[Complete guide] to SIM unlock your HTC One Sprint for free

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chainsmkgbstrd

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Jun 20, 2013
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Hi, Im in HBOOT 1.56
Is there any chance to get S-OFF my device to unlocked it ??
since the link to get S-OFF with firewater in the first page is disabled.
could anybody please can give me the solution / link for that ?
Thanks
 

iBowToAndroid

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Hi, Im in HBOOT 1.56
Is there any chance to get S-OFF my device to unlocked it ??
since the link to get S-OFF with firewater in the first page is disabled.
could anybody please can give me the solution / link for that ?
Thanks
1. S-OFF is not needed in order to unlock
2. If you must have S-OFF, RumRunner might work on that HBOOT. I know it works on 1.55
 

PremeJohn

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Hey guys i just got this HTC One M7 Sprint that needs to be unlocked ( i was told it already was) i dont think its sim locked. it doesnt ask for a code when im trying to unlock.. so can i still unlock it using this way posted??

Sprint USA HTC One M7
Android Version: 5.0.2
HTC Sense 6.0
Software: 6.23.651.6
HTC SDK API Level: 6.55
S-ON

If anything else is needed i will reply asap! i need this phone unlocked Now! been on the phone with Sprint all day and they cant do anything... Pissed me off pretty bad :( Hope you guys can help! thanks!
 
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iBowToAndroid

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Hey guys i just got this HTC One M7 Sprint that needs to be unlocked ( i was told it already was) i dont think its sim locked. it doesnt ask for a code when im trying to unlock.. so can i still unlock it using this way posted??

Sprint USA HTC One M7
Android Version: 5.0.2
HTC Sense 6.0
Software: 6.23.651.6
HTC SDK API Level: 6.55
S-ON

If anything else is needed i will reply asap! i need this phone unlocked Now! been on the phone with Sprint all day and they cant do anything... Pissed me off pretty bad :( Hope you guys can help! thanks!
1. No Sprint phones use codes. No Sprint phone will ever ask you for a code.
2. Everything you need to unlock the phone is already in the thread
 

AnthonyCool

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Hi i have a problem, i don´t know if the problem is about SIM LOCKED becouse at start the phone was unlocked i installed a rom form international
1rst mistake i didn´t know my device was SPRINT then i changed to the las Sprint RUU
but now i have those problems my phone doesn´t recognize SIM and is shows like it is stucked in airplane mode but i can use WIFI, normaly
also i noticed that i have my radio Turned off, it is normal
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also by mistake i pressed in SIMLOCK option in fastboot mode, i don´t if that is the problem. if i have to unlocked again.
Sorry about my english
 

rogeliomalpa

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Mar 31, 2015
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Now is 2015!

This is May 2015 now and i think that with the new firmwares this methods dont work anymore. I have a HTC One M7 Sprint with android 4.3 (have downloaded the 4.4.2, but not instaled yet) and want to GSM unlock it.

I have searched in the thread but didnt find nothing that helped me. So I want your help with 3 things, of course I will invite a You beer (completly noob, this is going to be my first flashing):
A) Description step by step of how to unlock the bootloader.
B) Guide Step by Step of how to gain root access.
C) Step by step of how to unlock the GSM slot.

Dudes i dont know anything about Android, this is my first Android flashing and really appreciate your Help with a beer.

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Hi i have a problem, i don´t know if the problem is about SIM LOCKED becouse at start the phone was unlocked i installed a rom form international
1rst mistake i didn´t know my device was SPRINT then i changed to the las Sprint RUU
but now i have those problems my phone doesn´t recognize SIM and is shows like it is stucked in airplane mode but i can use WIFI, normaly
also i noticed that i have my radio Turned off, it is normal


also by mistake i pressed in SIMLOCK option in fastboot mode, i don´t if that is the problem. if i have to unlocked again.
Sorry about my english

Hello you did the unlock succesfully?
 

coeugh

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Apr 1, 2009
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Unlock HTC One Sprint

Could someone post the procedure with pictures ? i dont know how to root this phone ? could someone explain to me what i should do step by step ?
I have an HTC One Sprint sim locked, and i need to unlock it
Could someone please help me ?

Regards.
 

kenshi1023

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Feb 7, 2012
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for those not able to unlock, try downgrading the radio . i am rooted s-on lollipop 5.0.02 hb1.61 and the sim unlock wouldn't stick until i flashed a different radio...

but now my signal is weak... had this problem when i was on sprint... signal improved with newer radio.
 

animeva

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Jun 24, 2009
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anyone else not be able to make any actual calls after the sim unlock? i actually have 3 Sprint HTC One M7 and I did the sim unlock method on all 3 the same way. Two of them work fine, I can make a test call from a Tmobile sim card to the TMobile Customer service line.

However, one of them when I try to make a call, it just hangs there, no rings, no sound. After like 2 minutes, it just hangs up.
 

iBowToAndroid

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anyone else not be able to make any actual calls after the sim unlock? i actually have 3 Sprint HTC One M7 and I did the sim unlock method on all 3 the same way. Two of them work fine, I can make a test call from a Tmobile sim card to the TMobile Customer service line.

However, one of them when I try to make a call, it just hangs there, no rings, no sound. After like 2 minutes, it just hangs up.
probably due to a 4.1.2 radio being used on 5.0.1 firmware
 

jefesala

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Dec 30, 2013
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My friend did find a way to fix it?
Having the same problem here.

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My friend did try it in any htc m7 sprint 5.05.651.2?
Having the emergency calls only problem here.

My problem was a little more serious; the phone that i bought was reported stolen, that was the real problem.
 

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    After receiving many PM's I decided I should make a new thread to make the unlocking process clearer for noobs.

    First:
    Every Sprint HTC One can be unlocked, you just need a little patience and some basic knowledge. The unlock is PERMANENT, so you won't loose it if you flash another ROM, or even a ruu. The unlock works only on SENSE ROMs, so you can't unlock it on CM, AOSP or GPE ROMs. Even after you have unlocked you won't have network in non-sense ROMs.

    Make sure your carrier frequencies are supported by the phone. Here you can find the HTC One's frequencies for Sprint.

    Using US carriers will be a bit tricky, cause the frequencies the phone uses do not cover all the regions. You may loose network coverage often and may have problem with the roaming guards. Some users reported that the newest radios block domestic roaming, so you can try directly solution 3 which will downgrade your radio also, or downgrade it manually by flashing THIS radio in recovery. I also suggest you try BadBoyz ROM which has forced roaming.

    The unlock works great outside the US though.

    Background:
    Before the release of 4.3 ROMs the process was very easy. If you still are on a SENSE 4.1.2 ROM with root access than all you have to do is follow this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2386703 or use the "Sprint HTC One SIM Unlock Helper" from Play Store

    Now with the release of 4.3 Sprint made it more difficult. (Note even on the 4.4.2 base nothing has changed, the process is the same) The unlock uses a file called HtcOMADM_SPCS which was modified in 4.3, so the unlock no longer works.


    Solution:
    There are 3 possible solutions to this problem.

    1. Use the modified HtcOMADM_SPCS made by @chas123 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2534208 You have to flash this in recovery and than the process is the same as with the 4.1.2 ROM

    2. Use a file manager to replace the HtcOMADM_SPCS in /system/app with THIS.Than the process is the same as with the 4.1.2 ROM. After unlocking you'll get vDM client crashes. It's not a problem, cause afterwards you can flash any other ROM and you'll remain unlocked.

    3. This is the longest way. Do this only if the previous methods fail.

    a)If you are already S-OFF than:
    -Download Sprint_HTC_One_m7wls_1.29.651.10_RUU.zip
    -extract zip to a folder on your pc
    -boot into bootloader (various ways)
    -using fastboot, type this cmd: fastboot oem lock this will relock the bootloader
    -from pc, run setup.exe from the extracted folder. it will run the RUU utility & flash back to stock

    Now you have to unlock your bootloader, install a custom recovery and root. There are tons of guides for that. You can use THIS


    b)If you are S-ON.
    You can get S-OFF pretty easily on hboot 1.55 with rumrunner. Instructions HERE
    The latest version of rumrunner HERE
    If you are on hboot 1.56 or newer you can get s-off with Firewater http://firewater-soff.com/instructions/
    After gaining S-OFF the process is the same as explained in a)

    After you have successfully downgraded your ROM and radio, gained root you can go ahead and use the unlock. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2386703


    How do you check if the unlock was successful?
    Pretty simple just insert a SIM card and if you don't get the "SIMLock enabled" message than the unlock is complete.
    You may still have no bars and be unable to make calls though. Make sure you change the settings in mobile data, network mode to GSM/UMTS. If still no luck than probably the phone doesn't cover your carrier's frequencies.
    If you have signal, but can't use the internet make sure the APN settings match your carrier.



    Credits:
    @thatotherguy.. for the unlock thread
    @-viperboy- for the Sprint HTC One SIM Unlock Helper
    @O.M.J for the ruu
    @chas123 for the hacked file which makes unlock possible

    If you find this guide useful you can press the "Thanks" button or buy me a coffee :good:
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    I have to do the first, the second or the third solution of this page ? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2586704
    Because the guide is for Android 4.3 and i think i will be on 4.4.2
    Unlock, flash custom recovery, flash deodexed Sense 4.3 ROM, flash OMADM zip, install unlock app, run unlock app, revert to release radio if it's for US use.
    3
    Ok, I have no idea what is flashing in recovery in step 1. I don't understand it at all even though I rooted my Sprint HTC One and its on 4.3 so I have to do this. How do I do this exactly? Please make it more detailed for me and explain what flash in recovery mean too.

    Thank you.

    It's like the first basic thing you learn. There must be thousands of threads on this so I highly doubt you searched. Anyway just copy the file to your phone's sd card and than reboot into recovery. Choose install, select from sd card and find the file. If you can't do this much don't even bother trying

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    I do not know if this is relevant but I need a small help. I tried installing the 7.1.3 Insertcoin ROM. It asked for activation of the device and I could not get past it. Eventually, I gave up on it and went back to a Nandroid backup of a Badboyz ROM. But I keep getting messages saying that it cannot be activated over GSM network and asks me to switch to CDMA Mode. Voice calls are working fine but Data seems a bit slow and sometimes hangs. I am in India and using a unlocked HTC One Sprint.
    Can anyone suggest any solutions to this problem?

    If you want to use it only with a GSM network do as I say. Download the latest SVN for InsertCoin, at least rl128. Than open the rom.zip and go to additions, model, sprint, system and delete all the other folders except for lib. You'll have a fully working ROM with not a single sprint file, it'll look exactly like GSM. of course during aroma select sprint model

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    Solution 1 worked for me. 4.4 firmware/Rom

    Sent from my HTCONE using xda-developers app

    So the flashable zip works, that's great news

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