How To Unlock Blackberry Curve 8520

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Unlock Blackberry Curve 8520Unlocking a Blackberry Curve 8520 phone is free and easy. By unlocking your Blackberry Curve 8520 phone you will be able to use your Blackberry Curve with any phone carrier network as long as they are a GSM carrier. Before you can unlock your Blackberry Curve 8520 you will need an unlock code. Many other mobile phone websites would suggest paying for a high priced unlock code. However, I have included all the steps below for getting a free Blackberry Curve 8520 unlock code to unlock your phone. You can find additional information on the Blackberry Curve 8520 by reading this Blackberry Curve 8520 T-Mobile Review. Here are the steps on how to unlock your Blackberry Curve 8520 completely free:
Blackberry Curve 8520 SIM

How To Unlock a Blackberry Curve 8520

1. Turn on your Blackberry Curve 8520 phone with your current network/service provider’s SIM card.
2. Using the menu go to Settings Menu -> SIM card and press select.
3. While holding the SHIFT key, type mepd.
4. You should now see the five locking categories listed.
5. While holding the SHIFT KEY, type mep2.
6. Release the shift key.
7. You will now be prompted to enter the Network MEP code.
8. Enter the Unlock Code.
9. Enter Return/Enter.
10. Your Blackberry Curve 8520 phone should then be unlocked.

Now you should have yourself a fully unlocked Blackberry Curve 8520. Before you can use your newly unlocked phone on a new phone carrier’s network, you must buy a SIM card and order a voice plan with that carrier. If the steps above did not work on your Blackberry Curve 8520, do not try repeating as this could just permanently lock your mobile phone.

If you are still interested in learning more about the RIM Blackberry Curve 8520, try watching this RIM Blackberry Curve 8520 Review video from YouTube.

How To Get An Unlock Code

Getting a free unlock code by requesting it from the carrier may not always work. Alternatively, I recomend trying to find your code by using an instant unlock site or service.
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32 thoughts on “How To Unlock Blackberry Curve 8520

  1. I understand the steps to unlock the blackberry curve 8520, but where do you get the actual unlock code to enter into the phone?..Thanks.

  2. Hi!
    Can you please tell me how to get the unlock code. The proceedure is not clear with regard to this.

  3. Hey Sam, try contacting your current phone carrier’s support and tell them you need an unlock code. In exchange they will need your phone’s IMEI number, which you can learn more about by reading my previous article. Hope it helps!

  4. @Andrew
    You can find your Blackberry Curve 8520′s IMEI number by typing *#06# on your phone and hitting enter. If your Blackberry Curve does not output a 15 digit IMEI number, then you probably have a CDMA version of the phone. In this case, you will need to look at other methods of unlocking your Blackberry Curve. I would just start with Google and see what you find. Hope this helps :)

  5. Hey vsrp, you can obtain a free unlock code for your Blackberry by contacting your phone carrier and requesting one. This does not always work, but I have had success with both AT&T and T-Mobile. If you cannot get an unlock code from them, then you may have to look to buying a cheap unlock code online somewhere. Good luck!

  6. hi i have a unlocked blackberry curve 8520 but now i have put a new sim into it it wont let me make or get calls yet it still lets me connect to the browser is there something i need to do in the settings? the msg i get when trying to make a call is (Authorization Failure) please help me….. :o(

  7. Hi. i’ve got a blackberry i want to unlock so i can use it on vodafone . its on orange at the moment. how do i get my unlock code? is there anywhere that supplies it for free, if orange dont??

  8. Guys you will have to purchase the unlock code. Cheapest I’ve found is at CellUnlock, they are quick (5 minutes!) and efficient. My problem however is that my handset accepts the correct code, but where it’s supposed to disable the active network, it just freezes. Any ideas on what to do? I’ve pulled the battery and tried again.

  9. Can’t I buy a code on eBay?? Becuase I saw the unlock code on eBay for only $0.99. Do they work? I need help!

  10. HELP!
    This is all very confussing :( are you not able to get this code for free?

  11. Hi,

    I intend to ring my phone provider for the unlock code, but what excuse do you give justifying why you need the code? It seems odd to just ring and request?
    Also, does this process work for UK phone providers too?


  12. you should all no that nothing is free these days, if u phone ur service provider the unlocking code they ask questions y? tell them ur goin out of the country and need to unlock the phone. if not then u need to buy 1 which means this is bullshit!

  13. Hi,
    i’ve bought a blackberry curve 8520 in America branded T-mobile and now i would like to unlock it to be able to use it in Italy. If I buy an unlocking code my phone will be unlocked definetly..? because i’m not so sure i’ve understand all the passages..!!
    If someone can help..
    thank you very much..!!

  14. I have recently bought a BlackBerry Curve 8250 (silver) which is new from the UK which was bought from Orange, however I live in Cyprus and need to unlock it. I tried to do this from the Uk but no luck because apparently the software was too new :S.

  15. what if i dont have a sim card from the original provider, can i still have it unlocked?

  16. Hey veller, if you do not have the SIM card from your older phoen carrier, then you can try turning on the phone without a SIM card in and run the steps. However, often times if you start a GSM cell phone without a SIM card in, it will immediately ask you for your security/unlock code. Good luck!

  17. I am on t-mobile right now, but I will be in the middle east for the next two weeks.

    Can I unlock the phone – use it abroad – and then turn it back into a t-mobile phone by inserting my original SIM card?

    It seems that most people want it unlocked indefinitely, I just need it unlocked for a week before I start using it again with T-mobile.


  18. hello sir
    while trying to unlock my black berry 8520, on step 7 i don’t know how to get network MEP code, and again the unlock code is the IMEI on the back of my phone or must be different from the numberes on the phone.
    help me i think i will make it

  19. Hi..
    I saw many free unlock codes and some code unlock softwares in the internet. But none of them is working properly. Atlast i purchased the code.

  20. Hi,

    How do I go to Settings Menu to find Sim card in #2 in the instruction. I guess my phone is set up differently.



  21. Hi,

    As per step #3 in the instruction, when I hold down the SHIFT Key to type mepd it doesn’t do anything. What should I do?


  22. can i unlock my curve 8520 from philippines, which is under SMART network provider? its asking for network MEP code (3left)

  23. While holding the SHIFT KEY, type mep2. isn’t working to me! i am under smart network philippines what should i do

  24. I purchased a locked Blackberry Curve 8520. I was really confused about unlocking it. But I purchased the codeand followed their instructions through which i easily unlocked my BB curve 8520.

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