Thursday, November 8, 2012

How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S3 T999 with Z3x box

The following is a guide to unlock the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III with Z3X box. I have verified the steps below it worked for me. It's not easy to get it right because of lack of information available elsewhere. 

  1. Connect Z3X box to PC via USB.
  2. Enable USB debug on the phone.
  3. Dial *#7284# on the phone, choose Quadcomm USB settings -> DM + Modem + ADB
  4. Connect T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 3 T999 to PC via a different USB port.
  5. Select model T999 in samsung tool 13.1.
  6. Select the USB port and then click unlock. The phone will reboot itself after unlock is done.
  7. Congratulations, now you have just unlocked your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3!

To verify whether it's unlocked or not, just pop in a sim card from another carrier (for example, AT&T), and reboot the phone. If the phone is not unlocked, it will prompt you for unlock code upon startup. 

Does it work for you? Please leave a comment if this helped you unlock your phone.

Monday, October 29, 2012

How to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S III

The following is a guide to wipe out all data on the samsung galaxy S III (T999, I747, I535) and reset it to factory settings. I've tried it personally and it worked for me.

  • Power off the phone
  • Press and hold VOLUME UP and HOME button
  • Press power button to power on the phone. Release the Power button once the phone vibrates.
  • Release all other buttons once you see the andriod logo.
  • Select Wipe data/Factory reset with VOLUME DOWN button. Press Power button to confirm.
  • Select Yes - delete all user data with VOLUME DOWN button. Press Power button to confirm.
  • Select Reboot system now to reboot the phone after the process is done.
  • Congratulations, you now have factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Did it work for you? Please leave a comment on how it worked out for you.

Monday, October 22, 2012

How to hard reset Motorola Atrix 4G

The following is a guide to hard reset or factory reset your Motorola Atrix 4G from AT&T (MB860). It will wipe out everything on the device and reset it to out of factory status. I've tried it personally and verified that it worked for me.

  1. Power off the Motorola Atrix 4G
  2. Hold Volume down key and press the power button for the phone to boot up. Release volume key when you see fast boot on top of screen
  3. Press volume down Key several times until you see Android Recovery in the menu. 
  4. Press Volume Up key to select the option
  5. You will see the Android icon. Press both volume up+down keys to bring up a hidden menu.
  6. Select wipe data/factory reset and press the power button to acknowledge.
  7. Phone will reset it self and reboot after it is completed.
  8. Congratulations, you now have successfully resetted your Motorola Atrix 4G!

 

Did it work for you? Please leave a comment on whether this works or not.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How to officially unlock AT&T iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G

AT&T now provides a way to unlock AT&T branded iPhones for free. There are several ways to do so such as calling AT&T customer care, emailing AT&T customer service. But I found the method below is most convenient to do so.

  • Find out the imei of the iphone in General -> Settings -> About.
  • Go to the AT&T link and fill out the unlock request form. You do not necessarily need to be AT&T customer. unless you are current or previous customer of AT&T, you will need to email AT&T a copy of the purchase receipt.
  • AT&T will email you instructions to unlock the form in several days.
  • Check the lock status of the iPhone here or here to verify that the phone is unlocked.

Sometimes AT&T will send you an email indicating the phone cannot be unlocked, it is because that the iphone may have been reported lost or stolen. AT&T no longer requires the contract commitments on the phone to be fulfilled, however. 

Were you able to unlock your phone successfully? Please leave a comment about your experience.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How to factory wipe Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000

Option 1:
If the phone boots normally and working, you can go to 
Settings -> Privacy -> Factory data reset -> Reset phone -> Erase everything
to wipe out the phone.
If the phone is frozen, you may press and hold power button for 10-15 seconds for the phone to reboot. You may also try
below steps if it still does not work.
Option 2:
You can dial *2767*3855# in dial pad to factory reset the phone.
Option 3:
  • Hold Home + Volume up buttons and press power on. Release the power button when the Samsung logo comes up.
  • Select Factory wipe in the menu
  • Reboot the phone by selecting reboot in the menu
  • Congratulations! You have successfully factory resetted Samsung Galaxy Note N7000

Sunday, September 9, 2012

How to hard reset HTC Sensation 4G

The following is a step by step guide to hard reset the HTC Sensation 4G from T-Mobile. It will wipe out all data and applications on the phone.

Method 1:

1) Choose Settings -> Privacy -> Factory data reset -> Reset phone

2) Confirm with Erase everything

 

Method 2

1) Hold the volume down button while power on or restart the phone

2) You will not get to the hboot menu and choose "Factory Reset". You may navigate the menu with volume up/down button and select with power button.

3) Now the phone will wipe out everything and reboot itself. The phone will be factory reset after the process is complete

Saturday, September 1, 2012

How to factory reset HTC Inspire 4G

The following is a step by step guide to factory reset the HTC Inspire 4G from AT&T. It will wipe out all data and applications on the phone.

Method 1:

1) Choose Settings -> Privacy -> Factory data reset -> Reset phone

2) Confirm with Erase everything

 

Method 2

1) Hold the volume down button while power on or restart the phone

2) You will not get to the hboot menu and choose "Factory Reset". You may navigate the menu with volume up/down button and select with power button.

3) Now the phone will wipe out everything and reboot itself. The phone will be factory reset after the process is complete

 

Friday, August 24, 2012

How to unlock HTC Sensation 4G

The following is a step by step guide to unlock HTC Sensation 4G. It requires the phone to be rooted first. Please see my other guide
to root HTC Sensation 4G. 

  • Install Android Terminal Emulator from marketplace.
  • Install busybox from marketplace.
  • Start the emulator and enter "su". 
  • enter "strings -n 8 /dev/block/mmcblk0p6"
  • It should have the unlock code above the imei number in the last few lines. If it shows a date instead, go to next step.
  • Download PG58DIAG from here.
  • Copy the file PG58DIAG to SD card root folder.
  • Reboot to hboot. Place the phone horiziontally when asked to.
  • Press Power button to choose "Clean S58 Data".
  • Take out the SD card and reboot the phone. Delete the file PG58DIAG from SD card.

 

Did it work for you? Please leave a comment.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How to root HTC Sensation 4G

The following is a step by step guide to root the HTC Sensation 4G from T-Mobile. I've tried it and it worked for me. 

1. S-OFF the Sensation

  • Boot to hboot by pressing volume down and power button at the same time. It will show whether it's S-ON or S-OFF on the first time. If it's S-OFF, go to step 2. It also shows the hboot version. Note it as well.
  • Visit revolutionary.io. Download the revolutionary.exe and get the beta key from the website. Run the application and follow instruction to S-OFF the phone

2. Install ClockworkMod Recovery

  • Download the recovery from here.
  • Copy the PG58IMG file into the root folder of the SD card.
  • Boot to hboot and accept the update when it prompts so.
  • Reboot the phone and delete the PG58IMG file from the SD card.

3. Permanently root the phone

  • Download the root file from here.
  • Copy the zip file from the SD card root folder.
  • Reboot to hboot and choose recovery to start clockworkmod recovery.
  • Backup the room first.
  • Choose "Install zip from sdcard" select "su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip" to install
  • Reboot the phone and it should be rooted

Leave a comment whether it works for you as well.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

How to restore HTC Sensation 4G to stock rom

The following is a step by step process of restoring the HTC Sensation 4G (T-Mobile) to stock ROM. Sometimes a factory reset does not fix the issue with the phone. You will then need to perform a restore to stock ROM to fully recover it. Or if your phone is bricked during flashing, restoring to stock ROM may also fix the issue. I have personally tried the below steps and it worked for me. 

  • Make sure HTC USB driver is installed on your PC
  • DownloadHTC Sensation 4G T-Mobile stock rom on your desktop
  • Connect the phone through USB port. Run the RUU file and follow its step to update the HTC phone.
  • If you run into error 155 during the process, do not exit the program. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\(User name)\Local Settings\Temp and find a folder created several minutes ago with a name starts with "{". There should be a large file (about 370MB) called rom.zip in its subdirectory. Copy it to desktop and rename it to PG58IMG.zip
  • Connect the HTC Sensation phone through USB port. Turn on USB mass storage mode. copy the PG58IMG.zip file to the phone's sd card root directory
  • Reboot the phone into hboot by restarting the phone while holding down volume down button and power button.
  • hboot menu will prompt you on whether you would like to start update. Choose Yes by pressing volume up button.
  • Sit back and wait for the process to finish. Phone may reboot itself during the process. It will indicate "Update Complete... Press Power to reboot" once it's done. Now press power button to reboot
  • Congratuations, now you just flashed the phone to stock ROM (Android version 2.3.3)  

 

Note:

Here's a list of other error codes from RUU restore and possible resolutions:

Error 110 (File Open Error): This error message indicates that the RUU lacks some specific files or they are damaged, so the RUU cannot continue with the update. You have to get the complete RUU package and try again.

Error 120 (Main Battery Power): This error message will appear when the Android phone’s battery power is not sufficient (Batter power should be more than 30%). Although RUU will instruct you to plug in the AC adapter, it will still need to make sure that your Android phone has enough power to complete the update. (The Android phone cannot charge the battery when it is connected to the PC while installing the RUU).

Error 130 (Model ID Error):
Error 131 (Customer ID Error):
One of these error messages will appear when you use the wrong RUU to do the update. The RUU will check if the Model ID and Language ID are compatible with the Android phone. Make sure you use the correct RUU to update.

Error 140 (Bootloader Version Error):
The rom update utility cannot update your android phone. Please get the correct ROM update utility and try again.
You will get this error if you're installing an older/differently branded firmware to what your phone's bootloader identifies itself as. It refuses to downgrade. You need to first downgrade the firmware, change bootloader.

Error 155-159 (Image Error):
One of these error messages will appear when you use the incorrect RUU to update and the image file size is larger than the Flash ROM size. In this case, download the correct RUU version and try again.
Alternatively (in some cases) right click on the file and choose "Run as Administrator".
Or use the rom.zip -> PG58IMG.zip flashing method.

Error 170 (USB Connection Error):
This error message will appear when the Android phone is not correctly connected to the host PC. It might be a USB connection problem or a PC USB driver problem. Make sure the Android phone is connected to the host PC correctly and/or check if the PC driver matches the Android phone. 

 

Leave a comment if it works for you!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

How to check if HTC Sensation 4G is rooted

Method 1:

  • Download Root Checker from MarketPlace
  • Run Root Checker. If it says "the device does not have proper root access", it's not rooted. 

Method 2:

  • Download Android Terminal Emulator from MarketPlace
  • Run Android Terminal Emulator. Type "su" in the console. If it says "su: not found", it's not rooted
  • Type exit to "exit" the app.

Monday, July 30, 2012

How to restore Samsung Galaxy Note I717 AT&T to stock rom

The following is a step by step process of restoring the Samsung Galaxy Note (AT&T I717) to stock ROM. Sometimes a factory reset does not fix the issue with the phone. You will then need to perform a restore to stock ROM to fully recover it. Or if your phone is bricked during flashing, restoring to stock ROM may also fix the issue. I have personally tried the below steps and it worked for me. 

  • Make sure Samsung USB driver is installed on your PC
  • Download and unzip odin 1.85 on your desktop
  • Download and unzip the file  and extract it on your desktop
  • Start Odin 1.85
  • Put the phone in download mode (Hold down volume keys and then connect to PC with USB cable)
  • Odin will should detect the phone in several seconds and show a yellow bar with com port number
  • Check auto-reboot and uncheck all others in odin
  • Press start and it shall progress and then reboot the phone. Once it's done, odin will show a green bar with "passed" and the phone will reboot
  • Congratuations, now you just flashed the phone to stock ROM  

Leave a comment if it works for you!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S T959 T-Mobile with Z3X box

The following is a guide to unlock the Samsung Galaxy S T959 with Z3X box. I have verified the steps below on Android 2.2 (not rooted) and it worked for me. It's not easy to get it right because of lack of information available elsewhere. 

  1. Connect AT&T Samsung Galaxy S T959 computer with USB cable
  2. Select T959 in the Samsung Tool 12.1 drop down
  3. Select the USB modem port, check Read Code(Root) and click unlock
  4. Now you will see the NCK key (Unlock code) in the console after it's done
  5. Reboot the phone with non-tmobile sim card. Enter the unlock code when prompted
  6. Congratulations, now you have just unlocked your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S T959 !

Does it work for you? Please leave a comment if this helped you unlock your phone.

Monday, July 16, 2012

How to unlock Samsung Galaxy Note I717 with Z3X box

The following is a guide to unlock the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE with Z3X box. I have verified the steps below on Android 2.3.6 (not rooted) and it worked for me. It's not easy to get it right because of lack of information available elsewhere. 

  1. Connect AT&T Samsung Galaxy S Note LTE to Z3X box with the RJ45 C3300K cable
  2. Dial *#7284# on the phone and select modem for USB
  3. Dial *#9090# and select USB (1)
  4. Reboot the phone
  5. Select I727 in the Samsung Tool 12.1 drop down as i717 is not available
  6. There may be more than one diagnostic ports show up in Samsung Tool 12.1. So try them one by one. One of them will be able to readinfo and unlock. 
  7. Congratulations, now you have just unlocked your AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note !

To verify whether it's unlocked or not, just pop in a sim card from another carrier (for example, t-mobile), and reboot the phone. If the phone is not unlocked, it will prompt you for unlock code upon startup. 

Note:

  • It does not require the phone to be rooted
  • It works on 2.3.6 Android. I also tried 4.0.3 and it did not work.
  • It works on Samsung Tool 12.1. Samsung tool 12.2, 12.3, 12.5 may have issues showing its unlocked but in fact it's not.
  • If *#9090# code does not work then try the following: 1) power off the phone 2) connect microuart cable and power on the phone 3) now try *#9090# code again it must work 4) select USB diag and reboot the phone

 

Does it work for you? Please leave a comment if this helped you unlock your phone.

Friday, July 6, 2012

How to check the sim lock status of HTC phone

For GSM phone (AT&T, T-Mobile etc):

  • Insert a sim card from a different carrier
  • Turn on the HTC phone. If the phone is locked, it will prompt you with "Network is locked, please input unlock code"

For CDMA phone (Verizon, Sprint etc):

  • Turn off the phone
  • Hold down the Volume Down + Power keys. It will show the flash screen
  • It should say "SPL-0.57 Cmonex" if the phone is unlocked

 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

How to unlock iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.1.1

The following is a guide to unlock iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.1.1 via software. Before you proceed, please make sure that your iPhone 3GS is not one of the ones that comes with Toshiba baseband chip. This is the easiest/fastest method i've found and i've tested it working personally. The risk of bricking your phone is minimal.

  1. Check the serial number of your iPhone, if it's produced before 41th week of 2009 (old boot rom), it's on old bootrom and you need to download this file. Otherwise (new boot rom), you need to download this file. If you do not know which week it is produced, you can use this tool to check.
  2. Download Official iPhone 3GS iOS 5.1.1 firmware from Apple.
  3. Download latest Sn0wbreeze for Windows.
  4. Start Sn0wbreeze, choose your bootrom type from #1 and select expert mode.
  5. Choose install iPad baseband.
  6. Click Build IPSW and a custom firmware will be saved on your desktop.
  7. Follow instructions in Sn0wbreeze to put the phone in pwned DFU mode.
  8. Start iTunes. Shift+Click restore in iTunes and choose the custom firmware you just build. iTunes will start restoring firmware onto the iPhone.
  9. Once the restore is complete. iPhone will reboot.
  10. Start Cydia on iPhone. Wait for it to finish loading.
  11. Search for Ultrasn0w and install it in Cydia.
  12. Reboot the iPhone. Congratuations, your iPhone 3GS is now unlocked.

Did it work for you? Please leave a comment!

 


Thursday, June 14, 2012

How to remove BlackBerry IT Policy

Some blackberries have IT Policy set on it. Here's what you can do to remove it. I've tried the steps below and it worked for me.

Option #1:

  • Download and install BlackBerry Desktop Manager from here
  • Go to Start -> Run -> Type cmd
  • Go to the apploader folder by typing the following in the cmd console.
    cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Apploader 
    or 
    cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\Apploader  (64 bit windows) 
  • Type loader.exe /resettofactory
  • If your blackberry is password protected, you will be prompted for password. If you forget the password, you may simply try incorrectly for 10 times and the blackberry will then wipe itself out. 

It will work most of the time with option #1. But if it happens that it does not work, you may try the following. I have had some luck

with that as well.

Option #2:

  • Download and install BlackBerry Desktop Manager from here
  • Download the policy file and save it to C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry
  • Go to Start -> Run -> Type regedit
  • Navigate to HKEY_Current_Users\Software\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\PolicyManager. Right-Click the Policy Manager  and create a new string value named Path. Set its value to C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\policy.bin
  • Go to Options -> Security and choose Security Wipe on the device 
  • Start BlackBerry Desktop Manager and connect the blackberry to PC

 

You can verify on the blackberry's Option -> Security menu that its IT Policy should be empty.

 

Did it work for you? Do you know any easier way to do this? Please post your comments below.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Simple Mobile iPhone MMS and Internet Settings

Here's the simple mobile APN / MMS settings that you will need when you use iPhone on simple mobile network. This applys to all models of iPhone.

This will set up Web and incoming MMS only. Original iPhone does not support MMS. A third party fix is required for full two-way MMS. See link below.

    Cellular Data
  1. Select Settings.
  2. General Settings.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Cellular Data Network.
  5. Select APN.
  6. APN: simple
  7. Username: Blank
  8. Password: Blank
    MMS
  1. APN: simple
  2. Username: blank
  3. Password: blank
  4. MMSC: http://smpl.mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
  5. MMS Proxy: blank
  6. MMS Message Size: 1048576
  7. MMS UA Prof URL:http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf

For full, two-way MMS, follow the setup instructions provided by LEI Mobile here: Full MMS Setup LINK: (http://leimobile.com/simple-mobile-iphone-mms-settings-for-ios-5/)  

Sunday, April 29, 2012

How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G I727 with Z3X box

The following is a guide to unlock the Samsung Galaxy S2 4G SkyRocket with Z3X box. I have verified the steps below on Android 2.3.5 (not rooted) and it worked for me. It's not easy to get it right because of lack of information available elsewhere. 

  1. Connect AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 2 Skyrocket 4G to Z3X box with the RJ45 C3300K cable
  2. Dial *#7284# on the phone and select modem for USB
  3. Dial *#9090# and select USB (1)
  4. Reboot the phone
  5. There may be more than one diagnostic ports show up in Samsung Tool 12.1. So try them one by one. One of them will be able to readinfo and unlock. 
  6. Congratulations, now you have just unlocked your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 4G Sky rocket !

To verify whether it's unlocked or not, just pop in a sim card from another carrier (for example, t-mobile), and reboot the phone. If the phone is not unlocked, it will prompt you for unlock code upon startup. 

Note:

  • It does not require the phone to be rooted
  • It works on 2.3.5 Android. I have not tried other versions.
  • It works on Samsung Tool 12.1. Samsung tool 12.2, 12.3, 12.5 may have issues showing its unlocked but in fact it's not.
  • If *#9090# code does not work then try the following: 1) power off the phone 2) connect microuart cable and power on the phone 3) now try *#9090# code again it must work 4) select USB diag and reboot the phone

 

Does it work for you? Please leave a comment if this helped you unlock your phone.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Unlock iPhone 4 5.1 with Gevey Sim

Gevey Sim did it once again! In addition to providing the unlock for iPhone 4S, they have another Gevey Sim now to provide unlock for iPhone 4 on IOS 5.1. Here's the link.

They also have GSM or CDMA iPhone 4S unlock Gevey Sim available as well.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

How to unlock iPhone 4 via ICCID and SAM exploit

The following is a guide to unlock iPhone 4. It is a temporary unlock but the phone remains unlocked after reboot or reinsert sim cards. However, you will lose the unlock after restoring or updating the firmware or switching to a different card. The unlocked was originally released on a popular chinese forum. I have not tried it personally. Please try it at your discretion.

Original guide in chinese

Google translate to english.

 

Did it work for you? We would love your feedback.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How to factory unlock AT&T iPhone 4

Starting April 8th, AT&T started to unlock iphones for accounts in good standing. That is, iPhones that are either not currently in contract or bought out of contract. All you need to do is to call AT&T and provide the imei number of the phone. An email will be sent to you once it's unlocked. 

Here are the steps:

  1. Find out the imei number of the phone (Settings -> General -> About)
  2. Call AT&T customer service line (611 or 800-331-0500), Start an online chat with AT&T customer service rep or email AT&T customer service directly.
  3. AT&T rep will obtain phone's imei from you and ask for your email address.
  4. You will receive an email once phone's unlocked. It typically takes couple days to a week. 
  5. Once you receive the unlock email from AT&T, connect the phone to itunes and restore it with latest firmware. Once the restore is complete, itunes will show a message indicating the phone is offically unlocked.

 

Notes:

  1. Reports have shown that you do not need to have an AT&T account in order request unlock from AT&T. You can even call from overseas.
  2. All iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G can be unlocked this way. However, we have not seen AT&T unlock any iPhone 4S as of yet.  
  3. Any user can unlock up to 5 iphones per account.

 

Are you able to unlock your iPhone 4? Please leave a comment on your AT&T iPhone unlock experience. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S2 T-Mobile T989 with Z3X Box

The following is a guide to unlock the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II with Z3X box. I have verified the steps below on Android 2.3.6 (not rooted) and it worked for me. It's not easy to get it right because of lack of information available elsewhere. 

  1. Connect Z3X box to PC via USB
  2. Dial *#7284# on the phone, choose Modem for USB
  3. Dial *#9090# on the phone, choose USB Diag and then reboot the phone
  4. Connect T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 2 T989 to PC via a different USB port.
  5. Select model T989 in samsung tool 12.1.
  6. Click read info. There may be up to 3 more serial ports show up in the list in Samsung Tool
  7. Try select one of the serial port and then click unlock. If it does not work, try the next one. One of them should work
  8. If you see "Reading Security... Error Access Denied" when attempting to unlock, try a different serial port. If none of the serial ports work, try root the t-mobile Galaxy S2 Hercules phone with this guide
  9. Congratulations, now you have just unlocked your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2!

To verify whether it's unlocked or not, just pop in a sim card from another carrier (for example, AT&T), and reboot the phone. If the phone is not unlocked, it will prompt you for unlock code upon startup. 

Note:

  • It does not require the phone to be rooted. I managed to unlock it on both rooted and unrooted phones
  • It works on 2.3.6 Android. I have not tried other versions.
  • It works on Samsung Tool 12.1. Samsung tool 12.2 may have issues showing its unlocked but in fact it's not.

Does it work for you? Please leave a comment if this helped you unlock your phone.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

How to root Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile Hercules SGH-T989

The following is a step by step guide to root the samsung Galaxy S 2 from T-Mobile. I have tried it and it worked for me on Android 2.3.6. It's the fastest and safest method to root the phone as far as i know.

  1. Download the root files from here. And extract it to desktop.
  2. Make sure there's a micro-sd card in the phone.
  3. Connect the T-Mobile Galaxy S2 to PC via USB port. Mount it as USB mass storage. 
  4. Copy the su-3.0.5-efgh-signed.zip to phone's sd card.
  5. Reboot the phone into download mode (Hold both volume keys and then connect to PC with USB cable).
  6. Connect the phone to PC via USB. 
  7. Start the included odin software, check PDA and choose the recovery-cwm-hercules.tar.
  8. Click Start. Now it will install the CWM Recovery and reboot the phone after it's done.
  9. Reboot the phone into recovery mode.
  10. Go to CWM Recovery menu and choose install zip from sd card. Now select the su-3.0.5-efgh-signed.zip.
  11. Reboot the phone after it's now. Congratulations! Now your phone is rooted!

Did it work for you? Please leave a comment if you run into any issues or this is helpful.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

iTunes Error Message for iPhone restore

Below is the explanation for iTunes restore error message when you failed to restore iPhone in iTunes. Some of them
contains detailed steps needed to help you fix the error.

Error -1

  • Error occurs when one uses the “last ditch” method for preventing baseband updates on the iPhone 4. The baseband does not get updated using this method. Use TinyUmbrella to kick it out of recovery mode.

Error 1

  • You are attempting to downgrade an iPhone from iOS 5 to iOS 4.x. To resolve,
    use either custom firmware created by PwnageTool/sn0wbreeze or use notcom’s
    FixRecovery utility available on his site.
  • On an iPhone 4 downgrading from iOS 5, use the option in TinyUmbrella to
    allow a baseband “upgrade” to bypass the error and go back to basband 04.10.01.
  • Unable to downgrade. Try changing the USB port (the back one of chassis is
    better) and restart computer.
  • The installed version of iTunes may also be too old. Update iTunes.

Error 2

  • ASR does not exist on ramdisk or is corrupt/not signed. 
  • sn0wbreeze 1.6 Custom Firmware has a ASR patch problem. Use sn0wbreeze 1.7+ or PwnageTool. Device isn’t bootable.

Error 6

Not enter the downgrading mode, change USB port (the back one of chassis is
better) and restart computer.

Error 9

  • Due to asr being patched, the SHA signature is automatically changed and
    after being resigned the kernel will refuse to use it. Therefore proper
    kernel patches are required. If necessary kernel patches are not applied, it
    will fail to load asr and error 9 would occur during restore.
  • Rebooting your Mac or PC may resolve this issue.

Error 10

LLB is missing from the IPSW. The device cannot be booted up. The trick to skip
the baseband update no longer works.

Error 11

  • Removed BBFW file in the firmware folder of an unzipped IPSW. Can also be
    used to prevent a baseband update. The device is bootable, if you set the
    auto-boot to true or use TinyUmbrella and use “Kick Device out of Recovery”.
  • You are trying to update to a custom firmware from PwnageTool 4.1+. You always have to go into DFU mode and restore from there.

Error 13

  • Occurs when you want to install a beta firmware with iTunes for Windows
    (actively blocked by Apple; beta users are developers and therefore must
    have a Mac).
  • USB problem. Check the USB connection and try other direct ports or maybe
    the USB cable is an older one. Device isn’t bootable.
  • The installed version of iTunes may also be too old. For firmwares 4.0 and higher you need iTunes 9.2 or higher. Update iTunes.

Error 14

  • Custom firmware update fail (PwnageTool until 4.0.1). You have to restore
    the device with a custom firmware. Update to a custom firmware isn’t
    working. Device isn’t bootable. ^2
  • USB Problem. Check the USB connection and try other direct ports or maybe
    the USB cable is an older one. Device isn’t bootable.
  • You’re trying to ‘update’ to a beta firmware instead of performing a
    restore. Device is still bootable if you kick it out of recovery mode.
  • Rebooting your Mac or PC may resolve this issue.
  • Root file-system partition size was set too small in the ramdisk’s options plist.

Error 17

  • Device failed to display the applelogo img3 which results in this error.

    One or more of the nand0/nor0 flash images were missing from the IPSW.

Error 18

  • This occurs when the media library on the device is corrupt and cannot be modified or updated.
  • Updating to the latest version of iTunes and then restoring should resolve this issue
Error 20

 

  • Reportedly happens during failed downgrade attempts (iOS 2.0 to 1.1.1, 5 beta to 4.3.3). 
  • Some have seen success afterwards by doing the downgrade from DFU mode instead of the normal Recovery mode.

 

Error 21

  • Custom firmware restore fail (PwnageTool since 4.1). You have to put your
    device into the DFU mode and not into recovery mode. Device won’t boot
    correctly an stuck at the Apple logo after the error. Press and hold power
    and home button until it reboots.
  • Error when using Sauriks server for a restore with iOS 5.x in the recovery mode at least on a A5 device.

Error 23

Cannot restore or update due to hardware problems.

  • In software you have to set default web browser.
  • In hardware, it’s a communication problem. Check all connections, also try
    to change battery.
  • Faulty baseband flash or processor 
  • Happens frequently after water damage. Remove and clean motherboard.

Error 26

  • Values or variables in the options property list within the ramdisk are
    incorrect. 

     

    False version of the NOR flash firmware. Use the correct sn0wbreeze version.

Error 27

  • I got this after I tried to flash iOS5 from 3Gs on a 3G Phone (I modified the restore.plist so it would flash and also exchanged RestoreRamDisk and kernelcache)

Error 28

  • Hardware error. Return your device to Apple if possible. The problem is a
    bad dock connector on the iPhone. Must change the connector.
  • If you have tried almost everything, reset the logic board (leave uncharged for five days or remove battery for half an hour), then pwn and restore. If this doesn’t work, the flash memory/hard drive of your device is damaged.

Error 29

  • See Apple’s discussion thread number 2329795 about this problem. You might need to change the battery.
Error 34

 

  • Hard disk is run out of space when trying to download. Clear space and then continue downloading.

 

Error 37
  • iPod touch 2G LLB patched with the 0×24000 Segment Overflow was used on an
    iPhone 3GS custom firmware. Known on damaged bundles from unofficial
    PwnageTool distributions or bundles.
  • sn0wbreeze 2.0.1 bug, which was fixed in 2.0.2.
  • Recent sn0wbreeze can cause this issue. Deselect all custom boot logos, recreate IPSW. If received on an iPhone 3GS, select “new boot-rom” and deselect all custom bootlogos, then recreate the IPSW.

Error 40

    • Hacktivation bug in Sn0wbreeze 2.0.1, which was fixed in Sn0wbreeze 2.0.2.
    Error 46

    ?


    Error 1002

    Error when restoring.

    Error 1004

    This is caused by a failure to match the Baseband Nonce currently in memory to
    the nonce returned in the Baseband Firmware SHSH blob. This happens if you
    edited the hosts file (Saurik’s Server) or you are using TinyUmbrella. Use
    TinyUmbrella and “Kick Device Out Of Recovery” to boot. ^1

    Error 1011

    This is caused by recovery mode being in userland (1.1.1 firmware). The file
    iTunesMobileDevice.dll is damaged or updated.

    Error 1013
    • iPhone 4
      o This means that the baseband did not get updated. Either remove the
      gs.apple.com entry from your hosts file and let the baseband upgrade or
      if you want to preserve the baseband just jailbreak at this point to
      boot it up.
    • Other Devices
      o Restart computer; change computer; reinstall system, if the device is
      always in restoring mode: XP users can jump from restoring mode with
      ibus; MAC users can use iNdependence. (usually on the iPhone 2G with
      1.0.2 firmware downgraded from 1.1.1)

    Error 1014

    This occurs when you try to downgrade your device’s baseband.

    Error 1015

    This error is common when downgrading iPhones and 3G-enabled iPads. The problem
    occurs when the device’s baseband has a higher version number than the baseband
    in the firmware you restored to. Just set auto-boot true in iRecovery or use
    iREB/TinyUmbrella/RecBoot.^1 In case this is not working use Pwnage Tool to
    create a custom firmware WITHOUT the iPad baseband, put your device in pwned DFU
    mode and restore via iTunes.


    Error 1394

    When Spirit2Pwn flashes parts of the boot chain on iOS 4, the device may crash
    into DFU Mode.[1]

     

    Error 1413

    Restart computer; change USB port; reinstall system. See also Apple’s Knowledge
    Base article number TS1927.

    Error 1415

    Restart computer; change USB port; reinstall system.

    Error 1417

    Restart computer; change USB port; reinstall system.

    Error 1418

    Restart computer; change USB port; reinstall system.

    Error 1428

    Restart computer; change USB port; reinstall system. (downgrade from
    www.iphonebus.com)

    Error 1050

    Bad response from gs.apple.com OR need iREB for preparing the device for
    restoring to custom IPSW


    Error 1600

    • Custom firmware can’t be restored on a device with DFU Mode. The software of
      the iPhone isn’t patched. Using iREB, sn0wbreeze, redsn0w, or PwnageTool, you
      need to enter a pwned DFU Mode. During that process the software gets patched
      and the custom firmware should run without any problems.
    • APTicket problems if you try to restore to iOS 5.x in the DFU Mode.

       

    Error 1601

    See also Apple’s Knowledge Base article number TA38633.

     

    Error 1602
    • Restart computer; change computer; reinstall system.
    • If this error occured during an Apple TV restore, then unplug the Apple TV
      from the power cable, after you entered the recovery or DFU mode, and then
      try it again.

    Error 1603

    False kernelcache patch. Known on damaged bundles from unofficial PwnageTool
    distributions or bundles. See also Apple’s Knowledge Base article number TA38604

    Error 1604

    Device was not pwned (signature checks were not blocked). Custom firmware can’t
    be restored. Can also happen when there’s a problem with the IPSW.

    Error 1611

    iTunes tried to enter the Restore Mode, but the device turned back to the
    Recovery Mode. This can happen when updating an iPad 2 jailbroken with Saffron
    gets updated to iOS5. In this case simply retry, as it is in Recovery Mode then
    anyway.

    Error 1618

    Missing system files or corrupt data in iTunes installation. Try to uninstall
    iTunes, restart computer, install again. This error also occurs for iTunes in
    Windows 8 for reasons currently unknown.

    Error 1619

    iTunes is too old and couldn’t read the iPhone in Recovery or DFU Mode. Please
    update iTunes and try it again.

    Error 1644

    IPSW was moved during prepare with iTunes. Try it again and don’t move the IPSW.

    Error 1646

    iTunes expected the device to be in a different state (Example: booted into iOS
    rather than jumping to iBEC).

    Errors 20xx

    Errors 2000-2009 (from Apple support): If you experience this issue on a Mac,
    disconnect third-party devices, hubs, spare cables, displays, reset the SMC, and
    then try to restore. If you are using a Windows computer, remove all USB devices
    and spare cables other than your keyboard, mouse, and the device, restart the
    computer, and try to restore. If that does not resolve the issue, try the USB
    issue-resolution steps and articles listed for Error 1604. If the issue
    persists, it may be related to conflicting security software.

    Error 2001

    • The Mac OS X kernel extension “IOUSBFamily” that was bundled with late 2008
      / early 2009 MacBooks, as well as the 10.5.6 update, has a bug where it
      fails to properly recognize an iDevice in DFU Mode. It can be resolved by
      updating to 10.5.7 (or later), or using a USB hub.
    • Close limera1n.

    Error 2002

    iTunes can’t connect because another program is using it or it’s disconnected
    during the Apple Server check.

    Error 2003
    • Connection problem; change USB cable and check USB port.
    • sn0wbreeze failed to restore IPSW; unplug and plug iDevice and try again

    Error 2005

    Problem connecting. Probably a hardware failure.

    Somebody reported that reinstalling the USB drivers fixed the problem.

    Error 2006

    Replace the USB cable with a newer one and/or disconnect all other USB devices,
    then retry.

    Error 2009

    ?


    Error 3002

    • Update to an older firmware isn’t working, because Apple is no longer
      handing out SHSHs for the device/firmware combination.
    • Or a timeout checking Apple server – retry later.
    • This error also happens if you try to /Update/ with a local TSS server
      (TinyUmbrella tool) and probably also when connecting to Cydia Server. Use
      /Restore/ instead.

    Error 3002 

    represents no update ramdisk when pressing Shift+Check for updates.

    Error 3004

    • No internet connection during the firmware restore.
    • iTunes can’t connect to gs.apple.com. Maybe Port 80 and Port 443 is blocked.
      Open it on your router.

    Error 3014

    • Bad hosts file. The SHSH request couldn’t be completed. No connection to the
      Apple Server, Cydia Server or localhost (for TinyUmbrella.
    • iTunes can’t connect to gs.apple.com. Maybe Port 80 and Port 443 is blocked.
      Open it on your router.

    Error 3123

      Something dealing with movie rentals.

      Error 3191

      QuickTime may be corrupted. You must reinstall it before iTunes will work.
      Windows users, also try turning off Compatibility Mode for QuickTime.

      • Right-click on “C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe” (“Program
        Files (x86)” for 64-bit Windows) and choose Properties from the shortcut menu.
      • In the Properties window, click on the Compatibility tab. Deselect the
        checkbox labeled “Run this program in compatibility mode for.”
      • Click Apply.
      • Close the Properties window

      Error 3194

      Occurs when trying to install an old firmware and Apple’s server disallows the
      installation. The only solution is to have SHSH backup and modify the hosts file
      to point to Saurik’s Cydia Server where they are backed up (or localhost if you
      have it yourself).

      Error 3195
      • There is no SHSH for the firmware. 
      • This is the same as “This device isn’t eligible for the request build.” but with an cache error.

      Error 3200

        You are trying to /update/ to iOS 5, when infact, the IPSW file has only a
        Restore Ramdisk.

        Monday, March 26, 2012

        How to Fix USB connection issues with Samsung Galaxy S2

        Sometimes your PC does not recognize the samsung smartphone when connected via USB. You have tried using different usb ports or different pc's but without any luck. You may try the following as well:

        1) Disconnect phone from usb
        2) In phone dialpad, dial *#7284#
        3) A menu will show up for UART and USB settings. Make sure PDA is selected for USB. If it's already selected you may select MODEM and then go back to select PDA again.
        4) Connect your phone to PC via USB

        Thursday, March 8, 2012

        How to find out Blackberry original carrier registered on BIS

        Most of the time the carrier logo is present on the blackberry device so it's easy to tell. However, some blackberry may not have the carrier logo present. You can find out the original carrier in the following way.

        First, access the "Help me" menu to read the vendor id. Depending on the blackberry, one of the methods below will pop up the "Help me" menu.

        • Press ALT CAPS H (hold at the same time) from main menu
        • Press and hold the ALT key (Bottom left) and type E A C E if the phone is pearl or other sure-type phone
        • Whilst pressing down ALT, select E Then S then C then R
        • For storm or torch 9860, hold the Back Arrow and tap the screen in the following areas: TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT, TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT

        Once you have the "Help me" menu pop up and you can use the three digit vendor id to look up in the following table:

        vendor id carrier

        100 T-Mobile US
        101 AWS
        102 Cingular Wireless
        103 Nextel
        104 Sprint PCS
        105 Verizon
        106 Alltel
        107 Rogers
        109 BWA (Aliant/Sasktel)
        111 MM02 DE
        113 Telfort
        114 T-Mobile DE/AU
        115 TIM
        116 Hutchison
        117 Bouygues
        118 SFR
        119 OrangeFrance
        120 VODAFONE (UK)
        121 Telcel
        122 Telstra
        123 T-Mobile (UK)
        124 Vodafone Germany
        125 MM02 UK/IRL/NL
        126 Telus
        127 SMART
        128 Starhub
        129 Telefonica
        130 Swisscom
        131 Cable & Wireless
        132 Vodafone (IT)
        133 Vodafone (ES)
        134 T-Mobile (NL)
        135 Cincinnati Bell
        136 Telefonica
        LAM
        137 Vodafone Austria
        138 Vodafone Australia
        139 Vodafone Ireland
        140 Vodafone Sweden
        141 CSL
        142 Orange UK
        143 Vodafone New Zealand
        144 SingTel
        145 Globe
        146 Optus
        147 Orange Mobistar
        148 VodafoneHU
        149 Bharti
        150 KPN
        151 TIM
        Greece
        152 Proximus
        153 VodafonePortugal
        154 TIM
        Brazil
        155 BTMobile
        156 Earthlink
        158 E-Plus
        159 BASE
        160 Dobson
        161 Vodafone
        Egypt
        162 OrangeSwitzerland
        164 Triton
        165 Maxis
        166 Vodafone
        Denmark(TDC)
        167 MobileOne
        (VodaSingapore)
        168 Vodacom
        169 T-Mobile
        PO
        170 T-MobileCZ
        171 T-Mobile
        HU
        173 MTN
        174 Entel
        175 Amena
        176 SmarTone
        177 TCS
        178 Avea
        179 F100
        180 Turkcell
        181 Partner
        183 OrangeGlobal
        186 Telkomsel
        188 Vodafone
        Greece
        189 USCC
        190 Mobilink
        194 VodaLuxembourg
        195 Voda
        Iceland
        198 VodafoneCZ
        204 China
        Mobile
        205 Movilnet
        209 Sympac
        210 TIMArgentina
        212 Etisalat
        214 AMX
        215 Telefonica
        Venezuela
        217 Orange Romania
        218 KTP
        222 Mobitel Bulgaria
        224 PCCW/Sunday
        227 Mobily
        229 Eurotel
        230 Hutchison Essar
        303 iusacell

        Does it work for you? Is the vendor id list complete? Please leave a comment whether this works for you.

        Does the list have your carrier? If not, add your vendor code to the comment and i'll update the list.

        Friday, March 2, 2012

        How to enable internet tethering on Samsung Galaxy S Captivate

        The following is a guide for you to enable internet tethering on Samsung Galaxy S Captivate from AT&T. AT&T disabled
        free tethering on AT&T branded phones. This can remove such limitation on your phone for free.

        Wednesday, February 29, 2012

        How to unlock blackberry with MFI Multiloader

        I've came across the following article to unlock blackberries. I'm posting it here but i've not tried it myself. Please proceed with caution and post your experience here.

        Friday, February 24, 2012

        How to unlock iPhone 4S with R-SIM

        An alternative unlock sim to the GPP sim. You may now use a R-SIM to unlock AT&T iPhone 4S running on iOS 5/5.01. Check out the video below:

         

        Tuesday, February 14, 2012

        How to unlock iPhone 4S with GPP SIM

        You may now use a GPP sim to unlock AT&T iPhone 4S running on iOS 5/5.01. Check out the video below:

         

        How to Unlock Nokia Smartphone

        • Obtain the imei number of the phone by pressing *#06# 
        • Obtain the unlock code from this website.
        • Power up phone with a sim card that it does not accept.
        • The phone will prompt you for a restriction code.
        • Enter the unlock code and you should get the message "SIM Restriction Off"
        • Congratulations, you've just unlocked your Nokia phone!

        Friday, February 3, 2012

        How to enter unlock code for BlackBerry 9860 AT&T (Blackberry 7)

        • Go to Options -> Advanced System Settings -> Sim card
        • Hold shift while enter mepd, it will show a screen with network status. If it says network active, the phone is locked to AT&T
        • Press the &%123 key to show the numeric keyboard
        • Press and hold the &%123 key while enter mep. release the &%123 key and enter 2. Now you can enter the unlock code in the popup window and unlock your blackberry 9860

         

        Leave a comment if it works for you!

          Thursday, January 19, 2012

          How to setup AT&T prepaid GoPhone plan on iPhone 4S or iPhone 4

          Once you have an AT&T GoPhone sim card, you may insert the sim card into the iPhone and you should immediately be able to make phone calls. If you are planning to use it on iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s, you will need to cut the sim card to micro-sim size in order to fit in the sim card tray.
          Now comes the hard part, you will need to setup the phone to use a prepaid data plan. Here's a step by step guide to walk through the process:
          1. Setup the iPhone with wifi connection
          2. Open Safari on iPhone and visit unlockit.co.nz
          3. Follow the steps and continue until creating the profile. You will need to choose AT&T as the carrier.
          4. Install the profile and replace your current one. 
          5. Restart the iPhone.
          6. Congratulations! now your AT&T prepaid data plan should work.

          Leave a comment if it works for you!

          Wednesday, January 18, 2012

          Saturday, January 14, 2012

          How to restore Samsung Galaxy S 4G Skyrocket I727 to stock rom

          The following is a step by step process of restoring the Samsung Galaxy S II (AT&T Skyrocket I727) to stock ROM. Sometimes a factory reset does not fix the issue with the phone. You will then need to perform a restore to stock ROM to fully recover it. Or if your phone is bricked during flashing, restoring to stock ROM may also fix the issue. I have personally tried the below steps and it worked for me. 

          • Make sure Samsung USB driver is installed on your PC
          • Download and unzip odin 1.85 on your desktop
          • Download and unzip the file on your desktop
          • Start Odin 1.85
          • Put the phone in download mode (Hold both volume keys and then connect to PC with USB cable)
          • Odin will should detect the phone in several seconds and show a yellow bar with com port number
          • Check auto-reboot and uncheck all others in odin
          • Press start and it shall progress and then reboot the phone. Once it's done, odin will show a green bar with "passed" and the phone will reboot
          • Congratuations, now you just flashed the phone to stock ROM  

          Note:

          Sometimes i had problem with Odin 1.85. I then tried to use Odin 1.7 and it worked for me.

          Leave a comment if it works for you!

          Wednesday, January 11, 2012

          How to fix iMessage on iOS 5 with unlocked iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4

          The following is a step-by-step guide to fix iMessage on software-unlocked iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4. It will work for other iPhone models as well.

          • Start Cydia on iPhone and add repo.bingner.com to the source
          • Install SAM and SAMpref from the repository
          • Go to Settings -> Sam in SamPref and choose "Revert Lockdownd to Stock"
          • Choose De-Activate iPhone in SamPref.
          • Connect iPhone to iTunes and activate it.
          • Go to Settings -> Sam ->Utilities. Choose backup activation and then restore activation.
          • Restart the iPhone and install the free iPusher from Apple Store.
          • Open the iPusher app and click test push notification. The push notification should work now.
          • Turn off iMessage. Reboot the Phone. Turn back on iMessage.
          • Congratuations! iMessage should work now!

          Wednesday, January 4, 2012

          How to unlock iPhone 3GS on iOS 5

          The following is a guide to unlock iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.0.1 via software. Before you proceed, please make sure that your iPhone 3GS is not one of the ones that comes with Toshiba baseband chip. This is the easiest/fastest method i've found and i've tested it working personally. The risk of bricking your phone is minimal.

          1. Check the serial number of your iPhone, if it's produced before 41th week of 2009 (old boot rom), it's on old bootrom and you need to download this file. Otherwise (new boot rom), you need to download this file. If you do not know which week it is produced, you can use this tool to check.
          2. Download latest redsn0w for Windows / Mac
          3. Start redsn0w. Go to Extras->Pwned DFU and follow instructions to get the iPhone in Pwned DFU mode.
          4. Start iTunes. Shift+Click Restore and choose the file downloaded in step #1
          5. If your phone is on old boot rom, skip this step. Otherwise, Power off the phone. Start redsn0w. Choose Jailbreak and follow instructions to jailbreak the phone. uncheck install Cydia.
          6. Reboot the iPhone. Enter Cydia and search for Ultrasn0w package. Install it.
          7. Turn off and then turn on airplane mode. Voila! Your iPhone 3GS is unlocked on iOS 5.0.1!

          Did it work for you? Please leave a comment!

          Monday, January 2, 2012

          iPhone 3GS 8GB Unlock issue with iPad Baseband (Error code -1)

          Some iPhone 3GS 8GB cannot be unlocked with iPad Baseband 6.15.00. Those iPhones are produced with Toshiba baseband chip instead of the original Infineon chip. Therefore it's not compatible with the iPad baseband. If you attempt to flash it with the iPad baseband, you are running the risk of corrupting the baseband and bricking the phone. You will end up with NO wifi/bluetooth/imei after the baseband is corrupted. Restoring the phone in iTunes will result in error code -1. 

          iPhone 3GS 8GB that is produced before 2011 are safe to flash. However, certain ones produced in 2011 that is after week 28 are not safe. But because phones come from different factories, you mileage may vary.

          Some confirmed safe to flash begin with:

          xx102xx
          xx104xx
          xx108xx
          xx109xx
          xx110xx
          xx112xx
          QR112xx (refurbished)
          xx113xx
          xx119xx
          xx120xx
          xx121xx
          xx122xx
          xx123xx
          xx125xx
          xx128xx
          xx129xx
          xx130xx
          xx132xx
          xx133xx
          QR135xx (refurbished)
          QR138xx (refurbished)
          QR148xx (refurbished)
          QR149xx (refurbished)
          QR152xx (refurbished)
          QR201xx (refurbished)
          QR208xx (refurbished)
          QR209xx (refurbished)

           

          Confirmed bricked serials begin with:

          xx130xx
          xx131xx
          xx134xx
          xx135xx
          xx136xx
          xx138xx
          xx139xx
          xx140xx
          xx141xx
          QR142xx (refurbished)
          xx143xx
          xx144xx
          xx145xx
          QR147xx (refurbished)
          xx148xx
          xx150xx
          QR202xx (refurbished)
          QR212xx (refurbished)

          The list will be continuously updated. You may post your serial and your unlock experience in the comments and it'll be updated here.

           

          P.S. 

          Some folks are asking about if there is a possible solution. At the moment, if you are unlucky enough that bricked the phone. There's no way to recover. However, there is a software based baseband erasing/flashing method that is actively under development. This method may be able to re-flash the corrupted baseband. Once the developer releases the software, we'll post it too. 

          You may also try your luck at apple store genius bar. In general, attempting to flash the baseband will void the apple warranty. But YMMV.  

          For iPhone 3GS 16GB or 32GB, Apple stopped producing them in 2011. However, apple may still refurbish them so some 3GS 16GB/32GB may still have a serial number greater than week 28. We have reports that some iPhone 3GS 16GB/32GB with serial number greater than week 28 are bricked.

          One anonymous reader tipped that for most accurate result, it is advised to open up the phone and check the id on the baseband chip, if it is 36MY1EE it will work, if it's anything else, it will brick. Thanks!

          It's confirmed that the baseband downgrade will NOT work with the toshiba baseband. So if your phone is bricked due to flashing a 6.15 baseband, you cannot recover it via baseband downgrade.