But surely, the core that contains the handset info, to be altered we'd need to do a flash?
Much as I'd like to, I can't see the unlock solution coming from backing up, tweaking, then the restore.
Don't get me wrong. I would never claim that what I'm suggesting is gospel, just what follows the fashions in terms manufacture.
Under the battery, there is a little rubber section slightly to the side. Now doesn't that look like another port? Coincedently, in a very simlilar place to where a 3*** series Nokia has a flash port?
Just thinkng out loud here...