(posted a few times to the 'absolute newbies' section without response. Now 4 days later I'm desperate to get this phone working) ...
I bought a used Omnia 2 (i8000L) but it is locked and (according to unlocking service www.fastgsm.com) cannot be unlocked without 'official firmare'. Is this true?
They specifically want to access the "UART_HFK USB_Diag" and the *#7284# / *#9090* entries do not access this file with the flashed rom installed. Is there another way to access that file for unlocking?
so I searched and found and downloaded a rom_dump posted to modaco with my phone's original files but don't know how to "flash" this to my phone. Can't really find a clear post on how to use this. Can someone explain? post a link?
So, frustrated, I looked for different avenues and searched and found way to "undelete" hidden .bin file on partition of my phone (not using winhex as too expensive). successfully saved it to computer but am scared to 'flash" it into phone as don't know what will happen (never used octans before).
investigated further and found out the rom on this phone is installed with the "xda_uc" program (thus after hard resets it just reinstalls itself). It is the "Energy ROM HD2 Build 23xxx Stock Sense 2.5 Reference".
My phone info for anyone willing to help;
From the hidden partition on my phone I have the EBoot_I8000LUG1J6.eb0 and the PDA_i8000LUGIJ6.nb0 files (official / original firmware?) I also have the rom_dump.bin files from the person who use the same telephone company the phone is locked to.
Is it safe to run "Octans" and reinstall the recovered .nb0 file? Or do I need to delete the "xda_uc" files first? Or should I try to use the rom_dump files I downloaded & how would I use them?
There are just too many options and I can't seem to figure this out jumping from forum to forum, thread to thread, modaco to xda develpers webpages ----- It's too much for a noob and I'm going bald. Save my hair! Help me. PLEASE!!!
Edited by BCTroy, 20 July 2011 - 02:33 AM.