How to Unlock a Sprint BlackBerry Tour 9630

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Today I received my Sprint BlackBerry Tour and it’s amazing. But, you’re not here for a review, you’re here because you want to unlock your Sprint BlackBerry Tour. Here’s what you do. Thanks to my friend at CIO.com, Al Sacco, I knew the steps to unlocking it. Fortunately, the good folks at Sprint will walk you through the process as well. Here’s what I did to unlock the SIM slot on the Sprint BlackBerry Tour.

1. Call Sprint International Support - (817) 698-4199, prompt #2
2. Ask them if they’d kindly unlock your SIM slot on your BlackBerry Tour
3. Turn off your wireless network connection on the Tour (yes, you’ll have to call from another phone)
4. Click on Options > Advanced Options > SIM Card
5. Type MEPD
6. Type MEP2
7. The representative should give you a 16-digit code
8. Thank the representative for their help
9. Reboot your phone and you’re ready to go

There you have it! It took me about 5 minutes to get my phone unlocked. I tested my Sprint BlackBerry Tour with a T-Mobile SIM card and was able to access the web, use BlackBerry Messenger and send and receive messages.

As seen on Nan Palmero | BlackBerry Power User

14 Responses to “How to Unlock a Sprint BlackBerry Tour 9630”


  1. 1 mdg

    used the “live chat” feature on http://www.sprint.com/international. the representative on the chat was able to give me the unlock code in a few minutes. Quick and easy!

  2. 2 PHADE

    Not new to the BlackBerry world, just new to Unlocking one:

    This may seem like a dumb question but…..
    If I get the Tour unlocked to be able to use the SIM CARD does that mean
    1) Now that its unlocked I ONLY have the option use the Tour with a SIM Card
    2) I’m can still use it for Sprint but I can switch WHENEVER I Want to a SIM CARD
    or
    3) PHADE, what the hell are you talking about?

  3. 3 GoodNachos

    oh cool, i thought the Tour only worked for international GSM bands, i’m assuming your T-Mobile SIM is connecting to a north america GSM band? very good to know

  4. 4 BlackBerryCool (BlackBerry Cool)

    How to Unlock a Sprint BlackBerry Tour 9630 http://bit.ly/JaEsd

  5. 5 mikerlawson (Michael Lawson)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: How to Unlock a Sprint BlackBerry Tour 9630 http://bit.ly/JaEsd

  6. 6 OseOhen (Ose Ohen)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: How to Unlock a Sprint BlackBerry Tour 9630 http://bit.ly/JaEsd

  7. 7 Nan Palmero

    1. You can use it on Sprint or a GSM system, your choice
    2. Yes, you can switch whenever you want.

  8. 8 derrickmartin (Derrick)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: How to Unlock a Sprint BlackBerry Tour 9630 http://bit.ly/JaEsd—This is for TMO in the US correct?

  9. 9 oakleyswitch (Steve)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: How to Unlock a Sprint BlackBerry Tour 9630 http://bit.ly/JaEsd |good read!

  10. 10 Palak Desai

    I did this, but forgot to turn off the radio before entering in the code…is this going to mess anything up? thanks

  11. 11 mailing list archive

    I’m surprised they just hand you the unlock code without harassing you.

  12. 12 Chris

    Just get an 8830 and be done with it. The Sprint version comes unlocked out of the box, I’ve used mine internationally (on 3 different continents other than North America) and domestically (US) for 2 years now without issue or need to contact any support representatives. Read your instruction manual or go to http://www.blackberryforums.com, you’d be amazed with what you can learn…

  13. 13 Marcus

    I have a question I unlocked my Sprint tour and I am using both Sprint and T-mobile service on my phone and I was just wondering if I needed to have blackberry internet service with both carriers or just with one carrier?

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