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Old 11-17-2010, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I have my friend's 9530 here, and I was going through unlocking it.

I got to the section to select a Sim Card, but the screen showed "No Valid Sim Card" at the top. Regardless, I went and typed MEPD and MEP2 anyways.

Now at this point, I am wondering. Is it okay to input the unlock code without a sim card inserted? (There technically was a sim card inside, it just didn't read it for whatever reason. It is a sim card that is working in my phone.)

I got "Code Accepted" and I get..
Sim = Disabled
Network = Inactive
Network Subset = Disabled
Service Provider = Disabled
Corporate = Disabled

It still doesn't read my Sim Card, but I am unable to bring up the menu to enter an Unlock Code anymore.


Have yet to be able to test it, but is this Blackberry unlocked? Or will testing a new sim only tell?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Isn't MrTurtle really asking if a SIM (presumably, any sim?) has to be installed when unlocking the BB? Also, that verification procedure doesn't appear to work on the 9550 (maybe it does on the 9530?), at least not mine. I get absolutely no response after typing in MEPD, regardless of the type or orientation of the onscreen keyboard. Any thoughts?
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carolina, is you storm alreay unlocked? if so, you won't get a prompt after typing mepd.
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carolina, is you storm alreay unlocked? if so, you won't get a prompt after typing mepd.
Not already unlocked (unless Verizon goofed when I first bought it). Don't have another carrier's SIM to test it yet though. Wouldn't realistically expect it to be unlocked.

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your service provider is ' DISABLED' you need mep4 code as well. it is a new security code
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Anyone have any further insight into this?

Thanks in advance.
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Anyone have any further insight into this?
Thanks in advance.
Yep. You don't have to have a SIM card in the device, just type MEPD from the SIM screen. Works on both the 9530 and 9550, I just tested it on both.

What else?
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Yep. You don't have to have a SIM card in the device, just type MEPD from the SIM screen. Works on both the 9530 and 9550, I just tested it on both.

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What's really weird is that when using .713 (I think that was the previous version I had loaded?), I got no response when typing in MEPD (regardless of which type keyboard I tried). Loaded .1015 a week ago, and it now works as it should. Thanks!
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