June 10th, 2013, 11:46 AM
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I agree with samu_990.
THIS METHOD WORKS!!!! JUNE 2013
I thought it was impossible after using my whole 2 days off trying to firstly ROOT my i5801, then flash stock firmware, then UNLOCK.
The unlocking part I followed on the wikihow as above.
Follow it to the word, copy&paste the commands and it worked first time!
I CANNOT BELIEVE IT - MY GREATEST ANDROID SUCCESS EVER.
I rooted using ODIN and the cf-root-apollo-v1 (kernel 22.214.171.124 root@ubuntu #20)
Flashed stock ROM build I5800XXJPU (without bootloader) Baseband ver I5800XXJP4
Removed network lock using the ADB & HEX editor method as described in wikihow.
Handset is a Samsung i5801, originally locked to Orange with horrible 2.1 and loads of bloat.
Now it is unlock, unbranded and free of crap.
While I am very poor, and until I buy another S3, this Galaxy 3 will be fine.
I don't think this is a difficult process but z4root and other methods didn't work.