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Sony Ericsson W580i

Have noticed severa people cannot get their W580i unlocked. I am with Virgin Mobile and they said it would take 30 days. Having waited they now say they cannot get this code and are offering me a replacement phone. I don't want anotherphone as I am sure it will not be such a good model but Virgin does not get a good signal where I live which so I wish to use another provider. Sony Ericsson say I must get the code from the supplier but as they manufacture this phone I can't believe that they cannot provide a means of unlocking it. It seems ludicrous. I did read on one site that most Sony phones require downloading software to make them compatible with other sim cards, can you offer advice on this. Surely, if Sony phones are sold by several different providers, there must be a way to use the model with another sim card, I cannot understand what the problem is. Any advice you can offer will be gratefully received.


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  • ticktacktoo Jul 23, 2008

    Hi, please help as I have a sony ericsson w580i locked on virgin. I bought this from e-bay and would like to use my sim card here in Greece. This was unlocked when it was sent to me but out of the blue locked again. I have e-mailed the seller but he want's an extra 15 pounds to get the code from virgin to unlock this again. Please can some one help me unlock this phone so it is compatible here in Greece. When I insert my my sim is shows on screen incorrect sim card.....Please help

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    i have got a problem that i cant lock my cell sony ericisson w580i want to lock my cell can u have

  • ram Aug 05, 2008

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Ok, THIS WILL WORK! It worked on my W580i and it wasn't even supposedto. FIRST! Download (8.8MB) XS++ FromHERE:
SECOND! No install. It just runs.
Makesure you have ALL drivers for YOUR phone. That should be under thebettery. Under model... or something like that. HERE!

Takeyour phone, turn it off. Start this program and click on connect.You'll have 30 seconds to plug your phone into your computer and HOLD CThe entire time! (the delete button or 2). If connected, then click atthe button: GDFS. There will be a phone lock reset to "0000". Click it.It will take no more than 45 seconds. I promise. Unplug your phone, andvuala! If your phone won't turn on, try pulling out the battery,putting it back and trying again. This program is also good forflashing phones, and putting flash menues on your phone. Also unlockingit and debranding it. GOOD LUCK!

Posted on Feb 21, 2009


Its not a unlocking code you need, the phone must be flashed wide open..... you need a program called XS++ and the firmware and filesystem for it... (filesystem must be the proper region)

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Well i recently purchased an o2 phone in england while visiting family and friends as my old one is broke so when i returned to the ROI i put my irish sim in it and it just says insert correct sim now i have phoned up o2 england and o2 ireland and they have bin sending me back to one another it's ridiculous and i amvery frustrated it would be much appreciated if i could just get the unlocking code and just work away then.

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Basically whats going on here is that the networks get the phones from sony ericcson in bulk and they are not sold locked to any network . When the network gets these phones they put there own branding on them and lock them to the network , sony ericsson play no part in the locking of the phones so are unable to tell you what the code is to unlock it . For some reason Virgin are unable to actually find out how they locked their own phones so are trying to palm you off with something else . The best way to get this done now is to go to a phone repair shop and get them to unlock it for you .

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