HTC cell phones are quickly rising in popularity nowadays. This is due to its innovative and attractive features, which encourages users to buy these phones. With features like HD video playback/recording, sharp surround sound technology and instant Wi-Fi hotspot, who would not be tempted to buy one?
Obviously, to maximize your HTC phone’s capabilities, you’ll need to have a mobile operator. While there’re many mobile operators in every country, there’s bound to be a good mobile operator, one that’s much better than the rest in terms of offers and services.
But, some mobile partners have special contracts on a certain mobile manufacturer(s). Which means that should you purchase a mobile phone from them, for example, an HTC Thunderbolt, you’re only permitted to use the SIM card supplied by that company, and any other SIM cards will be blocked by the phone and won’t be used. This presents an issue to those who want to go to their favored mobile operator, as the mobile operator that sells the device they desire does not offer their desired services.
Fortunately, there’s a method to have your cellphone be able to use other SIM cards, without having your phone blocking the new SIM . This process is known as unlocking.
It is simple to unlock htc hero cell phones, and some other mobile phones also, and it may just take a few minutes of your time. You just need to follow a few easy instructions and you’ll have your mobile phone unlocked and ready for use (with your preferred company) right away !
To get this done, you must first turn off your mobile phone to check out the IMEI number, that is generally found on the back of your phone (battery slot), or on the box (there should be a slip detailing all the information you need, including the IMEI number). Alternatively, you may try this command:
This, without the quotes, should be entered in your HTC mobile phone. This will return a 15 digit number output, which is the unique IMEI number of your mobile phone. This IMEI number is very important, as this is needed for the unlock htc hero code, which will be used to unlock your HTC mobile phone.
The next thing to do is to contact your mobile operator and ask them for the corresponding unlock code. Some companies would be ready to give you the unlock code, provided that you have met their specifications. But, most companies will not supply you with the unlock code, as unlocking your phone means automatically canceling your deal with them, meaning you won’t need to pay for their services any longer. Essentially, they would lose the cell phone and they’d suffer a loss in profits from you. This is unacceptable for them, definitely.
In case they don’t give you the unlock code, you may always download a program which would give you the unlock code for your cell phone. Beware though, as some applications have viruses and trojans inside them, so make sure that you download it from a safe and reliable website.
After downloading the software, you need to simply input your IMEI number and have the software produce the related unlock code for your phone. After you have the unlock code, turn on your phone, but using another SIM instead. The phone will then show the screen where you need to put the unique 8 digit unlock code. Input the code, confirm, and there you are! Your mobile phone is now unlocked!
Of course, there’re times that the code might not work. Should this happen, download another program as HTC and some other mobile phone companies sometimes change their algorithm in producing said 8-digit code.
Now that you have your mobile phone unlocked, you can now enjoy the benefits of your chosen mobile partner, without paying out extra.