Okay, so in the name of science (unlocking) I have managed to kill my replacement OMC, one DAY after receiving it. I messed something up with the ZTE flash tool, and it is not recognised in ANY MODE WHATSOEVER! It doesn't even show up in "lsusb" in ANY kind of mode, whatsoever!
Believe a true hardcore geek, trust me on this, whatever you're gonna suggest, I have tried *EVERYTHING*, multiple times. This OMC is gone, dead, nada, zip, 6 foot under!
I am appealing to people to donate a new OMC / donations toward a new OMC, so that I may continue my unlocking research, and hopefully crack it. I'm going to bed now, as I have been at this since 7pm Saturday, and I am worn out. I'll let you guys dwell on it, and see what you come up with. If you're not willing to donate, that's fine too, but if you are, WOO HOO!
God bless you all, people. Have a wonderful weekend!
Okay, so I thought it right to call Orange customer services, and be totally *totally* honest and up front about what I did, and told them I was messing around with firmware up/downgrades and computers etc, and killed my handset, and explained that I had downloaded the Orange TPT and tried to revive it, and that Ubuntu didn't recognise the handset whatsoever, in ANY mode...
And the advisor said that Orange will courier me a brand new replacement (again!) tomorrow!
My goodness! Even Apple customer services were never that good. I am overjoyed! They took my word for it that *I* am responsible, and yet STILL have given me a replacement!
WOW! Go Orange!
Now you see why honesty is ALWAYS the best policy. Had I lied, not only would I have had my conscience to deal with, I'd likely have no new phone coming.
I'm really happy for you