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24/11 - Finally, an unlocked SPL for Hero!

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By paulobrien, Senior Member on 24th November 2009, 03:24 PM
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I've had this unlocked Hero SPL for a while now, and it's super useful for flashing unsigned updates and cool stuff like custom splashes. Unfortunately i've not been able to distribute it... until now!

WARNING

A PROBLEM FLASHING THE SPL CAN BRICK YOUR DEVICE - as such, proceed with caution. Don't flash this unless you need it, flash at your own risk, flash only to a GSM Hero and do not interrupt the flashing process (which happens on the first reboot after applying the zip). YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

The SPL, version 1.76.2007, is in the usual update zip format.

Download: MoDaCo

Enjoy!

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24th November 2009, 03:42 PM |#2  
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MoDaCo splash...

http://android.modaco.com/content/so...a-modaco-logo/



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24th November 2009, 03:47 PM |#3  
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What exactly is the SPL and what benefits will we get from flashing it?
24th November 2009, 03:50 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by modaco

it's super useful for flashing unsigned updates and cool stuff like custom splashes.

^^ What he said...



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Originally Posted by fleming222

What exactly is the SPL and what benefits will we get from flashing it?

http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index...20Questions%3F
Searching is hard so why not get someone else to do it
24th November 2009, 04:41 PM |#6  
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Thanks modaco I will try it after christmas, just to be sure that my phone won't be bricked till I learn some things better
24th November 2009, 04:53 PM |#7  
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Nice!

Thanks Paul (and any other eventual leakers not mentioned).

Now I can get rid of my hacked SPL
24th November 2009, 05:04 PM |#8  
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do we copy this zip file to sd card and update through recovery image? like other radio, rom and theme applying?
24th November 2009, 05:12 PM |#9  
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Would I be right in thinking I need to CID unlock my Orange Hero (rooted) before I can flash an unlocked SPL? Or is that the whole point of an unlocked SPL?
Not planning on using phone on another network at the moment, just want rid of all locks.

I remember way back when, on my Kaiser, I needed to run Kaiserunlocker.exe when hardSPL'd it, but can't remember the exact procedure.

Many thanks

Phone:
UK Orange Hero (rooted)
ROM: MCR 2.8
Radio: 63.18.55.06IU_6.35.08.22

HBOOT:
hero cvt ship s-on
hboot-1.76.0007 (hero10000)
microp-010f
radio-6.35.08.22
24th November 2009, 05:41 PM |#10  
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Talking on the device.
Thanks.. easy as cake.
Ready to flash all fun.

First your roms and now this ..
Forever thankfull.
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Originally Posted by Sulus1179

Would I be right in thinking I need to CID unlock my Orange Hero (rooted) before I can flash an unlocked SPL? Or is that the whole point of an unlocked SPL?
Not planning on using phone on another network at the moment, just want rid of all locks.

There should be no need for that, and long as you have rooted phone and a custom recovery you should be able to flash it.

You're confusing CID lock with SIM lock. The SIM lock is what limits your phone to a specific network.

CID lock is software enforced "label" that is used to limit what software can be installed on your phone.

For example: Your Orange branded phone is identical hardware-wise to my sim-unlocked Nordic Hero. However the phones have different CID values. Assuming you havn't rooted it you would be stuck to just running Orange approved ROMs on it. No other ROM would be allowed to be installed even if your hardware is identical and can run it.

CID is a non-issue once the phone is rooted and you got a custom recovery on it that allow us to install whatever we want since it ignores CID.

I'm not that versed in the SIM lock function, but from what I've seen it seems you can get some code to disable it from within Android (look around on the forum for instructions), or there is the serial cable method (explained in a sticky on this forum).

Hope that explains it.

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