[UPG]Hard-SPL Unlocker for Topaz (AT&T Pure) - Released! Now New Update to HSPL 2.51!


Apr 23, 2008
[UPG]Hard-SPL Unlocker for Topaz (AT&T Pure) - Released! Now New Update to HSPL 2.51!

[SIZE=+3]Hard-SPL Release Time!!!![/SIZE]

[size=+2]NOTE: This is NOT a SIM unlocker - it also doesn't unlock Security for other radios. if you need that, GO HERE[/size]

NEWER UPDATE: Hard-SPL 2.51.OliNex! you can update to this if you already have Hard-SPL (1.33.OliNex or 1.83.OliNex). to do the update to 2.51, download attachment update_to_251.zip and simply use customruu or do an SD flash (TOPAIMG.NBH).

UPDATE: Hard-SPL 1.83.OliNex! if you have 1.33.OliNex, strongly recommended to update to this, better compatibility with WM6.5 ROMs. you can update to this in 2 ways:
- simply download new HardSPL package and run it in Automatic mode
- or you can download the attachment "update_to_183.zip" and flash it using CustomRUU. this only works if you already have 1.33.OliNex

preface: okay, it was released only this weekend! but trust me the wait was worth it as it works really great and smooth now! :D
important: again, don't forget, each user gets 1 license, or perhaps 2-3 on request if needed (which is valid forever and all this works as transparently as possible, so won't be a problem at all), while businesses who need to unlock more devices than that, need to purchase it.
contact us via http://support.htc-unlocks.com (do not PM on XDA!) for requesting 1-2 more devices for private user (free), and if you want to discuss bulk unlocking also contact via http://support.htc-unlocks.com or contact cmonex.


0) this package is for Topaz (Touch Diamond2, not the original Diamond1) devices. any TOPA***** accepted currently, as long as we don't see a CDMA or other special release.
1) if you have Vista / Windows 7, WMDC update to 6.1 (or whatever is latest) is recommended: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/help/synchronize/device-center.mspx


read this if unsure how to install Hard-SPL... if you are an experienced user and you just downloaded the HardSPL package and it worked, then cool. :) but if you run into an issue, then you should read the following!

1) download newest Hard-SPL package from Topaz-HardSPL_V5_00R5.zip attachment, extract to an empty folder.
2) you must Have Phone Synced with PC in Windows Mobile!!! and it must not be in Flight mode (i.e. radio should be on).
3) NEW: internet access is required as the program checks online for updates and license.
4) run Topaz-HardSPL_V5_09R6.exe on PC, make sure it's launched from a local drive (not through network drive, etc.). XP requires Admin logon, and Vista/Windows 7 will automatically prompt to allow it to run in Admin mode, allow it please. if the exe fails to run or throws an exception (i.e. crashes), report this in the thread with exact error message/code. if you get an antivirus warning, please ignore it, it contains no harmful code (just used a packer to compress it).
5) follow steps as prompted in the Hard-SPL program. if this is the first run of Hard-SPL on a device after hard reset, you must select Automatic flash mode (the first button in Welcome screen).
notes: you should usually go for Automatic flash mode; the Manual flash option is only to be used as noted below (in NOTE 3 and in troubleshooting section) and you must only attempt the Manual mode if Automatic flash mode or SSPL-Manual.exe already put device in tricolour screen. any other errors triggered while running in Autoflash mode will have to be fixed as instructed in the error message.
6) it will ask you to wait while it prepares for the flashing, press OK.
7) now it should go through without any error messages, if one does pop up, then please follow the instructions included in the error text. if no specific instruction is shown, then ask for help in the thread, but this should not ever occur (as this means a really fatal error occurred).
8) at this point the device did hopefully went to tricolour screen reporting version as 5.09.C-SSPL, this is the SSPL version, which is temporary. then RUU will instantly launch.
9) some notes: when RUU says it will hard reset, do not worry, it is not going to do that. also when it says the flash will take 10 minutes, ignore that, it will only take a minute or so.
10) SPL flashes, device automatically reboots, job done.
11) to confirm you got it installed, go into bootloader mode (tricolour screen!) and verify the screen shows 1.83.OliNex, which is the Hard-SPL version.

NOTE: you will not see the SPL version during normal boot, that is the OS version, not SPL!
to enter SPL to check version, do a soft reset while holding the "volume down" key on the left side of the device. keep holding the volume down key until you see tricolour screen which is the bootloader mode, then release it.

NOTE 2: this is unsigned Hard-SPL. no limitations on flashing ROMs. also, this has overwrite protection against HTC RUU's overwriting HSPL with a stock one, so if someone needs to revert to stock SPL for warranty reasons, a stock SPL downgrade package is posted here below. use this relocker *only* if you need to return the phone for warranty, and only use it as last step - after reflashing stock OS and radio. see steps at the end of this post about how to reflash stock SPL.

NOTE 3: anyone having problems with the device entering SSPL automatically, please copy SSPL-Manual-Topaz.exe from SSPL-Manual-Topaz.zip attachment in this post, copy it to the device and run it. then once the screen is showing SSPL, run the Hard-SPL package on the PC and you must select Manual flash option. *important*: make sure that the USB cable is plugged in and device is synced to Windows Mobile even if doing manual method.

NOTE 4: do not use this RUU for anything other than SPL flashing (i.e. hardspl or stock spl restore)!!! nothing other than SPL's made by Olinex team (using OliNex custom cert, which is not public) will flash to make SSPL more secure. if you want to flash some other rom, then use shipped RUU or topaz customRUU if you need to flash cooked ROM.

NOTE 5: for developers asking: Hard-SPL is not based on MFG SPL, as it can strictly be used for development and hacking, contact cmonex in PM if you need that one.

NOTE 6: supported OS versions: both 32-bit and 64-bit XP, Vista, Windows 7RC and later. win2000 was untested, and pre-RC win7 (lower than build 7100) is explicitly not supported. also, the program may be unstable or not work on Virtual systems, so it's recommended to try outside Virtual OS softwares. also, version verify: if Hard-SPL package says V509R in first Welcome dialog title (and version 5.09 in About box), it is the latest version, not some crappy beta/old version.

Troubleshooting and Step by Step on reflashing stock SPL are in next post below!


first, "OliNex" is a team which means: cmonex + Olipro
Olipro -> concept of EXE program that runs on the PC, Hard-SPL concept, server-side license code and maintaining the licenses.
cmonex -> HSPL package on PC, SSPL loader for windows mobile and SSPL binary. Hard-SPL binary. (SSPL loader: partially based on haret and old pof&Olipro jumpspl code),

[SIZE=+2]Donations are always appreciated, the Hard-SPL program will provide you with a link at the end of the process to make it easier. any little helps!!! Thank you!![/SIZE] - and enjoy!! :D


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Apr 23, 2008
Hard-SPL for Topaz - Released!

-continued from first post-


- read the instructions above.
- read the instructions above.
- read the instructions above.
you've donated and it still doesn't work: if you donated in Manual mode, you didn't enter an IMEI or it was mistyped. if you donate in Automatic mode, that will always work as long as the error message was about the commercial usage. to fix this, please contact us at the support ticket system link and use HardSPL - Paying category!
nothing happens on the device, does not enter tricolour screen mode:
- anyone having problems with the device entering SSPL automatically, you can get SSPL-Manual-Topaz.exe from attachment in this post, copy it to the *device* itself and run it. then once the screen is showing SSPL, run the Hard-SPL package on the PC and select Manual flash option. please do not use Manual flash option for any other purposes.
- please make sure you watch the device screen if it asks about running files (it probably won't, I made sure of that, but just in case, check).
- also you can try unticking advanced usb/network functionality in settings on the device. exact location of this will probably be: start menu / settings / connections / usbtopc applet.
general usb connection error problems
- if you get connection error in RUU after the device goes to x.xx.C-SSPL tricolour screen: make sure device was still synced via USB to the PC at the point of it entering SSPL (the tricolour x.xx.C-SSPL screen) and do not try replugging please, that will probably just crash SSPL.
- it will take a few seconds for the RUU to detect the device, but do not worry, as soon as the "USB" text on the tricolour screen shows up, RUU will see device. if not (happens very rarely), wait for RUU to time out (or wait a few minutes). then remove back cover, reset, it will boot OS again, then you can retry unlocking process.
- try a different USB port
- try different USB cable
- do not touch USB cable during the process especially if it is already a bit dodgy
- also do not use USB hub
- you can also try rebooting your PC
- and you can try using another PC.
- another reason for USB connection error: if your PC takes too long to load the drivers (if your device is in bootloader for the first time and perhaps if you are on vista), then if RUU times out, but device still says "USB" on the tricolour screen, just leave it there and re-run the Hard-SPL package when driver installation finishes - you must use Manual Flash option in such a case.
- finally, you can try disabling antivirus or firewall programs on the PC.
ModelID checking: if SSPL loader says it's for a different model or device, please contact cmonex in PM for testing SPL on that too. check modelid by entering SPL tricolour screen manually and note what it says (TOPA100, or something else). note: currently SSPL accepts any TOPA*****, but if we get notified of an incompatible (CDMA) topaz version, we will instantly modify it to deny those models.
other issues
- if device reports that Enterbootloader.exe fails to run (says missing component or corrupt signature or similar), try a hard reset.
- if device reboots instead of going to SSPL screen (x.xx.C-SSPL), which is very unlikely to happen, then contact us by PM to cmonex. do not PM OliNex user, that is not monitored frequently (and PM's to it are disabled now anyway).
- if none of the above help, read thread for further suggestions, if still nothing, make a post in thread describing all details about the exact situation.

- a new note about Hard-SPL versions: if for some reason you intend to use a stock rom, the Hard-SPL version should match the rom. (for example old 1.8x rom with old Hard-SPL, not 2.51, and so on.) cooked roms shouldn't be an issue.

how to reflash Stock/Shipped SPL - STEP BY STEP - FOR WARRANTY REASONS ONLY!

0. please make sure you already flashed stock ROM and radio, because stock SPL flash is *always* the last step before sending the device in.
1. download the Relocker attachment, extract the zip and run the EXE on your PC
2. if you wish to replace RUU_Signed.NBH that got extracted, feel free to do so, but not necessary, the included one is the 1.33.0000 stock SPL. you can also use 1.83 in attachment to this post (Topaz-StockSPL183_NBH.zip)
3. flash
4. verify if it flashed by checking version in tricolour screen, it should say 1.33.0000 (or 1.83.0000), not 1.33.OliNex.


-the last release (V5.09) added:
1. SSPL update supports more devices (especially more recent devices that would not update the SPL to Hard-SPL).
2. HardSPL binary is still 1.83.OliNex, should be fully compatible with HTC's WM6.5 RUU's.
NOTE: v5.00 will tell you to update to v5.09! and older than v5.00 will not work, so don't bother with the old versions.

-previous release 1 (V5.00) added:
1. new HardSPL binary, 1.83.OliNex, should be fully compatible with HTC's WM6.5 RUU's.
2. new SSPL binary, supporting more devices
3. fixes; this version will also tell you in future if you need an update for HardSPL.

-previous release 2 (V3.01) fixed the following 2 issues:
1. if you get this error message: "Please make sure the device is still plugged in and synchronized to the PC"
2. if the SPL version did not change to 1.33.OliNex, but stays on 1.33.0000

PS: if you still get any of these problems let us know in the thread! thank you.


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Jul 29, 2008
Finally, it does come true, and now i may flash any rom that i want.:D
Great great great thanks to cmonex and olipro, you guys did a great thing to us all.:D


May 25, 2009
Many thx to your both! :D

Here my first question:

...bootloader mode (tricolour screen!) and verify the screen shows 1.33.OliNex
My screen shows only "SPL 1.33.0000" is that right? I believe not :confused:. I tried to re flash it but i couldn't do that cause of the 1 license/person "prevention".


Retired Recognized Developer
Jul 23, 2006
Many thx to your both! :D

Here my first question:

My screen shows only "SPL 1.33.0000" is that right? I believe not :confused:. I tried to re flash it but i couldn't do that cause of the 1 license/person "prevention".

nah, the license won't be a problem, if you only have 1 device, did you run the Hard-SPL package at all? any errors?


Senior Member
Dec 24, 2008
Got it and it worked

Its like making a fancy dinner, so many hours spent designing it, planning it, preparing then 'cooking' it. Only to be eaten in 5 minutes. :rolleyes:

HardSPL installed seamlessly and now I can flash on my D2. :D

Thanks guys/gals.

I have left you a small donation for your hard work.

Aussie :)
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