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I got an unlock code from att, now how do I enter it in phone (Z525a)?

Was finally able to get ATT to give me the unlock code for my Z525a. I see lot's of services online who will sell the unlock code, but I got it for free, but am now unsure of the procedure for actually entering the unlock code into the phone.

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  • Wibic Jun 13, 2008

    The solution as posted did not work (was sort of close, but left out a lot of required steps) - however I was finally able to cadge the answer out of an AT&T customer service person. For others who have their unlock code - here is what you do.

    1 - turn off phone, remove AT&T sim (if no SIM, then skip this step)

    2 - install new (non-ATT) sim and turn on phone (a SIM card MUST be in the phone or you won't be able to enter "network" mode)

    3 - may need to answer some basic prompts (like what language do you want to use, etc).

    4 - when the phone is in basic mode (not prompting you for anything) press the left arrow on the "joystick" type keypad, then pres * * and then the left arrow again (you are making 4 separate keystrokes - you do not have to hold the left arrow down while pressing * or anything like that)

    5 - you may need to wait a couple of seconds, but you should now see an option for "Network". Press "select" on the first network option

    6 - after pressing "select" the screen should show "Unlock" at the top (if it says "lock" then your phone is already unlocked and you don't need to do anything further).

    7 - The screen will also show "NCK" and will be waiting for you to enter the unlock code. Enter the code (it must be 16 digits long - or is isn't an unlock code) and press "ok"

    8 - If it is the correct code, the phone should now show that it is unlocked



    Caution - you only have 5 tries to get it right or the phone will become permanently locked to AT&T. So if the code doesn't work, be absolutely sure that you have the correct code before trying again. If it still doesn't work, then you may have been given the wrong code. This worked for me, hope it works for you

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    i have z525a from cingular tooo
    would u plz plz give me the unlock code?

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Try this steps :
Remove the SIM card from your phone
Turn on the phone with NO sim card at all in it, you will get a "insert smartchip" message
Press * * {Note: is the left joystick button}
Click on the "Network" item on the menu
Enter your unlock code and press OK

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