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  1. pia2989

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    Hi, I currently have a Black SGS2 and I'm going to pick up a white one tonight - it's locked to o2 and I'm on Vodafone.

    Before I go and hand over my cash I want to make sure there is a way to unlock the phone without using an o2 sim?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Hawker

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    Yes you can unlock it, but you would need to be rooted.
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    That's great - I'll have a look at that tonight. Just to confirm - I can root the phone without an o2 sim?

    Thanks

     
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    yes, rooting does not require a sim card of any description
     
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    If you're rooted, copy the /efs/nv_data.bin file to your PC and follow the instructions here to do it manually.
     
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    I don't even know what rooted means lol .. he just told me that it's been rooted. would i need to re root it?
     
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    Thanks for that. I've taken my phone to a local phone shop they couldn't unlock it..they wanted to keep out overnight which I didn't want to do. Plus wanted
     
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    Whatever he said.
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    There are a few sites that will send you the unlock code for
     
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    Can you see the /efs folder in a file manager? I'm not sure if My Files will let you see that far into the file system, but ES File Manager will and is free. If you can copy that nv_data.bin file to your PC and email it to me I'll grab the unlock code for you.
     
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    That app didn't work for me either, but i used the other app he mentions in the app description and it worked (O2)
     

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