BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-07-2007, 07:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Model: 8820
PIN: N/A
Carrier: vodafone
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default HELP blackberry 8820 HELP

Please Login to Remove!

Hi guys i bought a blackberry 8820 off ebay from the uk (im in australia) altho it is a orange phone, and i bought a orange simcard and when i turn the phone on it says handheld lock, and i have 10 trys for the pin, altho ive used seven, ive even tried my vodafone simcard and it still wont work, what code do i need to put in there ? is that like a carrier lock or has the previous owner put the lock on? if so how can i reset it? is there some way of reseting it by reinstalling its program or something ? or some reset button on the phone i dont know, please help asap, Thanks.....
Offline  
Old 12-07-2007, 07:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry B Boy
 
jeremyckitching's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.415
PIN: 215BE1F8
Carrier: T-Mobile U.S.A.
Posts: 4,243
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry 8700g: BlackBerry8320/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

That is a password the previous owner put in. If you enter the incorrect password three more times it will just wipe the information on the device, which shouldn't be an issue. And the password will be gone. So go ahead and type in the wrong password three more times. Then you should be able to use it.
Offline  
Old 12-07-2007, 07:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
greggebhardt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FLorida
Model: 9000!
PIN: NOT!
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 3,762
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Sounds like the owner had a lock. Do the 10 times and the unit will erase all the info. Start fresh from there!
Offline  
Old 12-07-2007, 09:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
mrjerome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Model: 9530
OS: 4.7.0.114
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 112
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up Good Answer jeremyckitching

That was a very good answer jeremyckitching!
__________________
Kyocera QCP 6035> Motorola V600> PocketPC> HP6315> BlackBerry 7100t> Treo 600/650/700w/700wx/700p> BlackBerry 8830/8130/8330/9530
Offline  
Old 12-07-2007, 07:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Model: 8820
PIN: N/A
Carrier: vodafone
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

ok thats fixed now thanks heaps, now i need a carrier unlock code, can anyone help me out for one ? free of course :D
Offline  
Old 12-07-2007, 09:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: iPh6
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,821
Post Thanks: 33
Thanked 442 Times in 382 Posts
Default

No freebies; sorry. The only freebies are from the carriers, and since you are not an Orange customer, they won't help.

Contact one of the commercial unlockers (GSMPhoneSource is one, there are others) and see if they can help.
Offline  
Old 12-08-2007, 12:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Model: 8820
PIN: N/A
Carrier: vodafone
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hey thanks for that mate, ill give it a go, would the guys on ebay do the trick ? its like 30 aud ? is that a good price ? also where could i download its driver and software for the phone.....
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.