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hossam55
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Registered: ‎05-07-2013
My Device: curve 8520

unlock blackberry curve 8520

i have a black berry curve 8520 and it is locked on a network (mobinil egy) so when i tried to unlock it i go to

advanced option ===> sim card then i write "MEPD" it shows the information then when i write "MEP2" it dosen't ask me to enter the code

so i want to know if i can fix that ?

and if there are any other ways to unlock it please tell me about them?

and what is the latest software version for my device ?

and if i installed a soft ware will it be unlocked?

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sdgardne
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Re: unlock blackberry curve 8520


hossam55 wrote:

i have a black berry curve 8520 and it is locked on a network (mobinil egy) so when i tried to unlock it i go to

advanced option ===> sim card then i write "MEPD" it shows the information then when i write "MEP2" it dosen't ask me to enter the code

so i want to know if i can fix that ?

and if there are any other ways to unlock it please tell me about them?


Hi and Welcome to the Community!

 

There is only one legal way to unlock a BB...refer:

If you have used up all of your chances to enter the correct unlock code, there is nothing further you can do. Even if you happen to have now the correct code, it is useless. Only the factory can now (legally) unlock your BB. Typically, I've heard that the cost of having RIM do this for you will be greater than the cost of just buying a new one. But, you are able to ask them...see here:

Note, however, that this process will start with a fee...

If you obtained your unlock code from somewhere but it was incorrect, your recourse could be with them -- however, they may well question why you exhausted all 10 attempts before contacting them.

If your BB was already MEP locked and you obtained it from a source that represented it as being able to be unlocked, then your recourse would be with the seller you obtained it from.


hossam55 wrote:

 

and what is the latest software version for my device ?

 


Please refer to this official download portal as you proceed. It is sorted first by carrier -- so if all you want are the OS levels your carrier supports, your search will be quick. However, some carriers are much slower than others to release updates. To truly seek out the most up-to-date OS package for your BB, you must dig through and find all carriers that support your specific model BB, and then compare the OS levels that they support.


hossam55 wrote:

and if i installed a soft ware will it be unlocked?


If your BB is properly unlocked, there is no (legal) software you can install that would re-lock it. Likewise, there is no (legal) software you can install to unlock it. Only the above procedure or the BlackBerry factory can do that (legally).

 

Good luck!

 


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