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BB: Samsung Galaxy S3 Koodo $0 +$150 GC on $300 tab (Make it work on WIND!) + Unlock

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BB: Samsung Galaxy S3 Koodo $0 +$150 GC on $300 tab (Make it work on WIND!) + Unlock

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/sam ... ageIndex=1

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Kodoo has to charge you one month in other to keep your gc. Maybe there's a way to work around : )
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The phone from tms comes with 4.1.2. However, BB seems only carry 4.3?
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Virgin has the same deal without an extra month charge?

I think it's HOT!!!!

Unlock it for FREE:

Steps:
1. Unlock your phone and root it. By google: Samsung GS3 Toolkit. (First link!)

You can unlock it for free and here's how:
a. root the phone and install the custom recovery. (If you are not sure, just use Samsung GS3 Toolkit)
b. install I747MVLDLK4 modem which can be found here: http://d-h.st/sjl
c. follow the procedure here: http://www.redmondpie.com/permanently-c ... -tutorial/
=============Your phone is SIM unlocked============

Read the following if you want your S3 works on WIND or MOBILICITY!!!

Enable the AWS 1700 Freq on all Canadian S3 which makes the phone works on Wind and Mobilicity. Here's how:

NB:

1. I only tested it on 4.1.2 stock roms and some custom roms but it shall work on any roms including the new 4.3. However, I recommend you to use stock 4.1.2 ROM.

2. The AWS will disappear when you reboot your phone. However, there is a work around for this but requires you to root your device.
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1. Download and install: QPST (Google is your friend. First link)
2. Dial *#7284# on your phone and select 'Qualcomm USB Settings' -> 'RNDIS + DM + MODEM'
3. Connect your phone to your computer via USB. Start "QPST Configuration" and select the "Ports" tab. Then click on "Add New Port".
4. Select the COM Port that has "USB/QC Diagnostic" next to it and click ok. You should now see your phone in the "Ports" tab.
5. Click the "Start Clients" menu at the top and choose "Software download". QPST software download application should open.
6. Select "Backup" backup your NV data first then select "Restore".
7. Restore the NV file which can be found here: http://d-h.st/SAV
8. When finish, it will say error, can not restart. Please DONOT RESTART YOUR PHONE.
9. In terminal emulator ( can be found on google play market) type: (you need to have the root right!)
su
reboot nvbackup
10. This will reboot the phone and after reboot your phone will work on WIND!

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Everytime when you power off your phone or restart your phone, it will lost the AWS again. Here's the work around:
a. You want to restart your phone?
Just in the terminal type: reboot nvrestore. Your phone will reboot and stick on AWS. (Too lazy to type? Download gscript from the market.)
b. You powered off your phone and turn it on again.
After reboot, do the same thing in a.

Original XDA thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=1771021

I take no credit for either sim unlock or AWS enable. I read through XDA and write them up. I've tested on my S3 with both and it works. But I take no responsibility if you brick your phone.

The deal is hotter than moto G IMO. Merry Christmas and happy new everyone!
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Mar 14, 2009
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Yup nice price. Koodo can be a pain when you try to cancel immediately though. They have been making people pay for the gift cards.
Jr. Member
Nov 25, 2002
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Not that bad if you stay one month. Works well with $25 refer a friend so kinda offset 1 month fee. PM me for details.
[OP]
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ilapastel wrote:
Dec 25th, 2013 5:28 pm
lol sold out?
Haven't started yet. Wait until tomorrow ;)
[OP]
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Nov 3, 2009
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Calgary
I'm going to share how to unlock the sim and make it work on WIND. Hope make the deal even hotter.
Deal Addict
Dec 24, 2012
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Nice, would bb rewards stack on top?
I think its $25
Deal Addict
Feb 6, 2005
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so I can just buy it, use it for 1 or 2 months and cancel? :)
Jr. Member
Sep 23, 2003
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Says on the website tab large so only works with $65+ plans? So making it $215 if u can't cancel immediately?
Or is there a better way to do this if u r in for the phone only?


"BEFORE YOU BUY THIS PHONE, HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


This plan is valid on a $300 Koodo Tab with Tab Large plans only wherein your Koodo TAB is reduced through phone usage."
[OP]
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Nov 3, 2009
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Calgary
boldandstraight wrote:
Dec 25th, 2013 5:42 pm
which plan will work?
$30 plan should work! All tab 300 plans shall work. But at this moment, idk.

I bought one 1 month ago from TMS. I did 300 tab on $30 with $100GC and cancelled the next day. No question asked! Also you can ask them to pay $150 and put $150 on tab. Let's try out tomorrow.
Jr. Member
Mar 14, 2009
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Toronto
hlfire wrote:
Dec 25th, 2013 5:21 pm
Not that bad if you stay one month. Works well with $25 refer a friend so kinda offset 1 month fee. PM me for details.
Ia it possible to refer own self?
Newbie
Dec 25, 2012
8 posts
Toronto
Sorry newbiee question, Does the S3 deal on Mobileshop work with wind in the same manner mentioned by OP.
Deal Addict
Jan 11, 2008
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sam110 wrote:
Dec 25th, 2013 9:14 pm
Sorry newbiee question, Does the S3 deal on Mobileshop work with wind in the same manner mentioned by OP.
yes
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anosh2091 wrote:
Dec 25th, 2013 9:30 pm
just wondering, can you use the gift card to pay off some of the tab or is the gift card only for bestbuy items?
ymmv
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