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    How to unlock my 9530?

    Hello all, I'm moving out of the country to Israel Aug 1, but I still want to keep my Storm, what do I have to do to unlock it so I can use it there?




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    Quote Originally Posted by jerde View Post
    Hello all, I'm moving out of the country to Israel Aug 1, but I still want to keep my Storm, what do I have to do to unlock it so I can use it there?
    It's pretty simple and this worked in getting vzw to unlock my storm. First off your account has to be in good standing and your account active for at least 60 days. Then call vzw internation support and telling them you are moving to some random country like Madagascr (make sure it is not one vzw supports). They will then issue you a unlock code and you'll be good to go.

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    Does it have to be unlocked with a new or updated OS after a wipe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradio View Post
    Does it have to be unlocked with a new or updated OS after a wipe?
    If you mean unlocked again? no the unlock will stick through OS updates and wipes

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    and whats the benefit to having an unlocked phone if you don't travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalmiles View Post
    and whats the benefit to having an unlocked phone if you don't travel?
    You can sell it for more money with it being unlocked

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    so its not that important if you don't plan on selling it

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalmiles View Post
    so its not that important if you don't plan on selling it
    It really not important either way unless you plan on traveling.

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    Well the other benefit would be if you don't have good coverage with vzw in your area you will be access AT&T and TMO's GSM network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    It's pretty simple and this worked in getting vzw to unlock my storm. First off your account has to be in good standing and your account active for at least 60 days. Then call vzw internation support and telling them you are moving to some random country like Madagascr (make sure it is not one vzw supports). They will then issue you a unlock code and you'll be good to go.
    Thanks Levy, Is there any other way to do this as the phone is currently on my brothers account?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerde View Post
    Thanks Levy, Is there any other way to do this as the phone is currently on my brothers account?
    I would just have your brother call and do it. The other option is to have a 3rd party unlock your phone. They will charge you though. Click the Horizon ad banner at the very bottom of this page to check on prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerde View Post
    Thanks Levy, Is there any other way to do this as the phone is currently on my brothers account?
    As Nate stated Jerde without your brother's consent you will need a third pary company to perform the task and they will charge for it. With vzw its free.

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    So I got a unlock code, thanks guys!

    But I'm missing something. Here is the directions that they gave me...

    • Provide customer with steps to unlock the SIM: below
    • Ensure SIM card is inserted correctly.
    • From main screen, select Manage Connections icon. Select “Turn All Connections Off.”
    • Return to main screen, select Options > Advanced Options > SIM Card.
    • Type 'MEPD' (letters will not appear on-screen but a menu will pop up).
    • Type 'MEP2' (user will be prompted to enter MEP code)
    • Enter the unlock code (from Guarded Link), then tap Return key on the screen. Confirmation received.
    • Reboot device
    • From main screen, select Manage Connections and then “Restore Connections.”
    Device is now unlocked.


    When it gets to the step "enter MEP code" I don't know what that is. I think it is a 10 digit code. Any ideas? Once I get past that all I have to do is enter the code they gave me.

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    Wirelessly posted (Bold 9000 )

    MEP is the code they gave you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    Wirelessly posted (Bold 9000 )

    MEP is the code they gave you...
    Ok, got it, thanks!

    I got confused because when entering the code it said "10 left" and the code they gave me was like 15 digits long.

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    any time, to make sure is unlocked go to options, advanced options, sim card, type mepd and it should read disabled on each line
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    any time, to make sure is unlocked go to options, advanced options, sim card, type mepd and it should read disabled on each line
    Hmm, my line that reads Network says "inactive." Other than that they all say disabled. Is that normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerde View Post
    Hmm, my line that reads Network says "inactive." Other than that they all say disabled. Is that normal?
    yep that means disabled on the bold lol, but yes is unlocked
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    yep that means disabled on the bold lol, but yes is unlocked
    Thanks again.

    I gotta ask, what is the connection with the elmer fudd pic?

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