HOW TO AVOID BRICKING A TRACFONE!
You can see from previous post that I bricked my LG 500 Tracfone. I wanted to change the PIN, but ended up bricking it.
Security Code however, is what I wanted to change. The default is: “0000″ – and I didn’t want that. So here’s how to change the Security Code on a Tracfone:
1. Hit the Menu button.
2. Select the Settings icon.
3. Select the Security icon.
4. Select the Change Codes icon.
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NOTE: DO NOT SELECT THE PIN CODE. NOPE THAT IS FOR THE SIM CARD! WRONG!
5. Choose Security Code
6. Press ok (or the middle button) and it will ask for the Current Security Code. Mine defaulted to “0000″ (yeah too easy to guess!) — I changed it to what I wanted. Confirmed it. It saved it.
7. To “Auto Lock the phone”
A. Hit the Menu button.
B. Select the Security Icon.
C. Select the Phone Lock icon.
D. Change from “OFF” to “ON”
You will be prompted for that Security Code we just changed. You are now all set!
Hope this avoids a call to Tracfone Customer Service to get a Puk (Personal Unlock Key) to unbrick your phone. But just in case, Tracfone’s Customer Service Number is: (800) 378-1874
and so it goes…;