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Old July 10th, 2010, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Huge problem- sim network unlock pin

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so my urgent problem with my phone, i put modoco's 2.1 custom rom on my phone and when i booted up my my phone it came up with the message SIM network Unlock Pin, so far ive contacted Orange and they refuse to help me unless i pay them 170 and they say its something wrong with the phone


please im begging can someone please help me if there is a solution even if its to contact orange and to demand a certain something because they are not even aware of what im talking about


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Old July 10th, 2010, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your phone isn't locked, just confused. It's a common bug brought about by the new radios. Many Orange branded phones are incompatible with some of the 2.1 radios. Flash your old radio and you'll be fine

Modaco hosts a lot of the radios in a sticky on his website.
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Xyro thank you so much, for a moment i thought id bricked my phone fora moment and when i called Orange UK they told me they wanted to charge me 170 to fix it.

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hey guys...
have the same problem but how do you flash your old radio?
please give me some instructions on how to do it as I have no idea....
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how do you flash your old radio?
It's done the same way you flash a custom ROM, from the recovery.

Download this file (known-good with Orange, link still active).

Copy it to your SD card, reboot into the custom recovery and select "Flash zip from sdcard". Select the file, confirm and reboot when completed. You should be good to go.
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Although what you see on screen won't look the same as a normal flash. For one thing, the majority of the flashing occurs after you reboot, whilst it shows a picture of an arrow coming out of a box. No matter what it does, don't worry

The important thing to remember with a radio flash is, don't pull the battery out or lose power. Doing so is pretty much guaranteed to brick your phone.
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It's done the same way you flash a custom ROM, from the recovery.

Download this file (known-good with Orange, link still active).

Copy it to your SD card, reboot into the custom recovery and select "Flash zip from sdcard". Select the file, confirm and reboot when completed. You should be good to go.
Hello, I have same problem and I need to know can I use the method on my Samsung galaxy 3 (I5800), and how exactly to do that...

BTW I dont know how flash zip from sdcard...

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You should ask that question over in the Galaxy Apollo (3) forum. The Hero is a completely different handset from a different manufacturer, so any advice you receive here at best might not work and at worst might break your phone. That's something that we go out of our way to avoid if possible!
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hi just want to know if i can use this for lg p530 unit?
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This solution is for the HTC Hero GSM smartphone running Android OS only.
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