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By heavy_metal_man, Senior Member on 16th January 2012, 05:01 PM
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ive been thinking lately what with the larger amounts of threads with people asking for simlock (network lock) removal why cant we yet? we have s-off and root.
ive been looking into how the sensation does it and one method is that on a file on the phone the unlock code is just sitting there waiting to be found! and i dont really know how the other one works, it involves flashing a pg58diag.zip and it seems to remove the sim lock like a xtc clip would.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...light=xtc+clip

feel free to correct me if im wrong on this but this makes it look easy. even if we cant find the code surly one of us can make a flashable zip to delete the simlock rules like the xtc clip does!

now ive already looked for the *holy file* with the simlock removal code and its not in the wildfire build (from what i can tell, i dont know if you would need to be on stock firmware or not) but with enough patience maby we could find it. i tried to gett root explorer to scan all the files on my internal memory for my imei code but the app just crashed so i may have to look manually, even then it might be kept in with the hboot, or the radio. who knows my point is that surly one of us can crack it? i will try my best and any help would be appreciated

thoughts anyone?
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16th January 2012, 06:49 PM |#2  
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Good idea that, I've started looking too with root explorer to see if I can find my imei with a code above, according to that guide its in mmcblkop6 which doesn't exist on my phone apparently and theres a lot of files to search through, I've searched for that string with terminal but it couldn't find anything. I also searched for mmcblkop1 through to 9 and nothing showed up then either.

Also my phone was unbranded and unlocked when it was bought so I don't know if this would affect my abilities to help you search for the right file or not as it may or may not even be there.

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16th January 2012, 10:48 PM |#3  
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If it helps, the unlock code for my Wildfire was 8 digits long.
17th January 2012, 07:56 AM |#4  
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Thanks for joining the search :) I'm thinking that the file name probably wont be the same, but the type of file may be in there somewhere. We need to think of a way to dump the whole internal memory as readable files. I tried breifly to open a nandroid but I can't seem to make the image files readable as just files :( might try and see if I can contact the guys invloved in doing the sensation to see what kind of file we are looking for and how that zip file works. Also I s-offed by xtc clip so who knows if that file is still there for me :-p

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17th January 2012, 09:39 AM |#5  
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I have 2 wildfires available to me,1 rooted,s-off by revolutionary the other untouched stock froyo.both are networked locked. 1st to three UK and 2nd to vodafone UK. If I can be of any help let me know.

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17th January 2012, 09:51 AM |#6  
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I have 2 wildfires available to me,1 rooted,s-off by revolutionary the other untouched stock froyo.both are networked locked. 1st to three UK and 2nd to vodafone UK. If I can be of any help let me know.

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thanks for the offer man

so far ive been trying to look inside a nandroid backup to see if i can find it hiding in there somewhere as a nandroid is the whole system i think?? also ive pm`ed dav22 to ask how he stumbled on the file, as maby knowing what kind of file it is might help wish me luck :P
17th January 2012, 11:13 AM |#7  
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update
just realised that sdmaid (app) has a function that allows you to search for words and numbers in files so ive told it to search the whole phone. might take a while

update. sdmaid took nearly half an hour but it came up with two files but they were both bug reports on the sdcard. i dont know if the searcher looks through the whole phone or just the whole sdcard.....
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http://db.tt/Wl3AtWfG

This will extract from nandroids, extract it to a folder on your pc then drag the system.img etc into the application file.

I just had a quick scan through a system.img but I couldn't see /dev/block anywhere so I'm guessing that partition might be locked away from nandroids backups.

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Originally Posted by Scratch0805

http://db.tt/Wl3AtWfG

This will extract from nandroids, extract it to a folder on your pc then drag the system.img etc into the application file.

I just had a quick scan through a system.img but I couldn't see /dev/block anywhere so I'm guessing that partition might be locked away from nandroids backups.

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I'm sure I've seen/dev/block lately whilst flashing different cwm versions through terminal!! Does this help? Maybe the files are in recovery!

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17th January 2012, 12:43 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by Scratch0805

http://db.tt/Wl3AtWfG

This will extract from nandroids, extract it to a folder on your pc then drag the system.img etc into the application file.

I just had a quick scan through a system.img but I couldn't see /dev/block anywhere so I'm guessing that partition might be locked away from nandroids backups.

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ive tried that but it wont open all file types. it wont open the boot for example. ive found something called droid explorer that allows me to search through all the files on the phone through my desktop, so im trying with that for the meantime.

also ive had another though, if some was good enough with the terminal would they not be able to tell the phone to look in its files and folders for the imei number? ive tried but im not skilled enough.

just a thought, what if the information was kept in with the radio information? because why else would htc dev keep the radios locked?
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ive tried that but it wont open all file types. it wont open the boot for example. ive found something called droid explorer that allows me to search through all the files on the phone through my desktop, so im trying with that for the meantime.

also ive had another though, if some was good enough with the terminal would they not be able to tell the phone to look in its files and folders for the imei number? ive tried but im not skilled enough.

just a thought, what if the information was kept in with the radio information? because why else would htc dev keep the radios locked?

Wouldn't flashing a different radio have locked our phones out of our own sim/network then? I think its gotta be somewhere that is not touched by rooting or any other flashing for that matter!! I don't know lol I'm confusing myself.

Dev/block is found in sys/dev/block ...... haven't a clue what I'm looking for lol.

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