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well its down to trying out software that might work.their should be a list of software tried and results of fail or working.the only way to get their some how.just a thought.

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Quick question about SIM locks,
I love my OSF and have ordered the New Monte Carlo for delivery tomorrow.
I hoped to use my work SIM in it which is Orange anyway.
Will that work or does SIM locking lock it to the exact SIM it was bought with.

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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


I'd love to pick one up but can't really afford one for now. If I get one ill be selling my Defy for it. My little girl gets all my spare money!

Themes would have to come I couldn't stick with the stock look!

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Quick question about SIM locks,
I love my OSF and have ordered the New Monte Carlo for delivery tomorrow.
I hoped to use my work SIM in it which is Orange anyway.
Will that work or does SIM locking lock it to the exact SIM it was bought with.


Only same network. Same sim would be silly!

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Only as silly as SIM locking is anyway.
Orange won't make any extra money out of me when using my work SIM instead of the PAYG one.

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You will need a custom rom which has been resigned, but after that it might be easy, if it's like a Blade.

Decompile Phone.apk with apktool, then edit /res/values/bools.xml make sure the top line is set to 'true' so that it looks like this...

<bool name="ignore_sim_network_locked_events">true</bool>

Recompile, resign, adb push, reboot.

Untested, btw, I don't have a Skate, I'm just messing with the rom & that looked like a likely option. I have the Skate rom running on my Blade, but it seems to ignore the blade's network lock anyway.

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Someone needs to try that!

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You will need a custom rom which has been resigned, but after that it might be easy, if it's like a Blade.

Decompile Phone.apk with apktool, then edit /res/values/bools.xml make sure the top line is set to 'true' so that it looks like this...

<bool name="ignore_sim_network_locked_events">true</bool>

Recompile, resign, adb push, reboot.

Untested, btw, I don't have a Skate, I'm just messing with the rom & that looked like a likely option. I have the Skate rom running on my Blade, but it seems to ignore the blade's network lock anyway.

I tested this with Blade's Telenor Hungary network locked 2.2.2 update. It didn't work with that one. It seemed like the obvious option but no luck. I got that ROM unlocked by replacing the Phone.apk from another 2.2.2 ROM. So the network lock should be somewhere in the Phone.apk even though I couldn't never find it.

Would it be too hacky solution to try Phone.apk from Blade's leaked gingerbread with Skate's ROM? I don't have a Skate to play with either...


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That is definitely worth a try. I want to pick one of these up or borrow one just to try a few things...hmm...temptation.

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I tested this with Blade's Telenor Hungary network locked 2.2.2 update. It didn't work with that one. It seemed like the obvious option but no luck. I got that ROM unlocked by replacing the Phone.apk from another 2.2.2 ROM. So the network lock should be somewhere in the Phone.apk even though I couldn't never find it.

Would it be too hacky solution to try Phone.apk from Blade's leaked gingerbread with Skate's ROM? I don't have a Skate to play with either...



I got my OMC today and I am willing to try this out if a ROM with this hack is made available to be flashed via Paul's clockworkrecovery.

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I'm getting an error trying to push the Phone.apk back on, "Read-only file system'

Guessing I don't have root permissions?

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I'm getting an error trying to push the Phone.apk back on, "Read-only file system'

Guessing I don't have root permissions?


Are you doing this in recovery via adb? Or some other way?

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I tested this with Blade's Telenor Hungary network locked 2.2.2 update. It didn't work with that one. It seemed like the obvious option but no luck. I got that ROM unlocked by replacing the Phone.apk from another 2.2.2 ROM. So the network lock should be somewhere in the Phone.apk even though I couldn't never find it.

Would it be too hacky solution to try Phone.apk from Blade's leaked gingerbread with Skate's ROM? I don't have a Skate to play with either...


The Phone.apk from the Blade's leaked Gingerbread rom could work. The Monte Carlo Phone.apk works on the Blade, but it doesn't network lock it, so maybe they did the network lock properly this time. Another sales killer if they did.

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The Phone.apk from the Blade's leaked Gingerbread rom could work. The Monte Carlo Phone.apk works on the Blade, but it doesn't network lock it, so maybe they did the network lock properly this time. Another sales killer if they did.


i guess orange think they lost sim credit sales due to the sanfran being unlockable, what they don't seem to realise is that they gained phone sales for that reason, and will lose phone sales (and therefore sim sales) for the skate.

i for one won't, and more to the point can't use a simlocked phone, as i use 2 different providers in 2 different countries - orange uk just happens to be one of them, pretty much everyone i know uses 2 sims, hell its cheaper than roaming charges!

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I use two sims so rules it out for me :(

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I use two sims so rules it out for me :(


A lame question but.... what about using dual sim adapter? :unsure:

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A lame question but.... what about using dual sim adapter? :unsure:


that won't help if the phone is locked to orange and one of the sims is not orange.....

do dual sim adaptors even work with the blade/skate?

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Would they not let you have an unlock code from them seeing as you actually do use orange most of the time. A very long shot but might be worth a shot, you never know you might get a new member if staff that gives you one

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Hello. I'm from Ukraine. Sorry for bad English ... but ...
if in the near future will not work uloocking OMC...
but it you set Custom ROM zte skate your OMC then will it uloocking?
in September will begin selling zte skate and I think someone
(For example, Paul) would get Custom ROM of zte skate.

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Would they not let you have an unlock code from them seeing as you actually do use orange most of the time. A very long shot but might be worth a shot, you never know you might get a new member if staff that gives you one


I think you can get an unlock code from orange after 3 months, for £20.

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