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April 20, 2003, 11:23 AM
Based on the discussions raised in another topic, I thought that it would be an informative and educational exercise if we could discuss the topic of unlocking GSM phones. I'm sure that there are some of you with some knowledge in this area and would be willing to share this knowledge with those of us without it.
Need I mention that this discsussion is strictly for educational purposes only? Didn't think so. ;)
April 20, 2003, 12:40 PM
:-\ well, I wont try 2 go in details but - U need the software and the data cables for the various models of phones. U can even download some of the software with kazaa! Phone unlocking has both positives and negatives. on the positive side U can personalise ur cell, on the negative side criminal elements of our Jamaican socity will steal phones unlock them and call it theirs! I witness alot of this. -- but what I'd probably love 2 find out is how to really find some way to add infinite credit to a pre-paid sim card, hey cant go 2 prison 4 my thoughts only actions.
April 23, 2003, 06:03 PM
Nothing is wrong with phone unlocking.
Where you have more than one network on the same GSM frequency they lock their phones to encourage/force customer loyalty (no one else's sim card will work).
The only way around this is Unlocking.
Equally, if I want to stick a Digicel SIM in UK phone I am going to have to get it unlocked before I travel
True, it can be used by criminals; steal a phone, then change the SIM.
Networks can bar phones by their IMEI number, so even eith a new SIM it still wont work.
Then again, you can get software that can change the IMEI number
April 24, 2003, 03:46 PM
praedere, you're totally on the ball. Nothing is wrong with unlocking a GSM phone. It's a personal preference, it's either you pay the hefty roaming charges, or you go over to the country and buy a prepaid sim card from them and slip it in your phone.
April 25, 2003, 04:26 AM
The only real reason they lock handsets is because it makes commercial sense. If the customer cannot easily leave the network he will just have to stay.
In reality mobile phone operators don't give 2 hoots about stolen phones. It means the can sell more phones & more phone insurance.
April 25, 2003, 09:04 AM
The question still remains.
Apart from being free from the networks hold, what other facets are there to unlocking? Will there be any added features? Will I be able to find that open port to make free calls?
April 25, 2003, 10:24 AM
If you can find that tell me about it quick ;D
Unlocking as far as I know is seperate from "phreaking" phones.
Unlocking simply allows any sim to work in the GSM phone.
April 25, 2003, 11:04 AM
Phreaking you say ?
Actually I am doing and EDUCATIONAL research on phreaking which requires some practical application. However the parts required for that particular "box" ( ;) that is what I am told it's called ;) ) I can't seem to find here in Montego bay. If you guys can help me, we could start a thread for that. ;D For in deed education means a lot to me.
April 25, 2003, 11:26 AM
For your purely theoretical, educational research, I am interested to know what parts you require.
April 25, 2003, 02:50 PM
When you unlock, you don't get any additional feature. Unlocking is just basically allowing the phone to accept any other sim cards, there are several levels to unlocking a phone, if not done properly it can go wrong, such as having browser locked. Most people get their phones fully unlocked, so it can be used anywhere.
April 26, 2003, 07:40 AM
The part I need is 6.5536MHz crystal
I was also asking some people some questions on the topic and was told that phone unlocking was possible without using data cables for some phones.
He said the code was #pw+1234567890+1#
where 1234567890 was a mastercode (10 digits) which is based on that phone's IMEI number (so the code is different for each phone).
I knew of the IMEI number and how to get it (#06#), but how true is the other part?????
Some one help me out on the matter
April 26, 2003, 09:56 AM
You can unlock DCT4 Nokia phones with codes, but the code is self is dependent on the phone's IMEI and maybe the provider, but IMEI for sure. So the code would be different for every phone. I unlocked my DCT4 type Nokia phone (8390) which is a 8310 in Europe with a code, a thread was open on it, a guy was giving the codes away for free. He had a program, you enter the code of the network, and the IMEI and you would get a code to unlock your phone.
So you're right on the ball Nastrodamus.
Got some more information for you.
DCT-4 phones are:
3510, 6310(i), 6510, 6610, 7210, 7650, 8310, 3590, 6340(i), 6590(I), 8390
Basically newer phones.
There are 7 possible codes, if you want to fully unlock your phone you would use number seven.
For example, you were given this list:
The 1st code unlocks the phone. The 7th Code unlocks EVERYTHING (including browser).
Just ignore the first 6 and pay attention to the last. Now enter the exactly the following:
Put that into the phone without a SIM card in phone (The "x" indicating the 7th line of code that is provided)
To access button “+” you have to press “*” twice within less than a second. To access “p” just press “*” three times within one second. To access “w” press “*” four times within one second.
7=All Locks (Universal - multilock)
May 18, 2003, 03:47 PM
Hey, how come no one has any indepth info on other brand phones such as motorolla, son-erricson, panasonic. Come on people, I know someone out there mus t have some interesting information.
May 18, 2003, 04:13 PM
me just tief that info there and put it into me files ;D
as far as i know bout phreakin 8) "honestly i dont kno nuttin offica"
in uk, they look for the guy who has the old ps2 ibm computa...that had the right specs fi d unlockin business wid respect to calls.
a geezer near mi did a offa it but mi did tooooooo sus of im.
nex ting me kno, nuff breda pan di free ting get cal up to visit di queen pon long visit cause a wah dem a did do. an de breda move on....so mi did kinda fee seh me did rite all a lang... :-X
phreakin really relate to the exchanges an how to tap into dem via di call bax. different ting wen i com to di walki talki dem.
if me see a special spar den we gleen up di wisdom.
April 7, 2011, 03:40 PM
unlocking a cellphone can be a big task and can lead to you having a bricked phone.
April 7, 2011, 09:15 PM
Dude, are you serious? And that question has a double meaning...
May 17, 2011, 10:05 AM
after reading all the finelines on the end user agreement (Digicel) I havent seen any info regarding unlocking of phone as an infringement(unless maybe under contract),but stil, locking phones create jobs - otherwise its a useless mechanism, its just a matter of time b4 they get unlocked
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