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Old 09-04-2004, 08:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know that normal cell phones can be unlocked-
Does anyone know how to unlock a BB ?
or know where to get it done?
or how much it would cost?

it is locked for VODAFONE- and I need to use it on Tmobile USA
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Old 09-04-2004, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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BongoWireless is unlocking Blackberries, but for the Blackberry 7730 they do not yet have prices on their web site. Does anybody know if it is possible to unlock a Blackberry yourself?
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Unfortunately you can't preform the unlock by yourself. There's a cable and loader device involved with unlocking the Blackberry's that provides a flash of some sort and unlocks it from what I saw with the 6210 I had unlocked for a client. If your a Vodafone customer traveling, moving etc. try contacting them they might provide an unlock for certain circumstance. Beyond that its a waiting game unless you sell the 7730 and purchase another for TMo.
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Originally Posted by finch
There's a cable and loader device involved with unlocking the Blackberry's that provides a flash of some sort and unlocks it from what I saw with the 6210 I had unlocked for a client
Was the Blackberry connected to the pc during the unlock process or is it a standalone unlock device?
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Not to sure but I do recall a cable as part of the process. Not sure if the carriers have a differnet process but for appropriate reasons (this doesn't apply to all carriers) they can provide an unlock for Blackberry devices.
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Realistically, all carriers will be able to unlock blackberries in the same way, its just that some choose not to do so.
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There is actually a key squence to unlock the blackberries. But it may be a question of secure-insecure bootroms which may not allow you to do so. This unlocking seems to be a big problem so hopefully I will be able to provide more details.
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eradis - any details would be appreciated. I know T-Mobile provides a key and key sequence to unlock the 72xx (I have gone through that with them), but it sounds like other than having the actual key, you might have to resort to a hardware solution. Again, it would be nice to know the details.
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Yah, I bought one 7230 fro Ebay and then TMo unlocked it for me. but I lost the 7230 and I got 7730 as replacement under insurance and TMo unlocked that one as well. Now I am using it one AT&T and T-Mo networks.. No problem.
so far only providers can unlock the BB.. if any other source please let me know.
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you can unlock any gsm blackberry that uses a sim card. all you need is software or the code itself.
lots of people having success here on the blackberry code server.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You woke up a thread that was over two years old to tell everyone something that has been stated many, many times.

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You can't say they didn't use the search bar....
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