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Author Topic: How to Unlock S8 SM-G950U QC9 and above (7.0) for Global GSM  (Read 2250 times)

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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 ENG_ROOT_G950U.tar.zip and select ENG_ROOT_G950U.tar.md5 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*
S8 Engineering Bootloader 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: August 29, 2017, 06:34:47 PM by Nodial »
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« Last Edit: June 05, 2017, 04:26:39 PM 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.