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BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Can be done without a sim card inserted To Unlock:
1 - While on the home screen, click the “blackberry key” on keyboard, then select “options”.
2 - Choose “Advanced Options”.
3 - Select “Sim Card”
4 - There is no area to type these letters, you just type them as instructed. No need to hit keys twice to get a letter either. Type m e p p d to display the first five levels of SIM locking. Most companies use network locking so the Network should display Active. All other states should display Disabled ( you will not see text appear on screen while typing )
5 - Type m e p p 2 to display the dialog box asking for the unlock code (Press the Alt + 2 key to get the number 2) ( you will not see text appear on screen while typing )
6 - Input the SIM Unlock code
7 - Press in the trackball in once
Your phone is unlocked
BEFORE ANYTHING !!!! use the desktop software to backup your data on the BB (if you can) and save the file to the desktop.
next go to
you need to download (use pull down menu)
blackberry desktop software 4.6 and the blackberry pearl 8120 smartphone. install the desktop software first then the device software.. this can take maybe an hour (not including the download time)
Research In Motion does not have the Carrier Unlock Code to unlock BlackBerry devices for use with other carriers. To obtain the Carrier Unlock Code, contact the service provider from which the BlackBerry device was originally purchased