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How to unlock locked keypad on cell phone [SOLVED]

Brian1 6,233 1,370 June 15, 2011 at 02:34 PM
The phone is an LG VX-5200. The # button was pushed and now the phone is locked. None of the usual suspects are working (last four of phone number, 0000, 1111, 1234, etc.). It was originally a Verizon phone, but is now a Page Plus phone.

Is there a way to reset the phone to remove the locked feature?

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The phone is an LG VX-5200. The # button was pushed and now the phone is locked. None of the usual suspects are working (last four of phone number, 0000, 1111, 1234, etc.). It was originally a Verizon phone, but is now a Page Plus phone.

Is there a way to reset the phone to remove the locked feature?

Have you tried * plus MENU? It's supposed to be the last 4 digits of your phone number, but you claimed you tried that... Have you called your carrier, and maybe they can unlock it over the air for now? I just saw this on a site: Do a star 228 on it, and it will reset it to the last 4 digits of your phone number.

Here's the ultimate, thanks to "Ryan" on another site. It's verbatim, so excuse his bad grammar:

Hey all I found a new way to crack the unfourtante code. If you have a usb cord hook it up to your phone and then connect to bitpim (free to download from bitpim.org) and search for the phone. After you have connected, hit view on the top and select filesystem now look on the left toolbar and click on filesystem again.

Now, click on the folder and many folders will come up, click on the folder called nvm and then select nvm_0002 (atleast on my phone. when opened it has alot of jibberish but on the far right it has a seperate column. Look for the FIRST four digit number and try it - that was mine and after I entered it I changed it, hooked it back up and found it in the same spot.

So....... if you bought the phone refurbished or used, you can now get the security code to work for you to.
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Have you tried * plus MENU? It's supposed to be the last 4 digits of your phone number, but you claimed you tried that... Have you called your carrier, and maybe they can unlock it over the air for now? I just saw this on a site: Do a star 228 on it, and it will reset it to the last 4 digits of your phone number.

Here's the ultimate, thanks to "Ryan" on another site. It's verbatim, so excuse his bad grammar:

Hey all I found a new way to crack the unfourtante code. If you have a usb cord hook it up to your phone and then connect to bitpim (free to download from bitpim.org) and search for the phone. After you have connected, hit view on the top and select filesystem now look on the left toolbar and click on filesystem again.

Now, click on the folder and many folders will come up, click on the folder called nvm and then select nvm_0002 (atleast on my phone. when opened it has alot of jibberish but on the far right it has a seperate column. Look for the FIRST four digit number and try it - that was mine and after I entered it I changed it, hooked it back up and found it in the same spot.

So....... if you bought the phone refurbished or used, you can now get the security code to work for you to.
Thanks a lot for your help!

It turns out that the all usual suspects weren't tried. It turns out that the old phone number that particular phone had was the number that was tried. Once the last four of the current phone number was tried, it was unlocked. I guess there was some confusion with which number to try. Since it was originally a Verizon phone, that Verizon number was the only one that was tried. It turns out that even after porting the number to to that phone on the Page Plus network, the unlock code changed along with the port and new number.

Thanks again for your help!
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