Hard locked 9700
right I have been lurking on the forums searching for an answer but not really got anywhere so first post!
I have 9700 that is hard locked.(bought through a friend of a friend brand new but hard locked when I got it!)
I have been round absolutely everywhere trying to get it unlocked but everyone just shakes their head and says no!
been doing a bit of searching and have found that their is 8 attempts left at the IMEI code however I don't have that,
I don't mind sending it somewhere for them to unlock it however cant find anywhere in the UK that does this, can anyone advise somewhere in the UK that can get it unlocked and also unlocked to any network?
any help greatly appreciated!
well the symptoms are unable to make any calls,texts ,basically do anything with the phone, I took it to a variety of shops including vodafone who was the original supplier and they told me the phone is hard locked and did not/would not tell me any more.
I am unsure if this phone has perhaps been registered stolen or something?
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10-05-11, 03:21 PM #5
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hard locked means you have exceeded the number of attempts. You'll need to take it to a repair shop for them to use the USB method to unlock it. That is the only way now.
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10-05-11, 09:50 PM #7
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Thomas, if you find anything... let me know! im in the same position as you.
I have been to a few repair shops and they all say they can't do anything with it, but people in repair shops really arnt that smart anyway, all they usually do is unlock networks, buy and sell, fix buttons, covers. install new screens ect <- stuff like that, this seems to be abit more technical than that... i suspect things like: flashing new images to on-board flash memory / jtagging / new firmware, stuff like that will solve this problem, ill continue to search for answers also... Reply here if you find anything bud
Last edited by Paul0759; 10-05-11 at 09:58 PM.
- 10-06-11, 02:18 PM #10
If this phone cannot make calls and you have taken it to a phone store then I suspect that its IMEI has been blacklisted. A common reason for blacklisting is that should the phone be lost or stolen and then replaced by an insureance company the carrier will blacklist the "old" phone.However it cannot make or receive phone calls or SMS messages.
Symptoms of blacklisting are that the phone will correctly respond to a network and will display the correct number of signal bars.
Once a phone has been blacklisted it is almost never released.
An advanced search of Crackberry forums should turn up any number of fuller explanations of blacklisting for you.
- 10-06-11, 08:25 PM #13
The relevant links have been removed, and I have closed this thread.