How Do I Unlock a Phone Using a Garmin IMEI Converter?

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How Do I Unlock a Phone Using a Garmin IMEI Converter?
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If your cell phone comes preinstalled with Garmin software, you can use Garmin IMEI converter. Garmin IMEI converter detects your cell phone and gives you the International Mobility Equipment Identification (IMEI) number, which you will use to unlock your phone. If you cannot access your phone's network or features, you will need to unlock it. Your cellphone provider can help you out with the unlocking process if you have trouble with your cell phone.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • USB data cable

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  1. 1

    Download the Garmin IMEI Converter (see Resources). Save the file to your desktop for easy access. Double click the file and follow the set-up wizard.

  2. 2

    Save the software to your computer's hard drive. Select "Typical Install" from the options to install all the components of the software. Allow the computer to restart after installation completes.

  3. 3

    Attach one end of the USB data cable to your desktop computer or laptop's available USB port. Connect the other end to your cell phone.

  4. 4

    Click "Start" and "All Programs." Double click the Garmin IMEI Converter software to launch it. It should detect your phone's Garmin device. Once it does, it will give you an IMEI number, which you should write down.

  5. 5

    Contact your cellphone provider. Tell the representative that you need an unlock code for your phone. Provide the representative with your IMEI number.

  6. 6

    Disconnect your cell phone from your computer. Enter the unlock code and press the "OK" button. It should activate to your provider's network.

Tips and warnings

  • Contact your cellphone provider if you have trouble unlocking your phone.

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