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How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 to QGL (7.0) for Global GSM
« on: May 22, 2017, 07:36:41 AM »
This procedure won't root your phone, it will allow you to unlock it using the engineering bootloader and our app.

Note: This method only works on Sprint, Boost Mobile, Credo Mobile and Virgin Mobile devices.


1.) Go to Settings > About Device > and tap "Build Number" 7 times to enable "Developer Menu",
      then enable "USB Debugging" in the Developer Menu. Connect USB and more drivers may install.

2.) Connect the phone to the PC using an USB cable and wait for all drivers to finish installing.

3.) Power off phone completely.

4.) Hold Home and Volume-(down), keep them pressed and power the phone on.

5.) Press Volume+(up) when prompted to enter "Downloading Mode"

6.) Unzip G950U_SQU1AQDB_ENG_SPRINT_UNLOCK.7z and select G950U_SQU1AQDB_ENG_SPRINT_UNLOCK.tar in Odin3_v3.12_skip(SHA256) "AP" slot,
      then push START on Odin3_v3.12_skip(SHA256), the file will be flashed.



7.) Proceed to unlocking Click for Instructions

8.) After the unlock you can flash the stock rom, download it from our repository.
        Select the latest one for your model: S8 SM-G950U (SPR), use Odin3 v3.12.10 in order to flash the ROM.


*Prerequisites*
G950U_SQU1AQDB_ENG_SPRINT_UNLOCK Click to Download
Odin3 v3.12 skip(SHA256) Click to Download
Odin3 v3.12.10 Click to Download
Samsung USB Drivers Click to Download
Password (if needed)=idoneapps.com
« Last Edit: December 16, 2017, 03:44:57 AM by Nodial »
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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 05:20:14 PM »
Hello

looks like this will not work if phone has MDM mode, PayJoy, Demo Mode, etc, activated. as it refuses to flash anything to recovery partition, just like FRP

any workaround on this?

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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 05:26:41 PM »
This doesn't flash anything to the recovery partition, only flashes bootloader.

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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 01:18:26 PM »
Will this trip KNOX?

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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 04:06:20 PM »
So I have a G950U with T-Mo software on it (Device Unlock won't work) and I flashed the Engineering build and went through the unlock process. It says it's unlocked, etc. I try to flash TMo software back on and I am getting in ODIN the message:

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FAIL! Model dismatch fail!

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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 04:13:38 PM »
No, please check the note at the top:
Note: This method only works on Sprint, Boost Mobile, Credo Mobile and Virgin Mobile devices.

To unlock a T-Mobile device with the official T-Mobile unlock app (if the unlock is not granted) please use this service:
https://idoneapps.com/instructions.php#tmobile_app
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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 04:33:51 PM »
No, please check the note at the top:
Note: This method only works on Sprint, Boost Mobile, Credo Mobile and Virgin Mobile devices.

To unlock a T-Mobile device with the official T-Mobile unlock app (if the unlock is not granted) please use this service:
https://idoneapps.com/instructions.php#tmobile_app

Yeah so T-Mobile said they added my IMEI to their system, but it's still not showing as recognized by their website. Kind of stuck in a weird place now it seems

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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 12:59:01 AM »
@Nodial - I now have a generic, non-TMO ROM on the device (XAA CSC) - can anything be done with this now? I already paid for the service

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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 04:44:20 AM »
No, the ROM won't change the situation, if the device is from T-Mobile then only the T-Mobile official unlock app can unlock it at the moment.

Please flash an official T-Mobile stock ROM then use the official T-Mobile unlock app and tell me what happens when you push "Permanent Unlock".
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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2017, 09:47:23 AM »
As above, I get that it's not eligible. They loaded it into the system earlier this week (was bought from Samsung/Best Buy but locked to T-Mo) and now say since it's a U device it's not able to be unlocked in their system.

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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2017, 10:11:54 AM »
Ok, you need to use our service to make it eligible then, so you will be able to unlock it using the official unlock app.
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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2017, 04:25:21 PM »
Then can you adjust my purchase to be the t-mobile service instead of the standard service?

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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2017, 04:31:56 PM »
Yes, please send us an email with your IMEI or order number: https://idoneapps.com/contactus.php
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Re: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2017, 07:56:12 PM »
Done