldilocks pic freak me out... I think he's watching us.....Originally Posted by Baldilocks
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I'm looking for a similar answer. I have an AT&T/Cingular SE w810i. I just recently got the K850i so I wanted to sell the w810i as "Unlocked" to make it more popular. AT&T gave me the unlock code, but since I don't already have a different SIM, how do I unlock it? They said the unlock prompt would appear when a different SIM was placed in it.
Or is my only choice to sell it and state the unlock code comes with it?
You could. Or you could find a cheap T-Mobile SIM somewhere just to unlock it with.Originally Posted by angelm713
Hmm. Okay. I'll push my luck with another possibly dumb question.
A family member has T-Mobile and I will see her over Thanksgiving. Will I screw up anything for her SIM if I just borrow her SIM to put in the w810i, unlock it, then give her SIM back for her phone?
Sorry, the Unlock thing still has me a little confused and nervous, though I'm a pretty technical person normally!
Thanks so much!
Do the unlock codes from att fully unlock them, of just for 1 provider? Do they "re lock" after a reset?
It shouldn't mess anything up. Just make sure they have their contacts backed up to their phone before hand--just in case.Originally Posted by angelm713
Cool! Thanks for the info. I will back it up like you suggested, too.
With the proper unlock codes (up to 3 you have to enter "Network", "Network Subset", "SP"), phone should be unlocked for all providers.
You enter the code from the main menu, 1st using the key sequence (ignoring what the screen says)
< * * <
That's the left arrow, star, star, left arrow . You don't need a foreign SIM. In fact such a SIM card will not help you in entering the code(s) for SE phones.
If the phone is fully unlocked, you will notice the 3 little padlock icons next to the 3 codes mentioned above are open. Look carefully as it's only 1 pixel.
Hey, cool. That seemed to work. I will still put the tmobile card in over the holiday and try to make calls just to make sure it worked.
On my w810i/Cingular it showed:
All locked. I clicked on Network first, it said it was locked and to enter a code. I used the unlock code from the rep, then it dropped out to the screen and showed all 4 now unlocked.
Thanks for the tip! Now I can get this baby ready to sell after the holiday!
Thanks!!! I did the same and it showed a quick message that said --> Unlocked. then it disappeared quickly. The locks are deceiving it's hard to tell between lock and unlock.... so small and pixalated. I did get the unlock message though. I slip a frieds Tmobile card and test.Originally Posted by angelm713
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I put the tmobile sim in and it worked great! Thanks for the unlock trick!
how can i get unlock code for w580i black? Is it diff for all phones?