Unlocking a Samsung Vibrant

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  1. iDroidxtc

    iDroidxtc Member

    Im pretty good at unlocking iphones and my friend has asked me if i could unlock his samsung vibrant(says galaxy s on back) currently on simple mobile, 2.1 eclair. I already have downloaded sgs unlock to his phone and i have generate code batch file on my computer. From what ive read i need to root his phone to generate the unlock code, My questions are what is the safest way to root his phone? And where do i go once rooted to unlock his phone? Oh he also has a Samsung Fascinate any help with these phones is appreciated.

  2. Daedalus

    Daedalus Well-Known Member

  3. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Well-Known Member

    Simple Mobile? Very interesting, never heard of them prior to today.

    It appears their business model is "bring your own unlocked GSM phone, and use our SIM card."

    So you said your friend's Vibrant is currently on Simple Mobile, that means his phone is already unlocked, otherwise the simple mobile sim card would not work in his phone.

    If you phrased the question incorrectly, and you meant he wants to use his Vibrant in the future with a simple mobile sim, and needs an unlock code, then try calling simple mobile directly and see if they will provide him with an unlock code(but it appears they expect you to already have an unlocked phone in advance). Otherwise if he is currently with T-mobile then T-mobile provides customers who have been with t-mobile for 40 days, with free unlock codes. That is the simplest way of getting an unlock code.

    To actually use the unlock code, there really is no place for you to enter the code until you stick in a foreign sim card. Meaning, if the phone is a T-Mobile Vibrant, the moment you put in a non-T-mobile sim card, at that moment the phone will promt you to enter an unlock code.
    Technically, there is another way to unlock the phone, without being prompted, but it isn't suggested. Most people just put in the foreign sim, get the prompt, and enter the code.

    Again, if your friend is already using the simple-mobile sim card successfully in his Vibrant, then the phone is already unlocked, and someone had already entered the unlock code.

    To answer some of your various other questions.
    You can root the phone many ways, including the way the user above me suggested.

    I personally root manually, meaning I download the update.zip file and place the file onto my phones internal 16gb memory. Reboot the phone in recovery mode, and apply the root.
    visit this link, it provides the download link also.
    xda-developers - View Single Post - Root your Vibrant

    Some other things to check.
    Go to settings then click "about phone." What does it say under Baseband Version or Build number. Does it end with JFD or JI6? If it ends with JFD you can get the unlock code very easily using "SGS Unlock" app. If it says JI6, then you will have to jump through more loops.

    Again, I think your friends phone is already unlocked. If his phone was a T-Mobile Vibrant, and is now using Simple Mobile Sim, then it is already unlocked.

    Good luck.
  4. iDroidxtc

    iDroidxtc Member

    Actually simple mobile runs on T-mobiles network so it is yet to be unlocked. Forgot to mention I downloaded sgs unlock through the market and did not find the unlock code. As far as providing more information about the phone, as soon as i have the phones back in my hands ill post the specifics about each phone. Thanks
  5. iDroidxtc

    iDroidxtc Member

    As far as rooting the phone, is there any step by step guide i may be able to follow? Thanks for the link.
  6. dattack

    dattack Well-Known Member

  7. jenula

    jenula Member

    Hi,i suggest you to unlock your mobile using code instead of using hardware or software because it is the biggest process and some error may occur during processing.I got the code for samsung vibrant mobile from here www.mobile-unlocker.com and unlocked it easily .If you want ,You can get it from here at reasonable cost and unlock it from network lock....for more details visit here....They will help you to unlock your mobile easily.....
  8. Joetwos

    Joetwos Member

    After I press "reinstall packages", my phone said the following:

    -- Install from sd card...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    Please any help would be appreciated.
  9. kacol16

    kacol16 Well-Known Member

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