Unlock codes for a Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 : the comprehensive guide to
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 was released as part of the popular Xperia range of Android smartphones. The middle of the range Xperia X8 boasts integrated GPS which allows for geotagging and a digital compass, as well as social network capabilities and a vast market of Android apps at your finger tips.
The one thing missing from its range of impressive capabilities is that is cannot necessarily be used on any given network due to restrictions place on it by the manufacturer at the request of the network. But all that can be easily changed, with the simple and cheap collection of an unlock code and new SIM card (provided by any network apart from the one the handset is locked to), and once unlocked your handset’s value will shoot up!
To get the unlock code needed to remove the restrictions, the first stop should be your network service provider. Give them a call or pop into a local store of theirs to ask about getting the unlock code from them, and if you have been a long term customer of the network, they may hand it over for free. However, they may want to charge you up to £20 for the service, but it is a small price to pay for the peace of mind they can provide, as they are guaranteed provide the correct unlock code, and can often go through the whole unlocking process for you.
If you don’t want to use your network service provider, there are other unlocking services available both on the web and on your local high street. Because these services will be smaller and often independent, it is best to check their credibility on mobile unlocking forums before handing over any money to them. Also check they offer a ‘guarantee’ of some kind to protect you if anything goes wrong.
Once you have your unlock code and new SIM card, then its time to use the unlock code on your Xperia X8. To do this, simply insert the new SIM card into the phone and switch the handset on. You should then be prompted to input a ‘SIM unlock PIN’ or ‘network unlock code’ or something similar. This means its time to input the unlock code you obtained earlier. Once this has been entered, your phone should be unlocked! If there are any problems contact your network service provider or the source for your unlock code.