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7 January 2008

How to unlock an LG KG225

I have an LG KG225 mobile phone.  I needed to unlock it so that I can put in an NZ Vodafone sim when we go to Nu Zilland on Wednesday.  The Sunday afternoon call-centre muppet could not tell me how to enter the unlock code when I squeezed it out of of him, and I could not find the instructions anywhere.  So here they are:

 Having obtained your unlock code (calling Virgin Mobile at any time is difficult, and they don’t reply to emails) you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Make sure your Virgin sim is in.
  2. Enter 2945#*1201#
  3. Go to the ‘Settings’ menu and find ‘Security setting’
  4. In there should now be an ‘unlock’ menu.   
  5. Enter the code, hit ‘OK’ and away you go.


The cunning bit is the 2945#*1201#


Filed under: google fu,toys — rpg @ 16:16


  1. I just didn’t understand *any* of that. Ah well, international cell phone use is not one of my fortés I guess.

    Comment by Ricardipus — 8 January 2008 @ 2:58

  2. I did except for the step 5. enter the code. what code is this I need to enter here.

    steps 1-4 work right and adds the menu to my setup area but its just the code?

    please help

    Comment by Peter — 19 February 2008 @ 0:15

  3. That’s the unique unlocking code that you get from your carrier (Virgin, probably). It depends on your IMEI, so I can’t help you get it I’m afraid.

    Comment by rpg — 19 February 2008 @ 6:24

  4. wats the actual unblocking code

    i dont wanna pay for it :P

    Comment by Corey — 3 March 2008 @ 15:32

  5. Virgin phone? If you have spent a certain amount on it already (can’t remember how much. $70?) then they will give you the code. It’s tied to the IMEI, so I can’t give you yours. I also can’t find an algorithm on the web to get it from the IMEI.

    Comment by rpg — 3 March 2008 @ 15:38

  6. Thank you so much. I had been trying to unlock my phone for 3 weeks as hubby’s received a telstra sim for his work. I’d just spent 30 min on the phone to virgin call centre in another country. They told me to put the telstra sim in the phone and try the 2945#*1201# number. It didn’t work, in the end they told me i had to ring lg. Just tried your instructions and it worked first go.

    Thank you

    Comment by Sharon — 11 June 2008 @ 21:03

  7. by using the virgin sim of course, sorry

    Comment by Sharon — 11 June 2008 @ 21:05

  8. I have tryed for the mobile locked to T Mobile and it worked!! I only had to go through step 1 and 2 and it was enough. Now the mobile is unlocked!!

    Many thanks!

    Comment by Jose — 11 July 2008 @ 4:08

  9. hi. can i use this number for unlock my virgin mobile in uk. my mobile is sony ericsson k550i.

    Comment by susu — 23 September 2008 @ 7:44

  10. Wouldn’t have thought so, susu; I think the number only works for the KG. I could be wrong, of course.

    Comment by rpg — 23 September 2008 @ 7:46

  11. hi i can not find the “unlock” menu under security settings.ive been trying to figure this out for a week,please help.

    Comment by courtney — 15 October 2008 @ 11:22

  12. Courtney, you have to enter 2945#*1201# first.

    Comment by rpg — 15 October 2008 @ 14:28

  13. hi, i tried the the code and the follow the instruction but its still locked…i found network lock and its asking for NCK…what is NCK? and where can i get it…pls pls pls i want my phone to be unlocked…cheers

    Comment by regene — 21 July 2009 @ 23:43

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