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Old 03-18-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Please forgive this smartphone novice. I'm trying to unlock a phone. I have the code, but I don't know how to enter letters that are part of the code on the keypad. The phone is an android LG G2x. Googling yielded no help.

Help please!
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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Does it only give you a choice of entering in numbers? That's what I've got on my Android.

Standard keypads for phone numbers are the following:
2 = A, B, C
3 = D, E, F
4 = G, H, I
5 = J, K, L
6 = M, N, O
7 = P, Q, R, S
8 = T, U, V
9 = W, X, Y Z
It might work the same way to unlock it. Write down your code and use the above chart to "translate" it. For instance, the code "SNOOPY" would translate to "76679".

Try it once and see. Most locks let you try 3 times before it really locks you out. Good luck!
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Yes, it has the same number letter option like standard keypads.

Someone else suggested the same thing and I am leery to try the 'translation' method because it is a used phone and I'm not sure if unlocking has ever been attempted before.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: 92037
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Yes, it has the same number letter option like standard keypads.

Someone else suggested the same thing and I am leery to try the 'translation' method because it is a used phone and I'm not sure if unlocking has ever been attempted before.
Hrm....what format is the unlock code? Also is this a SIM lock code for unlocking or is it a PUK because you are locked out of your device (typically from entering the wrong lock screen password)

You have a few shots at entering an IMEI unlock code. But I would NOT try that idea above.

Although, I do find it odd that you received your code with alphas....? Are the letters just "p's" and "w's" followed by a set of numbers?

The letter P will appear after quickly pressing the star button ( * ) 3 times
The letter W will appear after quickly pressing the star button ( * ) 4 times
The letter + will appear after quickly pressing the star button ( * ) 2 times
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Update: My unlock instructions weren't entirely clear. The letters in the code are identifiers of the type of code, but NOT part of the code.

That's what I get ordering from cut rate unlocking services overseas, lol.
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