Question about T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone
I've looked everywhere for the code to unlock my Sidekick 3 and I still haven't found anything. There are many sites that have these codes and tell you how to unlock the phone for a small price. Is this the only way to unlock the phone? Does anyone know how to actually unlock a Sidekick 3?
Thanks for reading and thanks for the help....
Ok the way to do it this jus lets u use text and calls i got cingular and i used my sidekick to txt and call here wat u gotta do
1. out sim card in
2. start phone
it will tell u sim card locked it needs special code(the code u get to pay for) juys exit outta that get to the main menu
3.hit the top letf menu button and go all the way down to sim center if u dont allready have a sim pin then enter a new one if u have one change it then ur phone should go from the big X to some bars and a hollow phone icon after you do that hit the menu button again and go to network options then go down and hit (SCAN AND SELECT MANULLY) then chose what ever carrier you have i have at&t so i chose it after a few seconds the hollowed out phone icone should be colored in and u can now text and call
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
Hold the 3 line button on the top left corner push the letter L. this will let you go into the main screen and use it as a phone and text. i had to do this when i bought my "unlocked" sidekick from ebay/ whenever you turn off the phone and turn it back on, you will have to do this.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
Your phone IS unlocked, when it gets to the spot where is says activating, just press MENU + L
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
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Posted on Mar 01, 2009
That's not entirely true, the FCC laws were changed so that the service providers hafta give you unlock codes for portability.
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
The Sidekick devices are specially made for T-Mobile, similar to the way that the iPhone only works with AT&T in the US. As such, it's not possible to unlock a Sidekick to work on another network. T-Mobile will give you a SIM subsidy unlock code for any of their other phones, assuming your account is eligible, but not for the Sidekick.
Any site claiming to be able to unlock your Sidekick is just a scam; or at best you risk breaking your phone by using any "hacks" they might provide.
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
FIRST TURN OF UR PHONE, THEN ON THEN WHILE ITS SERCHING FOR CONNECTION PRESS THE SETTING BUTTON THEN L, IT MIGHT WORK. IT DID FOR ME..........
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
I really wnt to unlock my sdk3 but i cant find out how anyone know how?
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
This is gayy.
please help unlock the sidekick3 its deffiantly posssible !
so dont say it isn't.
ok wellll reply to this and telll me the dangg code !
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
How to unlock a sidekick wit any carrer
hold f +u ...then go to options and wait 2 minutes
then go back to the main menu and hold u+c
then go to aim and on screen name write unlock
and as password put sidekick 3( or lx...or slide...jst put the sidekick u have)
and then...sing on...is supose to say wrong password...then turn of the sidekick...
and take out the battery...and ************
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
Unlocking Sidekick is now become very easy, you can get the unlock code with in minutes and have your phone unlocked. I recently unlocked my cousins SideKick 2008 which was locked to Tmobile.
Now she is using it with ATT. You can get the SideKick unlock code from here.
If you need further help, please feel free to drop me a line and I will try my best to have your sidekick unlocked.
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
Ok call 1-800-331-0500, get customer service on the phone tell them you need to change your "IMIE Number" for an unlocked device.....worked great for me
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
I have an Hardcable unlocked Sidesick 3.
With unlocking with the numbers, as soon as you turn off your phone or remove the battery, you will have tore-unlock the phone.
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
We have tryed this up in canada you need to do a hard reset on the phone to clear off all the old brain power. We found a few good vidio's on you tube that had helped a lot.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
I call customer service and they said that they wont give me the unlock# becasue its against the cmpany policy. so that mean that the sk3 can be unlock but they wont give you the code. i see some unlock sk3, n how come the policy change all of sudden. I want my sk3 to be unlock with a not by a expensive price. i see some out there for 80 buck n does it really work? any with anything please post it
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
I dont need to change to a different phone company. i have a sidekick 3 but im happy with t-mobile, i dont wanna change it although i do wanna unlock my phone because over the summer im going on vacation to russia and i wanna be able to use my phone there.
Posted on Apr 08, 2008
Kall customer service.. they'll ask u for the code on ur sim card or under the batt. and they will give u the code to unlock ur sk3
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxBCrVL3ldQ he shows you how to unlock it
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
I wanna get a sidekick 3 or Lx and use and AT&T sim card..
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Unlock Code for Sidekick 3
Unfortunately, T-Mobile cannot or will not unlock the Sidekick devices. This means that if you want it unlocked you will need to pay for it. There are third party companies and programs that claim to be able to unlock these devices, as you know most cost money. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
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