How to enter the Unlocking Code for a Blackberry

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General Information about the BlackBerry unlocking codes

When you receive your code it will be in one of two formats (depending on your model) 

1: A single string of 4 or 5 long numbers or
2: Again a string of numbers, but with some identifying letters between them (EG MEP/NCK etc) 

If you receive format 1, then these are simply 4 or 5 codes that need to be tried. (So when you are asked to enter the unlocking code, you need to try each one, starting with the 1st). 

If you receive format 2, then please refer to the table below for your code. 

Here's an example of how your code will break down: 

Type   Example    MEP
IMEI:  351238034369xxx  n/a
SIM Code: 6123343501466xxx  MEP1
NCK Code: 7123039679046xxx  MEP2
Subset Code: 123211566752xxx  MEP3
Prov Code: 8261232688272xxx  MEP4
Corp Code: 3851231232390xxx  MEP5

Note: BlackBerry in 90% of countries will only require the MEP2 code 
We suggest you copy codes to a notepad and enter them very carefully. 

1-Generic Method for most BlackBerry models

1. Go to Settings Menu, SIM card and press select
2. While holding down the 'Shift' key type 'MEPD'
3. You should now see five locking categories listed
4. While holding down the the SHIFT KEY, type 'MEP2'
5. Next, release the shift key.
6. You will now be prompted to enter the Network MEP code (stating how many unlocking attempts are left)
7. Enter the code
8. Return/Enter
9. The device should now be unlocked

2-Generic Method for most BlackBerry models

1.Turn off your mobile.
2.Change the Sim Card to a non accepeted Sim Card.
3.Turn on your mobile.
4.Your mobile will ask for your unlock code(MEP 2).
5.The device should now be unlocked.

Please Note:

Each unsuccessful unlock attempt (EG entering the code incorrectly) will delay the next attempt by 10 seconds, and so on.
You are limited to 255 attempts before the phone is permanently blocked.

NOTE: On some phones you are limited to only 10 attempts 

To unblock a phone, it must be taken to a RIM Blackberry Service centre. In the meantime there will be no outgoing calls including emergency calls.


Question: My phone asks to enter a PIN number 
Answer: For SIM cards with PIN ENABLED you will be required to enter a PIN. This is not the unlocking code that has just been provided. For information concerning the PIN, PIN2, PUK and PUK2 codes for a SIM card please read the manual that came with your phone. This is NOT a handset unlocking difficulty. 

Question: My handset displays a different message to what is shown when I insert a Non Vodafone Australia SIM card. 
Answer: The most common message the phone will display is 'Invalid SIM card'. Because each handset may have a different variation in software there is no common message. If your handset displays a different message it is recommended to move onto the next step. Note: Faulty SIM Cards - The handset may also display messages indicating the SIM you are using to unlock the handset is faulty, it could display 'Insert SIM' 'Bad Card', 'Card Error' or 'Card Rejected', confirm the SIM card is correctly inserted, the gold area downwards and the cut of the corner matches correctly. You will need a working Non Vodafone SIM card to unlock the handset.

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