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Old 06-03-2009, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I've bought a BlackBerry 8820 AT&T.
It should be unlocked ( at least this is what I'm told :-S )

I've tried to get started and I'm getting a "Invalid SIM card" message now.
I think this device is locked, but I' m not 100 % sure of this.

If it's locked, is there anything I can do ?

lots of thanks in advance !
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's how to check whether it's locked:

Options > Advanced Options > SIM Card. On that screen, type MEPD (you won't see it anywhere, but type anyway).

That will reveal a few more entries. If all options are "Disabled" then the phone is unlocked. If SIM shows as "Enabled" then it is locked.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If it is locked, I highly recommend Cell Phone Unlock Codes | UniquePhones - they've got great turn-around time. It's a little more than other sites, but I was very impressed with the speed of delivery.
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go to options, advanced options, simcard,

type meppd or mepd,

if network is disabled your phone is unocked A okay
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When I go to "advanced options" > "SIM card"

I'm getting the following error:
"SIM card: No Valid SIM card"

Can't see any numbers there

I've 2 working SIM cards to test with.
when using the first one, BB asks the pin code.
when using the second one, BB never asks the pin code

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Old 06-04-2009, 06:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the AT&T logo is still visible after a wipe of the device.
Do I have to update the ROM to remove this and should a ROM upgrade solve the problems ?!
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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the AT&T logo is still visible after a wipe of the device.
Do I have to update the ROM to remove this and should a ROM upgrade solve the problems ?!
The at&t logo cannot be removed by publicly available software.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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as mentioned before:
- can't use unlock codes
- can't totally wipe the device and remove the AT&T logo + limitations

... so this means there's totaly no way to unlock this device ?

I tought that every BlackBerry device was unlock-able

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Old 06-05-2009, 12:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't think you entering the MEP screen correctly.
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oops, sorry you where right. I've did it incorrectly...

the following output shows up:

SIM Disabled
Network Active
Network subset Disabled
Service provider Disabled
Corporate Disabled

...so it's locked...

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