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FLOCK - unlocking/unfreezing S8500/S8530 for free could not be any easier!

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31st January 2012, 04:44 AM   |  #1  
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This is the solution for unlocking Wave phones.
Big thanks goes to mijoma.
All you do and enter into your phone you do at your own risk. Nobody else but you take whole responsibility for what happens to your phone!
Remember than flashing of phone is a little risky, however if performed properly, risk of damaging anything is very low.


If your phone locked-up all of the sudden - be sure to read this thread aswell: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1787648

Most of bada 1.2 and 2.0 final-release (not ones from beta releases) bootloaders should be supported.
You need some knowledge about flashing.

How to check what lock do you have?
Enter *#7465625# code, you will see list of active and inactive locks.

What do you need?
Wave 1 or 2 phone with bada 1.2 or 2.0
For Wave I with bada 1.2 - FLOCK_S8500_b1.2
For Wave I with bada 2.0 - FLOCK_S8500_b2x
For Wave II with bada 1.2 - FLOCK_S8530_b1.2
For Wave II with bada 2.0 - FLOCK_S8530_b2x

Flash the right FOTA file. Turn off the phone, wait few seconds, and then turn it on holding CALL (so you have to press CALL and ENDCALL, 2 keys) key until white screen with red texts shows up. Release keys.

Be patient, FOTA module is calculating 3 codes (Subset lock, Netlock, Unfreeze) for your phone, it can take up to 10 minutes. After you get the code you are interested in you can turn off the phone.

Write down the codes you need. Turn off the phone by holding power button for 15 seconds or taking off battery.

After obtaining code, do procedure below:
[Netlock], 2 ways:
1. Insert an unsupported SIM card, start phone and after being asked about "Network Lock" enter Unlock Code you had written down.
2. enter #7465625*638*Unlock code# <thanks to homelessghost for tip>


[Freeze]
1. Insert any SIM card, start phone and after being asked about "Freeze" make call and enter code you had written down.


[Subset]
Can anyone provide guide?


That's all - enjoy unlocked phone!

Troubleshooting:
Instead of white screen with red texts, usual booting logo appears and then Bada starts, what am I doing wrong?
Make sure you flashed right FLOCK without errors. If you did so, first - flash APPS from the same bada version, but from ROM that does contain .fota (certain APPS versions can have locked FOTA module), second - if it doesn't work - update your bootloader to some newer/another one and write post here containing information what version of bootloader (bootloader, not bada) you had before that was not working.

Important: Be very careful when writing down and entering unlock code.

If you got any other questions - please ask in this thread.
It is possible that some phones are not unlockable this method. Then the code wouldn't show up.

General method concept (if you are really interested in sources or way how it works - please PM me or mijoma) should work for most of "Samsung 3G" phones - like JET, Wave3, Monte. If you are owner of locked phone of this class and you are able to do dumps of memory - please contact with me.
Attached Files
File Type: zip FLOCK_S8500_b1.2.zip - [Click for QR Code] (6.3 KB, 9120 views)
File Type: zip FLOCK_S8500_b2x.zip - [Click for QR Code] (6.3 KB, 10308 views)
File Type: zip FLOCK_S8530_b1.2.zip - [Click for QR Code] (6.3 KB, 6778 views)
File Type: zip FLOCK_S8530_b2x.zip - [Click for QR Code] (6.3 KB, 8455 views)
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31st January 2012, 08:31 PM   |  #2  
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Hi,

Thanks a lot for your job, you're my god

Here's my Hash: C7 2D C4 73 07 18 FA 2B 15 7E 29 07 3F BD 04 2E C7 4C 82 E6

Thanks
31st January 2012, 09:02 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks so much Rebellos! My phone has been network-locked since I got it and always unable to update with Kies, so I've been stuck on a May 2010 Bada 1.0 firmware forever. Looking forward to being able to flash it

Speaking of which, I've always read that you can't flash anything to a locked phone. Is flashing the bootloader and FOTA alright though? And will the bootloader be compatible with my firmware? It's S8500NEJE6/S8500H3GJ7.

If that is fine, then I'll send you my hash. Thanks so much for doing this!
31st January 2012, 10:43 PM   |  #4  
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Thanks a lot, Rebellos!

Here it is my hash code (I only have the network lock):

01 6C 99 C4 BF DC 57 72 B1 23 2E 0B 4C 71 C8 0E C7 DC 79 47

Thanks again!
1st February 2012, 05:16 AM   |  #5  
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Very interesting your project but there is a problem.
In Latin America can not change firmware and than through KIES .. we can not use the "Multiloader" because we have the code "SUBSET [ON]" and if we have the code that the [ON] and flash our phone freeze only makes our telephone and so we are unable to use your tutorial.
You know any way to change the code first "SUBSET" to [ON] [OFF] and by doing so Latin American users can use "Multiloader" how many times we want.
I hope your answer and relied heavily on his wisdom!
Already many thanks! Greetings from Argentina!
1st February 2012, 07:31 AM   |  #6  
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Phone can be flash-locked - then bootloader will deny any attempt of flashing, though I can't promise I haven't ommited some malicious procedure allowing something like bootloader upgrade but refusing firmware upgrade and refusing bootloader downgrade, causing kinda brick.
Is it a rule that phone flashing is locked always when its [ON] SUBSET Lock?
I will try to look into it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HandzUp!

Hi,

Thanks a lot for your job, you're my god

Here's my Hash: C7 2D C4 73 07 18 FA 2B 15 7E 29 07 3F BD 04 2E C7 4C 82 E6

Thanks

25957353
Please let me know if it works.

Quote:
Originally Posted by homelessghost

Thanks a lot, Rebellos!

Here it is my hash code (I only have the network lock):

01 6C 99 C4 BF DC 57 72 B1 23 2E 0B 4C 71 C8 0E C7 DC 79 47

Thanks again!

code not found
Sorry, I'm looking for other ways of unlocking too.
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1st February 2012, 10:52 AM   |  #8  
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Works Perfectly, my Wave S8500 is now Unlocked, THANKS A LOT !
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rebellos

Phone can be flash-locked - then bootloader will deny any attempt of flashing, though I can't promise I haven't ommited some malicious procedure allowing something like bootloader upgrade but refusing firmware upgrade and refusing bootloader downgrade, causing kinda brick.
Is it a rule that phone flashing is locked always when its [ON] SUBSET Lock?
I will try to look into it.

Does that mean it's safe for me to flash bootloader and FOTA if my phone is only network-locked?
1st February 2012, 11:53 AM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dixter

Does that mean it's safe for me to flash bootloader and FOTA if my phone is only network-locked?

I won't bet my hand for that it is in all cases. But I'm pretty certain it is.

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