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Hello I really need someone to guide me with this process please. I spent 6 hours yesterday working on this, and didnt get anywhere. I have a droid 2 global. Before i started with this it said it is 2.3.4. I followed with some of these steps until I got to step 7 and 12. On step 7 i skipped it becuase i couldn't get it to install in recovery. When i got to step 12, I downloaded on bootable flash drive, boot from it. I hit 1, and it goes into the linux. Nothing happens. My phone now says its on 2.3.3. I am very confused, and cant get this to work with at&T. Is there any other way to get this right to .629 and then root and install the unlock.zip and make it work. Or can some guide me with this. I can donate some money for help and time if i can get it working. Thanks
if you cant get step 7 to work, you should make sure "Blur_Version.4.5.608.A956.Verizon.en.US.zip" is named "update.zip" and its on the root of your SD card.

if you still cant:
use the new 629 root CD to give you a rooted 629. http://rootzwiki.com...-d2g-a956-only/
then continue with step 8 again.

Edit: the "Blur_Version.4.5.608.A956.Verizon.en.US.zip" file is actually 629, because it updates 608 to 629
 

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I got it working after hard work and dedication for two day lol....but ran into another problem of anyone can assist. My wifi isn't working anymore. It keeps going in to loop and can't obtain ip. I tried it with many different routers and no results. If I do restore will I lose my unlOck band, or custom rom? Or is there any other advice?
Thanks in advance.
 

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I got it working after hard work and dedication for two day lol....but ran into another problem of anyone can assist. My wifi isn't working anymore. It keeps going in to loop and can't obtain ip. I tried it with many different routers and no results. If I do restore will I lose my unlOck band, or custom rom? Or is there any other advice?
Thanks in advance.
you need to wipe data and cache. its a known bug with the 608 + 629 patch.

but you should really restore your 629 nandroid (or use the 629 root CD) to give you back a working rooted 629.
 

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Got through this in about 6 hours, but the instructions were very clear and useful. Getting ready to try a T-mobile SIM tomorrow.

Found that GPS is no longer working. My little arrow kept skipping through the map while driving according to the tower locations instead of the GPS locations, and the accuracy circles are not showing. The GPS Status app shows 0 ft error constantly, but plenty of satellites (so this would jibe with the accuracy circles not being correct.

Are GPS problems a potential outcome of this procedure, or does anyone know how to address this?
 

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Got through this in about 6 hours, but the instructions were very clear and useful. Getting ready to try a T-mobile SIM tomorrow.

Found that GPS is no longer working. My little arrow kept skipping through the map while driving according to the tower locations instead of the GPS locations, and the accuracy circles are not showing. The GPS Status app shows 0 ft error constantly, but plenty of satellites (so this would jibe with the accuracy circles not being correct.

Are GPS problems a potential outcome of this procedure, or does anyone know how to address this?
i've never seen that issue. maybe you need to clear the cache in custom recovery.
 

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Start Updated on 7-20-2012
****** Due to heavy download from wordwide users, Dropbox has temporay disabled my Public share because the traffic. ******
I had to created a new PRIVATE share to keep ALL files alive

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End Updated on 7-20-2012

After spend days reading hundred threads on multiple sites, I have come up with a quick instruction in 1 page on how to unbrick D2G and unlock the band to use on CDMA, GSM network such as Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. (Sim must be unlocked by calling Verizon or using third parties unlocked from internet search)

All credit will go to the original posters; I'm just combined all together to create an instruction easy for new users plus all the files download are in one place too.

Copy files from step 5, 6, 7, 9 and 18 to SD card before perform "How to" steps below:

How to un-bricked and band-unlock Droid 2 Global:
1. Flash 608 SBF using RSDLite (VRZ_A956_4.5.608_1FF_01.sbf) (press up arrow on keyboard while power up to enter flash mode)
2. Flash Repack_629 SBF using RSDLite (BL=2 BOOT REC CDTf__Repack_629.sbf)
3. Reboot, wipe data and cache (press x on keyboard while power up then press volume Up+Down at the same time )
4. Enable Unknown Source and Development features in Setting (To Bypass activation, press TopLeft, TopRight, BottomRight, BottomLeft (above Emergency))
5. Root D2G withSuperOneClick v2.3.3
6. InstallOtaRootKeeper, Run Protect-root then temp-unroot
7. Reboot to recovery then install 629 OTA update.zip then reboot(Blur_Version.4.5.608.A956.Verizon.en.US.zip)
8. Open OtaRootKeeper and restore Root
9. InstallDroid 2 Recovery Bootstap.apkthen Reboot to Recovery
10. At Clockwork Recovery, run Backup the nan-droid
11. Flash 330 SBF suing RSDLite (VRZ_A956_2.4.33_1FF_01.sbf) --> After flash completed, phone will BRICKED, don't worry
12. Flash 608 using EzSBF on USB stick (1KDStaz_D2G_4.5.608.iso) --> After flash completed, phone will BRICKED, don't worry
13. Flash Repack_629 SBF using RSDLite (2_BL=2 BOOT REC CDTf__Repack_629.sbf)
14. Reboot, wipe data and cache
15. Enable Unknown source and Development features in Setting
16. Root D2G with SuperOneClick v2.3.3
17. Install Droid 2 Recovery Bootstap.apk then Reboot to Recovery
18. At Clockwork Recovery, Wipe Cache and install band unlock (TBH_Band_Unlock_v2.0.zip)
19. At Clockwork Recovery, run RESTORE the nan-droid (the one that backup on step 10)
20. Reboot phone then it should be able to us AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon and enjoy

If you have any questions or problems, please post it here so we can help.


Please post your feedback here after your phone is unlocked.

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at the Top LEFT of this post

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Can you send me the private links for download please?
 

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all links needed should be in my list
sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - Google Docs

edit:
Band unlock Droid 2 Global with 629

Band unlock Droid 2 Global with 629

[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]now that we have bhigham's ezSBF & Root 2.3.4/ 4.5.629, all you need to do is[/background]

[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]1 flash [/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]2.4.330[/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)] with [/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]rsd lite download[/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)] read [/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]rsd lite instructions[/background]
[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]VRZ_A956_2.4.33_1FF_01.sbf.zip [/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]254.1 MiB md5[/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]: [/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]B6730ECC9B4A7790C079DD1F80160649[/background]
[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]unziped E886F3B8FFEC03A669995EEBB7C7A210[/background]
[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]2 use [/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]ezSBF & Root 2.3.4/ 4.5.629[/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)] [/background](219MB)[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]MD5 is[/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]579d7d5095fc2560205033456db150a2[/background]
[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]a: use sbf option[/background]
[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]b: then use root option[/background]
[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]3 install [/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]d2 bootstrap[/background]
[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]4 At [/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]Clockwork Recovery,[/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)] make nandroid, [/background]
[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]5 At[/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)] Clockwork Recovery[/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)], Wipe Cache and install [/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]TBH Band unlock.zip[/background][background=rgb(251, 248, 244)] thanks to The Black Hat Team[/background]

[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]6 restore nandroid[/background]
[background=rgb(251, 248, 244)]6 Reboot phone then it should be able to use AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon and enjoy[/background]
 

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Good evening, I have successfully band unlocked my droid 2 global to AT&T and have used it for some time now. I have completed this process 2 times, the first time it worked and I was able to switch and use 2G and 3G without a problem, the second time I completed these steps the 2G works fine (I have a strong signals) but the 3G seems to have weak signals and it eventually just stop working (the 3G that is). What can I do to make the 3G work, I was going to repeat the steps all over again but I don’t want to lose all the settings I have and the customization that has been done. Is there a way I can fix this without having to lose all my information?
 

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it could be your sim card, I would see if fix AT&T will give you a new one

edit: and just curious you used
the 629 ez sbf?
did you make a nandroid ,before flashing band unlock zip, and then restore the nandroid?
 

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Can you send me the private links for download please?
Hi,
Thanks for such a detailed explanation on how to unlock the Droid 2 base band from Verizon to AT&T or T-Mobile.
But I am kind of hard to understand and not dare to do it. I know it maybe silly, but can I pay some little fee for you to help? I am in NJ and can pay the postage To and From you too. Kindly let me know if anyone can help. Thanks.

Best regards,

Acquantis
 

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Maybe it could be that, but I dont think so cuz I also have a Motorola Atrix and the 3g works flawlessly when I put my sim card in it, in any case I will try to get a new sim card today and try it out, Im kinda hoping its that, I love my Motorola Droid 2 global, I like the keyboard and the fact that its small and heavy, makes it feel like its a quality built phone, (I dont like big phones). I have also used [background=rgb(245, 245, 245)]the 629 ez sbf and [/background][background=rgb(245, 245, 245)]made a nandroid ,before flashing band unlock zip, and then restore the nandroid, I followed these steps to the T. and read them like 30 times before going ahead the process. Also thank you themib for your reply.[/background]
 

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Ok so I have read the link and read a lil bit more about it and its doesn't seem to be too complicated, but it still requires me to flash 2.4.29 sbf. If I flash the sbf will I lose my information like apps, roms, settings, root and saved info and would I have to complete other steps if I use the other option which is flashing it like you wrote?
 

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Ok so I flashed to 2.4.29 sbf and I have tried the Radio Comm method but I was unsuccessful, it recognizes the phone but when I get to the part of making the changes of the Element ID, Record # and length I click the RDELEM button and it turns red, when I look at the box on top it reads that it does not recognize the phone. I following all the steps correctly but I don't know why when I get there it reads that, so I guess I will try to the other method that you were suggesting of flashing to 2.4.29 sbf, what is the next step after this one?

I also read the post with the new instructions you have provided on top of page 10 but I dont see anything about 2.4.29 sbf
 
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