Samsung Galaxy S 4G – Unlocked


Good news for those users on a GSM based network wanting a Samsung Galaxy S 4G, your wish has been granted.  XDA member sanfranx415 has discovered a method for finding the unlock code for these devices. Of course the method requires that the phone be rooted and lots of patience with a hex editor.

The first step to this process is copying a file to your sdcard from /dev/block/  using a terminal emulator, and then transferring it to your computer. Once that’s done the patience factor comes in, you must open the file in a hex editor and search for a certain string to locate the unlock code. While this probably sounds boring, the results are worth it if you’re wanting to use this phone on a carrier other than T-Mobile (like AT&T).

For the complete step by step guide as well as a link to an easy hex editor, visit the XDA thread.


Source: XDA Developers via XDA Forums

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Jacob Cunningham
I'm an avid technology lover. My first Android device was a G1; I fell in love (except for the battery), next I got a Samsung Captivate; error in judgment on my behalf, now I've moved on to the MyTouch 4G; which I absolutely love. What started with me just needing some kind of phone to use, i.e. free G1, ended with a new addiction.... I also enjoy long walks on the beach and luxurious bubble baths.... Oh wait.

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