Telus and Bell Blackberry Unlock Codes Get more Complicated

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The Bell Blackberry Bold 9700 has a new lock on it called the Service Provider (SP) lock. Both the original “Network” lock aka MEP2, and the new SP lock aka MEP4, are needed to unlock the Bell 9700 now. We’ve found 2 methods to do it and blogged about it on our site.

Through the eyes of a cell phone unlocker, it seems that RIM is always making an effort to tighten security on their new Blackberry devices. This time it has gone beyond RIM, with Bell and soon TELUS adding new locks on their Blackberry phones.

We like to call them “MEP4? locks instead the old MEP2 that we’ve grown so fond of. It has already been implemented on the Bell 9700 which has 2 locks – the network lock and the Service Provider (SP) lock. Unlock code developers, crackers and hackers are still in the process of developing a quick and “Instant” method for unlocking these MEP4 codes. Although we are able to unlock the Bell Blackberry Bold 9700, it’s interesting to see that RIM, Rogers and T-mobile are still using MEP2 codes for the Rogers Blackberry Bold 9700 and T-mobile Blackberry Bold 9700.

Perhaps Telus and Bell are doing this to protect their new HSDPA network? Or maybe they are passionate about retaining their clientele and keeping exclusivity of their handheld devices. Who knows? Regardless, we have discovered 2 methods to unlock the Bell Blackberry Bold 9700.

Method 1: Unlocking the Bell Blackberry Bold 9700 with IMEI & PIN#

Calculate the 2 unlock codes with just the IMEI and PIN #.

PROS:

  • Can be calculated accurately within 24-72 hours.
  • Incorrect IMEI and PIN submissions will result in a “Not Found” code instead of returning an incorrect code due to an incorrect IMEI submission.

CONS:

  • Longer than normal process times.
  • If your IMEI and PIN are not in the database, you will get a “Not Found” code even though everything was submitted properly.
  • Very pricey compared to method 2.

Method 2: Unlocking the Bell Blackberry Bold 9700 with Blackberry Logger info:

Calculates the 2 unlock codes with a “Logger” that is read off of your phone with a third party program. This is the method we have adopted to unlock your Bell Blackberry Bold 9700.

PROS:

  • Accurate codes are generated within 0-48 hours.
  • A great way to accurately generate all the information from your Blackberry device to avoid errors in typing your IMEI.

CONS:

  • Instant speeds are not available.
  • Altered logs will create incorrect codes – do NOT alter when you send in your Bell 9700 logs.


The program to get your Blackberry log can be downloaded here
. After getting your IMEI and MEP from the program, you can purchase your Bell Blackberry Bold 9700 unlock code. Simply enter the MEP under the “Model” section.

UPDATE: For those commenting, it’s not actually a virus/trojan. It’s a security feature called “Themida” which protects the software from being duplicated or taken apart. Certain Virus scanners say that its a trojan horse, but its nothing harmful whatsoever.

  • DavidB

    Bypassing manufacturer and carrier security procedures like this is LEGAL?

  • DavidB

    Bypassing manufacturer and carrier security procedures like this is LEGAL?

  • http://blog.triplecheck.ca/ Mark

    Its too bad that the logger program is detected as malicious. Be careful with this people.

    http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/8f9ae828bf7718f3da934bc80a990ac90b098a6fbc0e8a26d90ae4b16e1ed5c7-1258159967

  • http://blog.triplecheck.ca Mark

    Its too bad that the logger program is detected as malicious. Be careful with this people.

    http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/8f9ae828bf7718f3da934bc80a990ac90b098a6fbc0e8a26d90ae4b16e1ed5c7-1258159967

  • Berry

    Bell will unlock the bold for only $75 Canadian. There is no need to buy unlock code which is barely cheaper.

  • Berry

    Bell will unlock the bold for only $75 Canadian. There is no need to buy unlock code which is barely cheaper.

  • Berry

    Bell will unlock the bold for only $75 Canadian. There is no need to buy unlock code which is barely cheaper.

  • Ryan

    I still dont get it! If we use an Unlock Code to unlock Blackberry’s why does it void the Warranty? We are not loading or changing the Code on the phone just removing the lock code.

    Its like re-setting the password on a Router or PC.

  • Ryan

    I still dont get it! If we use an Unlock Code to unlock Blackberry’s why does it void the Warranty? We are not loading or changing the Code on the phone just removing the lock code.

    Its like re-setting the password on a Router or PC.

  • Socius

    @DavidB

    Locking a small phone that costs $100 to make, that we pay $600 for should be illegal. It’s absolutely bogus that you can be sold a device at a ridiculously high price, then be told by that manufacturer that you’re not allowed to do certain things to/with it. It’s none of their business. It’s not like you’re getting the phone for free.

  • Socius

    @DavidB

    Locking a small phone that costs $100 to make, that we pay $600 for should be illegal. It’s absolutely bogus that you can be sold a device at a ridiculously high price, then be told by that manufacturer that you’re not allowed to do certain things to/with it. It’s none of their business. It’s not like you’re getting the phone for free.

  • Socius

    @DavidB

    Locking a small phone that costs $100 to make, that we pay $600 for should be illegal. It’s absolutely bogus that you can be sold a device at a ridiculously high price, then be told by that manufacturer that you’re not allowed to do certain things to/with it. It’s none of their business. It’s not like you’re getting the phone for free.

  • http://www.cellfservices.com/ Sam – Cellfservices

    @Mark

    Some virus scanners will pick up something called “Themida” and classify it as a Trojan/horse. Let me clarify what Themida actually is.

    Themida is a software protection product designed to prevent software from being “cracked” and does use encryption, therefore, is very difficult for any anti-virus to confirm one way or another if its malware.

    It is not a legitimate threat. As mentioned, it is a software protection package used by program authors and distributors. Oreans Technology sells it.

    Hope that helps!

  • http://www.cellfservices.com Sam – Cellfservices

    @Mark

    Some virus scanners will pick up something called “Themida” and classify it as a Trojan/horse. Let me clarify what Themida actually is.

    Themida is a software protection product designed to prevent software from being “cracked” and does use encryption, therefore, is very difficult for any anti-virus to confirm one way or another if its malware.

    It is not a legitimate threat. As mentioned, it is a software protection package used by program authors and distributors. Oreans Technology sells it.

    Hope that helps!

  • http://blog.triplecheck.ca/ Mark

    Sam thanks for the update – I think its best for everyone to be cautious of .exe files instead of just click and run. Thanks again for the extra info.

  • http://blog.triplecheck.ca Mark

    Sam thanks for the update – I think its best for everyone to be cautious of .exe files instead of just click and run. Thanks again for the extra info.

  • Ryan

    Berry! How did you get the $75.00 to unlock directly from bell? I thought they did not offer this.

  • Ryan

    Berry! How did you get the $75.00 to unlock directly from bell? I thought they did not offer this.

  • KEVIN

    I have a PROBLEM.. I ENTERED THE CODE 10 TIMES (MEP4).. Now i have 0 attempts.. Anyone know how to fix this?? ILL PAY ASAP .. IM IN VANCOUVER.. I CAN PAYPAL.. THANKS

  • KEVIN

    I have a PROBLEM.. I ENTERED THE CODE 10 TIMES (MEP4).. Now i have 0 attempts.. Anyone know how to fix this?? ILL PAY ASAP .. IM IN VANCOUVER.. I CAN PAYPAL.. THANKS

  • KEVIN

    I have a PROBLEM.. I ENTERED THE CODE 10 TIMES (MEP4).. Now i have 0 attempts.. Anyone know how to fix this?? ILL PAY ASAP .. IM IN VANCOUVER.. I CAN PAYPAL.. THANKS

  • http://www.nextgenserver.com/ NEXTGEN SERVERS LTD

    I hope this information is accepted in the way it is meant as informative rather that an advert, Nextgen Servers & JIC developed the first instant Blackberry Code Server in Dec 2008.

    We can now let you know that we can now generate SP & NCK (MEP2 & MEP4) For Bell (SP only for Telus, NCK not required) for the 9700 instantly (no waiting, just submit IMEI and select network), and with out the use of any logger data.

    If the site admin here would like to verify this information please feel free to contact me.

  • http://www.nextgenserver.com/ NEXTGEN SERVERS LTD

    I hope this information is accepted in the way it is meant as informative rather that an advert, Nextgen Servers & JIC developed the first instant Blackberry Code Server in Dec 2008.

    We can now let you know that we can now generate SP & NCK (MEP2 & MEP4) For Bell (SP only for Telus, NCK not required) for the 9700 instantly (no waiting, just submit IMEI and select network), and with out the use of any logger data.

    If the site admin here would like to verify this information please feel free to contact me.

  • http://www.nextgenserver.com NEXTGEN SERVERS LTD

    I hope this information is accepted in the way it is meant as informative rather that an advert, Nextgen Servers & JIC developed the first instant Blackberry Code Server in Dec 2008.

    We can now let you know that we can now generate SP & NCK (MEP2 & MEP4) For Bell (SP only for Telus, NCK not required) for the 9700 instantly (no waiting, just submit IMEI and select network), and with out the use of any logger data.

    If the site admin here would like to verify this information please feel free to contact me.

  • John

    Socius – the cost to manufacture the phone is irrelevant – ever heard of development costs, labor, research, and yes even a little profit to help attract new investment?? Selling the phone at cost would bankrupt RIM and you’d never have any more phones to hack.

  • John

    Socius – the cost to manufacture the phone is irrelevant – ever heard of development costs, labor, research, and yes even a little profit to help attract new investment?? Selling the phone at cost would bankrupt RIM and you’d never have any more phones to hack.

  • John

    Socius – the cost to manufacture the phone is irrelevant – ever heard of development costs, labor, research, and yes even a little profit to help attract new investment?? Selling the phone at cost would bankrupt RIM and you’d never have any more phones to hack.

  • Jenny Tiwari

    hello, i live in cyprus and i bought a blackberry bold 9700 2 days ago. when im in a wifi environment i have no problem playing youtube videos or any kind of video clip from the internet . but when i am at a place where there is a locked server and i have to use my wap vodafone live gprs …i cannot play anything in the form of a video clip. it tells me that the server is locked or sometimes it tells me unable to connect to the internet please try again later. if the problem persists please contact your service provider.
    I just came back from our tele comunications department (CYTA) and they even upgraded the fone but it was still the same. Please can anyone shed some light!!!
    thanks
    jenny

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