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  1. Zmax z max

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    How can unlock this phone metro pcs
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    Follow the instructions in the link lunatic59 posted
     
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    Based on what the unlocking policy is for MetroPCS and the phone you've got, you have to call them. The HTC Desire 530 is not on their list of phones that can be unlocked with an app. (of course that could be an old list, but it's best to call them anyway.)

    That said, to unlock you will need your phone (obviously), the MetroPCS account number and name, and a PIN if you ever set one to verify you are the phone's owner. You will also need a SIM from a different provider.

    This is how it works ... you call MetroPCS customer service and tell them you want to unlock your phone. They will verify you are the phone's owner, the account is in good standing and that you've satisfied any minimum use period and there are no outstanding contracts against that device. They will instruct you to turn off your phone, remove the MetroPCS SIM card and then put in the other carrier's SIM. Now when you boot up the phone you will be prompted for an unlock code. They give you a number and you type it in and the phone should unlock. Once you verify that the new SIM makes a connection to the new carrier, your phone is unlocked and will stay that way forever.

    Possible problems would be if you are not the original owner or the phone is blacklisted. You will also have problems if you are trying to use an incompatible network.
     
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    that did not work for me? so now what metropcs has not email for contact either.
     
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    You may have to take it into a store in this case.
     
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    yes imay but this phone is not yet activated to anything no sim card. i got it to try rooting it and adding memory, if i take it to the store i may as will get a 16gb or 32gb ebay phone and activate that one, for the cost of having the store do this. thanks
     
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    Are you sure it's locked?
     
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    it is oem unlocked according to the phone. go to about phone tap build number developer unlocked show up go to developer options and oem says on. so that is unlocked correct?

    i do not have usb debugging on do i need that?
     
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    No. What you are seeing is that the bootloader is unlocked. This will allow you to flash over the boot partition and install a custom recovery. What this thread is discussing is carrier unlock from MetroPCS to allow the phone to be used on a different network. It's completely different and unrelated.
     

HTC Desire 530

HTC Desire 530 is a low-end Android device with a unique design. The highlights include a 5 megapixel front-facing camera, 8 megapixel main camera, a microSD card slot which supports cards up to 2TB, front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers with dedicated amplifiers and a micro splash effect on the polycarbonate shell which makes each phone completely unique.

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