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  1. #1
    wild bill
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    Re: GC-79 GC-82 GC-83 et al

    Does anyone know if the algorithm to generate an 'unlock' for the
    provider lock is the same as for any other Sony Ericsson products?

    There is cheap ($20) unlocking software for SE phones at:
    http://www.lockcracker.com/index.html but from the screen
    shots, I don't see any of the data cards listed.

    If anybody's got it, I'd give you my IMEI to try on 'em all.

    I've dumped the command set (AT*) using a simple terminal
    program - most if not all the 'usual' Hayes AT commands
    are there, along with a bunch of others. I have user's manuals
    but can't find these commands listed anywhere - anybody
    got a link to something?

    T-Mobile and ATT simply refuse to help get it unlocked.

    With all the folks buying 'locked' ones off ebay I can't
    believe somebody hasn't found a way to allow users
    a choice of their cellular provider (yet). Who owns the
    damn cards anyway? Is this the 1960's all over again?

    I actually had a phone guy STEAL an extension phone I'd
    purchased because he said I wasn't ''authorized'' for one.
    Even today, cable companies try that crap with 'extra'
    computers hooked to your internet feed. What a crock.

    Bill




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  2. #2
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Help unlock GC-83 card - ideas? (GC79, GC82)


    "wild bill" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:i9qhu1d1ctosm07n5lf9h0e0***[email protected]
    > Re: GC-79 GC-82 GC-83 et al
    >
    > Does anyone know if the algorithm to generate an 'unlock' for the
    > provider lock is the same as for any other Sony Ericsson products?
    >
    > There is cheap ($20) unlocking software for SE phones at:
    > http://www.lockcracker.com/index.html but from the screen
    > shots, I don't see any of the data cards listed.


    The software looks very much like DIV which was originally cracked by Laser.
    DIV was released all over the place FOC and you should never pay for it
    unless you buy the original DIV dongle (who's want to line Zulea's pockets
    though?).

    It won't unlock the card phone unfortunately, and I'd suggest asking in the
    SE forums at http://beam.to/gsmforum for solutions that can unlock it.

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  3. #3
    wild bill
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    Re: Help unlock GC-83 card - ideas? (GC79, GC82)

    Interesting day! Just hop on over to:

    http://www.cepag.de/GC85_GC89/PC%20C...ds_Rev%20B.pdf

    Now we have the 234 page Sony Ericsson ''AT Commands Manual''
    for the GC75, GC79, GC82, GC83, GC85, and GC89 (EN/LZT 123 928
    R2A) wireless cellular air data cards.

    If you use a terminal program (I like HyperTerm) and type AT *
    you will get a 'dump' of all the supported commands.

    That works even without a valid SIM inserted. Gives you something
    to do with that ebay el cheapo useless you bought.

    This manual explains, in 'telephone guy' talk, what each of them
    does. There are a number of 'locks' ... this is gonna take a 'tip'
    or two, I suspect, but the SE algorithm calculators are not that
    hard to find ... just hope these cards use an already known one
    and all we need is the command syntax to enter it, once you have
    an IMSI/IMEI and maybe MCC/MNC provider number. Whatever.

    Bill




  4. #4
    Specialtywireless
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    Re: Help unlock GC-83 card - ideas? (GC79, GC82)


    wild bill wrote:
    > Interesting day! Just hop on over to:
    >
    > http://www.cepag.de/GC85_GC89/PC%20C...ds_Rev%20B.pdf
    >
    > Now we have the 234 page Sony Ericsson ''AT Commands Manual''
    > for the GC75, GC79, GC82, GC83, GC85, and GC89 (EN/LZT 123 928
    > R2A) wireless cellular air data cards.
    >
    > If you use a terminal program (I like HyperTerm) and type AT *
    > you will get a 'dump' of all the supported commands.
    >
    > That works even without a valid SIM inserted. Gives you something
    > to do with that ebay el cheapo useless you bought.
    >
    > This manual explains, in 'telephone guy' talk, what each of them
    > does. There are a number of 'locks' ... this is gonna take a 'tip'
    > or two, I suspect, but the SE algorithm calculators are not that
    > hard to find ... just hope these cards use an already known one
    > and all we need is the command syntax to enter it, once you have
    > an IMSI/IMEI and maybe MCC/MNC provider number. Whatever.
    >
    > Bill





  5. #5
    Specialtywireless
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    Re: Help unlock GC-83 card - ideas? (GC79, GC82)


    We sell Unlocked GC83's, We take trade-ins on Locked GC83's. email
    [email protected]




  6. #6
    wild bill
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    Let's unlock Sony GC75 GC79 GC82 GC83 GC85 GC89 cards

    On 13 Feb 2006 19:23:53 -0800, "Specialtywireless"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >We sell Unlocked GC83's, We take trade-ins on Locked GC83's. email
    >[email protected]


    Two things pissed me off:

    ONE: was Sony Ericsson's unwillingness to provide unlocking help
    (ATT has ALWAYS been a bunch of jerks so I didn't expect much
    from them) and

    TWO: was those guys trying to sell 'unlocking software' for TWO
    THOUSAND DOLLARS.

    Maybe, if they'd just offered unlock codes for, say, twenty bucks
    I'd have simply bought them for the IMEI's I have.

    But now, I'm on a quest to get these things unlocked for FREE.

    There is NO LEGITIMATE REASON to deny cellular customers
    the freedom to CHOOSE the carrier they want to run on their own
    hardware. Period.

    Bill




  7. #7
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Let's unlock Sony GC75 GC79 GC82 GC83 GC85 GC89 cards


    "wild bill" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On 13 Feb 2006 19:23:53 -0800, "Specialtywireless"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>We sell Unlocked GC83's, We take trade-ins on Locked GC83's. email
    >>[email protected]

    >
    > Two things pissed me off:
    >
    > ONE: was Sony Ericsson's unwillingness to provide unlocking help
    > (ATT has ALWAYS been a bunch of jerks so I didn't expect much
    > from them) and


    They're hardly likely to help an end user circumvent a security feature.

    > TWO: was those guys trying to sell 'unlocking software' for TWO
    > THOUSAND DOLLARS.


    The one thing that has killed the unlocking market is the low price that
    unlocking hardware has now dropped to. If people are paying very low prices
    for the hardware, the producer is getting a far lower return on their
    original investment and therefore there is less money available to invest in
    new handsets and R&D.

    > Maybe, if they'd just offered unlock codes for, say, twenty bucks
    > I'd have simply bought them for the IMEI's I have.


    Really, and after they've spent thousands of man hours developing a device
    and producing the requisite hardware, why should they virtually give that
    solution away? Older handsets (particularly Nokia) can be unlocked freely
    due the unlocking algo being widely distributed. Newer handsets are using
    ever increasing levels of protection which someone has to learn to
    circumvent. If there is little financial gain, why should they bother?

    > But now, I'm on a quest to get these things unlocked for FREE.


    Good luck.

    > There is NO LEGITIMATE REASON to deny cellular customers
    > the freedom to CHOOSE the carrier they want to run on their own
    > hardware. Period.


    There is if the cost of the device has been subsidised initially by the
    carrier. However, after the initial contract tie-in period I agree that the
    network operator should be forced to dispense the unlock code on request.

    --
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  8. #8
    wild bill
    Guest

    Re: Let's unlock Sony GC75 GC79 GC82 GC83 GC85 GC89 cards

    On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 10:39:36 -0600, wild bill <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >There is NO LEGITIMATE REASON to deny cellular customers
    >the freedom to CHOOSE the carrier they want to run on their own
    >hardware. Period.


    So, I posted a link to the Sony Ericsson AT Commands manual.

    Has anyone actually started reading that manual?

    For example I notice the 'dump service providers list' command
    gives a list of, I would assume, the services I can roam on.

    Does my voice phone connect in the order they are listed,
    as in 1,2,3... or does it grab onto the strongest one?

    Can I re-arrange that list into the order I want them to connect
    (or, attempt to)? Looks plausible.

    Did I mention, it would appear, that with any one of the Sony
    cards, a laptop (can be an old 486 running Win 3.1) with a
    working PCMCIA (only need Type I) slot, and that manual
    you have in your hands a wonderous GSM reader/writer?

    Now to write a little script for Hyperterm to cause a SIM to
    disgorge everything of interest - spill its guts, to to speak.....

    All the commands to do it are right there, in the manual.....

    And to think all I really wanted was to unlock some GC83's.

    Bill




  9. #9
    spacehippi13
    Guest

    Re: Let's unlock Sony GC75 GC79 GC82 GC83 GC85 GC89 cards

    So I downloaded the commands manual, and I truly appreciate your efforts to
    get it. I apoligize the need to be spoonfed, however, is it possible for you
    to list the steps I need to take in order to actually unlock the gc83 from
    att so i can use it for cingular or tmobile? i really appreciate it. some
    smo sold me a locked att gc83 card on ebay and flat out lied to me and said
    that it worked on cingular network. now i'm out $50+ and the jerk wont even
    answer my emails. your karma will be infinitely good for helping myself and
    other individuals that got ourselves in this situation and dont have as much
    technical knowledge as yourself. have a enlightening day! :>

    I LOVE NERDS BECAUSE KNOWLEDGE IS SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;> XOXO!!! THANK YOU!

    Spacehippi13

    wild bill wrote:
    >>There is NO LEGITIMATE REASON to deny cellular customers
    >>the freedom to CHOOSE the carrier they want to run on their own
    >>hardware. Period.

    >
    >So, I posted a link to the Sony Ericsson AT Commands manual.
    >
    >Has anyone actually started reading that manual?
    >
    >For example I notice the 'dump service providers list' command
    >gives a list of, I would assume, the services I can roam on.
    >
    >Does my voice phone connect in the order they are listed,
    >as in 1,2,3... or does it grab onto the strongest one?
    >
    >Can I re-arrange that list into the order I want them to connect
    >(or, attempt to)? Looks plausible.
    >
    >Did I mention, it would appear, that with any one of the Sony
    >cards, a laptop (can be an old 486 running Win 3.1) with a
    >working PCMCIA (only need Type I) slot, and that manual
    >you have in your hands a wonderous GSM reader/writer?
    >
    >Now to write a little script for Hyperterm to cause a SIM to
    >disgorge everything of interest - spill its guts, to to speak.....
    >
    >All the commands to do it are right there, in the manual.....
    >
    >And to think all I really wanted was to unlock some GC83's.
    >
    >Bill




  10. #10
    Specialtywireless
    Guest

    Re: Let's unlock Sony GC75 GC79 GC82 GC83 GC85 GC89 cards


    spacehippi13 wrote:
    > So I downloaded the commands manual, and I truly appreciate your efforts to
    > get it. I apoligize the need to be spoonfed, however, is it possible for you
    > to list the steps I need to take in order to actually unlock the gc83 from
    > att so i can use it for cingular or tmobile? i really appreciate it. some
    > smo sold me a locked att gc83 card on ebay and flat out lied to me and said
    > that it worked on cingular network. now i'm out $50+ and the jerk wont even
    > answer my emails. your karma will be infinitely good for helping myself and
    > other individuals that got ourselves in this situation and dont have as much
    > technical knowledge as yourself. have a enlightening day! :>
    >
    > I LOVE NERDS BECAUSE KNOWLEDGE IS SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    > !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;> XOXO!!! THANK YOU!
    >
    > Spacehippi13
    >
    > wild bill wrote:
    > >>There is NO LEGITIMATE REASON to deny cellular customers
    > >>the freedom to CHOOSE the carrier they want to run on their own
    > >>hardware. Period.

    > >
    > >So, I posted a link to the Sony Ericsson AT Commands manual.
    > >
    > >Has anyone actually started reading that manual?
    > >
    > >For example I notice the 'dump service providers list' command
    > >gives a list of, I would assume, the services I can roam on.
    > >
    > >Does my voice phone connect in the order they are listed,
    > >as in 1,2,3... or does it grab onto the strongest one?
    > >
    > >Can I re-arrange that list into the order I want them to connect
    > >(or, attempt to)? Looks plausible.
    > >
    > >Did I mention, it would appear, that with any one of the Sony
    > >cards, a laptop (can be an old 486 running Win 3.1) with a
    > >working PCMCIA (only need Type I) slot, and that manual
    > >you have in your hands a wonderous GSM reader/writer?
    > >
    > >Now to write a little script for Hyperterm to cause a SIM to
    > >disgorge everything of interest - spill its guts, to to speak.....
    > >
    > >All the commands to do it are right there, in the manual.....
    > >
    > >And to think all I really wanted was to unlock some GC83's.
    > >
    > >Bill





  11. #11
    Specialtywireless
    Guest

    Re: Let's unlock Sony GC75 GC79 GC82 GC83 GC85 GC89 cards

    We sell Unlocked GC83 Cards! We take trade ins on Locked GC83 cards!
    [email protected]
    spacehippi13 wrote:


    > So I downloaded the commands manual, and I truly appreciate your efforts to
    > get it. I apoligize the need to be spoonfed, however, is it possible for you
    > to list the steps I need to take in order to actually unlock the gc83 from
    > att so i can use it for cingular or tmobile? i really appreciate it. some
    > smo sold me a locked att gc83 card on ebay and flat out lied to me and said
    > that it worked on cingular network. now i'm out $50+ and the jerk wont even
    > answer my emails. your karma will be infinitely good for helping myself and
    > other individuals that got ourselves in this situation and dont have as much
    > technical knowledge as yourself. have a enlightening day! :>
    >
    > I LOVE NERDS BECAUSE KNOWLEDGE IS SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    > !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;> XOXO!!! THANK YOU!
    >
    > Spacehippi13
    >
    > wild bill wrote:
    > >>There is NO LEGITIMATE REASON to deny cellular customers
    > >>the freedom to CHOOSE the carrier they want to run on their own
    > >>hardware. Period.

    > >
    > >So, I posted a link to the Sony Ericsson AT Commands manual.
    > >
    > >Has anyone actually started reading that manual?
    > >
    > >For example I notice the 'dump service providers list' command
    > >gives a list of, I would assume, the services I can roam on.
    > >
    > >Does my voice phone connect in the order they are listed,
    > >as in 1,2,3... or does it grab onto the strongest one?
    > >
    > >Can I re-arrange that list into the order I want them to connect
    > >(or, attempt to)? Looks plausible.
    > >
    > >Did I mention, it would appear, that with any one of the Sony
    > >cards, a laptop (can be an old 486 running Win 3.1) with a
    > >working PCMCIA (only need Type I) slot, and that manual
    > >you have in your hands a wonderous GSM reader/writer?
    > >
    > >Now to write a little script for Hyperterm to cause a SIM to
    > >disgorge everything of interest - spill its guts, to to speak.....
    > >
    > >All the commands to do it are right there, in the manual.....
    > >
    > >And to think all I really wanted was to unlock some GC83's.
    > >
    > >Bill





  12. #12
    wild bill
    Guest

    Re: Let's unlock Sony GC75 GC79 GC82 GC83 GC85 GC89 cards

    On 17 Feb 2006 14:09:38 -0800, "Specialtywireless"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >We sell Unlocked GC83 Cards! We take trade ins on Locked GC83 cards!


    That's nice. Now, why would you want LOCKED cards?

    Anyway, I've been thinking about this some more.

    The Sony Manager software allows you to upgrade the
    FIRMWARE of the card. I did that, maybe a year ago
    when I first got one of these cards, and it DID NOT
    reset the Provider Lock feature.

    So, that must be somewhere in the card untouched by
    a 'firmware update'.

    BUT... I'd bet the code to CHECK that feature IS in the
    new firmware. Maybe a little reverse-engineering on a
    firmware file BEFORE installing it would allow simply
    putting in a jump AROUND the 'check for SIM lock'
    bit of code? Just an idea ....

    Another thing that might help ... first, PCMCIA card
    software that allows poking and probing all over.
    I've got drivers from Win95 and even DOS days
    that just might help - if anybody needs them.

    Second, maybe there's a layout map of the internal
    memory of these things somewhere, so we'd have
    a better idea what to mess with, what to leave alone?

    I certainly have no intention of changing IMEIs, even
    by accident, but without SOME info about the inards
    it just might happen without my even knowing.

    Hello, Sony Ericsson? Are you sure you shouldn't help?

    Bill




  13. #13
    wild bill
    Guest

    Re: Let's unlock Sony GC75 GC79 GC82 GC83 GC85 GC89 cards

    There is apparently a Sony Viao laptop that has a Sony Ericsson
    wireless modem built in. And that modem is supposedly the very
    same as a Sony Ericcson GC89 quad band modem card.

    Since the 'hardware' involved is far more than just a modem, Sony
    has apparently been giving out unlock codes on request.

    SO....

    If you know ANYONE with one of these laptops and can get the
    IMEI and request the (free) unlock code, it would sure help if
    you'd be so kind as to e-mail the numbers - with enough pairs
    it shouldn't take much longer to 'break' the lock algorithm and
    we can all have the means to unlock these stupid cards.

    The laptop owner needn't actually UNLOCK, just get the code
    'in case' they might ever want or need it.

    Just a thought.

    Bill




  14. #14
    wild bill
    Guest

    Re: Let's unlock Sony GC75 GC79 GC82 GC83 GC85 GC89 cards

    Two things:

    Now that Cingular has taken over from AT&T the price of these
    cards seems to have fallen.

    http://onlinestorez.cingular.com/cel...urce=INC230059

    You can now get the GC83 for ZERO, after $79 cost - $79 rebate.

    Those ebay ads claiming: a) up to $250 value (and b: only WE
    are honest in our ads)(sunsunsun?) are a little outdated.

    Why buy an AT&T or Cingular card for more if there's no way
    (at present) to unlock them, and/or if you plan to sign up with
    Cingular anyway? The things are FREE, folks!

    I don't know where it leads but if you have a valid AT&T PHONE
    NUMBER you apparently can get help unlocking your AIRCARD
    by following this link:

    https://onlinecare.cingular.com/my-a...equestid=22072

    Can somebody check and see if any valid Phone# almost
    automatically produces an unlock code for GC82s or GC83s?

    Other than that, the Check SIM commands omits to list the PP,
    PC, and PU commands (returned by my GC82). I do believe
    the PU command is the one needed (with a valid unlock code)
    to unlock the Provider Lock.

    Anyway, the manual doesn't list it (command syntax) and the
    phone just sends the two-letter command as ''available'' with
    nothing about 'how-to-use'

    Anybody know anything about the A3 and A8 ciphers? It looks
    like you combine your IMEI and your originating provider (with
    location), run the cipher (one or more times), get back the code
    number key, used both to lock AND unlock your provider lock.

    Somebody clear that up if I mis-stated things?

    And, now that we've got something LEFT OUT, how about a
    COMPLETE AT COMMANDS Manual for these cards? Is there
    one someplace? Or, an 'Addendum' with the LEFT OUT stuff?

    Bill




  15. #15
    wild bill
    Guest

    Anybody There? unlock Sony GC75 GC79 GC82 GC83 GC85 GC89 cards

    There are commands that these cards use that are NOT listed
    in the 'AT Commands Manual'. Make that 'ManualS' because
    I found another, and rather different, one.

    Type AT* and compare what you get with the manual's list.

    I also found a firmware update for Cingular locked cards
    that might be unpackable/break 'em up into parts-able/
    dis-assemble-able so we can find out what's going on
    inside. Maybe...been a while..now...where'd I put Sourcer?

    Is the internal processor an 8051? Anyone know?

    Are you aware that a card sold on ebay MAY have had
    someone try to 'pick the lock' enough times to render
    it USELESS?

    The info is there, to read out the lock status, in case you
    really want to know ...

    Bill




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