[Gllug] Phone unlocking

Ashley Evans ashley at seamlessrecruitment.com
Mon Aug 2 15:01:10 UTC 2004

Ashley Evans wrote:

> Richard Jones wrote:
>> People like: http://www.unlock123.com will apparently allow me to
>> unlock my Orange Nokia phone (not that I've used them, nor am I
>> recommending them).
>> You type in the IMEI, phone model, and crucially your credit card
>> number, and it gives you a number that you tap into the phone.
>> This suggests that there's a simple algorithm involved for converting
>> IMEI + model -> code.  Is this so?  Is there free software out there
>> for doing this?
>> Rich.
> With it being so hot in the office I have not got too much of an 
> inclination to do "real" work atm so I decided to start a 
> mini-investigation.  No conclusions so far and I'm waiting for Orange 
> (notorious "lockers") to get back to me, preferably with the algorithm 
> itself, however, this is unlikly. As I spoke with a gentleman in the 
> Press Office there is a 99.9% chance that I won't be called back :)
> I orginally contacted various Nokia telephone numbers abut this but 
> was informed that the locking is added to the phone (firmware, I 
> presume) by the network operators themselves. Not sure if this really 
> is the case.
> Maybe my first question should be "Does, fundementally, this algorithm 
> require you credit card number?"
> Ashley
More info can be found here: http://unlockme.co.uk/codesexplained.html

Ashley (again :)
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