BlackBerry 101: How to Unlock Your BlackBerry

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By Leo Garcia on 30 Sep 2009 09:44 am
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Today we are looking a procedure that most of us will do at one time or another while owning a BlackBerry which is unlocking. Keep in mind, this will only work on GSM devices, or "World Phones" like the 8830WE, Storm or Tour. If you are like me, you will sometimes want a BlackBerry from another carrier to run on your own carrier. Or maybe you want to sell it and increase resale value while opening yourself up to more potential buyers. All you need to do is get an unlock code and follow our quick session and your on your way!

How to Enter Unlock Codes for Blackberry 8900, 9000, 9630, 8300, 8310, 8320, 8800, 8820:

You will need to get an unlock code either from your carrier or from an unlocking company. You also must have either a active or inactive SIM card in your phone to complete the unlock process.


1. Go to Options, Advanced Options, then Sim Card

2. On your Blackberry, type MEPD (You will not see any text appear on the screen while typing MEPD)

3. Type MEP, then ALT BUTTON, and then 2 on your Blackberry keyboard (Once again, you will not see any text appear on the screen while typing)

4. You should see a prompt "Enter Network MEP Code". Type in the unlock code and press the trackball

If code says accepted, your BlackBerry is now unlocked. To verify your device is unlocked, follow steps 1 & 2 and "Network" will say "disabled". If Network says "Active", then it is still locked to the standard carrier. Be sure to check out our Cell Unlocking Companies forum for more information.

Topics: BlackBerry 101