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Title: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: stana on 01/04/2008 17:51:12
After hours of toil searching the internet for a way to unlock my phone. All i got was 'Unlock your phone for $30 or links that didnt take me anywhere..

So, Does anybody have any ideas on how to unlock a:

LG Chocolate, On the Orange network?

Thanks

Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:03:54
Heehee.. My sister has an LG chocolate.

I'm pretty sure it's not possible unless your a specialist.

Otherwise I would have bought an Iphone and unlocked it [;D]
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: stana on 01/04/2008 18:07:23
=(
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:10:50
I will try a look on the Web for you though [;)]
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: stana on 01/04/2008 18:11:38
Thank You [;D] [;D]
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:16:59
I did find a site.. But KG800 wasn't one of the available list of unlocking phones [:(]
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:19:57
With the phone in standby, enter 2945#*7101# this will activate the extra menu>
then go:
Settings>Security>SimLock>Network select deactivate this is where you can enter your code


Now I just need to find the unlock code. *Sigh* LOL
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: stana on 01/04/2008 18:22:22
There is no settings option on the ENG. Menu..
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:23:05
I think this is a Faker.. But I guess it's worth a try..

To Unlock KG800/LG Chocolate
1. Insert sim from the network that it is locked to.
2. Turn on phone
3. On home Screen, Slide up phone
4. Type 2945#*#
5. ENG. Mode menu should appear
6. Go Down to Factory Reset Select it, may take a few minutes to reset!!!!!
7. This will reset the phone back to before the Phone was locked to a network
8. The phone will automaticaly Restart(Note The Network Logo At start up will not change)
9. Now insert Any simcard(Not tested with 3 sims)and the phone should turn on normaly
10. The phone is now unlocked and you can customise the setting as you like.
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:23:38
There is no settings option on the ENG. Menu..

What's an ENG?

Try typing the numbers..
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: stana on 01/04/2008 18:25:19
ENG is the menu it goes to when i type the numbers.
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:26:50
Try the second set of instructions.
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: stana on 01/04/2008 18:27:47
I did. After i restored the settings. It just went back to the menu that was on show in the first place..
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:29:08
So it didn't work eh.. [:(]

Wait a few minutes, apparently it's meant to restart
Did it restart?
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: stana on 01/04/2008 18:29:49
Hasnt restarted, no
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:32:21
OK, that was a faker who put that up [:P]

Sorry for the false hopes :P
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: stana on 01/04/2008 18:33:22
No worries..Dont see the point in people posting false stuff like that..mugs [>:(]
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:36:19
Hmm try it again
Some people say it works [???]
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:38:16
Try this site..

http://www.thecellfreak.com/how-do-i-unlock-my-phone-for-free (http://www.thecellfreak.com/how-do-i-unlock-my-phone-for-free)
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: stana on 01/04/2008 18:39:52
Not for me..
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:40:55
The above site.. Might be a bit tedious, but it may work.
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: stana on 01/04/2008 18:46:09
Ill try that out now. Back in 10
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 18:49:23
Good Luck
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: stana on 01/04/2008 19:23:55
I couldnt do anything with the numbers. I spoke to my network prodiver and they said theyl send me a new sim out. Another few month withou a phone. *Sigh* haha

Thanks seany  [;)]
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 20:40:30
Sorry I couldn't help!

What happens if they send you a new sim? Hope it all goes well.
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: stana on 01/04/2008 21:49:25
When i rang the guy up..He said wel send you a new sim card..FOR FREE!!..so im pretty happ with that  [:)]..but ive lost all my numbers and texts so thats the down side [:(]
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 01/04/2008 22:27:33
Oh that's good.. But annoying..
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: techmind on 02/04/2008 12:55:04
For 20 Orange will normally give you the unlock code. Phone up their customer services. This may be the easiest solution...
It will certainly avoid any risk of side-effects that you might get with other methods.
Title: Re: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: Seany on 02/04/2008 13:05:58
Yes.. But it's expensive!
You could just go to a shop and get it done for about a fiver. But make sure they have the correct LG unlock clip.
Title: How do you "unlock" a phone?
Post by: prabu on 24/04/2010 12:38:48
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