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Lumia 710 Jailbreak
100% NOOBS GUIDE TO FULL DEV-UNLOCKING ROGERS/T-MOBILE RM-809 (ALSO WORKS ON RM-803)
Note: this tutorial WILL also de-brand your Rogers/T-Mobile branded phone. Please read the whole guide before doing anything. If you are illiterate DO NOT ATTEMPT. Always read through this guide before you do anything because I constantly update it. Tested on Windows 8, Windows 7 & Linux 12.04&12.10
As a noob, you might be asking yourself, what is inter-who? full unloc-what?
Interop-unlock = Exactly the same as your regular phone with the ability to install unsigned? XAP (apps)
Full-unlock = 100% developer unlocked phone with ability to install unsigned apps as well as full exe files (if you can find any that are compatible)
Earlier this month, when I purchased my T-Mobile Lumia 710 (RM-809) I was looking through these forums and found a great community of developers that found methods to interop-unlock and full-unlock the Lumia 710.
However, there was no clear-cut step-by-step tutorial on how to do it.
To make matters worse, most of the available vague tutorials were for the RM-803 model for the 710, and not the RM-809.
I am making this tutorial to clear the confusion for noobs (such as myself) and offer a complete step-by-step tutorial to flashing your Lumia 710.
This tutorial is 100% based on MY EXPERIENCE flashing my RM-809, I CANNOT guarantee you will get the same results that I did.
I have now made a Clear Cut List of ALL the Lumia 710 ROM’s download links (Check the Bottom)
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PHONE! READ ALL THE STEPS BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS TUTORIAL!!
Steps in an outline:
1) Check for Qualcomm either Yes or NSS 2) Download ROM from the list below 3) Backup using Linux 4) Flash either using Linux or Windows 5) Apply bug fixes 6) Install apps&add email(s) and accounts and registry mods and tweaks
1. First you must determine which bootloader you have, there are two different bootloaders, NOKIA DLOAD, and QUALCOMM.
So your options:
1)Nokia Care Suite (I have NO Clue how to use it so I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PHONE!)
2)NSS (Follow the clear guide here)
Nokia Dload = Locked Memory (Unflashable)
Qualcomm = Unlocked Memory (Flashable)
The one we need is the Qualcomm bootloader.
In order to determine which bootloader you have on your phone, you must first power down your phone with NO wires plugged in, then while holding the VOL + button, plug in the usb cable, remain holding the VOL + buton until you feel a short vibration plug in the cable (OEM Nokia cable for flashing) and then when your computer recognizes the device remove your fingers.
Your (windows) computer will start trying to install drivers, double click on the little moving icon in your task bar to bring up the driver software installation window.
Note: If you previously tried to determine your bootloader, windows might not try to install the drivers, instead click start –> Devices and printers, it should be listed there.
If it says Nokia DLOAD, well you have Nokia Dload, if there a bunch of things getting their drivers installed, one being Qualcomm, then you have Qualcomm.
IF YOU HAVE QUALCOMM WINDOWS WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU MUST FORMAT THE DRIVE, DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT FORMAT THE DRIVE, IF YOU DO THE PHONE WILL BECOME BRICKED!
Now, you might be asking yourself, “Okay, so I have Nokia DLOAD, Am i out of luck?”. The answer is step 2, where we downgrade(downgrading isn’t bad or having you lose functionality it is just giving access to NAND when you go OSBL) your Nokia DLOAD into Qualcomm. (If you already have Qualcomm skip to step 3)
1. Download the latest version: [Only Registered and Activated users can see Content.]
or my backup copy [Only Registered and Activated users can see Content.]
2. Extract to a folder, start the program (it now creates directories when started)
3. Insert the 2 loaders in \loaders\special\wp7\
the qualcomm file: RM803_12w07_prod_generic_nokia_osbl.esco: [Only Registered and Activated users can see Content.]
second file: RM803_11w48_prod_raw_nokia_osbl.bin: [Only Registered and Activated users can see Content.]
4. Go to Flashing->WP7 Tools->Install (Note you must be in OSBL mode)
I have heard that you can flash using NSS too! I am not sure but I will discover. Does it also backup?
Great you just finished what I thought to be the toughest part!
Download a ROM (At the bottom)
Ok so now you have to FLASH the Windows Phone (You have 2 options)
Linux: Go to 3
Windows: Go to 8
3. The next step involves running Linux through a Live CD (or you can install but I prefer Live CD so you don’t change your whole OS or do the multiboot crap)
Linux is a free and open source operating system. The reason we need linux is because we need the built-in “dd” command, which helps us flash the phone, and is not readily available nor stable in windows (to flash in Windows you don’t need the “dd” function so don’t get discouraged. You can use any distribution of linux, however in this tutorial i will be using Ubuntu.
3.1: Go to [Only Registered and Activated users can see Content.]
and download and make a LiveCD/USB I burnt a CD with ImgBurn: [Only Registered and Activated users can see Content.]
(On Windows 8 you finally get disk mounting abilities and you can burn disk images so if you don’t have ImgBurn fret not just right click and ‘burn disk image’
3.2: Boot into Ubuntu (download your ROM through Ubuntu or through Windows doesn’t matter just have a ROM they are all listed at the bottom
Note: To switch between ubuntu and windows just restart the computer and choose from the purple menu
I mounted my hard drive (Windows and pulled my os-new.nb file from there but if you are using your hard drive and somehow can’t access your Windows Partition put it on a USB(faster than a CD/DVD) and move it into your home folder.
4. Now that you’re in Ubuntu, youre ready to backup and flash your phone, however, you must first determine the partition letter of your phone.
4.1: To do this, first open up a terminal window (ctrl + alt + t)
4.2: Next you must type the following command into the terminal window and press enter to raise your privileges:
4.3: For this step make sure your phone is NOT plugged in.
Type in the following command to list all of the detected partitions:
You should get something like this:
What we want to do is find all of the partitions that start with “sd” We need to take note of their third letter, and the number of partitions.
For example, in my case, I had two devices that start with “sd“, “sdA” with 1 partition, and “sdB” with 6 partitions.
Note: Every computer will have different combinations of third drive letters and partitions.
Because my phone is unplugged, I can take note that neither of these devices is my phone.
4.4: Now plug your phone in to your computer in Qualcomm mode (Power down.. Hold Vol+ and plug in USB)
and you might get this popup window:
Just press X and close it.
Go back to the terminal window and type the same command as before:
We can clearly see a new device that starts with “sd” has appeared after plugging in the phone in Qualcomm mode.
Note: If the new sd device is your phone, it MUST show exactly 9 partitions.
We now have our partition letter! (In my case its c)
Note: I’ll repeat this again, your partition letter might NOT be c, every computer is different.
4.5: Now that we know our partition letter, we can determine the partition to backup/flash to.
Just plug in your partition letter in-place for X into this: sdX9
In my case, my partition that I must backup/flash is: sdc9
5. Now that we have determined the partition, we are now ready to back it up before flashing. Go to 5.2
5A. If you are hardcore like me and want your phone jailbroken fast just go to again if your phone bricks not my fault go to 6.4
5.1: If you do not already have a terminal window open from the last step, open one now (ctrl + alt + t).
5.2: To back up the partition, enter this command into the terminal, replacing X with your partition letter determined in step 4:
dd if=/dev/sdX9 of=backup9.nb
For example, because my partition letter is c I will replace X with c and type in this command:
dd if=/dev/sdc9 of=backup9.nb
The dd command has no progress bar, it will be a white blinker until it is done.
The dd command will take a while 15-30 minutes to backup your entire partition.
The backup9.nb file will be around 8GB in size and will be stored in the Ubuntu Home folder.
5.3: Store backup9.nb somewhere safe! You will need it if your phone gets bricked!
6. The last step is to finally full unlock flash the firmware.
6.3: Now open up a terminal window if not already open (ctrl + alt + t)
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Enter this command to elevate privileges:
6.4: Now using the partition we obtained in step 4 (In my case: sdc9) use this command to flash your phone with the unlocked firmware:
dd if=os-new.nb of=/dev/sdX9
so in my case I would enter:
dd if=os-new.nb of=/dev/sdc9Code:
The dd command has no progress bar, it will be a white blinker until it is done.
The dd command will take a while 15-30 minutes to flash your entire partition.
6.5: Once it is done flashing, unplug your phone and exit Qualcomm mode by removing and replugging in your battery.
6.6: You must now do a hard reset by:
Holding POWER + VOLUMEDOWN + CAMERA until you feel the phone vibrate.
After that, RELEASE power button but KEEP HOLDING VOL- and the camera button for five or more seconds.
This will trigger the hard reset and your phone will start.
6.7: That is all, you now have a fully unlocked Lumia 710.
7. Now that you have a fully unlocked phone, you’ll notice that if you try to sign in with your windows live ID, it will ask you for an activation code.
7.1: You can obtain an activation code from Microsoft here: [Only Registered and Activated users can see Content.]
Contact information and hours of operation
If they ask tell them you accidentally hard resetted your phone and it is asking for a code
- To contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support, telephone (800) MICROSOFT [Only Registered and Activated users can see Content.]
- In Canada, call [Only Registered and Activated users can see Content.]
- Microsoft Customer Service hours of operation:
- Monday through Friday,5:00 AM- 9:00 PM Pacific Time
- Saturday and Sunday,6:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Time
You can also contact Microsoft Support by email and chat, visit the following Microsoft Website for details:
[Only Registered and Activated users can see Content.]
7.2: Click on “General Inquiries about Microsoft Products and Services or Genuine Advantage Questions”
7.3: Now you’ll need to chat with the Microsoft representative; tell the person that you accidentally did a hard-reset on your phone and it’s now asking for an activation code.
7.4: Once you get an activation code, enter it in on your phone, and you’re good to go.
8.) LumiaDownloader (If you are flashing from Stock to Custom it will save your key!)
LumiaDownloader (Run as Admin): [Only Registered and Activated users can see Content.]
So step one extract ROM (I use and have come to LOVE 7zip)
Then point to ROM
Then say yes “continue” (Note your phone must be in unlocked OSBL)
Then wait for status bar (while waiting call Microsoft and ask for key to save time it the information is above)
Then it will say something about how it is complete.
Then hard reset and enjoyMobile_Guru Reviewed by Mobile_Guru on . Lumia 710 Jailbreak 100% NOOBS GUIDE TO FULL DEV-UNLOCKING ROGERS/T-MOBILE RM-809 (ALSO WORKS ON RM-803) Note: this tutorial WILL also de-brand your Rogers/T-Mobile branded phone. Please read the whole guide before doing anything. If you are illiterate DO NOT ATTEMPT. Always read through this guide before you do anything because I constantly update it. Tested on Windows 8, Windows 7 & Linux 12.04&12.10 As a noob, you might be asking yourself, what is inter-who? full unloc-what? Interop-unlock = Exactly the same Rating: 5
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There are many ways to unlock a Nokia Lumia and I sort the safe way to unlock mine, through permanent unlock codes from Classicunlocking.com
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