The Sony Xperia X10i is one of the first Sony Ericsson smartphones to be Android based, and is one of the more high end offerings from the Xperia range. It boasts fast and efficient social media apps and media player, as well a 8.1-megapixel camera with smile recognition and geo tagging capabilities.
You would assume a high end smartphone such as the Xperia X10i, which is designed for international use, would be available for use on any network. However, the phone has built in restrictions to prevent people from switching between networks. But lucky for you, unlocking your phone is simple, and most importantly its legal. All you need is the unlock code designed by the manufacturer for your handset to remove the restrictions, and a new unaccepted SIM card for the phone.
The best way to go about getting hold of the unique unlock code for your handset it by asking the people who had it put there in the first place, your network service provider. Although they had it put there to prevent you from switching networks, they are usually pretty understanding when you ask for the unlock code, especially if you are a long term customer of the network. They will usually offer it for free, and may even offer to do the unlocking part for you if you go in store.
How to get an Unlock codes for a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i
If they don’t want to help you, then there are other sources for the unlock code, although most of them won’t necessarily be free. To find a trusted and reliable source, use the helpful mobile unlocking forums to see if anyone can recommend one to you. Also be sure the source offers some form of guarantee in the event that something goes wrong and your phone becomes damaged, or the unlock code simply doesn’t work, so that you don’t lose any money.
How to use your unlocking code
Once you have your new SIM card and your unlock code, its time to put them to use. First insert the new SIM card into your handset, and switch it on. It should come up with a message similar to ‘SIM network unlock code’, which means its time to input the unlock code you have. Once it has been entered, your phone should now be unlocked, its as simple as that! If there are any issues then contact your network service provider or the source of the unlock code.