How to Unblock a Blackberry Bold

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How to Unblock a Blackberry Bold
The key to unblocking your Blackberry Bold is getting the unlock code. (Padlock with key image by Scott Latham from

The Blackberry Bold is a smartphone that offers 3G network capabilities, a camera for video and still images, and a trackpad for easy navigation. There might be times when you need to unblock your BlackBerry so you can use it on a different carrier. If so, you must first obtain an unlock code from a third-party unlock service or your network provider. Phones with network locks cannot be used with other GSM carriers. By unblocking your cell phone, you have the freedom to use any SIM card with your Blackberry Bold.

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  • Unlock Code

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  1. 1

    Obtain your unlock code from your network provider or a third-party service such as CellUnlock (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Go to the "Settings" menu on your BlackBerry Bold and choose "Options."

  3. 3

    Scroll down and select the "Advanced Options" tab.

  4. 4

    Scroll down and select the "SIM Card" tab.

  5. 5

    Type "M-E-P-D" when prompted. You will not be able to see what you are typing in the box, so make sure you enter it correctly. Press "OK" when finished.

  6. 6

    Type "M-E-P-2" when prompted.

  7. 7

    Enter your unlock code and press "OK." Your phone should now be unblocked for use with any GSM-based network provider.

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