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Help a Dumb Daddy Out, Please
May 19, 2012 11:09 AM   Subscribe

Help me unlock a locked phone without the code!

You know how sometimes you give your cell phone to your 1.5 year old to keep her happy while you are making dinner? Yeah, I did that and she somehow managed to lock the phone and she neglected to write down the code she used. Sigh. So I now have a locked phone that I cannot unlock. It's a Virgin Mobile LG230 phone running on the MTS network.

Here are a couple of pics of the phone and the lock screen.

Does anyone know how to unlock this phone without the code???

Thanks!
posted by joelhunt to Technology (10 answers total)
 
Take the battery out, put it back in, turn it on?
posted by Strass at 11:20 AM on May 19, 2012


Nope. Still locked.
posted by joelhunt at 11:24 AM on May 19, 2012


Have you tried just using a blank code?
posted by inigo2 at 11:25 AM on May 19, 2012


The "OK" prompt only appears after at least 4 numbers have been entered.
posted by joelhunt at 11:26 AM on May 19, 2012


Try the last four digits of your phone number.
posted by RichardP at 11:36 AM on May 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Last 4 of my number unlocks mine and I never did "set" the password, only set it to lock with a password.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 11:37 AM on May 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


0000 is a common default too.
posted by WasabiFlux at 11:38 AM on May 19, 2012


AW YEAH METAFILTER!!! Seriously, thank you! Now to put the phone in the freezer, where it will be safe!
posted by joelhunt at 11:40 AM on May 19, 2012 [5 favorites]


Don't do that. When you take it out, water will condense inside it and cause water damage, and water damage is not covered under any phone warranty.
posted by flabdablet at 7:15 PM on May 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


It is when you put clear nail polish over the water indicator when you first get the phone.
posted by TomMelee at 6:21 PM on May 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


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