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JSanders
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Unlocking your BlackBerry Guide

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If you need an unlock code to unlock your BlackBerry for use on a carrier other than the one to which it is branded, check out this http://unlock.berryreview.com/

 

I have used this service many times, the prices are fair, and they are trusted, reputable vendors. They will respond timely. You may find cheaper or even free unlock codes, but do you TRUST them to give you the right code. Note, entering a wrong unlock code on your device ten times, can lock it permanently to that carrier.

 


Here's a quick guide to unlocking your BlackBerry smartphone for use on a provider other than the one to which it is branded.

 

First, confirm if your BlackBerry is already "unlocked" or not:

  1. On your OS5 BlackBerry, go to Options > Advanced Options > Sim Card. For an OS6 or OS7 device, go to Options > Device > Advanced > SIM
  2. At that screen type MEPD (see note below) on your keyboard. A new menu will pop up.  * If your BlackBerry has a SureType keyboard (71xx, 81xx, 91xx devices) you will need to double-tap the P, so the actual keys entered become M E P P D.
  3. Look for Network in the list.
  4. If your device is "unlocked", it should say Disabled or Inactive. If it says Active, it's still locked to that carrier.

 


Instructions for OS 6.0 & 7.0/7.1
Type Sim Card in UNIVERSAL SEARCH. That will bring up the Sim Card menu. Open that menu then Check and see what locks are active by:
type mepd
(You won't see anything as you type)
A hidden menu will open up and will say what locks are active.

To enter your unlock code:
Open the Sim Card menu
Then type mep2 or mep4.
[for OS 7.0 devices keep your finger on alt key the whole time when typing mep2 or mep4] (You won't see anything as you type) A hidden menu will open up Then enter the code we provided, click enter then you'll get a message saying "Code accepted".


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TIPS, TRICKS & TROUBLE SHOOTING
**SURETYPE PEARL OR PEARL FLIP
Remember there are two letters per key so to enter Mep2 you need to click the "op" key twice to get the letter p.

**CANT BRING UP MENU TO ENTER CODE
Please try it with a different sim card inserted. And make sure you keep your finger pressed on the "alt" key when pressing 2.




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AGhtutoo
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Re: Unlocking your BlackBerry Guide

Hello
If i make the unlock in my BB9900,Can i use in my country with BB service?After unlock,what effect for my mobile?
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jasonjp
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Re: Unlocking your BlackBerry Guide

My friend wants to bring his blackberry in Asia(philippines to be exact) will it work there if it's unlocked?

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JSanders
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Re: Unlocking your BlackBerry Guide

it should, but you need to know specific model # , etc., first.




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Re: Unlocking your BlackBerry Guide

I don't know which model he has. Will ask him.

 

Are there any restrictions to certain models? I mean, are there any specific models that won't work even when unlocked?

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JSanders
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Re: Unlocking your BlackBerry Guide

There could be some issues, and some models which do not work on other specific mobile providers, so his details are required.




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Re: Unlocking your BlackBerry Guide

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Ok, thanks JSanders. I guess I need to check first on what model he has.

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JSanders
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Re: Unlocking your BlackBerry Guide

And on what mobile provider he intends to use it on.




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jasonjp
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Re: Unlocking your BlackBerry Guide

I see... thanks.
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Re: Unlocking your BlackBerry Guide

Pls ! answer my question .
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