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Im a bit new to the whole unlocking thing and was hoping for some extra info to help me along.

I have the T-Mobile Dash and have had it for about a year or so and decided I was going to be doing some changing and wanted to unlock it. What I am wondering is what all I need to do to get it that way. Here is what I have done so far.

1. App Unlocked it
2. Called T-Mobile and got the Sim2/PUK2 code.
3. Updated to WM6 via T-Mobile Rom update.

Now as I understand it I still need to do some things before I can start using it on other networks or update the ROM file to the newer HTC Excalibur ROM. Of course I am also wondering if installing the new ROM is even worth it or if it does anything different compared to what I already have.

I guess I need to know if there is anything else that I need to do to get it totally unlocked and what the benefits are in doing so as well as the needed applications or steps in finishing the unlock.

I have seen the thousands of websites wanting 30$ or so saying that if you send them the info they can give you the software to unlock it or do it online blah, blah. I would like to be able to do it myself as I am sure if they can do it I can as well without having to pay them for it.

Any help would be appreciated with this ;)

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To unlock it you have to put in a non t-mo sim and it will then ask for the code.

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To unlock it you have to put in a non t-mo sim and it will then ask for the code.


I disagree... You do not have to do this to unlock.

All you need to do is modify a couple registry keys... First get regeditSTG2 on the phone, and then use it to modify the following keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies0001001 -> Change the value data to 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies0001005 -> Change the value data to 40
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies0001017 -> Change the value data to 144

After that, simply run the SDA Unlock. Then you should be able to do just about anything.

If this does not work, and you get messages about sim lock, then use a more thorough approach, outlined in in a different post of mine here:
http://www.modaco.co...sult_type=posts

It's quite easy, and does not even need a sim in the phone to accomplish.

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Well I tried to do as instructed but when using SDA Unlock it keeps telling me (On the PC) that SPV Services "failed to create empty document" and will not let me continue from there.

As far as the regestry editing I think that went well enough and I changed the values easily enough but the SDA Unlock seems to be stopping me cold. I also tried to view the post you linked but it seems it does not exsist anymore.

Any suggestions?

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I disagree... You do not have to do this to unlock.

All you need to do is modify a couple registry keys... First get regeditSTG2 on the phone, and then use it to modify the following keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies0001001 -> Change the value data to 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies0001005 -> Change the value data to 40
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies0001017 -> Change the value data to 144

After that, simply run the SDA Unlock. Then you should be able to do just about anything.

If this does not work, and you get messages about sim lock, then use a more thorough approach, outlined in in a different post of mine here:
http://www.modaco.co...sult_type=posts

It's quite easy, and does not even need a sim in the phone to accomplish.

thanks for the help but am a new member an dont know where to get the sda unlock application. i tried following the link but it seems not to be there any more.
could yu help me out here. i already tried the registry edition and that was easy.

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I disagree... You do not have to do this to unlock.

All you need to do is modify a couple registry keys... First get regeditSTG2 on the phone, and then use it to modify the following keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies0001001 -> Change the value data to 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies0001005 -> Change the value data to 40
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies0001017 -> Change the value data to 144

After that, simply run the SDA Unlock. Then you should be able to do just about anything.

If this does not work, and you get messages about sim lock, then use a more thorough approach, outlined in in a different post of mine here:
http://www.modaco.co...sult_type=posts

It's quite easy, and does not even need a sim in the phone to accomplish.

thanks for the help but am a new member an dont know where to get the sda unlock application. i tried following the link but it seems not to be there any more.
could yu help me out here. i already tried the registry edition and that was easy.

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I actually use this little application first, then use regeditSTG2 to edit the register to what dleasman has mentioned above.
Works like a charm!

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I called T-Mobile and told them that I was leaving the country and wanted to unlock my Dash to use on the out-of-country network. 2 days later they emailed me the SIM unlock code. Very easy!!!

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That does seem a nice way of doing it... that never works in the UK tho!

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The attached file is SDA Application Unlock. Are you guys suggesting this can SIM unlock the phone??? Cuz last I heard SPV services would NOT run on the Excalibur.

Edited by clueless1, 18 October 2007 - 01:09 AM.

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I disagree... You do not have to do this to unlock.

All you need to do is modify a couple registry keys... First get regeditSTG2 on the phone, and then use it to modify the following keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies0001001 -> Change the value data to 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies0001005 -> Change the value data to 40
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies0001017 -> Change the value data to 144

After that, simply run the SDA Unlock. Then you should be able to do just about anything.

If this does not work, and you get messages about sim lock, then use a more thorough approach, outlined in in a different post of mine here:
http://www.modaco.co...sult_type=posts

It's quite easy, and does not even need a sim in the phone to accomplish.

Whoops, didn't realize they had already sim unlocked it.

Edited by genaldar, 22 October 2007 - 09:22 AM.

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That does seem a nice way of doing it... that never works in the UK tho!

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With T-Mo in the US you don't even need to say you're leaving the country. Just call up and say you want to sim unlock your phone. As long as your account is in good standing and it has been for at least 90 days, and its been at least that long since your last code request they'll grant it. They're so much easier to get a code from that AT&T. Of course that hasn't stopped a lawsuit against T-Mo in regards to locked handsets from being allowed.

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Without a code from TMobile, can somebody tell me HOW to unlock a Dash?

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Without a code from TMobile, can somebody tell me HOW to unlock a Dash?


*sigh* Search. Read the forum. How many times do people need to answer this question? You can't SIM unlock the dash without a Unlock code. You have to either pay the $30 to get the unlock code or call t-mobile and ask for the code. Someone is writing a program to do it, but it's not released yet (if it will be... he was kind of vague.)

You can get by on the CID lock by using the program located here when you want to flash the rom:

http://forum.xda-dev...ad.php?t=329605
All you really need are the files Excalibur USPL- CID BYPASS.zip and SDA_ApplicationUnlock.zip. Follow the directions in the readme.txt (or how-to.txt - I'm not sure) in CID BYPASS.zip.

If you use the ROGERS ROM, make sure you get the certificates so you can install stuff:

http://forum.xda-dev...rs certificates

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ok so here it is i have my unlocker app now i just need to know what registery keys to change and to what inorder to unlock the apps on my htc dash so that i can install winrar on it anyone able to help

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I have a small problem when trying to Change the value data to 40 in the regedit program. It says its unable to perform this operation. Is there anybody that can help me out.Its a HTC S620 ;)

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