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    Exclamation Bell Galaxy S2 - free unlocking solution reportedly not working

    I've been closely following this thread on xda, and so far the free unlocking solution is not looking good.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=205

    The only good news is that the Bell Galaxy S2 can be easily rooted. Can anyone else with the Bell Galaxy S2 confirm whether or not the free unlocking solution is working? So far two members on xda have been unsuccessful and have even experienced forced closes and unexpected reboots. If anyone can post their results that would be great.

    I guess we now know why Bell delayed the release by one week...

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    i have been wondering about this. thanks for informing us.
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    They're using a solution built for the first series of SGS devices. The only way you should be unlocking your device is by editing the NV_data.bin file.

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    A confirmed unlock is now available.

    First root your phone through this procedure
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1103399

    Then, use Galaxy_s as available through the android market.

    There will NOT be any confirmation saying your phone has been successfully unlocked. It will sporadically reboot, and at the end you will know your phone is unlocked.

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    CF-Root-SGS2_JP_XSG_KG2-v4.1-CWM4 flashed to PDA rooted mine.

    After rooting, CF's Galaxy S2 unlock did not work, but Helroz's Galaxy_S Unlock from the Market unlocked mine (it did hang and then reboot).

    After reboot it was unlocked, using my Telus SIM in it just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcapozzi View Post
    CF-Root-SGS2_JP_XSG_KG2-v4.1-CWM4 flashed to PDA rooted mine.

    After rooting, CF's Galaxy S2 unlock did not work, but Helroz's Galaxy_S Unlock from the Market unlocked mine (it did hang and then reboot).

    After reboot it was unlocked, using my Telus SIM in it just fine.
    I definitely love you. And your name seems familiar. Aren't you one of the people who tested my root for the 959d?

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    Probably, I'm a Samsung slut. I was the guinea pig for the I9000M /efs unlock too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcapozzi View Post
    CF-Root-SGS2_JP_XSG_KG2-v4.1-CWM4 flashed to PDA rooted mine.

    After rooting, CF's Galaxy S2 unlock did not work, but Helroz's Galaxy_S Unlock from the Market unlocked mine (it did hang and then reboot).

    After reboot it was unlocked, using my Telus SIM in it just fine.
    Thanks for the info! Why did you use JP_XSG_KG2 instead of ZS_OZS_KG2 or OXA_KG2 ? Any particular reasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by netvampire View Post
    A confirmed unlock is now available.

    First root your phone through this procedure
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1103399

    Then, use Galaxy_s as available through the android market.

    There will NOT be any confirmation saying your phone has been successfully unlocked. It will sporadically reboot, and at the end you will know your phone is unlocked.
    Just for my understanding, is there a difference between rooting the phone between the method from XDA link above, and this method? http://samsunggalaxys2review.org/roo...y-s2-heres-how

    Is there a reason one would pick one over the other?

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    The XDA method is quicker. No real advantage 1 over the other. Both lead to rooting your device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcapozzi View Post
    CF-Root-SGS2_JP_XSG_KG2-v4.1-CWM4 flashed to PDA rooted mine.

    After rooting, CF's Galaxy S2 unlock did not work, but Helroz's Galaxy_S Unlock from the Market unlocked mine (it did hang and then reboot).

    After reboot it was unlocked, using my Telus SIM in it just fine.
    Just got a Bell locked unit. I can confirm this exact process works. I coincidentally used the same CF-Kernal.
    Working on Rogers like a charm.

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    has anyone had success with Chainfire unlocking? is Helroz the preferred method?

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    I used Helroz's Galaxy_S Unlock on my galaxy s 2 from Virgin.
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    Here a newbie question - when I use the Galaxy_2 app to unlock, do I have to have the sim card in the phone when I run the app? (it is a Bell phone and I'm on Rogers)

    Also, how do I actually get the app onto the phone, do I go to Andriod Market (connecting thru wi-fi) using the phone, finding the app and installing it that way? This is my first Android phone....

    Thanks for all the help.

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    Yes, you can leave in your sim.

    Here is a new users guide I posted on craigslist. Just in case you get stuck on steps:

    Bell Galaxy S2 Unlock Guide with Steps

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    To all the people who are paying people to root their phones or paying big dollars to unlock your Bell Galaxy S2 here is a guide to do it for FREE!

    1. Go to this XDA thread: XDA Developers Galaxy S2 Root and download this file: CF-Root-SGS2_JP_XSG_KG2-v4.1-CWM4
    2. Next, unzip the file you downloaded. There will be a file left inside. Leave it alone.
    3. Using the same thread, download Odin from XDA. Odin is a flashing tool used by Samsung developers to flash roms, kernels etc. Unzip Odin into a folder and leave it for now.
    4. You will need to install Samsung Kies which is like iTunes for your Samsung Phone. If you have not you can get it from here: Kies Canada. Make sure Kies fully installs and connect your phone at least once so it loads all the necessary drivers. Then close Kies and disconnect your phone from computer.
    5. Next, go to the folder where you have Odin and launch it. Press the PDA button and select the file you unzipped in step 2 (CF-Root file)
    6. Now before connecting your phone you put it into download mode. To do this simply press: HOME button, VOLUME DOWN, and POWER-all at the same time.
    7. Then connect your phone and let it load all the drivers. Once Odin shows a YELLOW com box you are good to go. Press start and boom it will install the patched kernel. Your phone will reboot and it will be rooted. This means you have full access to system files and is like jailbreaking on an iPhone.
    8. Now simply open the Android market app on your phone and download the free app called "Galaxy_S Unlock" by Helroz
    9. Open the app and allow it superuser authority if it asks. Then click the tab that says unlock
    10. There will be 3 steps listed. Press step 1. Then step 2 (and let it completely reboot...may take a few minutes). Then once rebooted open the app and press step 3.

    Your phone will now work with any SIM.
    Congrats!

    My Galaxy S2 took 2 minutes to root and unlock. Hope this was helpful to people.

    PS. Rooting will void warranty but it is reversible. If you need return it use Odin to flash back the stock rom.
    Last edited by Blue1k; 07-29-2011 at 11:37 AM.
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