- Download software to generate the unlocking code. Software is
available on some websites for free and some pay websites that also
offer support if things go wrong. Find the Serial number of the cell
phone, also known as your IMEI number. This can be done by either
removing the back of your cell phone and looking underneath the
battery, or simply by typing in *#06# into your cell phone. It should
looking something like: 010082321439976
- Using the software you have downloaded, enter in your Manufacturer
(which is in this case Nokia), your model number, and your IMEI number.
Also enter your country and the Network. Calculate the code, this may
be different depending on which software you are using. If your phone
is the Nokia 3390 phone, select the model 3310, they are the same
You will get a series of codes that looks something like:
#pw+555 979 507 5+1#. You will enter each of these codes until you find
the one that works for you, it’s possible the first one won’t work.
- Remove the SIM card from your Nokia phone. This is typically done
by removing the back cover of the phone and removing the battery and
sliding the card out. Put the battery back in and power the phone on.
- You should see a message “Insert SIM Card”. Begin entering your
generated code. Enter all of the characters you see in your code,
including the # symbols. To get a ’p’ press * 3 times, to get a ’+’
press the * key 2 times, to get a ’w’ press the * key 4 times.
Disregard any spaces in the code.
- Once you have finished entering a code that works you should see a
message that says “SIM is not restricted” or “Restriction off” message
depending on your model. If not, try entering another code. Be careful,
entering a wrong code 5 times will mean that you will only be able to
unlock the phone with a data cable.
to unlock your phone is done at your own risk. Although unlocking your
phone is legal, some cell phone operators might choose to void your
warranty should you unlock your phone (then again, some cell phone
operators won’t mind).