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The Guru Speaks -- Unlocking a V3r/Samsung Hype

Discussion in 'BoM Blogs' started by Disciple of The Watch, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Disciple of The Watch

    Disciple of The Watch Preparing The Coming of The New Order Veteran

    Aug 20, 2005
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    I signed a two-year term on iDEN, and I am freaking pissed off, thanks to the lot of GSM additions in my lineup, including the almighty SIERRA VOQ. I have a Fido SIM card, and as soon as I reach the end of my term, I'm jumping back to GSM.

    I always thought about unlocking that damned RAZR I got way back. Nothing worked, and I never really understood why... then I realized I own a V3 with V3r firmware... a pain to unlock. Sweeeet. Nothing is ever easy, is it?

    Still, after careful studying, I decided to give it a shot. The trick is to ground the test point to put the phone in diagnostic mode in order to access areas of the software needed to do the actual unlocking.

    While I don't care much for the RAZR, successfully unlocking it raises it's value, and I could technically pop in my FIDO SIM when I am free of my iDEN chain. As much as I hate the F'ER, it's pocketable and easy to customize... the tradeoff being a HORRIBLE sound quality.

    Samsung Hype is also on the list. This one is going to require a specific cable to perform the unlock, but as an added bonus, with the cable I can get rid of the DRM bull<>hit that prevents using ringtones downloaded through a phone uploader, for example. Imagine how pissed off I got when I tried setting an uploaded MP3, and hell, even a FREAKING MIDI, and got a DRM F'N ERROR.

    I wouldn't mind using the Hype on FIDO. The keys are a bit too small to my liking, but if I take my time typing, it works fine, and is still quicker than typing on a regular phone.
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