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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by togger161, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. togger161

    togger161 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I purchased a new Desire with a
     



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  2. formicae

    formicae Member

    You could take a look at this, there are reports of it working.

    (as well as reports of it failing, but there you are)
     
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  3. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    3 have it but don't want to give it to you. You can buy them online as long as you make sure you go for reputable dealers.
     
  4. togger161

    togger161 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    One more for the failure - still simlocked. Worth a shot though.
     
  5. togger161

    togger161 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    They updated unlock software to v0.2a this morning - retried it and it worked. Set phone up with O2 settings - all now working.

    Great link formicae.
     
  6. Howard Hopkinson

    Howard Hopkinson Android Enthusiast

    I tried that with two DesireGSM phones yesterday and it worked brilliantly.

    The instructions don't say, but I found you need to take the sim card out before trying it, otherwise it won't work, or at least that's what I found.

    Also, please note. This is for HTC Desire GSM phones only as far as I'm aware.
     
  7. spile

    spile Android Enthusiast

    3 unlocked my Sim in 5 minutes over the phone. Cost
     
  8. iainy

    iainy Lurker



    Can someone give me a bit more detail on what this means please "Burn the iso, boot it, "
     
  9. formicae

    formicae Member

    Sure. You use a program (I generally use ImgBurn) to load the ISO and burn it to a blank CD, then boot your PC from that CD.

    Your PC may not be configured to boot from CD before trying to load Windows, in which case you need to enter the BIOS setup; when you turn on your PC there's usually something that flashes saying 'Press F2 to enter setup,' on some PCs it's F10, sometimes DEL...you just tap it repeatedly when turning on the PC. Once you're in there, you're looking for something in the menus that changes the order in which your PC looks for bootable devices. You want the optical drive to take precedence over the hard drive.

    Developers like to use operating systems on CD to simplify things because people's Windows installs have so many variables (wrong drivers installed, no drivers installed, conflicting programs) that can cause things to go wrong. This way, everything is streamlined and the chances of success are far greater.
     

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