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Just for reference:
http://android.modac...ost__p__1531842

sej7278: Maybe I can help, don't own a Skate, but had some luck with reverse engineering dalvik and .apks. Can you upload the Phone.apk (deodexed) or your baksmalied files as a .zip so I don't have to load the hole ROM?
I'll start downloading the hole ROM now, but may take some time.

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Just for reference:
http://android.modac...ost__p__1531842

sej7278: Maybe I can help, don't own a Skate, but had some luck with reverse engineering dalvik and .apks. Can you upload the Phone.apk (deodexed) or your baksmalied files as a .zip so I don't have to load the hole ROM?
I'll start downloading the hole ROM now, but may take some time.


here's the backsmali'ed bits of com.android.phone

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Unlock it now.com can unlock it for only £46.92 and only takes 5-10 days ! Yeah right may as well buy a sim free model.

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This is why France has not been able to release the phone (SFR Staraddict), even though ZTE stated a July release.

In France, customers can request an unlocked from their operator at any time. ZTE obviously does not want the unlock codes to be released, as this will damage the sales of the sim free mobiles due out soon.

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This is why France has not been able to release the phone (SFR Staraddict), even though ZTE stated a July release.

In France, customers can request an unlocked from their operator at any time. ZTE obviously does not want the unlock codes to be released, as this will damage the sales of the sim free mobiles due out soon.


looking at it the SFR Staraddict will just be an unbranded and factory unlocked ZTE Skate, so probably a lot more expensive than the branded/locked Orange Monte Carlo, unless they subsidise it on contract only or something.

then again, SFR do do some crazy deals - i remember getting 3 days of 3g for free (after rebate) a while back, given that French data plans seem to start at a million euros for 100mb/month, that's pretty good :D

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R$bool.smali:.field public static final sim_network_unlock_allow_dismiss:I = 0x7f090001
R$layout.smali:.field public static final sim_unlock:I = 0x7f030020
R$string.smali:.field public static final enter_network_unlock_code:I = 0x7f0c030f
R$string.smali:.field public static final label_network_unlock_titile:I = 0x7f0c030e
R$string.smali:.field public static final requesting_sim_unlock:I = 0x7f0c0072
R$string.smali:.field public static final sim_unlock_dismiss_text:I = 0x7f0c01a0
R$string.smali:.field public static final sim_unlock_failed:I = 0x7f0c007d
R$string.smali:.field public static final sim_unlock_status_text:I = 0x7f0c01a2
R$string.smali:.field public static final sim_unlock_success:I = 0x7f0c0088
R$string.smali:.field public static final sim_unlock_unlock_text:I = 0x7f0c01a1

Those are just string resources and not real code. Funny though that there are some more listed than I found with other tools.
-->digging deeper

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R$bool.smali:.field public static final sim_network_unlock_allow_dismiss:I = 0x7f090001
R$layout.smali:.field public static final sim_unlock:I = 0x7f030020
R$string.smali:.field public static final enter_network_unlock_code:I = 0x7f0c030f
R$string.smali:.field public static final label_network_unlock_titile:I = 0x7f0c030e
R$string.smali:.field public static final requesting_sim_unlock:I = 0x7f0c0072
R$string.smali:.field public static final sim_unlock_dismiss_text:I = 0x7f0c01a0
R$string.smali:.field public static final sim_unlock_failed:I = 0x7f0c007d
R$string.smali:.field public static final sim_unlock_status_text:I = 0x7f0c01a2
R$string.smali:.field public static final sim_unlock_success:I = 0x7f0c0088
R$string.smali:.field public static final sim_unlock_unlock_text:I = 0x7f0c01a1

Those are just string resources and not real code. Funny though that there are some more listed than I found with other tools.
-->digging deeper

if you are searching for use of those you may need to search for the literal eg 0x7f0c0088 rather than the name eg sim_unlock_success since if I remember correctly the reverse engineering doesn't match up the literal to the declaration.

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I've had a good look through the Phone APK and all the frameworks and can't see anything that is going to help unlock. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...

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I've had a good look through the Phone APK and all the frameworks and can't see anything that is going to help unlock. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...


i've pretty much come to that conclusion too, been mucking around with various tools and can't actually find any code (like a dex or class) in the de-odex'ed phone app other than some string references that don't seem to be called anywhere!

its got to be in one of the apps somewhere though, as there would have to be some clientside check on unlock codes given by orange.

unless only the zte skate is unlockable (maybe factory hardware mod?) not the OMC..... :(

what about this from GSMPhone.smali from framework.odex (com.android.internal.telephony.gsm):

# static fields
.field private static final ACTION_UNLOCK_NETWORK:Ljava/lang/String; = "android.intent.action.UNLOCK_NETWORK"
.field public static final CIPHERING_KEY:Ljava/lang/String; = "ciphering_key"
.field private static final LOCAL_DEBUG:Z = true
.field static final LOG_TAG:Ljava/lang/String; = "GSM"
.field public static final VM_NUMBER:Ljava/lang/String; = "vm_number_key"
.field public static final VM_SIM_IMSI:Ljava/lang/String; = "vm_sim_imsi_key"

Edited by sej7278, 10 August 2011 - 01:09 PM.

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unless only the zte skate is unlockable (maybe factory hardware mod?) not the OMC..... :(


Surely Orange would learn from their mistake with the SF, they knew it was going to be modded to high heaven on release day.

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I assume the unlock code must also be in the radio firmware, anyone tried dumping and disassembling it?


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No Joy, using www.unlock-hub.co.UK :(


So any other unlocking site tried then?

I saw a couple of links for cheap ones (~£3) in Google advertised search results that claim to unlock any phone on UK networks ;) Since I don't have the phone so cannot give them any IMEI to try them out.

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Do those things that you slip over your Sim Card work with Android Phones too? Had one for my old Nokia N95 that I got from deal extreme (like this one: http://www.dealextre...ttachment-21553)


I know it's not going to help in the grand scheme of things, but might work if anyone desperately wants to have a MC on a non-Orange network.

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if you are searching for use of those you may need to search for the literal eg 0x7f0c0088 rather than the name eg sim_unlock_success since if I remember correctly the reverse engineering doesn't match up the literal to the declaration.


That's right. By the way I also tried dex2jar and jd-gui, which gives quite great Java-code, but some of the strings above where missing, like enter_network_unlock_code. Also, if you use dex2jar you will end up with decimals instead of hex. Some of the existing strings where never used inside phone.apk, but that doesn't need to mean anything. Maybe they where missing because I used another ROM? Can't imagine because of the short time the OMC is available, bust just to mention, I used the StockRom from the pinned topic: update-OUK_P743TV1.0.0B05-skate-unsigned.

Edited by FelixL, 10 August 2011 - 02:18 PM.

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Do those things that you slip over your Sim Card work with Android Phones too? Had one for my old Nokia N95 that I got from deal extreme (like this one: http://www.dealextre...ttachment-21553)


I know it's not going to help in the grand scheme of things, but might work if anyone desperately wants to have a MC on a non-Orange network.


Yeah those do work. I remember getting one for my HTC Tattoo though and it would only let me use 2G. I'm sure newer ones work better though :D

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Bought one, wortth a punt for a couple of squids

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Let us know how it goes!

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Don't worry will do, you should pick up a Monte Carlo, too we could do with some of your themes ;)

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Surely Orange would learn from their mistake with the SF, they knew it was going to be modded to high heaven on release day.



It's only because the Blade was cheap and easy to unlock that it's been so successful, it would look rather bad for ZTE if their new phone did't take off, which is what will happen if it can't be unlocked.

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It's only because the Blade was cheap and easy to unlock that it's been so successful, it would look rather bad for ZTE if their new phone did't take off, which is what will happen if it can't be unlocked.

Absolutely - don't want to sound like a nay-sayer, but after all this initial excitement, if it stays locked to Orange people are gonna be a bit less enthusiastic about it and it's performance shortcomings will come more to the fore I reckon

All the same, my sister is, I'd say, a pretty average San Francisco user and though I unlocked her phone she's stayed with Orange and would probably appreciate the extra screen size (cept she has a blade already so wouldn't buy one of these) - so among regular users, I'd say this might have some significant appeal, even locked

I'd be interested to find out what proportion of San Franciscos in the wild are still on Orange
One has to assume Orange have that info (if only in terms of number accounts being topped up regularly versus initial hardware sales). A good chunk of their decision to lock more tightly or not would be a numbers game like this

All this said, one has to admire Paul's confidence, that the unlocking solution is a matter of "when", not "if" :) [edit - at least, it was in his review - he seems a bit less confident above :huh: ]

Edited by The Soup Thief, 10 August 2011 - 03:36 PM.

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