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    Unlocking 8700c w/out Pass Code

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    Hey guys. A friend of mine works for this recycling center and he finds cool stuff sometimes. Today he found a Cingular BB 8700c. We charged it up and it works but it is locked. We have only tried once to unlock it so we have 9 tries left.

    My question: Is there any way to unlock it without the code? What does it take to get it unlocked? Do you have to reflash the software or what?

    Thanks in advanced.

    P.S. This is not a stolen BB. I am a very honest person.

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    Re: Unlocking 8700c w/out Pass Code

    Nope. you are SOL unless you know the password

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    Re: Unlocking 8700c w/out Pass Code

    Well lemme rephrase that... It will wipe the device

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    Re: Unlocking 8700c w/out Pass Code

    What will wipe the device?

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    Re: Unlocking 8700c w/out Pass Code

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Re: Unlocking 8700c w/out Pass Code

    You are using the wrong term. Unlockingrefers to unlocking the SIM which would allow you to use it with another GSM carrier, such as T-Mobile. You have to have an unlock code from the carrier or purchase it from one of the companies that do that sort of thing. What you have is a password protected device.

    If you enter the wrong password 10 times, the device will wipe clean. And if it was a reported lost or stolen device, no carrier will activate it.

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    Re: Unlocking 8700c w/out Pass Code

    Alright, thanks. Sry, I deal mostly with CDMA phones, I was not aware of the lock/passcode terminology difference.

    I'll call ATT and see if it can be activated or not.

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    Re: Unlocking 8700c w/out Pass Code

    If the device is actually able to be activated. You will of course want to wipe the blackberry. It does not blow out the software already installed. It just blows out the messages/contacts/recent calls/etc. So just put the password in 10 times incorrectly, typing BlackBerry when prompted for it, and let it wipe the data. The software will still be there, and if you are able to activate the device, then you are good to go.

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    Re: Unlocking 8700c w/out Pass Code

    Quote Originally Posted by ii Candor ii
    I'll call ATT and see if it can be activated or not.
    FYI you don't activate a GSM phone. You activate the SIM card (another difference between the two technologies).

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    Re: Unlocking 8700c w/out Pass Code

    intering the wrong password 10 times ,and then being ask to enter a new passoord worked for me on 3 8700c`s i bought, so S 0 L does not mean much as an ansewr to that question. thank you you for being here. geooj@aol.com

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    Re: Unlocking 8700c w/out Pass Code

    Just let it go to 10 tries. It will then reboot and take all of the applications off so you will have to put back the OS in again. It is really easy. So go for the 10 tries.I did that for mine because it was locked too.

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