[Zellers] [Merged] Zellers Prepaid Samsung Gio 99.99$ now 69.99$ + 50k HBC bonus points
Nice Android 2.3 phone.
Phone works with Bell/Virgin/PC Mobile as is (locked to Bell). No cheap IMEI unlock available yet.
IT HAS NO FM RADIO
FASTGSM Unlock FAQ (USB unlock):
It's a bit tricky to do but I finally managed to get it unlocked for 10 $ US
https://www.fastgsm.com/en/samsung/sams ... k-unlocker
Their site has a special way of confusing matters. The Youtube clip does not helps as it compresses the client steps without too many details. Simple steps:
0) You may need the Kies software so that your PC recognizes your phone. It may be found here by clicking on software:
http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/mobi ... ab=support
1) Create an account and buy the unlock credit on the site.
2) Download the Samsung client they have on the page above.
3) If your phone has a SIM card inside, power off the phone , remove the SIM card and power on the phone. Type *#7284# on phone keypad and select USB (Option 1). Restart your phone.
4) On the home screen hit Applications button and go to Settings > Applications > Development and check USB Debugging. Confirm when it prompts you OK. Go back to the Home screen.
5) Install the client which will also run it. Login using your account. Select the S5660M model, not the other S5660x models.
6) Plugin the USB cable so that the phone is connected to your PC. Wait till any/all drivers are installed. Click Next twice and it should unlock your phone.
7) WRITE DOWN or PRINT the two codes on the screen! In case it fails the unlock, you can manually type it in. You WILL ALSO NEED THIS CODE if you ever upgrade the firmware on this phone, you need to type it in again to unlock it!
Thanks to yuprules for #7.