October 4th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Thread Author (OP)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device(s): Garminfone A50
Carrier: Not Provided
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How to reset your phone to 10 unlock attempts remaining
Plug the phone in, or make sure it has a good charge!
This may even work on a hard bricked phone - one that shows 0 tries left - but I am not positive on that. We need a volunteer to try it.
Hold the D-Pad to the left while powering on the phone.
"Wipe Userdata" will appear on the screen. You just lost everything you had on it, but it's worth it.
It will take a while, just leave it alone. It will reboot. The first boot will take a while, it may even seem to hang on the boot screen, just leave it alone as it's setting up for a 1st run. I did a Master Clear after the 1st boot. I may not have needed this, but I am not sure. When in doubt...and I had a T-Mobile SIM in it (unactivated) so I was able to get into the Master Clear section.
Try this WITHOUT the master clear. At one point I had to enter my unlock code again, and I believe it was right after a master clear. I have a T-Mobile phone unlocked on Rogers Canada.