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  1. #1
    AMO
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    I am looking for a cheap solution for casual phone unlocking and flashing.

    Is there any particular recommendation?

    Mainly I want to reflash a Nokia 7600. I assume that this will get around
    the problem of too many attempts to enter the unlock code.

    There appear to be a lot of products on the market, but I can't seem to find
    a forum that has any threads regarding which unlocker(s)/flashers(s) to
    choose. I recall someone on this group recommending a Twister box.

    On GSM Forums, they talk about a device called Multi-Box (mainly for
    Philips):
    http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/show...ight=multi-box

    This website recommends Multiclip.
    http://www.fonefunshop.co.uk/Unlocking/starterpacks.htm

    Someone mentioned that you shouldn't use any particular hardware, and just
    get all the cables. Then find the right software that uses that cable.
    That some of these devices are mainly for convinience.
    http://www.gsm-unlock.com/gsmsoftware.html

    Basically, I would like an opinion on:
    1) If you can make use of mainly cables and software, is it possible to
    download the software through P2P, than pay for it, as you can with FBus?
    2) What recommended hardware should I go for today? I am not sure if
    Twister boxes have been superceded with things better since?
    3) Any particular place to go on the web to ask these questions? The forums
    that I have been to do not seem to ask these questions a lot. Been
    searching Google for with keywords 'unlock flash mobile phones platform
    hardware software'. Any particular term I should be using to search?

    Thanx.

    AMO





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  2. #2
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Recommendations for phone unlocker / flasher


    "AMO" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I am looking for a cheap solution for casual phone unlocking and flashing.
    >
    > Is there any particular recommendation?


    UFS would be my choice. Well supported, and does what it says on the tin.

    > Mainly I want to reflash a Nokia 7600. I assume that this will get around
    > the problem of too many attempts to enter the unlock code.


    Yep, or simply reset the counter through UFSDCTx.

    > There appear to be a lot of products on the market, but I can't seem to
    > find a forum that has any threads regarding which unlocker(s)/flashers(s)
    > to choose. I recall someone on this group recommending a Twister box.


    Twister is now a dead platform as the manufacturer (Raskal) has had a major
    falling out with the Saras (the inventor). Support will be unavailable
    unless paid for very shortly, and the only difference between a Twister and
    UFS is the CFA cardphone flasher which very few people will require anyway
    (I've only ever used mine twice in the past two years).

    > On GSM Forums, they talk about a device called Multi-Box (mainly for
    > Philips):
    > http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/show...ight=multi-box
    >
    > This website recommends Multiclip.
    > http://www.fonefunshop.co.uk/Unlocking/starterpacks.htm


    I've never liked either of those devices personally, which is why we don't
    stock them. I'd prefer to stock solutions that are reliable, well supported
    and which cause very little trouble for potential customers.

    > Someone mentioned that you shouldn't use any particular hardware, and just
    > get all the cables. Then find the right software that uses that cable.
    > That some of these devices are mainly for convinience.
    > http://www.gsm-unlock.com/gsmsoftware.html


    You pays your money and makes your choices. What you need to decide is if
    you need all the faffing around or if you need a solution that works out of
    the box and has decent support.

    > Basically, I would like an opinion on:
    > 1) If you can make use of mainly cables and software, is it possible to
    > download the software through P2P, than pay for it, as you can with FBus?


    No. Flashing a DCT4 handset requires a decent solution if you're going to
    end up with a working phone.

    > 2) What recommended hardware should I go for today? I am not sure if
    > Twister boxes have been superceded with things better since?


    Twister is now dead and physically is identical to UFS which utilises the
    latest software which is no longer written for Twister (although it will
    work on the Twister boxes).

    > 3) Any particular place to go on the web to ask these questions? The
    > forums that I have been to do not seem to ask these questions a lot. Been
    > searching Google for with keywords 'unlock flash mobile phones platform
    > hardware software'. Any particular term I should be using to search?


    Not really. GSMforum is about the best place, but there is that much
    infighting and backbiting on there at the moment that it's difficult to sort
    constructive posts from mindless rants (particularly where Twister is
    concerned).

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  3. #3
    AMO
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    Re: Recommendations for phone unlocker / flasher

    "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "AMO" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>I am looking for a cheap solution for casual phone unlocking and flashing.
    >>
    >> Is there any particular recommendation?

    > UFS would be my choice. Well supported, and does what it says on the tin.


    Hi Richard. Thanx for the detailed response. I believe that you responded
    to my last post a year ago. Since then I guess I've made a bit of money
    from my cashback contracts and want to put that money back into phone
    related stuff.

    Just a few more questions.....

    1) When you buy UFS, do you pay a subscription for upgrades on a monthly
    basis or something?

    2) Are these the devices that places like Nokia Service Centre use?

    3) On your website, www.gsm-solutions.co.uk, you offer 3 packages. I assume
    that its probably not worth me going for HWK at the moment. Is it difficult
    to install this later? If it is purchased at the same time I assume its
    automatically installed with the UFS device?

    Thanx.

    AMO





  4. #4
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Recommendations for phone unlocker / flasher


    "AMO" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> "AMO" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>I am looking for a cheap solution for casual phone unlocking and
    >>>flashing.
    >>>
    >>> Is there any particular recommendation?

    >> UFS would be my choice. Well supported, and does what it says on the
    >> tin.

    >
    > Hi Richard. Thanx for the detailed response. I believe that you
    > responded to my last post a year ago. Since then I guess I've made a bit
    > of money from my cashback contracts and want to put that money back into
    > phone related stuff.
    >
    > Just a few more questions.....
    >
    > 1) When you buy UFS, do you pay a subscription for upgrades on a monthly
    > basis or something?


    Support is ongoing with no additional costs at the moment and will give
    access to the support FTP for updated software and firmware.

    > 2) Are these the devices that places like Nokia Service Centre use?


    No. It would cost you several thousands of pounds to buy the same equipment
    that an NSC uses. All the devices on the market work in a similar way in
    emulating what the official equipment does - the difference lies in how well
    they work and how well they are supported on an ongoing basis.

    > 3) On your website, www.gsm-solutions.co.uk, you offer 3 packages. I
    > assume that its probably not worth me going for HWK at the moment.


    That's a difficult question TBH. HWK does add support for a great deal more
    handsets, but if you have no current need to support those phones then I'd
    be inclined not to buy one for the moment. Bear in mind that with the
    animosity between Saras and Raskal, every time Saras releases a new product
    or update, Raskal commissions a crack (or clone) for it (which goes a long
    way to explain why the problems started in the first place). HWK is useful,
    and using some of the many cracks and workarounds for it can cause major
    problems - at the end of the day, you have to make the choice if it's worth
    the increased cost.

    > Is it difficult to install this later?


    No, very simple. Unscrew one end of the UFS, slide the main board part way
    out and insert the HWK - job done.

    > If it is purchased at the same time I assume its automatically installed
    > with the UFS device?


    It can be providing you ask.

    Hope that helps.

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  5. #5
    AMO
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    Re: Recommendations for phone unlocker / flasher

    "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > That's a difficult question TBH. HWK does add support for a great deal
    > more handsets, but if you have no current need to support those phones
    > then I'd be inclined not to buy one for the moment. Bear in mind that
    > with the animosity between Saras and Raskal, every time Saras releases a
    > new product or update, Raskal commissions a crack (or clone) for it (which
    > goes a long way to explain why the problems started in the first place).
    > HWK is useful, and using some of the many cracks and workarounds for it
    > can cause major problems - at the end of the day, you have to make the
    > choice if it's worth the increased cost.


    Thanx Richard. Just bought one from your GSM site. Just want something to
    see what they are like. I think that I'll wait and buy the upgrade later.
    I think I can save a bit by buying them both now, but can't justify the cost
    unless I was going into serious phone unlocking services.

    Oh, just one thing. What's the difference between UFS3-Tornado and
    UFS3-Excalibur and UFS3-Polar?

    Thanx

    AMO





  6. #6
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Recommendations for phone unlocker / flasher


    "AMO" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> That's a difficult question TBH. HWK does add support for a great deal
    >> more handsets, but if you have no current need to support those phones
    >> then I'd be inclined not to buy one for the moment. Bear in mind that
    >> with the animosity between Saras and Raskal, every time Saras releases a
    >> new product or update, Raskal commissions a crack (or clone) for it
    >> (which goes a long way to explain why the problems started in the first
    >> place). HWK is useful, and using some of the many cracks and workarounds
    >> for it can cause major problems - at the end of the day, you have to make
    >> the choice if it's worth the increased cost.

    >
    > Thanx Richard. Just bought one from your GSM site. Just want something
    > to see what they are like. I think that I'll wait and buy the upgrade
    > later. I think I can save a bit by buying them both now, but can't justify
    > the cost unless I was going into serious phone unlocking services.


    I know the feeling, and thanks for the order. TBH, the unlocking market is
    absolutely flooded at the moment, and most of the business we get at
    PhoneLocker comes from bad flash repairs and upgrades.

    > Oh, just one thing. What's the difference between UFS3-Tornado and
    > UFS3-Excalibur and UFS3-Polar?


    Apart from support, nothing. They're all the same hardware wise.

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  7. #7
    AMO
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    Re: Recommendations for phone unlocker / flasher

    "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I know the feeling, and thanks for the order. TBH, the unlocking market
    > is absolutely flooded at the moment, and most of the business we get at
    > PhoneLocker comes from bad flash repairs and upgrades.


    No probs! ;0) I appreciate the advice you've given. Yes, I figured that
    this market would be flooded by now. Its not something I'm looking at
    getting into anyway even if there was lots of money to be made - it would
    have to be a lot I guess. It was just nice to have the knowledge at the
    time the Nokia 7600 came out to be able to fully factory reset the phone to
    use on other networks I guess. Its a bit like knowing how to chip an Xbox.

    Who knows - you might get a phone from me after I've cocked up flashing it!
    ;0)

    AMO





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