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De-branding a T-mobile phone

I would like to know how I can get this phone debranded so that I can use the Sim card out of my old phone.The phone is already un-locked from T-mobile.
I purchased this phone while I was in the US and now want to use it in Australia on the Optus network.

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  • crusty_69 Feb 10, 2008

    How do you do this (up-date T-mobile firmware)

  • crusty_69 Feb 10, 2008

    I have tried it with my Optus Sim but when I turn the phone on it still has the T-mobile screen and it says "searching".

  • crusty_69 Feb 10, 2008

    The GSM network in Australia uses 900/1800Mhz.

  • crusty_69 Feb 10, 2008

    I checked with Optus and they said it should wor with both 900 and 1800 bands.The only thing I can think of is it must still be somehow locked to t-mobile even though I have had the phone un-locked and when I checked to see if it was locked to t-mobile it was and I un-locked it from t-mobile by entering a code for another Samsung phone and when I did this it said on the screen that all locks were inactive.

  • crusty_69 Feb 10, 2008

    I forgot to write the code down and I can't remember it.
    What is a master re-set? and how can I do it?

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Hey,,

ok here is your problem,, you said its unlocked right,,

Then its obiously a network compability issue, usually the phone isnt compability with the frequencey of your network,, This can be easily corrected by taking it to any cellular dealer who will just replace the necessary circuit or board.. I am not lying it may cost you a preety penny but to verify it will work, take it to the dealer and ask them why it aint working and i think they will tell you the exact thing i just said..

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Feb 22, 2008

    YOU MAY WANT TO TRY HAVING THE PHONE CABLE UNLOCKED BY A DEALER ,, the cable unlocks all features ,, take it to a dealer *any cell dealer) to have this done.. THIS IS ASSUMING your phone isnt unlocked or not unlocked propperly and also assuming your phone is genuine and not a cheap clone.

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Hi,

Just update ur T-mobiles firmware and your problem will be solved.

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Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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    Check this link once hope it will help you.
    click here

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Hi,

If your phone is already unlocked then you can use your sim from Australia. Debranding only gets rid of some preinstalled stuff like wallpapers/ringtones/startup+shut down screens.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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    Damen Wong Feb 09, 2008

    So basically, you dont need to do anything to your phone for it work with your Optus sim.

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    Damen Wong Feb 09, 2008

    If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I would be glad to assist you.

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Feb 10, 2008

    I see...I would advise going to a shop that specializes in flashing phone firmwares to have a generic version of the T329 firmware flashed to your phone. To do it at home you need to optain (purchase) special hardware which I think is relatively expensive (for example http://www.fonefunshop.co.uk/Unlocking/n...) and not worth it if you are probably going to use it once. However, try to master reset the phone and see if this helps. Also, did you make sure that the sim card is not damaged and that you have decent recption in your area.

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Feb 10, 2008

    Let me know how it goes.

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Feb 10, 2008

    I just remembered something....your phone only supports 850/1800/1900 Mhz networks (since it's tageted for use in the USA). Under what frequency is your network using? I am guessing it's 900Mhz (most networks use that) which explains the endless searching (searching for the 900 Mhz band).

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Feb 10, 2008

    Thanks for replying. So there is the 1800 Mhz band in which your phone can use. Do you know if you have good 1800 Mhz coverage (or any 1800 Mhz coverage) in your area? Lot's of operators work on both bands but usually the 900 Mhz has better coverage. You will need to ask Optus.

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Feb 10, 2008

    I see...so you suspect the phone might still be locked? Do you still have the code to perform the unlock again?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Feb 10, 2008

    Did you try a master reset?

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