The HTC Sensation Z710e is an Android-based smartphone that was released in 2011. It is capable of accessing 4G networks, and was the fasted Android-based smartphone at the time of its release. The touch-sensitive face is made of contoured glass, giving the smartphone a high-end feel. And you can download and view wide-screen movies with high fidelity audio sound.
Why unlock a cell phone? All HTC Sensations, including the Z710e, are GSM phones, meaning they can use any GSM network. However, it is shipped with a SIM lock preventing you from being able to use your phone with carriers other than the one from which you purchased it. For unlocking your cell phone, you’ll need an unlock mobile phone code specific to your HTC Sensation. The unlock codes are available about six weeks after the phone is manufactured.
Don’t worry that unlocking your phone might damage it. The phones are manufactured unlocked, and the carriers request that the manufacturers add a SIM lock to force the phone to be used with their service. All you are doing is reversing what the manufacturer did, and restoring the factory settings. It does not void your warranty, and your phone will remain unlocked even if HTC updates the phone’s software.
If you’re still wondering why unlock a cell phone, you will be able to use your phone with a local SIM card and local carrier when you travel. This not only saves you money, but increases the resale value of your phone.
If you are a customer in good standing with your carrier, you can call them or go to their store to get the unlock mobile phone code for your phone. Otherwise, the unlock codes for unlocking your cell phone can be purchased from third party vendors.
You are also going to need a SIM card associated with a phone carrier other than the one which is your current phone carrier. These are inexpensive, and can be purchased from any cell phone store.
Once you receive the new SIM card and the codes specific to your HTC Sensation, you don’t need anything else to be able to unlock your mobile phone. All you have to do is follow these steps.
1. Power off your phone.
2. Remove your existing SIM card, and replace it with the new SIM card for a carrier other than the one which is your current carrier. Make sure the battery cover is firmly in place.
3. Power on your phone.
4. The phone will ask you for a GSM unlock code. (If you are not asked for a GSM unlock code, you may need to switch your phone to GSM mode first.)
5. Simply enter the unlock code you were given.
That’s all there is to unlocking your HTC Sensation! Once you have successfully unlocked your phone, you will be able to use any GSM carrier for your HTC Sensation.