Apr 24, 2008
I've seen a lot of people with the problem "I can't find/I've lost the unlock code for my phone".I hope this thread will put those queries to rest. To find an unlock code for a phone you need a couple different things.
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1. Phone connection to computer
2. LG Download + .dll file specific to your phone (discussed later)
First off: I can't give a direct link to the program LG Download, as it is warez. However, to download this program (the program LG uses to flash the firmware on this phone, you could (hypothetically) either find a torrent, or a direct download. You also could search for a direct link on google. However, as that would be technically against the rules of the forum, this has to be all hypothetical.
Secondly: You also need the .dll file for your phone(so LG Download can identify it). These are free files, and a humpa has a bunch of them on his website for you: <www.humpa.com/vzw>. If it's not hosted there, search on google. If you can't find it, you're out of luck, sorry. These .dll files are downloaded as .msi (windows installer package). Once you download the file, double click it to have it install itself in the LG Download folder, hassle-free.
Finally: Open LG Download. Connect your phone to your computer, and wait for it to detect your phone (you can tell when the phone model name and other information show up in the blue box on the right bar). Click the shortcut button LockCode on the top to find out the code for the phone.
IMPORTANT: Don't touch any other buttons in LG Download unless you're ABSOLUTELY sure what you're doing. You risk "brick"ing (making unusable) your phone.I'm not sure if this works via BlueTooth, someone have info on that? Connecting your phone to LG Download provides the basis for the ability to "flash" or uprade/downgrade the firmware on your phone. There are multiple tutorials out there on how to do this.
Also: The NV Edit mode allows some phones with an error of "locked by provider" to connect to bitpim. More information on that here, 5th post: <http://howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1360860>