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Idiot's guide to the older bootloader method

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Default Idiot's guide to the older bootloader method

I think I might pluck up the courage to try this, but first will someone tell me
a) which is the Action button
b) How do I test that my back up works?
c) Is the tick box 'Allow USB Connection' what I need to disable and re-enable the USB?

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The action button is the centre of the 4 way rocker at the bottom of your xda, the only way to test a backup is to restore it, the option for usb connection is under the settings on the pc verion of activesysnc.
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the big button on the front-bottom-center of your device.

by trying to restore it. ( you will lose all data not in \storage on your device )

to restore:
  • * insert sd-card in your xda2.
    * if in windows ce, you will get a question if you want to format the card.
    answer NO. otherwise it destroy the backup on your card.
    * hold down both the action button and the power button, while resetting the device with the pen.
    * after about 5-10 seconds it should say 'sections=1 press power to flash'
    * a restore will only work on a device with the same bootloader version.

you mean in activesync? yes, that is how to release the usb port to be used by mtty.exe.
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Not trying to confuse you, but why don't you upgrade the phone? If it is a UK O2 phone, they have a nice update that gives you the latest fixes. They have a manual on how to upgrade etc etc. Then after you've done that you can use they simple method of unlocking without rebooting.
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