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Instruction + Files on How to Un-bricked, rooted and Band unlock Droid 2 Global with 629 ROM

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Morlok8k

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:18 PM #51

Yep it was a sim issue (nothing a light adhesive wouldn't solve), the second sim issue is that you can't save mcc and mnc info. I wouldn't recommend the turbosim type things either, but if you have a phone like this and unlock codes won't work it's really the only remaining option. Getting it from Verizon isn't an option, I was informed I would have to be a customer and have had the phone on their network for 6 months or more.

I can now confirm that the info on this thread is 100% effective and working. It just takes some patience and careful instruction following.


i think you need to be a verizon customer in good standing for 6+ months. I dont think the device needs to be on it for the 6 months though. i could be wrong. I've been with vzw for 10 years, and my D2G wasnt currently on their network when i unlocked it, though it had been for 1 year a while ago.

i'm glad you got it working.

Edited by Morlok8k, 20 July 2012 - 11:18 PM.

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beh

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:21 AM #52

If anyone wants the clean rooted nandroid of .629, I uploaded it to rapidshare.
https://rapidshare.c...629-Nandroid.7z
the checksum for the file should be
c43101a5b01d7c69887a0668be24e5c9
You will need to unzip it (7-zip), which is available at www.7-zip.org
and you will need to place the unzipped folder in the clockworkmod backups folder on you SD card.
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Combined Droid 2, D2G, Droid X, Droid X2 root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...droidx-root-cd/
Droid 2 Global recovery and root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...to-brick-phone/

tajlund

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:23 PM #53

i think you need to be a verizon customer in good standing for 6+ months. I dont think the device needs to be on it for the 6 months though. i could be wrong. I've been with vzw for 10 years, and my D2G wasnt currently on their network when i unlocked it, though it had been for 1 year a while ago.

i'm glad you got it working.


It didn't stay working. I guess I'm going to have to retire my idea of having a halfway decent phone until I can find a more permanent unlock solution.
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Morlok8k

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:05 PM #54

It didn't stay working. I guess I'm going to have to retire my idea of having a halfway decent phone until I can find a more permanent unlock solution.


then check this out. confirmed for D2G. a little spendy though.
http://rootzwiki.com...-based-devices/
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beh

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:08 PM #55

For band unlockers, there should be a much simplified option, if someone wants to try it.
I put together a 629 SBF cd, that includes the new method of rooting 629. This would allow one to band unlock by
1 Flashing 330 with rsdlite
2 flashing 629 with the new CD
3 Root the phone with the new CD
4 Install recovery bootstrap
5 Bootstrap recovery and install TBH band unlock.

It would need to be tried out and verified, but the CD is currently available at
http://rootzwiki.com...to-brick-phone/

Theoretically, you could even do all of this without losing your current setup, but not sure if that would work well or not. It would take a couple of extra steps, as you would first need to root and bootstrap recovery, and make a nandroid backup. Then you would do the 5 steps I mentioned, but would also restore the nandroid backup at step 5. No guarantees that would work, but very possible.
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Combined Droid 2, D2G, Droid X, Droid X2 root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...droidx-root-cd/
Droid 2 Global recovery and root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...to-brick-phone/

mikep

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:22 AM #56

Probably a dumb question, but... Did I read there's a non-verizon (euro?) version of the D2G with all bands unlocked. If so, would it make sense to grab the SBFs for it to use for the radio flash step? It would save the band locking step, and I wonder if it would have some additional advantages - like maybe MDM6600 settings tuned for GSM that might have been skipped in the verizon version build?

Mike
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Gasai Yuno

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:14 AM #57

Milestone 2 SBF images are not compatible with the D2G.

Milestone 2 uses a different transceiver and is GSM only.

Europe doesn't use CDMA and thus phones made for Europe have no need in (proprietary and costly) CDMA modems.
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├── Stock ── Rooted ── Locked bootloader
├── Maximum speed witnessed over LTE: 98.2 Mbps
└── Average speed over LTE: 88.7 Mbps

mikep

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:56 AM #58

Ah, I didn't realize they were talking about the milestone.

To check my understanding of the process though - if we used RSDLite to flash the radio from some other motorola MDM6600 phone's sbf in step 11 that would be enough - the phone is bricked after that step anyway, right? Then step 12&13 would flash the working 629 back over unix w/o touching the radio, we could finish the root and recovery, and the phone would be G2G?
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Gasai Yuno

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:15 AM #59

What other Motorola devices use the MDM6600?

DROID Pro, DROID3, what else?
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▣Sony LT25i “Tsubasa”, Android 4.1.2 “Jelly Bean” with Xperia™ extensions
├── Stock ── Rooted ── Locked bootloader
├── Maximum speed witnessed over LTE: 98.2 Mbps
└── Average speed over LTE: 88.7 Mbps

mikep

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:04 AM #60

Maybe the photon 4g or the atrix 4g? Any one here know, or know how to find out? The trick is to find non-verizon MDM6600 images (which AFAIK disqualifies the droid pro and droid 3?). If I can track down the right sbfs I can give it a shot.

Seems verizon iphones use the mdm6600 too, am I allowed to mention it on this forum?
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