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plea for advice - unlocking SE W850i on ORANGE

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
My friends (outside UK) w850i's LCD was broken. It has been repaired but the technician reflashed the phone hence it got locked to orange again. Now they cant unlock it.

I've tried to googled if he can unlock w850i orange by himself but come out with mixed result.
Some says it has to be unlocked by cable.
Others, like this website http://www.foneszone.co.uk/forms/unlock_form.php claims it can be unlocked WITHOUT cable for £29.99

Mobile phone experts here, please advice which one is correct before I do something stupid (i.e. giving away £30 for something that cant be done).
Or, can I get the code from orange instead? (i know vodafone w850 can be unlocked without cable)
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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banned 1 Like #1
Why did the technician reflash the phone ?

Doesn't seem like standard practice to me
1 Like #2
how about taking to a shop/market stall and see how much they'll charge you to unlock it? gotta be cheaper than the £30 cable?
#3
well.. i dont know really.
But my friend told me that the phone is dead for a while, on for a short time and then the LCD went wrong.
#4
umanga
how about taking to a shop/market stall and see how much they'll charge you to unlock it? gotta be cheaper than the £30 cable?


oh yes... sorry i forgot to mention that the phone is still abroad (he sent it for his daughter)
#5
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/unlock-mobile-phone


have a look at this and let us know how you get on.
#6
aarond74
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/unlock-mobile-phone


have a look at this and let us know how you get on.


thank Aaron, i visited the before i posted here.
I've also visited here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/144855/free-unlock-of-sony-ericsson-db2020/
certainly w850i can be locked using cable
but like i say, my problem is: can it be done without cable i.e. just entering the unlock code? like these guys claim: http://www.foneszone.co.uk/forms/unlock_form.php
#7
thej
Will orange not give you the unlock code,think it's £20 they charge.


well i can try to ask them
. but first i want to be sure that the phone can be unlocked without sticking cable and using complicated software! It will blow my friends head! :-p
1 Like #8
How about looking for unlocked ones on ebay and then messaging the seller for a code?
1 Like #9
Pretty sure only orange can give you the unlock code for this.

Plenty on here on how to unlock se but to be honest you're probably better off paying £10 at the market or somewhere to unlock it rather than risk bricking it.
#10
thanks all for your thoughts. i think i suggest him take professional service
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