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Root Root/SIMunlock problems

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bungi, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Bungi

    Bungi Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 18, 2012
    Hey there!

    Friend of mine asked me whether I could unlock her phone for other carriers. Since it's on Android I thought - why not? Should be easy, unlocking my Nexus was a piece of cake! Yet it seems more difficult than I thought.

    First of all I read I have to root the phone. Then you advise backing up the /efs/nv_data.bin yet to do so I need to be rooted! Kinda crazy, but yeah ;)
    Then I found some other option but it turned out I can't even access download mode (nor recovery mode), the 3 button combo doesn't work. The phone starts normally. I looked for a 3 button combo fix but to apply it... I have to be rooted!

    I also tried to retrieve files using adb tool but my computer couldn't find the device:
    Code (Text):
    1.  root@bungi-dell:/{..}/sdk-tools# ./adb-linux devices
    2. List of devices attached
    The phone had USB debugging enabled.

    Now I am kind of stuck here. Is it even possible to unlock the phone in this situation?

    Thanks in advance,

    Forgot to add - Samsung Galaxy S i9000
    software version: 2.1-update (or so it states in settings menu)


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