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Old 01-18-2010, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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does this really mean that the phone is locked or is there a subsidary unlock? can i wipe the device and start it over? some one told me to flash it but it is not an active device adn blackberry online will not do it.
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Are you talking the code to unlock it so it can be used on another network, or the code to security unlock it?
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There are several uses of the phrase "Unlock Code".

Do you mean the code used when the BB is locked as part of a security setting, and you want to unlock it?

Are you referring to a SIM card unlock (possible with a 9530 - there is no 9350) to use it on another carrier?
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Or are you referring to a password set on the device?
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I guess the OP wasn't happy with the answer penguin gave him in this thread.

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Same answer, different day?
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Doesn't the BB erase its memory after the failed attempts? I guess thats about it, just put new information on it...

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Doesn't the BB erase its memory after they failed attempts? I guess thats about it, just put new information on it...
Depends upon your definition of unlock. If you enter a password just to lock the phone then yes your answer is correct.

However, if you're talking about the carrier subsidy lock... 10 incorrect attempts to unlock will cause the device to be locked forever.
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Depends upon your definition of unlock. If you enter a password just to lock the phone then yes your answer is correct.

However, if you're talking about the carrier subsidy lock... 10 incorrect attempts to unlock will cause the device to be locked forever.
OH... crap... that sounds not good...

Well I will worry about that in 3 month or so..
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Are you talking the code to unlock it so it can be used on another network, or the code to security unlock it?
yes the sim card unlock so i can use it on tmobile. i was told that i could reset the flash memory and install the new os and try it again.
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Who told you that you could reset the flash memory?
They were incorrect.
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as said here, and in the other thread.
Once a blackberry has been attempted to be unlocked for use with another carrier 10 times; that blackberry is PERMANENTLY locked to the original carrier.
There is NO way around that.
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Who told you that you could reset the flash memory?
They were incorrect.
it was the blackberry technical support. they told me to take it to verizon and they would "flash" it. he is also the person that told me that they might have a subsidary unlock. verizon said that they do not flash pda's. they told me to go to blackberry.com and see if i can do it myself. from what i have tried the phone has to be activated on a network to upload anything to it.
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If you have entered the wrong unlock code 10 times, then the device is permanently locked. That's about it.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
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You can ask the question 10 different ways and you will get the same answer each time.

You can try to unlock it with 10 different codes and your end result will be the same. 10 incorrect attempts, pertinently locked device.
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