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Wipe lock code from phone

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Victor Henry, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Victor Henry

    Victor Henry Guest

    I picked up a used Verizon LG VX10 that I was going to activate on my
    Verizon account but when the phone powers on, it comes up locked. The only
    call possible is to 911-- and that includes sending *228 to
    reprogram....gotta have that lock code to send the call.

    I assume the lock code is the last four digits of the existing phone
    number-- but I don't know what it is-- and can't access it.

    I tried the obvious codes like 0000, 1234 and 4321, 1111, etc. Other than
    try all 9999 possible lock codes sequentially, is there any way to do a
    "Vulcan mind wipe" to clear it out?

    Victor



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  2. David G.

    David G. Guest

    Victor Henry wrote:
    > I picked up a used Verizon LG VX10 that I was going to activate on my
    > Verizon account but when the phone powers on, it comes up locked. The
    > only call possible is to 911-- and that includes sending *228 to
    > reprogram....gotta have that lock code to send the call.
    >
    > I assume the lock code is the last four digits of the existing phone
    > number-- but I don't know what it is-- and can't access it.
    >
    > I tried the obvious codes like 0000, 1234 and 4321, 1111, etc. Other
    > than try all 9999 possible lock codes sequentially, is there any way
    > to do a "Vulcan mind wipe" to clear it out?
    >
    > Victor


    Bring it into a Verizon service center and I'm sure they can help...
    assuming the phone can even be activated.

    --
    David G.
  3. Menu -> 0 is the standard LG programming mode. In my 4400, I think
    that bypasses the lock code.

    In the programming menu, there is a reset lock code option, where you
    enter the phone's mater subsidy lock (usually 6 zeroes with verizon).

    Once you *228, however, remember that it changes your lock code to your
    phone number.

    -MVL
  4. Dennis Marks

    Dennis Marks Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@theobvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:2khmb1d3pkilseu44dvrvc5tehqae5q26o@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 20:34:48 -0400, "Victor Henry" <swabbo@seafarer>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>I picked up a used Verizon LG VX10 that I was going to activate on my
    >>Verizon account but when the phone powers on, it comes up locked. The only
    >>call possible is to 911-- and that includes sending *228 to
    >>reprogram....gotta have that lock code to send the call.
    >>
    >>I assume the lock code is the last four digits of the existing phone
    >>number-- but I don't know what it is-- and can't access it.
    >>
    >>I tried the obvious codes like 0000, 1234 and 4321, 1111, etc. Other than
    >>try all 9999 possible lock codes sequentially, is there any way to do a
    >>"Vulcan mind wipe" to clear it out?

    >
    > Hate to state the obvious.. But ask the previous owner?


    Go to Verizon and have them reset it when they activate it.



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