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[GUIDE] TO UNLOCK YOUR SENSATION FREE - WORKING FOR EVERY SENSATION (noobproof)

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24th August 2011, 04:08 AM   |  #1  
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Method 1 was discovered by a noob - Dav22. Dazweeja came up with a simple ADB command. Skygear for working it in Terminal Emulator
Method 2 was discovered by sieempi (Links at the bottom), STRING: NOT FOUND workaround found by jackmonter5
Big thanks to xplod4202. Risked his Sensation to see if Methd 2 was safe for us all.
And The simple guide : xl Viper lx : I am simply doing what i do best. getting you a noobproof guide and also simplifying the adb/terminal code

All of us will take credit for the collaborating and making of this thread to help everyone unlock with no cost. What???.....Yes thats right......We broke the FTSE index by providing free unlocks! lol

Also 9 people who voted no in the poll, ad voted before we found method 2 which unlocks every sensation

METHOD 1 - USE THIS FIRST
The SIM-Unlock code location for some sensation's (NOT ALL) has been found and confirmed to work for the few users who tested it. Use method 1 below to find your unlock code
(Method 1 ADB guide in post 2 if you don't want to use Terminal Emulator or you just want to use ADB)


Requirements:
-Rooted simlocked Sensation - Enable USB debugging in Settings > Application ->Development
-Terminal Emulator (Download free from the market) or click here to download and install into your phone
Your IMEI Number (Dial "*#06#" in phone keypad to get it)

GUIDE - Method 1

1. Download Terminal Emulator from the market if you havent already done so and Run it. This should bring you a blue screen. Full screen.

2. enter the command "SU".
3. Click allow when Super user pop up appears to give it root access. (If your keyboard disappears, keep hold of menu button to bring it back up)

4. enter the command "strings -n 8 /dev/block/mmcblk0p6"

5. This should give Output a bunch of numbers like in the screenshot! IF IT SAYS STRING: NOT FOUND MOVE TO POST 2 AND USE ADB!

6. The 8 digit number above your IMEI number is your unlock code. See post 2 on how to enter it.

IF it only brings you a date above your IMEI. Then the unlock code is not present in your device. Move to Method 2


GUIDE - Method 2 - USE IF METHOD 1 FAILED!

Revolutionary achieved radio S-OFF for Sensation (among other devices) which means you can practically do whatever you want with your phone (like actually owning it). This means it makes it vulnerable to all sorts of schemes including sim-unlock. The following method is quite efficient and easy to do and can be done with the need for a computer!

Requirements:
-Rooted simlocked Sensation!
-Clockwork Recovery or Revolutionary Recovery - NEEDED FOR NANDROID BACKUP
-Titanium Backup (Download from the market if you don't have it) - YOU ONLY NEED THIS IF YOU DONT WANT TO OR CAN'T NANDROID BACKUP

WARNING!!!
Backup all your settings/apps/sms/network/APN/Data etc.
Using this method to unlock will wipe your data and apps too! (Factory Resets in other words)
But it's this method that actually resets some other things including your sim-lock status.

Guide - Method 2

1. MAKE A NANDROID BACKUP USING RECOVERY - (Completely switch off your phone, Press Volume down + Power button to get into bootloader, Volume down to recovery then press power button to get into Recovery. Volume down to "Backup and Restore" in recovery. Press Power to backup and your done!
(Make a backup in Titanium backup if you don't want to or can't nandroid backup. Menu > BAtch >Backup systems data + Apps with data)

2. Download PG58DIAG for the Sensation HERE or FROM MULTIUPLOAD
3. Copy the PG58DIAG file into the Root folder of your SD card (The main Folder of your Memory Card)
4. Turn off your phone Fully and reboot into the Bootloader/HBOOT screen (see post 2 on how to get to bootloader screen)
5. Press Volume Down to Enter DIAG - Place the phone horizontally when it asks you too. (Flat)
6. Press power button to select "Clean S58 Data
7. Press power again to "clean S58 Data".
8. POW - your unlocked! Try a SIM card from a different provider!
9. Delete the file from your SD Card (Delete PG58DIAG) and REBOOT!!
Your phone Will set up for the first time, go through it all till you get to your home screen
10. Go back into recovery and restore nandroid backup. same method as step 1 above. but instead of backup, you use restore feature
(Use Titanium Backup to restore if you used it to backup instead of Nandroid backup)(Menu > Batch > Restore System Data + Apps with user data)

Now you’re free to go! Bear in mind, though, in certain circumstances you will lose your data connectivity or network signal. You’ll just need to check your APN, network type etc. and re-enter them; Just run the nandroid restore to get everything back

Thanks to Dav22. for discovery of method 1
Dazweeja for his simple Code to find the unlock
sieempi for Method 2.
Thanks to Team Revolutionary for PG58DIAG and S-off
Don't forget to CLICK THANKS, VOTE and RATE if this guide worked for you.
don't forget to thank the above users too by clicking the links
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Method 1 ADB GUIDE
METHOD 1 - ADB GUIDE- Skip steps 1 to 5! if you already have already got ADB and can get to the ADB folder through command prompt/Terminal. If your not sure follow all the steps

1. Download adb tools here: download for Windows or Linux or from attachments in the Sensation S-off guide

2. On your PC click on your local disk C: Drive (or D: drive for some) (WINDOWS users: Start > My computer > Local Disk (C)
3. Create a new folder called "adb" and extract the files from adb.zip into it. Make sure it doesn't create another folder in the adb folder when extracting
4. open command prompt (or terminal for linux) and type "cd" "followed by the path to your adb folder" (windows users can type "cd C:\adb")

5.a Ensure your phone is switched on (regular home screen) and connect it by USB in charging mode (Ensure usb debugging is on settings) OR!!!!

[ IF YOU GOT THE STRING:NOT FOUND ERROR IN METHOD 1 (terminal Emulator) REBOOT INTO RECOVERY AND CONNECT YOUR USB AND CONTINUE (Turn off your phone completely, volume down + power button, then select recovery to get into it!) ]

6. enter the command "adb shell". Your phone should display a hash sign [#] (if it doesn't then you are not rooted! - GO ROOT)
7. enter the command "SU".
8. enter the command "strings -n 8 /dev/block/mmcblk0p6"

9. This should output a bunch of details as shown in the screenshot below


10. The 8 digit number above your IMEI is your unlock code. See post 2 on how to enter it. IF it only brings you a date and your IMEI. Then the unlock code is not present in your device. Move to Method 2 in Post 1



To unlock your GSM phone with the unlock code follow these simple steps:

1. Power on your Sensation with a SIM card from an unsupported network/carrier/provider.
2. If asked, enter the PIN code of your SIM Card.
3. Enter unlock code when prompted!

FOR DUAL CDMA
How to enter the code in dual CDMA - GSM/LTE HTC Phones


1. Power on your Sensation with a SIM card from an unsupported network/carrier/provider.
2. Phone will tell you to insert an allowed SIM card and that the phone will switch back to CDMA mode.
3. Click OK.
4. Click green button to get to the main screen of the phone.
5. Click on settings.
6. Click on all settings.
7. In the personal tab click on security.
8. The phone will ask you to enter the unlock code. Enter it. Done
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You hook it up again bro! I love your guides! Noobproof for sure.
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Thanks VipeR strikes Again. This has worked on a few Sensations. need to verify it works on more devices and its worth a shot.!
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Awesome guide.

Wonder why SH**** serials don't have this.

Wonder what the difference is.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wifiguru

Awesome guide.

Wonder why SH**** serials don't have this.

Wonder what the difference is.

They do but the location is different. As far as I'm aware I think so far the code has been found on one
Device with sh serial number. Hadn't been confirmed where. I will update if it has been found
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Would love to figure out where.

When I search 355, all I see is what is attached. (erased full numbers just in case)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theinmoe

I have TMOUS. Here is dump files. File extension changed from dump to docx, so I can attache here.

Your simunlock code is 03139227

Please reply if this worked for you!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wifiguru

Would love to figure out where.

When I search 355, all I see is what is attached. (erased full numbers just in case)

could u do me a favour?
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worked like a charm

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but is it why its not working or just the update?, for method 2: http://tinyurl.com/pyr-unlock, method 2 always failed
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