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Newbie Question - Unlocking C600 with no orange sim


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Hi there - I've just aquired a used SPV C600 which appears to be locked to Orange. When I put in the o2 sim I'd like to use I get "Network is locked. Please input unlock code"

I've read most of the posts referring to unlocking this phone, and as far as I understand, the method I need to use will depend on what ROM version the phone is currenty running. If its an older Rom, then I may get away with editing the registry. However if its a newer rom then things seem a little more involved!

Is there anyway of finding this out which rom I have, and possibly editing the registry with the phone in its present state? I can sucessfully connect with activesync and browse the phone, but I can't use the phone itself.

Will I have to buy an Orange PAYG sim before I can get any further with this?

Cheers

Mark

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If you didnt buy it "unlocked", then it will be locked to Orange. Pretty much all their handsets are.

Best thing to do is to head over to XDA Developers and find the correct forum and read up on sim unlocking it. It will require flashing an unlocked radio to the device - but you wont need an Orange sim to do it.

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If you didnt buy it "unlocked", then it will be locked to Orange. Pretty much all their handsets are.

Best thing to do is to head over to XDA Developers and find the correct forum and read up on sim unlocking it. It will require flashing an unlocked radio to the device - but you wont need an Orange sim to do it.

Did an evening's reading and got it unlocked easily. It had the latest rom, so I needed to submit the imei to orange who replied very quickly. That enabled me to de certify it using a reg editor. I then used the spv developers tool to sim unlock.

Thanks

Mark

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