1. Snock's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I have just got my unlock code and instructions from my carrier. In the instructions, it says to "Go to the Home Screen and Turn Wireless Off to avoid damage to the Blackberry device".

    I've turned WiFi off, but I can't imagine this is what they mean...?


    Can anyone clear this up? Will me unlocking the unit cause damage?

    This is the actual message:

    Thank you for your email.

    The code you require is as follows:-

    ******************

    First of all, to prevent serious damage to the Blackberry device, the
    wireless antenna must be turned off before you unlock the device
    To turn off the wireless antenna and reset the Blackberry device, please
    follow these steps:
    1. On the Blackberry device Home screen, select Turn Wireless Off and
    click the track wheel.

    2. Remove the battery

    3. Take out the SIM card and re-insert it (the SIM card used is the SIM
    of the network it is locked to)

    4. Re-insert the battery

    5. Turn the Blackberry device on.

    To unlock the SIM card:
    1. On the Blackberry Home screen, select Options (If you are using the
    7100t, select Tools>Settings. If you are using Blackberry device
    Software 4.1, select Options>Advanced Options)

    2. Select SIM card.

    3. In the SIM card screen, type MEPD (in the case of a Blackberry device
    with SureType technology as the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Smartphone, Type
    MEPPD) this needs to be typed into that screen regardless that it
    doesn?t look like you should and it will not register that you are
    typing anything. After a little while, the five SIM personalisation
    settings appear on the screen.
    Note: The language should be set to English or English (United States).

    4. Type MEP2 (in the case of the 8100, type MEPP2) this needs to be
    typed into that screen regardless that it doesn?t look like you should
    and it will not register that you are typing anything.

    5. When prompted (which may take some time), type the unlock code and
    press the Return key. If you type the unlock code incorrectly three
    times, the BlackBerry device will not function.

    6. Turn the wireless antenna on to connect to the wireless network.

    Kind Regards
    Any help would be appreciated.
    12-20-09 05:22 AM
  2. Teek's Avatar
    Wireless meaning the radio.

    Go to the manage connections icon
    turn off mobile network
    and wifi

    Or just choose turn all connections off.

    any further trouble there should be a video on youtube
    12-20-09 05:34 AM
  3. Snock's Avatar
    Cheers Teek.

    It might help if they used the correct wording and terms, 'eh!

    12-20-09 05:38 AM
  4. Snock's Avatar
    All done.

    Thanks for you help.

    12-20-09 05:57 AM
  5. Teek's Avatar
    You are welcome!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-20-09 06:52 AM
  6. Teek's Avatar
    You are welcome! Glad I could help.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-20-09 06:52 AM
  7. CarrierUnlock's Avatar
    Haven't it on doesn't do anything or affect the unlocking process.
    12-20-09 03:09 PM
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