Blackberry Unlocking Tutorial

One of the most popular phones brand on the market today is still BlackBerry. The versatile cell phones from BlackBerry boasts a wide-range of features, including Internet access, appointment scheduling, and still for most of their phones the physical keyboard…  But as with any type of phone, it’s only good if it can work on your local carriers. If your BlackBerry is locked, then you’ll want to take the time to have it unlocked. Fortunately, there’s a six-step process you can follow to unlock your BlackBerry.

Step 1: Identify your Unlock Code

First, you’ll need to identify your unlock code, and to do this you’ll need your phone’s IMEI number.

  • On a BlackBerry 10, click the Advanced tab under the phone’s Settings.
    A dropdown menu should include a Hardware Tab. Click it and you’ll see your IMEI number.
  • On a BlackBerry 6, 7, 8 or 9 you need to click Device under the Options menu.
    Now click Device Status Information, and you can find your IMEI.
  • If you have a BlackBerry 5 or earlier version, simply click Status under the Options menu, and you’ll see your IMEI.

Or simply phone this number *#06# with your keypad.

Step 2: Call, chat online or visit your carrier in person 

Now you will need to contact your carrier; most will unlock it for free if your contract is up.  Tell them you would like to unlock your phone and that you already have the phone’s IMEI number.  If your contract with the carrier is not up, then you may have to take a different route of getting your phone unlocked.

Step 3: Taking an alternative route

If your carrier refuses to give you an unlock code, you can always pay a third-party service provider for one. Before choosing a third-party service provider.  The provider will need your phone’s IMEI number, and although receiving the unlock code may take up to three days, in most cases, it only takes a few hours.

Step 4: Entering you unlock code

Once you have your unlock code, you’ll need to go to your phone’s Settings and select the Security and Privacy tab.  Then click on SIM Card and scroll down until you see Unlock Phone.  Click this tab and enter your code, followed by clicking on OK.  Do keep in mind that you have only 10 attempts to enter the number or otherwise your phone will be disabled.

Step 5: Entering your unlock code on a BlackBerry 7

On a BlackBerry 7, all network connections must be disabled before entering your unlock code.  To turn off these connections, go to Manage Connections and turn off WiFi and mobile networks.

Then go to your SIM Card menu and type “MEPD.”  A new menu will pop up and your Network should appear as Active.  If you have a 71xx, 81xx, 91xx model, instead of typing “MEPD,” you’ll need to type “MEPPD.”

Now type “MEP[Alt]2″.  You may then have to type “MEP[Alt]4″ if nothing happens.  Remember that pressing the Alt key is suggested so that you can type numbers.  For 71xx, 81xx, and 91xx models, you will instead need to type “MEPP[Alt]2″ or “MEPP[Alt]4″.

At this point, you will now enter your unlock code.  Fortunately, you have 255 tries, so it’ll be hard to mess up entering your code the right way.  Once you have entered it correctly, insert your new SIM card.  You can then re-enable your network connections to.

Step 6: Entering your unlock code on a BlackBerry 6 or older version

Simply remove the old SIM card and replace it with the new one.  Turn the phone back on and enter your unlock code

Top Mobile Bloggers You Need to be Following

When it comes to mobile phones, you probably have a difficult time staying up-to-date with the latest trends. After all, every time you turn around a new phone is coming out with updated features and capabilities. Fortunately, though, the Internet simplifies staying in the loop on all things related to mobile phones. Here’s a quick look at a few of the top mobile bloggers and content creators who can keep you current on everything you need to know about mobile phones.

TechDirt – Wireless

You’ll find anything and everything related to wireless devices and networking at One of the latest blogs to be posted takes a closes look at how Verizon is finally allowing “a total opt out from sneaky super cookies.” You’ll also learn how a Google-powered mobile network will soon the change the wireless industry. Looking for something related to the battle between AT&T and T-Mobile? If so, check out this post. Karl Bode, along with several bloggers, provides the content on this blog.

TechDirt - Wireless news

TechDirt – Wireless news


A quick glance at the iDownloadBlog will provide you with an insider’s view of the soon to come Samsung Galaxy S6, Apple’s latest iPhone and all things to do with jailbreaking a phone. Jake Smith and a few other content creators run the blog, brining you must-know information on all of today’s mobile phone news.



The Hacker News

Looking for a site with postings that provide you with the good, the bad and the ugly of mobile devices? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out The Hacker News. Two of the best content creators on this site are Mohit Kumar and Swati Khandelwal. They provide you with an insider’s view on how wireless routers are getting hacked and much more.

The Hacker News

The Hacker News


When it comes to all things related to mobile phones, Matthew Miller has the latest news and reviews on updates and relevant news. With in-depth reviews on both Android and iOS based phones, you’re sure to learn neat tips and tricks about today’s hottest smartphones. You can rest assured that the author knows what he’s talking about. He’s been working with mobile phones since 1997 and has owned more than 200 devices.

Key Benefits to Unlocking Your Mobile Device

Unlocked mobile devices represent a large sector of the communication industry, and unlocked phones are perhaps one of the most effective devices for expanding the reach of communication for many people… Unlocked phones have been the topic of many debates in the U.S. Congress, who voted to permanently allow the unlocking of cell phones. People tend to think of unlocked phones as something that people want for the sole purpose of escaping contracts or obligations to their carrier. However, unlocked phones are actually used for several other purposes. Unlocked phones have been used as a vital part of Women’s Protective Services; they enable a larger geographic area to use a given phone; and they improve the global economy.

Women’s Protective Services

Unlocked mobile devices, particularly cell phones, are used to help women leave abusive, dangerous situations. An unlocked mobile device gives women a tool to use in the event of an emergency. For example, an abusive spouse may be stalking a woman, and she can use the phone to notify emergency responders of anything that would make her unsure about her setting, such as leaving work with the spouse’s car nearby.

Reach a Larger Geographic Area

Although cell phone carriers tend to be located and provide service along areas with a high population density, millions of people live outside the reach of the major cell phone service providers. Unlocked phones give these people access to communication, which, in the case of illness, injury, or simply the passage of knowledge; can be a life-saving tool. An unlocked phone can be used on international carriers where the phone’s original carrier does not offer service, or it may be used to reduce the charges of using the phone abroad. Recycled phones are often unlocked and sent to areas of the world in need of modern communication. Furthermore, unlocked phones impact the global economy.

Unlocked Phones and the World Market

If a carrier had the right to nullify and make all phone unlocks illegal, it would devastate the world economy. Unlocked phones give people the option to switch carriers for a variety of reasons, including leaving carriers who charge exuberant fees, have a lack of geographic service, or for the need to move overseas. Not only do unlocked phones help the world market, but they actually increase the competitive efforts between providers, which helps ensure that the cost of using mobile devices stays minimal. If the competition did not exist, a dominant company would gain a monopoly and have unrestricted reasoning to increase prices beyond what most people could afford. This would spiral into the return to the age of the landline phones, and the production and use of cell phones would come to grinding halt.

The advancement of mobile technology has united the people of the world in ways never thought possible. Most cell phones have an initial lock placed on them by a carrier, but the need for effective two-factor communication between people around the world has contributed to the widespread practice of unlocking mobile devices. If the U.S. Government condones the process of unlocking mobile devices for the above mentioned reasons, what reason do you have for not ensuring your phone has access to communication on a global scale?

Find My iPhone Activation Lock Bypass

We just add a new service to retrieve information about the Original iCloud Owner of any iPhone. The service will just provide information about the original iCloud Account but will not provide passwords or remove the iCloud lock from the device. However we do provide these information: Account Full Name, Apple ID email, Address, Phone & Secret Questions (without the answers).

The details will look like as below (may vary depending on model/activation/status):

Name: John Doe (Full name of account owner here)
Apple ID:
Spare Apple ID (login alias)
Address: 4th Floor, Block A, No. 28 New York Road
New York- 200010 USA
Tel 86-021-1394782256622
Evening Phone
Archiving e-mail address
Security Question:
What are you grew up in the street called?
What is your ideal job?
Your best friend boyhood name?

To find these informations we will need the IMEI & UDID Number of the iPhone.

Service Name: iPhone & iPad iCloud ID Data (Need IMEI + UDID) [Tool ID: 778]
Turnaround of Delivery: 1-3 Business Days (Monday to Friday)
Success Rate: Around 80%

How to find your UDID number:

1. Open iTunes on your Desktop Computer,
2. Plug in your iPhone to your Desktop computer,
3. Select your device under “Devices” on the left hand side of the screen,
4. Click on your Serial number and it will change to your UDID number,
5. Right click on the number to copy to clipboard.

How to find iPhone UDID

How to find iPhone UDID

Unlock iPhone from Austria

We are now able to offer five services to Unlock iPhone from Austria. Depending of the services you pick we can provide the confirmation of unlock from 4 to 7 business days (Monday to Friday). If your iPhone is from 3 Hutchison or A1 Mobilkom Austria we support absolutely all models including the iPhone 6 and 6+ ! However if it’s from Orange or T-Mobile Austria we can unlock any iPhone up to the iPhone 5. We are now direct source for these services and all we need is the IMEI of your iPhone and it will be registered as “Unlocked” on iTunes server (Permanent Factory Unlock).

Here is the new list of services we offer to Unlock iPhone from Austria:

  • 3 Hutchison Austria – All iPhone Including 6/6+ – [Tool ID: 784]
  • A1 Mobilkom Austria – All iPhone Including 6/6+ – [Tool ID: 441]
  • A1 Mobilkom Austria – iPhone 4, 4S “Out of Contract” – [Tool ID: 783]
  • Orange Austria – iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 – [Tool ID: 442]
  • T-Mobile Austria – iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 – [Tool ID: 477]

You can check our prices on our Wholesale Unlock Pricing page.

Unlock iPhone LMT Latvia

Exclusively for UnlockBase server we are now able to offer a new service to unlock all iPhone from LMT Latvia. Service is working in less than two business days (Monday to Friday) and support absolutely all iPhone from LMT Latvia, including the 6 and 6 Plus ! If the phone is still in contract it can take up to five business days. This is a new exclusive service from UnlockBase Server, all we need is the IMEI of your iPhone and it will be registered as “Unlocked” on iTunes server (Permanent Factory Unlock).

Service Name: LMT Latvia – All iPhone Including 6/6+ “Clean IMEI” – [Tool ID: 780]

You can check our prices on our Wholesale Unlock Pricing page.

The Insider's Guide to Traveling Abroad With Smartphones

When preparing for a trip overseas, there’s so much to think about. Let’s take a quick look at a few mobile phone tips to follow both before and while traveling abroad.

Before You Go

Unlock your phone: A lot of people forget to have their phones unlocked so they can be used overseas, at a much cheaper rate. Don’t let this happen to you! You have two basic ways to get your phone unlocked; either through your network carrier or through a third-party service provider, like UnlockBase.

Before your go unlock your Cell Phone

Unlocking your phone allows you to use it on a local carrier serving the country you are traveling to. Without local service, or in the least an international data plan, you will likely pay upward of $15/MB for data; this means sending a simple picture message will cost about $30.

Gear up

  • Phone chargers: You’ll also want to stock up on phone chargers, preferably ones that connect to your computer through a USB port. You might even want to invest in extra battery packs to ensure you can stay charged on the go.

  • We know you’re already planning on taking the coolest selfie for trip, so you’ll want to purchase a lens that is compatible with your smartphone and possibly even a selfie stick.

Download: You’ll want to download these four apps on your phone before you head out:

  • Currency App: This app simplifies knowing how much money you’re spending when dealing with different currencies. All you do is select the currency you’re making a purchase with and then select the conversion you want to take place.
  • Transit App: If you’re using public transportation, Transit App is a must. It shows you the quickest way to get to your destination using a variety of transportation methods, including bike shares, commuter rails and more.
  • Data Manager App: “This app helps you take control of your mobile data usage and save you money on your monthly phone bill.” Clint Johnston from TripHackr says.
Clint Johnston from TripHackr

Clint Johnston from TripHackr

  • Text Messaging App: Rick Steves, America’s leading authority on European travel, recommends the apps below, “all of which “work similarly for text messaging.” : WhatsAppText PlusTextfree, and React.
Rick Steves

Rick Steves

  • Offi Journey Planner: If you’re using public transportation, the Offi Journey Planner app is a must use. It shows you the quickest way to get to your destination using a variety of transportation methods, including bike shares, commuter rails and more.

Once You Arrive

Buy a SIM card: Go to a retailer — possibly even a gas station — that sells SIM cards and data plans for the carrier you want to switch to. Simply pop the SIM card in your phone and follow the activation process; you’ll then have a working cell phone with cheap international calling.

If you don’t want to take the route of switching out SIM cards, you can always take advantage of KnowRoaming, which requires the simple, one-time application of a sticker on your current SIM card that activates itself and provides cheap international voice, text and data roaming rates in over 200 countries. KnowRoaming’s prepaid system puts you in control of your usage and spending, which you can monitor in real-time using the KnowRoaming app.

Knowroaming SIM Card

Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters gave KnowRoaming a try and was more than satisfied.

Dave Dean from Too many adapters

Dave Dean from Too many adapters

WiFi: While on your trip you’ll want to avoid costly data usage charges by tapping into free WiFi connections as much as possible. SpeedSpot is an app that helps you identify the closest free Internet connections.

Translation: If you’re in need of a translation app, there’s no better one than OneTongue, which has the capability to support eight users simultaneously.

Stay connected with friends and family: When it comes to staying in contact with your loved ones back home, you can’t go wrong with Skype. Simply download the app to your smartphone and you’ll be able to make international calls for as cheap as 1 cent a minute. Google Hangouts is another excellent communication app, supporting both voice and video connections.

Extra Tips to Keep In Mind

  • Keeping your phone in airplane mode ensures that you don’t unknowingly use any data,
    and it’s also ideal to turn off any push notifications.
  • When communicating with your friends and loved ones, do your best to do so with a free WiFi connection.
  • Have a great time!

Unlock New Alcatel Modem and OT-EV07 HD Tablet

Today we have updated the “Alcatel (USB Modem New)”  & “Alcatel (USB Modem Old #1)” services with seven newly supported models of Alcatel Modem & Tablet that can be unlocked in real time by code simply with the IMEI (Serial Number). Including these new models there are now 13 powerful services to unlock Alcatel cell phone Instantly 24/7 and supporting more than 467 models!

Service: Alcatel (USB Modem New) – [Tool ID: 498]

– Alcatel OT-Evo7 HD (Tablet)
– Alcatel OT-M600
– Alcatel OT-M600Q
– Alcatel Modem X090
– Alcatel Modem X150
– Alcatel Modem X221L

Service : Alcatel (USB Modem Old #1) – [Tool ID: 306]

– Alcatel Modem X220x

Samsung SM-G350 Galaxy Core Plus

We can source the Unlock Code for any Samsung from Argentina. However if you have a Samsung Galaxy Core from this country, you will need to Flash / Upgrade the firmware of the phone to be able to enter the Unlock Code in your Cell Phone. Why ? Simply because the network provider from Argentina use by default for the Samsung SM-G350 (Galaxy Core Plus) and SM-G355 (Galaxy Core 2) a custom firmware that avoid anybody to enter code like explained in this tutorial to Unlock Samsung Galaxy Avant from T-Mobile USA. You can follow the guideline of our previous post for Galaxy Avant and then :

– Click this link to download the Samsung Galaxy Core Plus (SM-G350) Unlock Firmware.
– Click this link to download the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 (SM-G355) Unlock Firmware.

Step by Step Guide: How to Unlock LG Cell Phone

If you want to unlock your LG cell phone, you will first need to identify the model of your phone.  Being that there are literally hundreds of LG phones on the market, it’s important that you keep in mind that an unlock process for one LG phone may not work on your exact LG phone.  Here’s a quick look at the unlock process for three of today’s most popular LG cell phones.

Unlock LG G3

You will first need to purchase an unlock code, and after doing so, please follow the steps listed below:

  • Insert a SIM from the carrier you are wanting to switch to; it should show up as an “Unaccepted Simcard
  • At this point, you should see texts pop up on the screen asking for an unlock code
  • Enter the unlock code that we provided to you and click “OK” or “confirm” or “Submit
  • Your phone should be unlocked

Unlock LG Optimus G

You will first need to purchase an unlock code, and after doing so, please follow the steps listed below:

  • Turn on your LG Optimus G
  • Make sure the original SIM card is in it
  • From the home screen, type in 2945#*970#
  • You will see a menu pop up
  • Type in your unlock code that you received from us and select “OK” or “SUBMIT” or “CONFIRM
  • The phone may or may not reboot itself
  • It should now be unlocked

Unlock LG G Vista

You will first need to purchase an unlock code, and after doing so, please follow the steps listed below:

  • Insert a SIM card into the phone that comes from the carrier you are wanting to switch to,
  • Turn on the phone,
  • A message stating “Enter unlock code” should appear,
  • Type in the unlock code that you received from us,
  • If for some reason you are not asked to enter an unlock code, you will need to contact us.

* Bonus Tip * 

Please keep in mind that when contacting UnlockBase for an unlock code, we will need the IMEI number off of your phone, which can usually be identified by typing in *#06# and hitting the “send” button.  You should receive a text message with your IMEI number.