[TUTORIAL] Unlock Sim Network on Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570,Ace S5830,Gio S5660,Pop i559,Fit S5670


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  1. StoneBoyTony

    StoneBoyTony Well-Known Member

    Good news people. Yesterday i sucessfully unlocked my Galaxy Mini.
    (It has been confirm that this method can unlock Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570, Ace S5830, Gio S5660 , Pop i559, 5 i5500, Fit S5670)


    **************************NOTE*****************************
    BEFORE CONTINUING THE STEPS I WILL SUGGEST TO THE PEOPLE THAT THEY SHOULD DO THIS ONLY IF THEIR PHONE IS UNDER WARRANTY. THE CHANCE ARE 70% UNLOCKED AND 30% BRICKED. BRICKED CAN BE CAUSE FROM ALREADY DAMAGED PARTITION IN THE INTERNAL MEMORY, UNLOKING YOUR PHONE IN RUSH HOUR AND NOT CONCENTRATING ON THE STEPS AND COMMANDS, BAD FLASHED PHONES, DIFERENT BRAND OF THE PHONE, LACK OF UNDERSTANDING ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND HAVE NO CLUE WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HERE (FOLLOWING PICTURES LIKE CHRISTMAS TREE).
    I'M NOT TAKING ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR INCORECT PROCEDURE DURING THE OPERATION FALLOW THE STEPS AS THIS WAS DONE ON A STOCK FIRMWARE FROYO 2.2.1 WITHOUTH ANY PREVIOUS FLASHES ON THE PHONE AND THE SIM CARD MUST BE INSERTED WITH THE RIGHT NETWORK UNLOCKED ON THE PHONE. READ CAREFULLY AND DON'T MISS A LINE. WHEN YOU SEE THE COMMAND "stl5" = (IN BIG LETTERS TO SEE IS STL5 AND NOT ST15). FOR MORE SECURE REASON BEFORE STARTING THE STEPS YOU NEED TO TURN OFF ANY KIND OF PROCESS IN TASK MANEGER IF SOME PROGRAM IS RUNING IN BACKROUND AND TURN OFF GPS, BLUETOOTH AND WIFI. NEVER INSTALL "ROM Manager" OR "SGS Toolbox" TO BACKUP YOUR EFS AS THIS APPLICATIONS ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR OUR PHONES IT WILL SIMPLY BRICK THEM. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK AND GOD SPEED!
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    IMPORTANT: NEVER USE THE METHOD OF DD "dd if=/dev/block/stl5 of=/sdcard/stl5.rfs" to copy stl5 file from root to SD card it seems that Samsung has protected that file and you will have bricked phone i guarantee that as it hapened with my old phone!

    Now before starting with the SAFE METHOD please provide information about your phone so other people can see on witch network you unlock your phone and country. You can do this by typeing *#1234# on your phone call and on Settings > About phone. For example I'll provide mine.

    My Network: T-Mobile
    Country: Macedonia

    PDA : S5570XWKC8
    PHONE : S5570XXKB1
    CSC: S5570OXXKC9

    About phone:

    Baseband Version:
    S5570XXKB1

    Kernel Version:
    2.6.32.9-perf
    root@DELL104#1

    Build Number:
    FROYO.XWKC8

    SAFE METHOD:

    1. Make shure you have installed the leatest drivers for your phone (USB drivers included inside and all necessary stuff to have correct connection your mobile with your PC) just download KIES from the official web site for Samsung mobiles (don't forget to restart PC after installation).

    2. Make shure u have a ROOTED phone with SuperOneClick 2.1.1.
    You can download it from here:
    SuperOneClick v2.1.1

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    UNIVERSAL GINGERBREAD ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY GT-S5570, GT-S5570B, GT-S5570I, GT-S5570L, GT-S5660, GT-S5660M, GT-S5660L, SHW-M290K (Korean GIO), GT-S5670, GT-S5670B, GT-S5670L, GT-S5830, GT-S5830B, GT-S5830C ,GT-S5830D, GT-S5830i, GT-S5830L, GT-S5830T, GT-B7510, GT-B7800, GT-B5510, GT-B5512, GT-S6102, GT-S5360, GT-S5360L, GT-S5360T, GT-S5363, GT-S5369, GT-S5690, GT-S5690L.

    This is only for the people that they are using Gingerbread and can't root their phone with SuperOneClick. You can root your phone with universal_gb_root_v12.zip file for your phone model.

    Question: How do I Root Gingerbread on my phone?

    Answer:

    - First enable Unknown sources on your phone (Settings -> Applications -> Unknown sources)

    - Download the universal_gb_root_v12.zip file and put in your SD card.

    * How do I transfer universal_gb_root_v12.zip on my SD card?

    (You can tranfer the universal_gb_root_v12.zip to your phone via Wifi, Bluetooth, SD micro Adapter or USB cable. To transfer it via USB cable you need first to download KIESfrom the offical Samsung Web Site and after installing restart your PC so the USB drivers can be recognized properly.Enable USB debugging on your phone, Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging. Plug in the USB cable and enable the connection on you mobile phone like the picture in the bottom. After couple of seconds your SD card will be showed on your PC like Removable disk. Copy universal_gb_root_v12.zip to your SD card.)

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    - After transferring your file on your phone disable the USB by pressing "Disconnect storage from PC" after that remove the USB cable and turn off your phone "Power off".
    - Make shure you start the phone like this : Long press and hold the (Power Button) + (Home Button)

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    - After couple of seconds you will see your phone booting in recovery mode

    - Move in the menu with the Volume - Volume + to scroll up and down and choose "apply update from sdcard" with the Home button and choose the universal_gb_root_v12.zip and press once again the Home button to apply it.

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    - You will see a message "Install form sdcard complete".

    - Then press on the "reboot system now" and you are done.



    Download link for Universal Gingerbread Root (by StoneBoyTony) :

    universal_gb_root_v12.zip
    Mirror
    universal_gb_root_v12.zip


    What's new in this version:

    - Superuser v3.1.3 (new)
    - su binary v3.0.3.2
    - BusyBox binary v1.21.1 (new)

    NOTE: Never try to update the latest su binary v3.1.1 you will lose the root that's why the project was abandoned in July 2012. Stick to the package as it is you will be ok.

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    HOW CAN I UNROOT MY PHONE?






    - First thing you need to remove all the applications that they are depended from root
    - To UNROOT use the universal_gb_unroot_v13.zip and apply it the same way as for the rooting in Recovery mode
    - After you apply universal_gb_unroot_v13.zip press on"wipe cache patition", "wipe data/factory reset... select Yes--delete all user--"next reboot your phone. (by doing this you will need to backup first all contacts, APN, applications e.t.c. becouse your phone will be in primary stage as you bought it from the mobile shop)

    You can download the UNROOT from here:
    universal_gb_unroot_v13.zip
    Mirror
    universal_gb_unroot_v13.zip


    *NOTE* - FOR ALREADY ROOTED PHONES






    For those who already have root and want to update you need first uninstall all app that they are depended from root then apply in recovery mode the universal_gb_unroot_v13.zip and after that "wipe cache patition", "wipe data/factory reset... select Yes--delete all user--" next reboot your phone and enter again in recovery mode and apply the universal_gb_root_v12.zip
    (by doing this you will need to backup first all contacts, APN, applications e.t.c. becouse your phone will be in primary stage as you bought it from the mobile shop)

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    3. When you download the SuperOneClick 2.1.1 extract everything in your C:\ root of your hard drive.--

    Like this:
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    4. After rooting your phone or already rooted download "Root Explorer 2.16.apk" and install it on your phone. After you install start Root Explorer you will be asked from SuperUser to give permission and press "Allow". Restart your phone and continue with the next steps.
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    Download link:
    Root Explorer

    5. Turn off: GPS,Wifi,Bluetooth and Data roaming. Enable: Airplane mode. Airplane mode you can set it by going on your phone on Settings > Wirless and Network > Flight mode and press to enable it. This will disable all wirless connections.

    6. On your phone setup the "USB debugging on enable . You can do this by going on your phone under Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging and make shure is checked on enable. Then connect your phone with the USB on the PC. (KIES program should not be runing just connect your mobile)

    7. (I'm using XP SP3) Go to Start > Run. Type: cmd
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    8. It will appear like this:
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    C:\Documents and Settings\Profile>_

    9. Type: cd..
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    10. It will appear like this:
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    C:\Documents and Settings>_

    11. Type again: cd..
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    12. It will appear like this:
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    C:\>_

    13. Now we are in the root of our hard drive C:\ and we want to enter in the folder ADB that we copy all stuff from Super-one-click.

    14. Type: cd adb
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    15. It will appear like this:
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    C:\ADB>_

    16. Type: adb shell
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    17. It will appear like this:
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    C:\ADB>adb shell
    $

    18. Then type: su
    (First time is rolled this command on the phone make shure you have unlocked your screen becouse you will be asked to give permission on SuperUser privileges and you must click "Allow" and if is the first time you send this command on the phone after you press "Allow" turn off adb shell by typeing 2 times exit, close (cmd window), restart your phone and continue again from step "7." If again after step "7." for the second time you will be asked from SuperUser to give permission on the command "su" in that case you have nonfuctional root phone and you must quit the procedure for unlocking becouse you can brick your phone. But if for the second time after you type the command "su" and see a message on your phone screen "Unknown has been granted Superuser permissions" then you are ready to continue with this TUTORIAL.)
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    19. It will appear like this:
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    C:\ADB>adb shell
    $ su
    su
    #

    20. Type: cd /

    21. It will appear like this:
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    C:\ADB>adb shell
    $ su
    su
    # cd /
    cd /
    #

    22. Now open your Root Explorer on your phone and make shure you press on the top is one button "Mount R/W" on the left on the screen will appear "Mounted as r/w"

    From this:
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    To this:
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    23. Type: mkdir /efs
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    24. It will appear like this:
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    C:\ADB>adb shell
    $ su
    su
    # cd /
    cd /
    # mkdir /efs
    mkdir /efs
    #

    25. Type: mount -o nosuid,ro,nodev -t vfat /dev/block/stl5 /efs
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    26. It will appear like this:
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    C:\ADB>adb shell
    $ su
    su
    # cd /
    cd /
    # mkdir /efs
    mkdir /efs
    # mount -o nosuid,ro,nodev -t vfat /dev/block/stl5 /efs
    mount -o nosuid,ro,nodev -t vfat /dev/block/stl5 /efs
    #

    27. Type: cat /efs/mits/perso.txt
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    28. This command opens the file where the perso.txt 8-digit code required to unlock. You look well after him and note . There are a lot of nonsense written including many zeros, but among them is the code
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    (I marked the code and painted for security reason)
    (Now you got your self the unlock code but you must finish the procedure in the next steps so you wont have a bricked phone exactly as it is)

    29. After you read your code from the cmd just click one time Enter so you can go to a new line it will appear the sign #

    30. Type: umount /efs
    (If you don't type this command you will have a bricked phone!)

    31: It will appear like this:
    # umount /efs
    umount /efs
    #

    32. Make shure that Root Explorer after this step "31." is in "Mounted as r/o"

    33. Final command Type 2 times : exit

    34. Remove USB cable (This is one of the problems that can cause bricking the phone on the next step, when USB is on and removing battery from the phone so don't forget to remove the USB before removing the battery)

    35. Now Power off the phone (Power off through the power button hold it for 5 sec and choose "Power off"). Remove the battery, Remove your sim card and put other sim card that is locked to the network.

    36. Power up the phone put your 8 - digit number and Walaaa "Sucessfully unlocked Network"[​IMG]

    REMEMBER ONCE YOU UNLOCK YOUR PHONE NEVER REPEAT IT AGAIN TO DEMONSTRATE TO YOUR FRIEND OR ANYTHING SIMILAR IT CAN DAMAGE THE PARTITION OF YOUR PHONE THIS SHOULD BE DONE ONLY ONCE! THE UNLOCK IS PERMANENT EVEN YOU FLASH YOUR PHONE AFTERWARDS TO GINGERBREAD, CYANOGENMOD OR WHATEVER.

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  2. StoneBoyTony

    StoneBoyTony Well-Known Member

    Let's roll :)
  3. suicidallooney

    suicidallooney Well-Known Member

    Good post, too bad i didn't have this before i bought my mini or i would have tried it, was much cheaper getting a network locked mini
  4. StoneBoyTony

    StoneBoyTony Well-Known Member

    That's why now people can buy cheaper network locked phone and unlocked by them self ;)
  5. Step

    Step New Member

    I Love you!! :D
  6. StoneBoyTony

    StoneBoyTony Well-Known Member

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  7. Mr.Claude

    Mr.Claude New Member

    Thanks StoneBoyTony that worked for me on my S5570 from Orange FROYO.BVKE1, 2.6.32.9-perf root@DELL105 #1. Great thanks! Now I try to unlock my wife phone too... same model
  8. StoneBoyTony

    StoneBoyTony Well-Known Member

    You are welcome Mr.Claude and i will advice all people that have unlocked their phone to make a small sacrifice by registering on the forum and post the information about your phone model,country,network,besbanversion,firmware...etc so other people can see.

    Thank you.
  9. zeromiles

    zeromiles New Member

    I bricked my phone by doing step 33 before 32 but found a thread on XDA developers that brought my S5660M back to life. Just follow each step in order and you will be fine. Always good to have a XP partition btw. Not sure I would get through on Win7
  10. munshi8181

    munshi8181 Member

    sooooooo many many many thanks.before i m doing wrong.but after trying many times at lasted ied unlock my g.mini s5570.u know in your tutorial typing all things ,before i not doing space beetween to words or like dot (cd..) i m writing only cd and enter but after many places ill doing wrong but last im done right things and ied unlocked my mini.soooo many many thanks.....sorry for my english but i m register only for thanks to you......thank you.......
  11. esosh

    esosh New Member

    I went to so many shops to let my phone get unlocked, they all failed! I hope this will work for me :) I have a Gio. Sooo tnx so much!
  12. abaumgarten

    abaumgarten New Member

    very good post
    it REALLY worked on my S5570 from Orange Romania FROYO.BVKE1, 2.6.32.9-perf root@DELL105 #1.
    THANK YOU!
  13. wasay911

    wasay911 New Member

    Amazing worked like a charm... ;)
    and i didn't even have to put in the code after restarting the phone, it worked straight away.

    My network: E-Mobile
    Country: Ireland

    PDA: S5570XWKQ7
    PHONE: S5570XWKQ4
    CSC:S5570EIRKQ2

    Kernel version
    2.6.35.7-perf
    root@DELL126#1

    Build number
    GINGERBREAD.XWKQ7

    Thanks a lot my friend.:D
  14. TigerFlyC0N

    TigerFlyC0N New Member

    Worked on my locked Galaxy mini with Gingerbread 2.3.4 ;) thanks!
  15. hossen

    hossen New Member

    Thanks a lot,I successfully unlocked mine which was on network 3.But unfortunately i can't get my virgin sim to work.Works fine on o2,orange etc..Is there a possibility to my virgin network to work also.Thanks again
  16. hossen

    hossen New Member

    Sorry,My phone info..

    My network: 3
    Country:UK

    baseband version
    S5570NEKQ3

    Kernel version
    2.6.35.7-PERF-CL561937
    root@DELL145 # 1

    Build number
    GINGERBREAD.XWKQG

    all networks works fine except Virgin which i need does not work
  17. pitx75

    pitx75 New Member

    great!!!
    it worked perfectly on my Galaxy Next
    (updated with Galaxy Mini Gingerbread XXKPI!)

    Model number: GT-S5570
    Android version: 2.3.4
    Baseband: S5570XXKPI
    Kernel version: 2.6.35.7

    PDA: S5570XXKPI
    PHONE: S5570XXKPI
    CSC: S5570SERKPI

    Network was locked on 3 (H3G Italy)
    tested with Wind ITA

    ...many thanks!
  18. maku168

    maku168 New Member

    It works, cool!!!


    Model number: GT-S5830
    Android version: 2.3.4
    Baseband: S5830DXKPD
    Kernel version: 2.6.35.7

    Network was locked on Globe Telecom (Philippines)
    Tested with SMART and SUNcellular.
  19. kristinaUH1

    kristinaUH1 New Member

    Thank You :)

    how often ever do you get instructions that actually work !!! thank you again.

    network:meteor;
    country:ireland;
    pda:s5830xwkab;
    phone:s583xxka6;
    csc:s5830metkb2;
    baseband:s5830xxka6;
    kernel:2.6.32.9-perf;
    build:froyo.xwkab;
    android:2.2.1
  20. peccamc

    peccamc New Member

    Hi my phone was locked on O2 but I done the whole process without a sim card in and got a code. Typed it in with tmobile in and it sayed succesfully unlocked but it just says emergency calls only. Is it bricked ? Appreciate any response
  21. royjose13

    royjose13 New Member

    Thanks a lot. This worked without any hassle. I was bit worried about doing it myself. Finally decided to do it as the steps were clear and precise and it worked without any hassle.

    Network
    Thee, UK

    Model
    GT-S5830
    Andriod Version
    2.3.3

    Baseband Version
    S5830NEKP7
    Kernel Version
    2.6.35.7-perf-CL561786
    root@DELL128 #1
    Build Number
    gingerbread.XWKPY
  22. ravenclaw01

    ravenclaw01 New Member

    Model number: GT-S5360
    Android version: 2.3.5 Gingerbread
    Baseband: S5360dxki7
    Kernel version: 2.6.35.7 root@dell152#1


    thats my galaxy y free from globe telecom {philippines}, problem is i tried rooting it via universal GB root kit but it says installation aborted so i can't proceed.. :(

    any help?
  23. Lucky Luc

    Lucky Luc New Member

    Thank you very much StoneBoyTony. Works great, very good directions!

    Phone details:
    Provider: Vodafone
    Country: Netherlands

    Samsung Galaxy Gio
    PDA: S5660XXKPS
    Phone: S5660XXKPA
    CSC: S5660OXXKPC
    Andoid 2.3.3
    Baseband: S5660XXKPA
    Kernelversion: 2.6.35.7-perf-CL561624 root @DELL 122#1
    Build no: GINGERBREAD XXKPS
  24. royjose13

    royjose13 New Member

    Hi,

    I unlocked my phone earlier, unlocked my friend's mobile today.

    Model
    GT-S5830
    Andriod Version 2.3.3

    base band version S5830NEKP7
    Kernel Version 2.6.35.7-perf-CL561786
    root@DELL128 #1
    Build number
    Gingerbread.XWKPY
    The mobile was locked to 3 mobile, UK

    Thanks a lot for the steps.

    Roy Joseph
  25. redrevis

    redrevis New Member

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