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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JingoFresh, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. JingoFresh

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    I have a Samsung Virbrant, or T-Mobile T959, which from what I can tell is a Galaxy S.

    I am trying to unlock it to use the sim card from another network...., and just can't get it to work at the moment.

    I have tried various methods including using sgux2.exe, hex editing nv_data.bin and using galaxy_s unlock.

    Nothing seems to work, and the most I can get is that the unlock code is a series of F's, which it clearly is not.

    What can I do to actually unlock this phone?


    Additionally, the unlock prompt no longer comes up when inserting a sim card from another carrier.....
     

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    Another new to you locked phone? Was this one a gift too?
     
  3. JingoFresh

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    Actually I'm helping a friend unlock their phone....or trying to.
     
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    Whatever.
    Wrong forum anyway.
     
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    One piece of advice might be to stop assuming things, when you have no reason to do so.

    If this is the wrong forum, could you suggest the right forum?
     
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    Sorry about that mate and thanks for the advice.
    The forum you are looking for is .....the Vibrant forum.
     
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    Thanks, will post there now.
     
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    Do you need a link?
     
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    I have a Samsung Virbrant, or T-Mobile T959, which from what I can tell is a Galaxy S.

    I am trying to unlock it to use the sim card from another network...., and just can't get it to work at the moment.

    I have tried various methods including using sgux2.exe, hex editing nv_data.bin and using galaxy_s unlock.

    Nothing seems to work, and the most I can get is that the unlock code is a series of F's, which it clearly is not.

    nv_data.bin from offset 181468 contains : ff 00 00 00 00 00 46 46

    I set the permissions and an md5 file was recreated...so it should all be fine, but so far no dice.

    What can I do to actually unlock this phone?

    Additionally, the unlock prompt no longer comes up when inserting a sim card from another carrier.....
     
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    Try the SGS Unlock from Market. Just pay $5 for the pro version that lets you unlock/relock with just a few presses of buttons.

    FYI, I think you need to root your phone first for it to work.
     
  11. JingoFresh

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    I did root my phone, and would rather not pay for something I should be able to do myself. Most of those apps just take care of modifying nv_data.bin, which I've done, so I'm not even sure they would work.
     
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    P(r)oland
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    Thread moved and merged.
     

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