Originally Posted by salwansk
i know ODIN will not work for restoring firmware on an MF3 phone at this time, but this link was just an example. maybe in the future someone can do something work with MF3....cuz at my work now we can't sim unlock or fix imei with this bulid MF3, i have tried octopus box, nspro, and setool3. non of them was able to sim unlock MF3, even the secret menu not exist in MF3....
i asked the riff jtag rep, if i can resurrection I337 MF3 and unlock the bootloader with riff box. he hasn't responded yet.
Many things have been tried with this already.
Look up a poster called "Aou". His posts will help shed light on the subject. Adam Outler also has worked a lot on the issue. The entire MF3 OTA was torn down and part by part tried. Once the MF3 bootloaders are applied, it simply can not be rolled back. There are software and hardware reasons for this, but it has all been tried. The result every time is Hard brick that JTAG can not fix at this time.
Once the full MF3 firmware has been released, maybe this will change, but it is doubtful. The MF3 bootloaders will still be the same. Without Samsung's signing key, the bootloader cannot be modified.
Once Samsung releases the full MF3 firmware (for ODIN and Kies) it will hopefully enable people to flash or restore back to a factory MF3 state, but we will still not be able to roll-back to AMDL. Maybe the full MF3 firmware release will include more files to work with...but again, it is doubtful.
As of now, the only way to sim unlock a phone on MF3 is to use a code (from AT&T or other).
Hopefully someone will find a method that will work with MF3...but it hasn't happened yet.
You have good ideas about what should be done but it is important that you look and see what has already been tried and what is known at this point. Hopefully, people will still try to modify and work with MF3 (maybe something that hasn't been tried yet), but it will be building on what has been tried so far.
So, basically, at this time ODIN and KIES will not work with MF3, except for the modified files used without the bootloader. Neither will restore the phone to stock or can be used to roll back the firmware.
Hopefully, when Samsung releases the MF3 firmware, people will be able to restore their phones through ODIN and KIES, but will still be stuck on MF3.
In order to do any more, another work-around (such as the LOKI exploit) will need to be found or someone at Samsung is going to have to release or leak the encryption key.
That is pretty much all for now.
SGH-I337 (AT&T) 32GB
P-ROM (1st Gen.), De-Odexed, AMDL
Auto-LOKI OUDHS CWM
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