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[SC-03D] Japan NTT DoCoMo Galaxy S II LTE

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By Jubei, Member on 26th May 2015, 02:57 AM
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NTT DoCoMo SC-03D FAQ (still in progress..)
There is another FAQ by @cdep.illabout but that is slightly outdated.

Q: Can I flash CM11/12 to the SC-03D
A: You can. See the following posts.

Q: How can I sim unlock the SC-03D?
A: Follow the guide on the next post

Q: Where can I find original SC-03D firmware if I need to return the handset for service?
A: You can find official firmware at Sammobile

Q: What is the highest android version officially available?
A: The final firmware released for the SC-03D is OMMP5 (Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich)

Q: What is the highest android version available by custom ROM?
A: Cyanogen MOD 12 is running on my SC-03D. Though, it is not very stable.
Last edited by Jubei; 26th May 2015 at 06:30 PM. Reason: adding information
 
 
26th May 2015, 03:03 AM |#2  
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Talking Sim unlock (remove sim lock) the SC-03D
In order to sim unlock the SC-03D it is necessary to first flash a "special" radio. Flashing the radio is possible with a CWM based recovery. Get the latest version of CWM-recovery from this forum and flash it using ODIN/Heimdall:
http://android.slateblue.tk/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=73

Then get the radio to flash from this XDA thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=37564563)

This radio is from the Galaxy Note (SC-05D) so it made my phone very very slow. However, you need this radio because it has options to make the phone sim free. Options which the original SC-03D radio does not. As soon as you flash this new radio boot the phone, run the dialer application and dial:

*#9090#

it might be very slow but eventually you should get to the service menu.
To access more options press [menu] then [Input key]. Then into the text box type:

Q0 (Q Zero, not QOh)

It should bring you to another menu after a second or so. Select these options:

[1] DEBUG SCREEN
[8] PHONE CONTROL
[5] SIMULATION
[6] NETWORK LOCK
[3] PERSO SHA256 OFF
Wait for 30 seconds , press MENU then BACK.
Select:
[4] NW LOCK NV DATA INITIALLIZ

Wait 60 seconds. Reboot.
Congrats you're sim free. You should remain sim free no matter what radio/firmware/rom you flash.

partial credit to FAB:
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/fab4_boys/26754215.html
And HomuHomu for the recovery.
26th May 2015, 06:10 PM |#3  
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Flash CM12 to the SC-03D
No guarantee for stability but you can try this method by homuhomu:

Flash this recovery using odin/heimdall
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...0-celoxdcm.tar

Install this CM12 rom with TWRP:
http://www1.axfc.net/u/3426538

Install google apps with TWRP:
https://s.basketbuild.com/filedl/gap...222-signed.zip

Install SuperSU:
https://s.basketbuild.com/filedl/gap...222-signed.zip

Fingers crossed that it will work
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