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Doing a great job there lads!! I promise a PINT (or even more) to the HERO that sorts this once and forever... (or untill the next hard reset, lol)

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Off topic a little.. sorry :oops:

If anyone has done this, and has all the windows .dll files, please pm me.. (still searching for icons!)

I'm guessing this is where the icons are stored??

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I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MY SPV IS NOW UNLOCKED....

I called their customer service and talked to a guy. I told him I had my NOKIA (YES) for over 6 months (which is true) and wanted to unlock the damn phone.

He asked for the IMEI - I gave him the IMEI of my SPV and he gave me the unlock code right away.

It was so simple I cannot believe IT!!

IT WORKS!!!!


Cizake :D  :(  :(  :P



So if you tell them you have a Nokia they will give you the code?

If so how long did it take for the code to be given to you?


Cheers


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Steddy, you are assuming the SIM lock is in a area writeable from the MMC...

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Paul, sorry for confusing you. I'm not actually trying to solve the Simlock problem I'm trying to solve the missing MS security certificate issue.

The Simlock is probably on the SIM and the Phone and I doubt the SIM is backed up onto the card.

The CE BIOS image which gets dumped to the card includes the registry, read only files, rom files and the entire BOOTCODE of the phone. This definately does contain this restriction which if all goes to plan we should be able to get around and run any software on the phone.


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Wonder if Steddy is still alive and maybe found a way to operator unlock the SPV... ? I know florin_m did but he has made a business out of it (would have done the same myself I guess).

How long will this be a secret ??!?

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YEAH!! Come on someone - be generous!! Pleeeeaseee!

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I've looked into the various options without flashing the ROM.

It seems SIMLock.exe is called by gwes.exe (which seems to be a core component of the OS) upon startup with a non-Orange SIM. Terminating SIMLock.exe gets rid of the screen, and detects the new SIM, changes networks to it etc.

The problem is that gwes.exe recalls SIMLock.exe upon detecting the new network after being terminated.

The only option left seems to be reading the relevant address from the ROM, which will contain the SID lock code. Entering this code upon it detecting a new SIM should unlock the SPV from all networks.

I've ordered a serial cable for delivery next week, and shall look into this.

And I don't intend to profit from any new discovery - I hope any other forum members working on this issue have the same view, despite florin_m's sudden but expected change of mind.

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I will get my serial cable tomorrow by FedEx and start playing around. I will ofcourse share the findings I might make too.

Firaas: If you got any ideas you want tested before you get your cable plz contact me on PM and lets exchange ideas.

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Could you not write an application that runs in startup that kills simlock.exe upon detection? Since we now got rid of cert, their must be something that can be done!

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Have no idea what to expect yet.

The XDA-developers have worked on the XDA manipulator, which obtains the SID code from the ROM.

The bootloader and ROM of the XDA and SPV are very similar. The XDA-dev guys used the "dualser" command, followed by "AT%UREG?3FE00C,4". Presumably a similar sort of thing can be done with the SPV, just the address at the end would be different...

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Could you not write an application that runs in startup that kills simlock.exe upon detection? Since we now got rid of cert, their must be something that can be done!

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Tried that, it just loads back up a couple of seconds later.

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I wonder what exactly the simlock.exe does ?

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As far as I'm aware, it's limited to just bringing up a screen which asks for a PIN, then reads the ROM to compare the entered PIN and the one stored in the ROM.

It launches upon:

[list]startup if a SIM lock has been setup

[*]startup if no SIM is detected

[*]startup if a locked SIM is detected

[*]termination of a previous instance of the app if the phone is still locked to network/SIM
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florin_m once wrote:
"i made insted a flasher over the serial port with all crc calculation"

Maybe it is possible to dump the whole ROM, remove the simlock and reflash the ROM without it ... ? The danger lies in the crc check but if florin_m made a flash with crc calc. it could be the way.

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That could be a possibility, but it may just require an app with a priveliged certificate to delete SIMLock.exe.

The concern that I had in doing this was that the app firing up SIMLock.exe would realise that it was missing, and lock up the phone or something.

Remember that SIMLock.exe is designed to protect personal data as well, so there must be other protections against it...

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Gah, that's an arse. Apparently the serial cable only shipped today, meaning there's another 7-10 working days!

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Firaas: i ment a iterative app which is constantly checking to see if simlock.exe is active and killing it everytime it is, might slow the phone down but if it gets rid of simlock maybe thats a good thing!

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You can always unlock you phone as long as you have you original sim card and charger with you.

1./ Start phone with original sim
2./ Plug charger to the phone
3./ Take out battery and change sim card
4./ Put battery back and wait for 2-3 minutes and thats it.
5./ You phone will work on that network until next time you restart you phone.
6./ Thats it. Wierd way to baypass sim lock check.
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Do not forget SPV has Microsoft software it can be always cracked even by schoolboys ;)

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You can always unlock you phone as long as you have you original sim card and charger with you.

1./ Start phone with original sim
2./ Plug charger to the phone
3./ Take out battery and change sim card
4./ Put battery back and wait for 2-3 minutes and thats it.
5./ You phone will work on that network until next time you restart you phone.
6./ Thats it. Wierd way to baypass sim lock check.
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Do not forget SPV has Microsoft software it can be always cracked even by schoolboys :lol:


Wont work after the update ;)

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