Security Unlocker Built in to Alltel TP?
I admit I am quite the newb here; this is my first post. While my Alltel Touch Pro is my 5th Pocket PC, it is my first PPC/phone and, like the nervous chump that I am
, I'm still using the stock ROM. I don't feel I've learned enough yet to be comfortable installing a cooked ROM but I'm getting there.
I searched the forum here and did not find this, so perhaps it is new. I also searched the wiki and did not find it. If it is old information, or common knowledge, I offer my apologies and a moderator is welcome to lock and/or delete this thread.
When I attempted a hard reset, I misunderstood what the "enter" key was, not realizing it is the center, round button on the phone face. The phone has a full keyboard so when I read "enter" key, I thought it referred to the enter key on the slide-out keyboard.
I don't know how to do a screen-capture so I took a photo instead. When I slid out the keyboard, pressed and held the keyboard "enter" key, the volume down button, and the power button, I did not get the hard reset I expected; I got the following screen stating "Security Unlocked."
Is this stating that the security is unlocked as in I could now flash a cooked ROM w/out installing an unlocker or is this something completely different?
I wasn't sure whether to post this or not as I didn't want to embarrass myself in classic newb fashion. I finally decided to do it anyway, even if it did make me look foolish, in the hope that it might be something new and help the rest of you all (who actually do know what you're doing
) do it better.