How To Unlock SonyEricsson w518a

SonyEricsson W518a

Before starting the instructions, make sure the Left Navigation shortcuts are turned off.

SonyEricsson w518a, Unlock Step 1 Start from the Standby Screen.
Hit the Menu button.
SonyEricsson w518a, Unlock Step 2 Scroll to the Settings menu.
Press Select.
SonyEricsson w518a, Unlock Step 3 Under the General tab, scroll down to the Shortcuts option.
Press Select.
SonyEricsson w518a, Unlock Step 4 Scroll to the Navigation key left.
Select Options.
SonyEricsson w518a, Unlock Step 5 A menu will appear and scroll to Deactivate and hit Select.
SonyEricsson w518a, Unlock Step 6 Notice that the Navigation key left is .
Hit the End Call button twice.
SonyEricsson w518a, Unlock Step 7 Press the Navigation key left.
SonyEricsson w518a, Unlock Step 8 Press the Star ** key, twice.
Then press the Navigation key left.
SonyEricsson w518a, Unlock Step 9 The Personalize menu will appear. Highlight the first selection labeled Network. There should be a lock icon to the right that is closed.

Hit Select.

If the lock icon is open, the device is already Subsidy Unlocked.

SonyEricsson w518a, Unlock Step 9 Enter the 16 digit Subsidy Unlock Code.
Select OK.
SonyEricsson w518a, Unlock Step 10 Enter the 16 digit Subsidy Unlock Code again.
Select OK.
SonyEricsson w518a, Unlock Step 11 Your phone is unlocked.
Notice the lock icon next to Network is open; this means the device was successfully Subsidy Unlocked.

Power off your phone, wait 10 seconds and power on the phone again.

*The 8 digit code can be obtained by calling the Mobile Operator Customer Care Department and given the representative the IMEI number. In exchange they will give you the Subsidy Unlock Code. Alternatively, you can go online and seek out a Subsidy Unlock site.

To obtain the IMEI number press *#06# on your mobile device.


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