Sony Ericsson :: W380i - How To Bypass Phone Lock?
Nov 6, 2010
Got a problem with phone lock. After 2 years of not using this phone had to return to it because of issues with current phone, and after entering PIN, it asks for some code. Phone's language is not English, but I guess it's some phone lock or so. Tried all codes I've ever used and none of them works, I feel really dumb, because I don't even remember myself enabling such a codes, because I've always liked phones to boot up fast, not even using PIN. So I'd like to know how can I get rid of this code. Of course, I'm trying to find original manual and papers from when i bought this phone(no luck yet), but as warranty is over already, I don't think that it's gonna be for free, nor cheap.
I'm having severe problems with my mothers W380i, the problem is as the title, it shuts itself off. It can happen at any moment, in calls, while texting, while entering PIN, in menus, while connected to the charger etc etc. It's already been in for repair once but obviously it's not helped (have anyone ever had a phone repaired properly?) and now it's in for it's second attempt at repair.
Does anyone on esato have a W380i that works? Or have experienced similar problems to me? To me it's obviously a hardware issue and a design fault (the store I bought it from no longer sell it and told me it's no longer in production, strangely enough it's still on SonyEricssons website) so software shouldnt help, but maybe someone have some other insight.
Just received my Magnetic Grey W380i and thought we could start off a pictures and video's thead for the 1mp camera that this little phone has. Picture quality set to fine and White balance set to daylight. Taken with picture quality set to fine and everything else set to auto.
Okay I have tried everything and failed and I hope someone can help me.I've been having a lot of problems with my phone - in terms of getting a good network. spoke to SE and they said that before I send it in for a repair job, might be an idea to do a software update - when I was doing that - it asked me to backup my data and because I'd done it before I didn't worry too much about it.Only thing is - seems like it's backed up everything and restored everything to my phone except my text messages. And I can't seem to put them back on my phone through the Sony Ericsson PC suite... thing is when I connect my phone through the USB cable to the computer - the texts show up then - but only if my phone is connected to the computer.Surely I could just put them back on my phone somehow - spoke to SE tech support and they're like there's no way you can put those texts back -but my previous nokia phone let me backup and restore texts - why doesn't this one?Also there seems to be quite a few softwares around that say they will let me restore texts - but mainly to PC's not from. I've looked at myphoneexplorer but how do i use it to get the texts off the pc suite on to there / my phone.
My wife is after the W380i, and it has to be in purple. She currently has an CPW O2 contract, but they are not offering the purple phone, so how best to do this? Oh and she MUST keep her number. She is not a heavy user, so paying on a SIM free phone is probably a viable option, but is there a better way she can get this phone AND keep her number? O2 is best for coverage at our home, and best for not having to x-net call all the time.
I accidently locked my LG VX4400 phone this morning and do not have the code to unlock phone. I tried searching some website and they told me to use my phone number but that does not work. The reason for this is because i'm using a loaner phone from a friend and it must want his old phone number. Can anyone one tell me how to bypass the lock of the phone or possibly reset it?
I got my W380i today unlocked and i was wondering what video format it is,its a 3GP but it wouldn't load the file on my phone,i had a K800i and i got the video working great with a audio format of AMR-nb but when i look at the demo video on W380i the audio format is a AMR-WB.Can someone help me please thanks
i put some video in my phone in mp4 file format and when i wanted to view it, there's no images displayed and there's only sound playing. i also tried to play a 3gp file format. the image is displaying but it is so darn SLOW! plus the sound suddenly stopped playing while the video is playing in an annoying slow motion.
My grandpa recently passed away in the UK and my brother brought back his phone. It's a SONY W380i and it's so amazingly sexy! I really want to use this here on the Rogers network. Problem is that it says my SIM card is invalid. Do I need to unlock/debrand the phone before I can insert my already existing Rogers carD?
I have this model phone which has been working very well until today.It started by not sending a text message, and then seemed to go out of signal.I have tried everything normal - resetting, testing phone out with another sim etc.It appears that the sim is the problem as it will not work in another handset, and is displaying no signal there.In the W380i, there is a strange symbol, a telephone with a red line through it, which I cannot trace anywhere in the user manual or online.Does anyone know what this indicates? - ie is it a network fault, or something wrong with the sim?
My wife has a W380i when she calls a person or receives a call, she has to put the phone on speaker for herself or them to be heard we have tried turning up volume and changing profiles etc. Why? All other functions are fine i.e. walkman, games plenty of volume.
Not sure if there will be anything more to add on this W380i with photos, but since our guys had some unboxed pics prepare,d why not share with you all SE lovers at Esato.Actually, when I play around with this low budget Walkman phone, it feels nice. The gesture control (turn off alarm and ring by just waving over the phone) worked very well and it is fun. Here are some pics. Strange form factor -> longer at the keypad side, make the phone feels like a barber shop hair trimmer. Side photo. It is actually thin and not bulky. Volume control on the side and nice glossy key designs When you are using the Walkman feature, the RR, Play, and FF key grow with title of the song displayed on the outside. There is also a walkman control keylock at the back of the phone so that you do not need to open the phone to control the music functions. Battery and time display. I think it is nicely done. Low end Walkman model, so don't expect too much on the included earphones. Color matched though. Finally, it is a triband phone, so if you are in the US, please make sure your operator supports the 1900 MHz. And the purple with pink buttons phone is so Girly.
How come the option to turn off the Flight Mode Start up thing when you switch on the mobile is not in the menu, where it says it is in the manual (Settings>General>Flight Mode). Is this the crappy Orange branded firmware for you?
My brother has this phone and he is not able to get pass the Phone lock code because a friend of his mess around the phone and change the phone lock code and cannot remember it. Is there anyway to find the code?
So I have a new Instinct and my 2 year old got her hands on it today and was playing with it. Well somehow she managed to get to the lock section and so now the phone has a user lock on it that I have no clue as to what it is. I can accept incoming calls but can't use it for outgoing calls. I am wondering if I call the phone will it open it up so I can get in and change the lock code to something else?
Also how do I set the privacy on this phone so if I call out no one can see my number?
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I have a very old w810 that i want to give to my mom for use. i phone locked it when i first got it over a year ago and I forgot the password. Is there a way i could master reset the phone? flash it? When i put in a sim, it ask for the 4 digit password .. which i forgot.
My first phone from Sony Ericsson was Aino. I like it but I have problem with lock the access. I want lock every thing by number but that not happen with Aino! I know I can lock the SIM when Aino switch on. By the way when I using my Aino How can I lock it ?
I had a k770i till it hit the wall, lol, and i decided to use my older s500i till i get a new model (as yet undecided?) the 770 was locked to my current provider, 3 (shhhh, they aint too bad lol) and as the s500 was on o2, i got it unlocked. all was well until today, i flicked through the games menu and saw an interesting looking title, executioner, and without any reason to think it was a bad move, i tried opening it, expecting some cool app or game, turns out my phone just went blank, then off and has refused to interact with me at all since, no sign of life, not when connecting to charger, or pc or laptop, what can i do, and more interestingly.
Last night my phone was going off telling me the battery was empty, so being mostly asleep i yanked the battery out as i have countless times before.This morning, i turned it on and it asked for a pin code. I have never ever set one, so i took it to vodafone (where i got it) they told me to put it in wrong 3 times and then they gave me the PUK code. Now, having entered the PUK code, the phone is asking for a Phone Lock Code, another code which i have never ever set myself. I have tried 0000 1111 5555 0000000 and 12345678, it lets me put in up to 8 digits, but none work. the SE site says it pre-set to 0000 but that will not work. I desperately need some help on how to sort it.
I just started my 810i and im getting Phone Locked and asking me to enter Phone Lock Code: this was a brand new phone from rogers. ive tried 0000 00000 1234 12345 and nothing can anyone tell me whats going on?
During Phone Lock (Closed)Slideshow featureMake it possible during the phone is locked / closed. Photos for the slideshow can be selected so that it won't show everything. Screen Saver must be applicable during the phone is locked / closed Themes for the touchscreen Photo Albums When viewing pictures in the touchscreen, ALL pictures are being viewed, i hope the pictures being viewed are segregated by folders or albums.Similar with the Music (Newly Added, Albums, Playlists) and Videos (Newly Added, Videos, Camera Album)Clock ModeWhile charging, can there be a clock mode wherein the phone screen (clock) doesn't go to standby (shut off). It would be nice if the phone is docked in the desktop charger then acts like a clock (of course phone features still function, it's just that the clock doesn't turn off)
i have a SE W810i. i cannot find a way to password lock my phone, so when it is already ON, anyone can enjoy reading in my private messages, and enjoy looking at my private pictures that i dont want to be seen! so is there any way or trick to password lock any folder on my memory card? is there any way or trick to password lock my phone, so when it is on standby, it needs a password to be unlocked (as most of most mobiles)i'v heard about a software that i can install on my phone to do the job, any info?
By an accident I just bought a seccond hand SonyEricsson K810i with activated phone lock code. This is a personal security code that you can make at your phone so that no others can use it if it is stolen etc, and not this gsm operator lock code. I just contacted the seller and he don't know that phone and doesn't seem to remember from who he bought it so he don't seem to be able to provide that code for me. Do anyone in this forum know a trick how to overwrite / shortcut that telephone code? Or do I have to degrade this phone to spare parts?
Well I just recently purchased a Sony Ericsson W995. I think its fantastic but I don't think the security is all that great. I know you have a pin code and a phone lock code (For when you are switching the phone on), but is their anything to lock your phone with while its switched on (Like a code to input to unlock your phone?).
I just want to get a definite answer from you knowledgeable folks before I hook up my precious W890i with Vodafone firmware but unlocked, letting me use my O2 SIM, to the SEUS in case it restores network locks!