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Hi, I have forgotten my pin on the mda vario tmobile phone. i really need to access it to get all my contact numbers. thats the main thing i really want from the phone. please can u help me. pleaseeeee

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  • mrlondon1 Oct 05, 2010

    Thanks for your reply.

    Its not the sim card pin that its asking me for. its the phone pin. When i use to use my tmobile mda vario, I set up a 4 digit pin to access the phone. I dnt remember it anymore. Its not the sim card pin because right now I dnt have a sim card in the phone and i never had a simcard pin.

    As soon as I switch on the phone, it asks me for this 4 digit pin with the number keypad showing. It also says password on the top left of the phone. I would really really appreciate it if you could help me mate. I reallly need all my contacts out the phone.

    Will wait for your reply,

    Thank you very much

  • mrlondon1 Oct 05, 2010

    Isnt it possible for me to access my contacts is i connect it with a wire to my laptop?
    So if i do not reset the phone and keep guessing the code, eventually i might remember what it might be. I have entered codes many times and now after entering the codes once, it has a 1024second timer. So is it ok for me to keep trying after the 1024seconds? If I input the right code after 50times for example, it should unlock the phone right or is it just rejecting all codes now?

  • mrlondon1 Oct 05, 2010

    yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss i remembered da code! it works now!

    Thanks for ya help anyway mate!

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Hello


PIN, as in the sim card pin? that you can enter 3 times and then it either reports pin locked, or asks for puk code.

If that is it, then you can get puk code by calling the carrier, service provider. First enter pin code wrong 3 times, then enter the puk code you got from service provider.


This will unlock the pin and you will be asked for a new pin.


Noting is deleted from phone or from the sim card.


Everything will work normally.


If this is not a sim card pin code, let me know what pin the phone is asking for.

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  • Ekse Oct 05, 2010

    Unfortunately, if you can't remember the pin you can't get the contacts, aside from the ones already stored on the sim card.


    To get rid of the lock code you have to perform a hard reset that wipes the phone clean. It unfortunately won't keep the contacts, unless they are stored on protected storage, but that is unlikely.


    To perform a hard reset

    1.
    Press and hold the Comm Manager button and Voice Command button
    on the device. At the same time, use the stylus to lightly press
    the RESET button.





    2.
    Keep the Comm Manager button and Voice Command button pressed, until you see Press Send to restore factory default, Other key to quit.

    3. press send button to perform the reset.



    Unfortunately this is the only way to bypass the code if you can't remember it.

  • Ekse Oct 05, 2010

    It should open with the correct code, connecting it to your laptop will ask you to enter the code before it can be used with the computer. you can try as many times as you like. but the counter will keep increasing, it will be hours eventually, then days. etc.

  • Ekse Oct 05, 2010

    allright, nice to hear that you got it open! Go ahead and click the Accept button to close this thread. Or let me know if there is anything else I could help you with.

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