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[GUIDE] Unlock you i927 for free

12th April 2012, 03:03 PM |#1  
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This method has been sent to me by android235, I can not personally attest that it is working so please if you do that, make sure you have a backup or odin to reinstall your phone

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After root, use a file explorer.
I use the ES File Explorer downloaded from the market:
- Launch it
- Goto "Settings> File Settings". Be sure that Show hidden files is checked
- Also be sure is checked "Settings > Root Explorer"
- In "Settings > Home directory" write "/" (without the quotes)
explore the "efs" folder in the root
- move the following files in a backup folder somewhere to your internal SD card (you will need them if you want to restore later to original phone setup) : .nv_core.bak, .nv_core.bak.md5, .nv_data.bak, .nv_data.bak.md5, nv_data.bin, nv_data.bin.md5. Moving them they will be deleted from the efs folder (that's ok).
Reboot.
Now you will have it unlocked but with the generic IMEI.

Peace out.

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12th April 2012, 03:07 PM |#2  
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Any way to restore the IMEI afterwards? Or is the simlock check based on the IMEI?
12th April 2012, 03:26 PM |#3  
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Any way to restore the IMEI afterwards? Or is the simlock check based on the IMEI?

I suppose the files you saved are to restore if needed, for the rest I don't know as like I said did NOT try myself
12th April 2012, 05:27 PM |#4  
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Nah. I meant whether it is possible to restore IMEI while still having unlock. If I restore the files, the lock should be back. (My glide is unlocked, but thats not the point)

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12th April 2012, 09:11 PM |#5  
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I'd rather spend 25$ for an unlock key on Americanunlocker.com

(worked great for me)
13th April 2012, 03:39 AM |#6  
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In fact, I have tried to hack the nv_data.bin but seems that it is not the same as galaxy SII and galaxy S.

Although you will get unlocked (generic IMEI) when removed those files,
I highly recommand that you have to backup them in a very safe place. Otherwise if you encounter any problems, you have to sent back to AT&T / Rogers.

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13th April 2012, 01:10 PM |#7  
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The method will work.. i had tested it earlier.. a generic imei will be assigned..
however some operators do not accept generic IMEI..

Update: Previous posts
Please go through posts 16 to 18 on http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1416569&page=2
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20th April 2012, 10:18 PM |#8  
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This method is perfect ! My phone accept the Free Mobile's SIM card and is recognized by Orange and Free Mobile's networks.

(It connects too on the two another french carriers when theses networks are too low, I don't know why and if the reason is the AT&T ROM or the unlock method. By the way, although I am connected I can't do anything.)
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21st April 2012, 09:37 PM |#9  
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i don't like having a genric IMEI. will wait for anther method or just pay for an unlock key (when i get my device ofcurse )
22nd April 2012, 06:00 AM |#10  
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What do you mean by generic IMEI? Is it all 0s? Does this mean that it will no longer be detected as a smartphone?
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