Question about T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone
Please help me so I can use it in South america it asks me for an lock code and how can I get spanish language. thank you
Ok dis is wat u have to do (i only tested dis on cingular or at&t waveva u call it)
1.your sim needs a password
2.turn off ur sidekick 3
3.place ur cingular card in
4.turn on sidekick 3
5.itz gunna ask you for a special code ignore it
6. go to settings den sim center
7. if ur sim lock is disabled jus enable it
8.den change ur sin pin to wateva you want
9.once u change it you will signals bars go up
10.go 2 settings network options
11. press scan scan select manually
12. select ur network
13. and datz it your sim iz workin on sidekick 3
if u turn it off u will have 2 do da same process again
soon i will put a video of dis on youtube
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
How to unlock the sidekick 3 :
- when you turn on the sk3 with your sim card in it
something will pop up that asks for the sim code .
PRESS CANCEL .
- next press the MENU button go to SETTINGS and scroll down
to SIM CENTER .
- once your there youll see something that either says 'UNLOCK SIM CARD/ENABLE SIM LOCK'
or DISABLE SIM LOCK / CHANGE SIM PIN
IF you have to press unlock sim card & type in something like 1111 .
then it should change to the two options on disable sim lock or change
CLICK change sim pin .
then type in 1111 in the OLD SIM CODE
and type in a FOUR DIGIT LOCK tht youll memorize .
your gonna have to type it twice .
Then after that you get out of the settings and menu and at the top right
hand corner youll see a outline of a phone .
GO BACK TO MENU , click NETWORK OPTIONS .
go down to were it says "rescan or select manually"
and click it . Itll start searching for a networl & after
awhile it should say AT&T (if you have att&t) and
click DONE .
Once you unlock the phone you cannot use
email, internet, picture messaging .
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
First you press the two left front signs then its gonna ask you if you want to make a e-mergency phone call. thats when you press the menu button with the shift then q. its then gonna ask if you wanna reset. press yes
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
Does anyone know how to unlock a sidekick 1,2,or 3 for a cincinnati bell but i want to be able to txt,use web, and call out and recieve
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
I if you have your sidekick locked with the privacy lock and you dont know how to unlock check on you tube there are a video with the answer it works with mine
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
I found a website that onlycharges 7.99 to unlock your phone they unlocked mine and it works (well only talking and texting but thats pretty much all a unlcked phone is good for and exactly what i expected) the website is http://www.wirelessunlocking.com/ simple name right
hope it works out for you guys and let me know how it went
p.s. you will need a paypl account
Posted on Dec 27, 2007
To permanently unlock, go to www.cellunlocker.net
They are the main source for all sidekick unlock codes plus fast blackerry unlocking, etc. Unlocking via code, you will not need to repeat the process everytime you turn off and on your phone. Also the phone will work with other networks rather than T-mobile
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Ive heard that tmobile will actually give you the code if you bother them enough, and there are services that charge $25 imei unlock.com I think
Posted on Dec 10, 2007
I have a side kick 08 and its locked and i cant figure out the privacy code
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
Hi try this site it looks very helpful
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
I only know how to unlock it (you have to redo this everytime your fully turn it off)
1st Step: Press Menu, go to Settings then SIM Center 2nd Step: Change (or enable) your sim pin to 0000 3rd Step: Press the Home button 4th Step: Press Menu, go to Settings then Network Options 5th Step: Select Scan and Select Manually, Choose your phone company 6th Step: YOUR DONE!
Hope this helps, it works on my Sidekick LX
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
Unlock code for side kick 3 phone
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
Anybody can help me how to unlock my sidekick 1,2,3 here in philippines.. thanks.. i'll wait for your reply.. thank you who ever you are..
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
I am a nigerian .with sidekick3 .What i want is a code to unlock my phone.when ever i try to unlock, my phone goes off why?
Posted on Dec 25, 2009
Has anybody out there tried any of the services listed to unlock the sidekick 3? i'm curious. jsut want to use the phone for calls and text.... the other stuff doesn't matter like internet. thanks for your help.
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
I have a sidekick 3 and I have unlocked it. Go to wirelessunlocking.com and they'll do it for a small fee of $7.99. It really works.
You will need a PayPal account.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
I wont to get solution to my prooblem to open my unlock
Posted on Nov 07, 2010
This phone unlocking site has tons of guides on how to get free unlock codes from your cell phone carrier as well as some other methods. Check it out before paying high prices for an unlock code! Good luck unlocking your Sidekick 3 cell phone ecuarob!
Posted on Oct 22, 2010
I need help to unlock a sidekick id...i need the special code. please HELP!!!!
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
Ugh...... I am so over trying to unlock my sidekick! I don't have at&t or tmobile I bought it on ebay and it was supposed to be unlocked.. I called tmobile and they told me they could only give me the code if I had tmobile as a service plan.. HahaAnd they contunie to tell me that I have reset the flash and the settings but still nothing has worked.. I don't want to have to buy a unlock code for a phone I have already bought... I know someone out there knows how to unlock the sidekick... If you have any decient human kindness and just airnt out to earn a buck please e-mail me at [email protected] thank you and I do appericate any help that I can get for FREE ....
Thanks again ,
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
I know this thread was from a longgg time ago,
but if the phone is unlocked, the texting should work right?
I read somewhere that the texting is apart of the data... and it wouldnt work.
could I just please get some verification on this?
ps. i dont care about the internet.
just want the texting and calls.
I AM LINKED WITH ROGERS WIRELESS...
and i know they can work, cause i talked to my local retailer, and he has done it.
so dont tell me otherwise.
I just need to know about the texting.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
Need to unlock a sidekick lx 2009 anyone no how. Tryied to do it the same was as the 3 but it powers off everytime i put the code in!
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
Buy a new one!!!!!
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
Need speaciel cod of sidekick ls t- mobile
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
Hey my t-mobile sidekick 3 was locked n this guy helped me alot you guys should check it out he shows how to lock with all of them here go to this website
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
Pardon, probably it was already discussed, but may I ask? Well, I live in Russia and I bought sidekick in USA without any sim or code or etc. Then I came to Russia and I need some code tot turn it on. I want to use it with russian sim. Is it possible and where can I get this code?
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
Fix my sidekick
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
What code do I use to unlock my sidekick? Because i dont have a Sim Card in it?
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
Can i use this phone in europe n how to unlocked it?
pls somebody help me
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
OKAY EVERY1 NO MORE, THIS IS HOW YOU UNLOCK YOUR SIDEKICK 3 FOR PHONE AND TEXTING, NO PURCHASE OR CODE REQUIRED!!! MAKE YOUR SIDEKICK WORK FOR YOUR NETWORK!! IN THE VIDEO HE SAYS ONLY FOR ATT BUT I TRIED FOR ROGERS AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
Press menu n jump at the same time then press menu shift n q n it will say reset n datz it try it
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
Http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/ele/525630664.html I can also unlock alot of other phones I charge $25 except for the sidekick which are $80 and I dont unlock the iphones yet. I accept Paypal as a payment method. email me at [email protected]
Posted on Jan 02, 2008
heres a site that can unlock ALL the features
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
There are some people and ebay sellers out there who will offer to unlock your phone for a price, but really be careful of those because I haven't heard of one that was verified yet to be legit.
furthermore, even if you COULD unlock it, the only features that would be usable on any other network would be the phone itself (voice) and text messaging.
The data side is tied into the carrier the phone was created for so it wouldn't do you any good, you wouldn't be able to browse, download games, email or anything other than phone and text messaging.
Posted on Dec 21, 2007
You actually need to buy an unlock code. u can find this on ebay. it cost anywhere from $50-$100. the ones that our listed for cheaper wont work. each sidekick has a specific unlock code for the phone. if you keep on trying to enter unlock codes, it will permanantly be locked to tmobile. so be careful. hope this answers ur question
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
I Have a process code for the sidekick 2, and 3, go to ebay, and look me up under the name "topsspot" . Other people sell the access for $70, I sell it for $15. Worth looking if you want your phone unlocked, see ya soon
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
I think you need to a 4 digit code from t-mobile to unlock the sidekick lx or o8
if they don't you need to pay an extra 100$ to them
i asked them in swgras mills
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
How to unlock a sidekick slide?
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
Hello, I just posted a reply to a similar post so I will copy and paste it here:
if you do a web search you will find several similar requests, including one here at fixya: http://www.fixya.com/support/t266497-sidekick_3_unlock_code_or_unlock
Summing the info up, you will most likely need to pay someone a small fee to unlock it for you. I would suggest ebay if you decide to go this route.
KEEP IN MIND, however, that data will only work on T-mobile (the danger APN's are set up that way). You will only be able to use voice and text on any other carrier. This is worse than you think, as the sidekick stores all of it's information remotely. Therefore, with an unlocked sidekick, anytime the phone is turned off it will loose all of it's information, such as its address book."
I'm not sure how to change the language, I'd suggest you look at a manual.
Good luck and Happy St.Valentine's Day!
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Warning : Do not enter
any wrong unlock codes on your Sidekick 2 mobile phones. If you enter
over a certain amount of wrong unlock codes on your Sidekick 2 mobile
phone, your phone may get hard locked and sometimes become unusable.
1. Switch ON your Sidekick 2 with a Not ACCEPTED SIM Card.
2. If your Sidekick 2 asks for a PIN code, then enter your SIM card PIN and press OK.
3. Sidekick 2 will ask to enter an "unlock code".
4. Enter Unlock Code we send to you.
5. Your Sidekick 2 is now unlocked.
*NOT ACCEPTED : We mean, to use a Sim card from a network other than the network your Sidekick 2 is locked to.
Do not enter any wrong unlock codes on your Sidekick SLIDE mobile
phones. If you enter over a certain amount of wrong unlock codes on your
Sidekick SLIDE mobile phone, your phone may get hard locked and
sometimes become unusable.
1. Switch ON your Sidekick SLIDE with a Not ACCEPTED SIM Card.
2. If your Sidekick SLIDE asks for a PIN code, then enter your SIM card PIN and press OK.
3. Sidekick SLIDE will ask to enter an "unlock code".
4. Enter Unlock Code we send to you.
5. Your Sidekick SLIDE is now unlocked.
*NOT ACCEPTED : We mean, to use a Sim card from a network other than the network your Sidekick SLIDE is locked to.
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