1. vikas2k's Avatar
    hello everyone.

    sorry for sounding like such a newbie that i am. i purchased a blackberry 8900 last week and the seller mentioned that the phone is unlocked.

    how can I verify that the phone is actually indeed unlocked???
    09-27-09 01:31 PM
  2. nicholaswj's Avatar
    1. Insert any sim card
    2. Scroll and select "Manage connections"
    3. Select "Turn all connections off"
    4, Press "Escape" to go back to the "Home" screen
    5. Go to "Options" menu and select "Advanced options"
    6. Select "SIM card"
    7. Typing MEPD. You will not see text appear on screen while typing. This opens up a personalization menu

    If all are set to "disabled" it's unlocked.

    (Instructions taken from "http://expressunlockcode.com/help.aspx")
    09-27-09 02:09 PM
  3. dictoresno's Avatar
    you dont need to turn all connections off in order to check if its unlocked. just follow steps 5-7 as mentioned.
    09-27-09 03:16 PM
  4. vikas2k's Avatar
    thank you so much for responding, i really appreciate it.

    yes my bb is unlocked!
    09-27-09 03:45 PM
  5. nicholaswj's Avatar
    oops... my bad... forgot to edit that part out :\
    09-29-09 03:50 PM
  6. FATMANSDAD's Avatar
    you dont need to turn all connections off in order to check if its unlocked. just follow steps 5-7 as mentioned.
    Nice pic! You must be a "WRITER"
    09-29-09 05:30 PM
  7. FATMANSDAD's Avatar
    1. Insert any sim card
    2. Scroll and select "Manage connections"
    3. Select "Turn all connections off"
    4, Press "Escape" to go back to the "Home" screen
    5. Go to "Options" menu and select "Advanced options"
    6. Select "SIM card"
    7. Typing MEPD. You will not see text appear on screen while typing. This opens up a personalization menu

    If all are set to "disabled" it's unlocked.

    (Instructions taken from "http://expressunlockcode.com/help.aspx")
    This was very helpful to me as i plan to get one of my phones unlocked! thanks!
    09-29-09 05:39 PM
  8. Gramuk's Avatar
    I just did that procedure with my Orange UK supplied BB 8900 and it says everything is disabled..... so I'll try an O2 sim in there and hopefully it will work if it is truly unlocked.
    strange to get an unlocked phone... Will update here once I've tried it.


    Yes - it runs on the wife's O2 SIM. Wonder if Orange UK realize they are shipping unlocked bb's
    Last edited by Gramuk; 10-02-09 at 02:32 PM. Reason: tested sim
    10-02-09 02:28 PM
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