I have just downloaded and run Lokiwiz 0.2b from XDA Dev and successfully unlocked my MDA Vario. I did have a minor misunderstanding with it however.
When I first ran through the unlock process I selected the option to remove the CID lock. I assumed this removed simlock as well. It doesn't. The CID option only removes the CID lock, allowing you to put different ROMs on the phone. When I put my Orange sim into the phone it prompted me for an unlock code. I realised that you need to select the unlock option in Lokiwiz to remove the sim lock. Once I'd run through the unlock option I was able to use an Orange PAYG sim in my MDA Vario.
Thanks Phil - not long after posting that message, I had a similar thought - time to visit XDA Developers (I used to be a regular support member there back in the days of old and the second ever O2 XDA, the XDA2).
It took me a lot of catch up time to become abreast of things, but I eventually, surprisingly enough, settled on downloading the very same tool as you.
I was also pleased to read that with Chen's help, the developer had managed CID unlock as well.
This menas I can put an i-mate ROM on, if I can find one for download somehwere - as the new K-Jam AKU2 ROM is out. (can't post links here though folks, remember!).
So cool stuff - it arrives tomorrow, so we'll see how it goes. At least I know I can pick your brains if I get stuck.
As to the second question I asked, about whether this deal is with the gps receiver, or just copilot software only...
I have now downloaded FOUR seperate T-Mobile website pages where T-Mobile call this "Satellite Navigation solution".
And to me, there's no sat nav, without a gps receiver, so if it doesn't come with the full works, I'll have my Trading Standards team onto them pronto *lol*
I suspect it's going to be the full kit now though! Nice deal.