The Sony Ericsson Xperia x10 Mini as its name suggests is infact a smaller version of the popular multimedia smart phone the Sony Ericsson Xperia x10. It still has the great razor sharp imagery HD imagery and recording, and the high quality 8 megapixel camera. It runs on the Android 2.1 software, and you can access a large range of apps through Google’s app market Google Play.
So with the Sony Ericsson Xperia x10’s attractiveness combined with the handy size of the x10 Mini, it isn’t surprising that people want to keep hold of the phone when they switch contracts and network service provider. And it couldn’t be easier with the help of this simple guide to unlocking your X10 Mini cell phone.
Firstly you will need to know your IMEI number, otherwise known as the unique serial number for your handset. You can get hold of this by typing *#06# into your phone. This can be handed over to a range of unlocking service providers to obtain an unlock code for your phone. The unlock code is the key to removing the restrictions put in place by your network to stop you from taking your custom elsewhere.
To get an unlock code you need to choose a reliable source. There are plenty of sources that offer unlock codes, but your network service provider is by far the easiest and safest. However, they may charge up to £20 for the unlock code. If you don’t want to pay this fee then find another source. There are various independent phone retailers and website that will offer unlock codes and mobile unlocking services, but be very careful in your selection process, as some aren’t as helpful and reliable as they make out. Be sure they offer a 100% money back guarantee if anything goes wrong, and use mobile unlocking forums to research your source before using them.
Once you have the unlock code, its time to use it! To do this, you need to insert a new unaccepted sim card into your Xperia x10 Mini. Then switch it back on and you should be met with a message similar to ‘network sim unlock code’, which means it’s time to input your unlock code. Once you have typed it in the unlock code should be accepted and the phone will be unlocked. If it is not accepted and the phone isn’t unlocked, obtain a different code and try again, or contact your network service provider.