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Finally! After almost a month of turmoil, Canada’s “best” Android phone has finally been unlocked, and it isn’t through one of those expensive third-party providers. In fact, you can unlock the device yourself. All you need is root access, a tiny .exe file, and a little Command Prompt knowledge.
See, the unlock code is in fact embedded in the device; all that needed to happen was someone to decode the hex values. So, over the last 24 hours, Galaxy S owners the world over have paraded around in their large underwears, dancing the jig of the carrier-free man.
I can confirm that procedure works, and I am currently using a Rogers SIM on the Bell Galaxy S Vibrant.
Hit up XDA-Developers for more information, and thank the original poster for his hard work!
Now this won’t really be news to anyone except Canadians who want to unlock their newly-minted Bell Vibrant to be used on another provider, but it turns out that the device for whatever reason is not unlockable. There is a thread going on at Howardforums where the consensus seems to be that no company can seem to find a suitable unlock algorithm for the phone, and for most new Samsung devices. Bell will, after 30 days and for $75 dollars, sell you an unlock code for the device, but the price seems exorbitant.
Besides the iPhone, which is either factory or software unlocked, this Samsung device is the first I’ve heard that is hard to crack.
Remember, BlackBerry devices are always going to be easy to crack, and they can be obtained from our store should you need one. This goes for the Torch 9800 when it is released, too.
It was only a matter of time, but Comex (creator of the famous Spirit jailbreak) has officially jailbroken the reception plagued iPhone 4, and frankly it couldn’t be easier.
WARNING: Make sure before you do this, you back up your phone, should your device brick, you can simply restore to factory and restore your backup.
Head over to jailbreakme.com directly from your device and the above picture should show up (should there not be any server issues), swipe the slide bar and let the magic happen (should only take about 5 minutes).
On a side note, the great gurus over at Dev Team have stated that the iPhone 4 unlock should be available in the next 48 hours. It will be available under the same Cydia source as the the previous ultrasn0w unlock, and we will update the post when this comes through.Follow me on twitter