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    Question Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    I was able to get an unlock code for my Droid 2 Global and then inserted an At&t gophone sim card. I tried making a call and I got a verizon robot. It is switched to GSM. I tried a boost mobile sim card too. Nothing. What more do I need to do?

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    I did some research. I have the app that will add new APN settings to the phone. But I still have the issue where verizon is still dominating this phone. After looking up some info it appears that I should use the SBF "DROID2WE_X6_2.4.29_FULL.sbf"- it says that it is the only version "...suitable for THB's USA GSM unlock." If I understand correctly, thats what I need to use a GSM sim card right?

    So if I boot the phone with that sbf should the phone automatically use whatever network the sim card is? or do I still have to set the APN settings?
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    using DROID2WE_X6_2.4.29_FULL.sbf will temp brick your phone if it is on 4.5.629 system version
    follow my instructions
    Band unlock Droid 2 Global with 608 or 629

    So if I boot the phone with that sbf should the phone automatically use whatever network the sim card is? or do I still have to set the APN settings?
    depends on the network, at&t should work, just by inserting the sim card

    edit: the moto droids are made for verizon with their specs, which means the sim unlock only works on non-usa gsm networks
    the TBH Band unlock, removes the radios, band restriction, allowing the device to be used on usa gsm networks like at&t, and t-moblie
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    Im glad I looked into this first rather than used that sbf. Thanks. Lemme try this out.

    Since the phone is already flashed and rooted can I skip to 6? Or do I have to do it all over again?
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    phone needs 2.4.330 or 2.4.29 radio files, only way to do that is to flash the sbf
    the ezSBF method does not flash over the radio files
    so yes start over, if you have data you want to keep, make a nandroid backup before flashing
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    Ok. Im assuming it was your video I followed to root my phone in the first place. I thank you for the info too, it was very clear and easy to follow.
    Now I just need to make sense of these instructions. They seem a bit overwhelming as I am still learning terms.
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    if you watched Root D2, R2D2, or D2G with 2.3.4 yes it was likely mine
    if you find a different one, that's better then mine let me know and I will link to it

    yes the process is complicated, just make sure you have everything before you start
    charge your battery, if you have a spare, charge that too just too be safe

    manually install moto drivers, that is where, flashing with rsd lite sometimes gets people
    windows should automatically, find and install, but windows sometimes fails at that step
    use the latest in my list
    sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - Google Docs
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    The youtube account is the same one as the icon you have.


    But yeah Im really having trouble with this.
    What I understand is

    1. Backup phone files through bootstrap after rooting
    2. --
    3. then flash 2.4.330 sbf with rsd lite which I installed on my computer but after following the link to
    https://sites.google.com/site/motosb...obal-sbf-files
    Im not sure which one to download. I'm assuming its the second one.
    4. Follow the process of booting with the .iso and follow the instructions as I did before.
    b. install bootstrap- the instructions have me rooting again. do I skip to 2?
    5. also optional for backing files?
    6. Install THB band unlock.zip to computer? Or sd card?

    The rest of the instructions are step by step and I understand. I'm just having trouble understanding what is being referred to
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    3 use VRZ_A956_2.4.33_1FF_01.sbf.zip though I don't think it matters if you use DROID2WE_X6_2.4.29_FULL.sbf.zip
    4 yes, after flashing sbf device will no longer be rooted
    5 you can skip this step if you want
    6 move band unlock to sd card, flash like a rom, in cwm

    I see what is confusing to install band unlock use the following

    Open Droid 2 Bootstrap app, tap bootstrap recovery, tap ok, then reboot recovery.
    select wipe cache partition confirm Yes- Wipe Cache
    Select Back arrow or press power button
    Install zip from sd card
    Go to folder where zip is. If you downloaded zip from stock browser and didn't move it, it will be in the DOWNLOAD folder.
    Click on the zip you want to install, then yes.
    When install is done, select back arrow or press power, and select reboot.

    will update instructions, and try to make it clearer
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    I'll try this again

    Install TBH Band unlock.zip thanks to The Black Hat Team
    using following instructions
    download or move TBH Band unlock.zip to sd card
    Open Droid 2 Bootstrap app, tap bootstrap recovery, tap ok, then reboot recovery.
    select wipe cache partition confirm Yes- Wipe Cache
    Select Back arrow or press power
    select Install zip from sd card (not apply sdcard: update.zip)use camera to select
    select choose zip from sd card (not apply sdcard: update.zip)use camera to select
    Go to folder where zip is. If you downloaded zip from stock browser and didn't move it, it will be in the DOWNLOAD folder.
    Click on the zip you want to install, then yes.
    When install is done, select back arrow or press power, and select reboot.

    note; if you press power button at main menu, screen will go black, phone is still in cwm, just press power or camera to return to main menu
    in sub-menus pressing the power button returns to previous menu screen
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
    Thanked by:
  10. Thread Author  Thread Author    #10  

    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    So I went through everything and it appeared as it went smoothly. Theres a blue triangle now in the top of my phone- thats different- and the "verizon wireless" written when i pull that part down isnt there. However, even with the go phone sim in there I still get a Verizon robot, and my apn settings are locked to verizon.
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by sjrobinson View Post
    So I went through everything and it appeared as it went smoothly. Theres a blue triangle now in the top of my phone- thats different-
    that' no network availible
    and the "verizon wireless" written when i pull that part down isnt there. However, even with the go phone sim in there I still get a Verizon robot, and my apn settings are locked to verizon.
    menu>system settings>wireless & networks>mobile networks>Network Mode>select gsm only or gms/umts
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
  12. Thread Author  Thread Author    #12  

    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    Ok. So I did that and theres no service. This is an old sim card but shouldnt it give me the option to activate it? This is just the only way of me telling that this process worked and my phone is fully unlocked. Or are you sure that it would work now?
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    you should be good, sim card may be bad?
    did you try the boost mobile sim card?
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    could be an apn, problem
    may be try HiAPN Global(1 Click Surfing)
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
  15. Thread Author  Thread Author    #15  

    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    I think the gophone sim is not working. it said it did not exist on at&ts site. the boost mobile might be the same as it is very old. I will try it will an activated sim card eventually. That may work. I tried the "offline sim apn data" app and have an idea of how to use it. ill try that suggestion too. thanks.
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    I've been having the same issue. I went back and started going through the steps again following the above method and I can't seem to flash VRZ_A956_2.4.33_1FF_01.sbf. The flash goes through properly but when it goes to reboot it won't let me do anything but go into bootloader. I'm getting the following error codes:

    Err:A5,70,70,00,1F

    Any help would be appreciated. I've been trying to get my D2G to work on ATT for awhile now.
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    yes, if your phone was on 2.3.4./4.5.629, any other sbf, will temp brick phone
    phone will not boot correctly, till you flash ezSBF 629

    edit; just follow my instructions
    Band unlock Droid 2 Global with 608 or 629
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    Got it thanks. I followed the directions with no errors. The Verizon APN's are now gone and there are 2 for AT&T, but I've got no bars. I changed to GSM mode and still nothing. Any ideas?

    Thanks again!
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    sorry, failed to put a very important step in, or forgot that was not optional
    because you have already flashed 2.4.330 sbf, you don't need to do that again

    if you made a 629 nandroid backup in cwm, before flashing band unlock, you can just restore that and be done

    if you did not make a nandroid backup before flashing, you need to reflash 629 ezSBF, reroot, make a nandroid, flash band unlock.zip,and restore nandroid backup

    rewritten my instructions again
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    Followed the directions again. Same issue. The APN's show AT&T, but it won't find the network, no bars. I've looked in the settings menu and the CDMA settings are grayed out on System select "change the CDMA roaming mode". Not sure if that has something to do with it or not. These are the exact steps I took.

    1. Flash 2.33 (I used linus and not RSDlite)
    2. reflash 629 ezSBF
    3. reroot
    4. make a nandroid
    5. flash band unlock.zip from cmv recovery screen using install zip
    6. restore nandroid
    7. wipe cache
    8. reboot
    9. power down and install sim and power back up

    Thanks again for all your help with this. Please let me know if you see I did something incorrectly or if I need to do something else.
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    you changed
    menu>system settings>wireless & networks>mobile networks>Network Mode>select gsm only or gms/umts
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
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    I did. I got an error:

    "No GSM/UMTS networks were found. Would you like to switch to global mode?"
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    you could see if you have access, to sim card
    by importing or exporting contacts
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
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    I do, I just saved contacts to the AT&T sim card with no problem.
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    Default Re: Droid Successfully Unlocked But Still Verizon

    Any ideas?
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