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Sony Unlocking Instructions

Sony – How to enter unlock codes

Sony Ericsson models:

Switch ON your phone without SIM Card
Press the left arrow once
Press the button * two times
Press the left arrow once
"Personalize with MNC2" will appear
Enter Unlock Code

SONY models:

1.Insert an unauthorized Sim Card and turn ON your phone
2. Enter *#7465625*12*Unlock Code#

Other Sony Ericsson:

1. Turn ON your phone without Sim Card
2. Press left arrow ONE TIME
3. Press * button TWO TIME
4. Press left arrow ONE TIME
5. The message "Personalize with MNC2" will appear
6. Enter Unlock Code.  It may be necessary to PRESS ENTER or OK


Even More:

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* Make sure "Airplane Mode" and "Wi-Fi" is turned off under wireless connections if your Sony Ericsson is an Android device. 
* Video proof will be required if the Unlock code does not work, it's a good idea to film it so we can help trouble shoot what the problem is. We may also offer you a discount off your original purchase amount if you can provide us with a video of successfully unlocking your device. Just ask us!
* If you received software above rather than the unlock code please download the link and follow the instructions in the file step by step. Make sure there are no spaces when inputting the username and password.

There are Multiple Unlock Codes Above, which One is it?

If you only received 1 Unlock Code, Don't worry about this part, use the code provided above.

* Unlock Code is  the NCK: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX  is the Unlock Code as shown below:








* You can ignore the rest of the codes, unless you are phone specifically is asking for a different code either than the Network Code.

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How to Enter Unlock Codes on all Sony Ericsson Models

Different phones have different Unlock Code Input Instructions, Try the following Instructions in Order:

How to Enter Unlock Codes on Sony Ericsson Cell Phones (most models):

Input a non accepted SIM card
Phone will prompt you for a code
Enter code provided by us


If your phone has a "JOGDIAL" (for example SonyEricsson K700i), then you must press the "down arrow" instead of the "left arrow" for step 3 & 5. By "Down Arrow" I mean directing the Jogdial down!

For the unlocking of a locked  Sony Ericsson no sim card is required.
Turn on the handset.  Display will indicate “Insert SIM.”
Press the left Arrow (<) button.
Press the star (*) button twice.
Press the left Arrow (<) button again. 
You will briefly see one of the following messages listed on devices display: “Personalized with MNC2” or “Personalized with MNC3”. 
Wait approximately three seconds.
The display will indicate “Network” and a picture of a closed lock.
Press Select.
The display will indicate “Unlock (Net) 5” and “NCK:”
Enter the 16 digit NLCK4U code (unlock code we provided you) and press okay.
The handset will display “Network unlocked” and the display “Insert SIM” appears.
The handset is successfully unlocked.

If Phone says, "Code Accepted" or "Network Unlock Successful" or "Not Yet Personalized" your phone is fully Unlocked

*If you are not receiving any signal after unlocking, make sure your wireless connections are turned on after unlocking the phone. Also pull the battery and restart phone.

How do I know my Phone's Network is Fully Unlocked?

 Checking Lock Status for Xperia Models Only

With a Non accepted simcard start up the phone. When the screen says "emergency calls"

1. Start up the phone and press the Menu key ( ) and Back key ( ) as follows:

2. Pressing Key Sequences: Menu Back Back Menu Back Menu Menu BackNote: Please make sure the phone have SIMLOCK when pressing these keys to get into the Service menu.
press *#*#7378423#*#* and access the service menu
You will see a menu:


[X] Network 10    <== This means you have 10 attempts to enter the code, and then network is still locked.
[  ] Network Subset 10
[  ] Service Provider 10
[  ] Corporate 10
[  ] Sim 0

If it shows [  ] rather than [x] for all the boxes above, it means your phone is fully unlocked.

If it shows [X] Network 0, it means your phone is hardlocked, 0 attempts to enter the code. You can only unlock your phone via Xperia Unlock Software in this case. We do not refund 0 attempt unlocks.

The best way to tell if your phone is unlocked, is just input a non accepted simcard, and see if you can make a call with it.

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"Code Error" or "Sim Network Unlock Unsuccessful" What do I do?

* Please check your IMEI number by pressing *#06#, this is the most common reason the code doesn't work.  If the first 15 digits which appear is different from the 15 digit IMEI number provided above, please reply directly to this E-mail.

I can make Calls and Text but I'm not getting Internet Service.

In this case you will need to adjust what's called the APN settings.  The APN settings vary depending on the service provider you are trying to use.  Please contact your service provider and they can assist you setting this up.  There is no separate unlock for data or internet.  If you can call or text, your phone's network is fully unlocked.

My Phone is asking for the "PUK" or "Security Pin" or "Password"

If your phone is asking for one of the above, it is the Simcard personal password or phone security password NOT the Network Lock which we provide for you.  You can contact your service provider for this.  Once you bypass this, you can use the Network Unlock Code provided by us.

My Phone seems to be unlocked but I'm not getting any signal

First of all, we do request you contact the service provider to make sure after unlocking your device, your unlocked phone will be compatible on their network.  Not all GSM phones are compatible with any Network after unlocking it.  The unlocked phone must be able to support the Network's Frequency.  If you are unsure of this, please contact them regading this.

After unlocking your phone, please pull the battery for a couple minutes and then restart the device.  It may take a few minutes for your phone to pick up the new signal. Also go to your Network settings on your phone, and make sure the device can detect the signal from the simcard you are trying use.

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Enter How to Enter Unlock Codes on Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro U8a

Switch ON your phone without a SIM Card
Press left once
Press the * button twice
Press left once
The message Personalize with MNC2 will appear
You can now enter the Unlock Code

How to Enter Unlock Codes on Sony Ericsson Xperia x10a:

 Input a non-accepted SIM card into the phone.
Phone will prompt you for a code
Enter the unlock code that was given to you.

 Txt Pro CK15, CK15a, CK15i:

 Input a non-accepted SIM card into the phone.
Get to a dial screen and press #987654321#*
Select Network, and enter code

​How To Unlock Sony Ericsson:

Model:  All SonyEricsson
   1. Turn ON your phone without Sim Card
   2. Press left arrow ONE TIME
   3. Press * button TWO TIME
   4. Press left arrow ONE TIME
   5. The message "Personalize with MNC2" will appear
   6. Enter Unlock Code.  It may be necessary to PRESS ENTER or OK

NOTICE: If your phone have a "JOGDIAL" (Ex: SonyEricsson K700i) you must press "down arrow" instead of "left arrow" for step 2 & 3. We mean by "Down Arrow" to direct the Jogdial down.

To save time with Sony Ericsson unlock codes it helps to provide the "lock status" of your SE phone. You do this by typing:


into the keypad (left star star left)

If your phone has a joystick to control the menus do left star star left

This will the show you the lock status of your Sony Ericsson Phone.

It should show a list like

1 = Network Lock (NCK)
2 = Network Subset (NSCK)
3 = SP (SPK)
4 = Corporate Lock (CCK)
% = Extended Lock (ESL)

You will see a little LOCKED padlock next to the lock of your Sony Ericsson phone. Sometimes you will see 2, if you see 2 provide both locks. Occasionally all 5 will be locked, if this is the case provide all 5.

The padlock will be next to the lock that your phone has. This will correspond to the code you will need to be given. When providing the lock status information please state the number AND the name the number of the lock the padlock is next to, alone is not enough as sometimes this can vary from phone to phone.

The example below shows the menu, these all show UNLOCKED padlocks, which means all of the locks on this sony are unlocked.

​Unlock Attempts

With Sony Ericsson phones you usually only have 5 attempts at entering an unlocking code. With most phones when you enter the lock menu you will see a number - 5 or below, this is the number of attempts you have left to enter an unlock code. If you have a 0 you have no more trys and must now take your phone to be unlocked with hardware. Please make sure you dont order an unlock code if you have 0 attempts left as the code will not work, and you will not receive a refund if your code has already been sourced.

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