It's quite simple to unlock your Sony Ericsson K800i by obtaining an unlock code and entering it into the phone. There are special websites that let you purchase unlock codes for mobile phones locked to a particular network. You just have to purchase the code, which you will receive through an e-mail. Then, you have to enter it into the phone and your phone will be unlocked.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Dial *#06# on the standby screen of your Sony Ericsson K800i to get its 15-digit IMEI (Individual Mobile Equipment Identity) number.
Go to the website Mobile Unlocking Code. (See Resources for the link to the website.) On the right pane of the website, under "Order Unlock Code," select your country and the network to which your phone is currently locked. Select "Sony Ericsson" as the manufacturer, and type "K800i" in the "Phone Model" field. Also, enter the phone's IMEI number in the "15 Digit IMEI #" field. Then click the "Buy Now" button and proceed to checkout. Provide your billing details, including your e-mail address, and make the payment, after which you will receive the unlock code by e-mail.
Go to the website Cell Unlocker. (See Resources.) Select "K800i" from the "Select your Sony Ericsson device" list and select the network to which your K800i is locked in the "Select your Network" list. Then type the phone's IMEI number in the "IMEI" field and click the "Look for Code" button. On the next page, enter your name, e-mail address and phone number, and click the "Order" button. Review your order and click the "Buy Now" button. Provide your billing details and make the payment. The unlock code will be e-mailed to you after you make the payment.
Go to the website Unlock 2 Go. (See Resources.) On the website, select the name of the current service provider of the phone from the "Select Service Provider" list and select "Sony Ericsson" from the phone manufacturer list. Then enter the phone's IMEI number in the "IMEI" filed and enter "K800i" in the "Phone Model" field. Click the "Order Now" button. Enter your name, e-mail address and phone number and make payment through PayPal or credit card. Once you make the payment, the unlock code will be sent to your e-mail address.
Power on your Sony Ericsson K800i without a SIM card and enter the unlock code into it following this format: #pw+CODE+1#. A message saying "SIM Restriction Off" appearing on the screen will indicate that the phone has been successfully unlocked.
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