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    Default 1.1.2 OTB HW unlock ** TOP TIP!** (the needles part)

    Hi all. I bought my new UK 1.1.2 iPhone about four days ago and have slept for about 2 hours since then. The rest of time was spent tearing my 270 phone apart, jabbing sharp hard things into my own hands, totally screwing up my phone's brains, failing endlessly to fix it and - most of all - reading these forums.

    The information is all over the place but by reading more and more I eventually understood the process. (Did I mention a lot of failed attempts?) I'm grateful to everyone who has taken the time to help and provide info. Time to give something back - my top tip for the part where you make a test point with your needles:

    Get them sharp first! You might think your needles are sharp, but when you finally get inside your iPhone and bring the tips near those tiny targets for the first time you realize they're about as sharp as baseball bats. It's weird - as you try to position them you get a whole new appreciation for the macro end of things. If you sharpen your needles you'll find it's much easier to:

    a) hit just the trace in question
    b) not destroy the trace (because you can stab into the middle of the trace instead of scraping it)

    How do you sharpen a needle? I used the same method I found in an online video about sharpening knives using the unglazed bottom of a ceramic mug:

    http://www.flixya.com/video/539918/S...ife_With_A_Cup

    Try it - you'll be amazed. Just drag the needle at a shallow angle away from the point as you rotate it.



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    I dont post much.

    But the best method I have found for TP'ing is using sandpaper to scrape away the covering.

    You will be able to see the gold lines without any risk of destroying the traces at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzard View Post
    If you sharpen your needles you'll find it's much easier to:

    a) hit just the trace in question
    b) not destroy the trace (because you can stab into the middle of the trace instead of scraping it)

    How do you sharpen a needle? I used the same method I found in an online video about sharpening knives using the unglazed bottom of a ceramic mug:

    http://www.flixya.com/video/539918/S...ife_With_A_Cup

    Try it - you'll be amazed. Just drag the needle at a shallow angle away from the point as you rotate it.
    I agree, I have not tried the hardware unlock because im giving the dev-team more time to try and figure a way out for a software unlock...

    But me and a friend who has knowledge on circuits of this size, were discussing the the best way to do the HW unlock without doing much damage, and he told me that its better to gently stab the trace than to scrape the wire varnish away.... Alas you need a much sharper needle than your standard issue...

    Good tip IMO.

 

 

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