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[Q] HELP! Phone bricked after helroz unlock s app

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By Ashan85, Member on 18th June 2012, 12:10 AM
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I was just preparing for leaving on holiday so I said I should unlock my phone. Rooted my phone, installed galaxy s2 unlock tool- didn;t get a code
then tried galaxy s unlock app from helroz and after step 2, restart and my phone had a no signal sign, tried to put it on plane mode and it is stuck now like that.
Opened galaxy sII repair tool but it doesn't work... What do I do wrong? Should I wipe the phone, install the galaxy sII repair tool? I have two folders now with efs files...one is from unlock app and one from the repair one. Please tell me what to do. I am desperate
 
 
18th June 2012, 12:14 AM |#2  
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You could jsut reflash original samsung rom, and use the app(I think chainfire made it) that will unlock you'r sg2 for free, or charge I don't remember.
18th June 2012, 12:16 AM |#3  
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thanks! So any original uk samsung rom and after that install that app?
I am so stupid for trying my luck with this...even in description helroz said clear that it's risky
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18th June 2012, 12:24 AM |#4  
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Save quickly your efs!!!!!!! Is your phone this!!!without this is ipod!!!!no phone or imei code!!!!!!

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18th June 2012, 12:24 AM |#5  
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Oooh my..actually I used that app in the first place...and it didn't work...then second option was this, and like chainfire said...more risky :/ oh my...
18th June 2012, 12:27 AM |#6  
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Save quickly your efs!!!!!!! Is your phone this!!!without this is ipod!!!!no phone or imei code!!!!!!

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where? I saved it several times with those 2 apps...I don't know what are they...the first app told me to save the efs as a backup in the unlock sgs2 folder. Second app as well... God knows what effs I have there...the original or the one with problems...take my words with a grain of salt, I really don't know nothing about this...please..should I copy those files somewhere in my computer?
18th June 2012, 12:47 AM |#7  
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screenshots here with what efs files on my phone.. so what do I do now?
18th June 2012, 01:26 AM |#8  
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ok it looks like I have a clean backup of the efs folder. I took a look and I find the 17 june date at some files
So I am missing the .nv_data.bak, .nv_data.bak.md5 and nv_data.bin.md5 but it looks like I have them in the backup that the app did it. So far only these files are missing... Should I make a full restore or only those files? And should I do it with root explorer copy paste?
18th June 2012, 02:19 AM |#9  
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Allright friends...that was hell of a scare. I deleted everything from efs folder after downloading a root explorer. Obviously I couldn't delete the folder itself nor rename it, so I had to paste the good files carefully.
All set now back in business, lesson learned, now I have the folder in my computer.
I wonder where did I do wrong, and why none of the method of unlock didn't work...neither chainfire or helroz.
18th June 2012, 02:50 AM |#10  
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the problem was you messed with 2 different tools.

All you need is the helroz unlock app, be running ics, follow the instructions, backup ya efs, and unlock.

IF YOU change ya mind and need to restore it, do it through the unlock app, NOT through the repair tool he made, yes, it does a similar thing, but if youd used the unlock app to restore efs you wouldnt or shouldnt have had any issues, your the first person i know to come unstuck with it.

be VERY CAREFUL with chains unlock app, it quite often wont work or gives ya the wrong code, which then ends up freezing ya phone, prob best to avoid that all together and take it to an unlock shop.
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the problem was you messed with 2 different tools.

All you need is the helroz unlock app, be running ics, follow the instructions, backup ya efs, and unlock.

IF YOU change ya mind and need to restore it, do it through the unlock app, NOT through the repair tool he made, yes, it does a similar thing, but if youd used the unlock app to restore efs you wouldnt or shouldnt have had any issues, your the first person i know to come unstuck with it.

be VERY CAREFUL with chains unlock app, it quite often wont work or gives ya the wrong code, which then ends up freezing ya phone, prob best to avoid that all together and take it to an unlock shop.

Yes, you are right, but I didn't thought about it, The first backup made was from the unlock tool. The second one obviously was made by the repair tool, only the problem was that it just backed up the damaged efs folder. I kept trying to restore but that was not the place for repair. Thanks to helroz that he made the backup in 2 different folders, so the bad efs didn't overwrite the good one.

Strange, I thought that chain's method was the safest, already tried it, it took a lot of minutes and prompted that couldn't find any code, I guess I won't try it again.
Should I try helroz app again? I am thinking to do so
And...one more thing, last night when it came back to life I only tested the data part of the sim. In the morning I tried to give a test call and didn't work although I had network signal.
I also tried to contact myself and it was like I had it shut off.
Everything came back to normal after shutting down and turning on again. Do you think it something I should worry,could it be because root/efs folder?

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