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Hard-SPL Unlocker for Xperia X1 - Released!

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By OliNex, Member on 29th September 2008, 11:29 PM
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yes, the xperia seems to have a normal HTC SPL... so it will probably need a hardspl. =)


UPDATE: RELEASE TIME

NOTE: This is NOT a SIM unlocker - it also doesn't unlock Security for other radios. if you need that, GO HERE


UPDATE - NEW: 0.78.OliNex Hard-SPL, I was asked to help with this as 0.78 seems to work better for some newer devices. it's the attachment xperia078_2.zip - to flash this over your existing Hard-SPL, you can just use customruu or SD flash. you can also flash it via SSPL (such as Xperia-SSPL-Manual EXE) or if you overwrite NBH file in X1_HardSPL_v1 after running the exe.



thanks for any donations, you can see the donation link in our signature - the big link saying "elite project".


Instructions to flash Hard-SPL:

it's recommended you run the basic package, and don't flash the other attachment (MFG SPL - it is only for hackers).

0a) make sure you have .NET framework installed on your PC! if not, get it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
0b) if you have vista, WMDC update is recommended: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobi...ce-center.mspx
1) download Hard-SPL package from attachment, extract to an empty folder.
2) it is recommended you download only the X1_HardSPL_v1.zip unless you want to tinker with MFG SPL (MFG SPL 0.52 is a separate attachment).
3) you must Have Phone Synced with PC in Windows Mobile!
4) run X1_HardSPL.exe. (if you want to flash MFG SPL: at this point replace the extracted RUU_Signed.nbh with the MFG version of RUU_Signed.nbh)
5) follow steps in the RUU, and check on the device for prompts after PC shows loading bar.
6) it should go to tricolour screen now and say 0.52.OliNex.MFG (this is SSPL!).
7) Hard-SPL flashes, device automatically reboots, job done.
8 ) to confirm you got it installed, go into bootloader mode (tricolour screen!) and verify the screen shows 0.72.OliNex (or 0.52.OliNex MFG).

NOTE: you will not see the SPL version during normal boot, that is the OS version, not SPL!
to enter bootloader mode to see version: with the device turned OFF, press and hold the volume down button along with the power button, then release the power button, and finally release volume down button when bootloader tricolour screen appears.

NOTE 2: anyone having problems with the device entering SSPL automatically(your device doesn't go to tricolour screen), please copy Xperia-SSPL-Manual.exe from the Xperia-SSPL-Manual.zip attachment to the device and run it. then once the screen is in SSPL (tricolour screen saying 0.52.OliNex), run RUU on the PC (i.e. the rest of the hardspl package) manually.

NOTE 3: this is unsigned Hard-SPL. also, this has overwrite protection, if someone needs to revert to stock SPL for warranty reasons, a stock SPL downgrade package is also available here - scroll down!

NOTE 4: do not use this RUU to flash anything else! this is only intended for flashing the Hard-SPL. use Xperia CustomRUU to flash other ROM images. for example this version: http://rapidshare.com/files/164933503/X1_CustomRUU.zip


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IMPORTANT: extra Xperia-specific notes: the prerelease roms out there in the X1 ROMs thread are not going to flash on retail devices because the radios they include are only flashable on prerelease devices ("Security unlocked" message in SPL can be seen on these). so what you need to do is repack the NBH without the radio - this will only work with Hard-SPL though, as repacking breaks the HTC sign on the NBH file.
I had a tester upload a repackaged UK image, which will flash fine. you can find it in the x1 roms thread. =)

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TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS:

- read the instructions.
- read the instructions.
- read the instructions.
- if you get connection error in RUU after the device goes to tricolour screen, then try a different USB port, also do not use USB hub, you can also try rebooting your PC, and can try using another PC. read the thread for even more tips that I don't remember now. also you can try unticking advanced network functionality in start menu / settings / connections / usbtopc applet.
- if hardspl EXE won't run, and you are on vista, try to right click it and use "run as Administrator" option
- if SSPL-Manual.exe or enterbootloader.exe fails to run (says missing component or similar), try a hard reset of the device.

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extra how to: how to restore Stock SPL for warranty reasons.

step by step:
- this is ONLY for warranty reasons. i.e. the device needs repair and you have to send it to htc to get it serviced. if you plan to restore hardspl then don't even bother flashing this stock package, unless you are some kind of hacker/dev
- IMPORTANT: be sure to first restore stock OS, and stock radio. stock SPL is always to be done last!!
- now the steps
1. download the stock spl package from this post.
2. download X1_HardSPL_v1 too, from this post.
3. run the hardspl package, but do not press Next button i.e do not go ahead with flash yet.
4. at this point, take the extracted stock SPL, a RUU_Signed.NBH file, and overwrite the other RUU_Signed.NBH in hardspl package.
5. go on with the RUU (or if needed, run SSPL-Manual.exe manually, then run RUU when it goes to tricolour screen with 0.52.OliNex version), it goes to 100%, reboots, done.
+1. to verify, enter bootloader (see description above in this post), and check version number on tricolour screen. it should say 0.72.0000.
Attached Files
File Type: zip X1_HardSPL_v1.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.28 MB, 142276 views)
File Type: zip Xperia-SSPL-Manual.zip - [Click for QR Code] (655.0 KB, 45725 views)
File Type: zip only_to_experiment_MFG_HardSPL_052.zip - [Click for QR Code] (136.9 KB, 21444 views)
File Type: zip ruusigned_072stockspl.zip - [Click for QR Code] (115.3 KB, 45126 views)
File Type: zip xperia078_2.zip - [Click for QR Code] (116.1 KB, 15556 views)
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28th October 2008, 12:30 AM |#2  
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yes, the xperia seems to have a normal HTC SPL... so it will probably need a hardspl.

so, let us know if you have a prerelease device to test on... we looked in this forum and saw several people who have one. thanks.

I just got my xperia and i'll be willing to use my x1 to test hardspl. Its a retail version and not a prerelease x1 if thats any help.
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I have, and have already dumped all rom to raw. You can pm me what you need or catch me on msn.
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I can do my best to help.
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What is a SPL ?
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29th October 2008, 12:55 PM |#6  
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Does anyone have a working version of the hardspl for the X1 so we can try it? Thanks
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29th October 2008, 03:33 PM |#7  
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Yeah we need SPL big time, any genius working on it?
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29th October 2008, 05:47 PM |#8  
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I said that Olipro and cmonex will make Xperia Hard-SPL. So people, it's time for test :d
And the most important don't forget to say "thanks" and click on donate link
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I said that Olipro and cmonex will make Xperia Hard-SPL. So people, it's time for test :d
And the most important don't forget to say "thanks" and click on donate link

THANX
but I dont see the test download
29th October 2008, 06:29 PM |#10  
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I sent them a msg a while back (weeks maybe) saying i had a proto x1 and was willing to sacrifice it for the cause. Still am - Nothing back though.
29th October 2008, 11:41 PM |#11  
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I for one will donate for the cause need a generic uk rom without the crap bluetooth problem
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