How to Unlock & Flash a Motorola E8

Written by matt mcgew
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The Motorola ROKR E8 is a quad-band Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM) that was originally released in late 2007. In the United States, the phone was sold by T-Mobile, but the phone was discontinued and is no longer available for sale. The phone features two Gigabytes of memory, Bluetooth compatibility, a 2-megapixel digital camera and an FM radio tuner. T-Mobile sold the The Motorola ROKR E8 with a carrier lock that prevents you from using the mobile phone with another cellular service provider's Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card. It is, however, possible to unlock or flash the Motorola ROKR E8 so that you can use the mobile phone on another carrier's network.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Purchase a non T-Mobile SIM card. SIM cards are available from GSM cellular service provider's worldwide for a nominal fee. Generally, both pre- and postpaid SIM cards are available.

  2. 2

    Call T-Mobile customer service at 800-866-2453 and request the unlock code for your Motorola ROKR E8. T-Mobile will normally provide you with the unlock code free of charge provided that you have an active account in good standing. Alternatively, you can purchase the unlock code from a company that specialises in selling unlock codes for cellular telephones. Write down the code.

  3. 3

    Remove the T-Mobile SIM card from your Motorola ROKR E8. The SIM card is under the battery compartment. Remove the back cover and battery from the mobile phone and replace the SIM card with the SIM card you purchased in Step 1. Reinsert the battery and replace the back cover. Power on the Motorola ROKR E8.

  4. 4

    Enter the unlock code you wrote down in Step 2. Your Motorola ROKR E8 is now unlocked, and you can successfully use your mobile phone with the new SIM card.

Tips and warnings

  • Take care when entering the unlock code. Too many unsuccessful attempts to enter the code may temporarily or permanently disable the telephone.

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