A Stoke-based company has claimed it has the world’s only direct BB5 unlocking solution.
In April, unlockers thought they had found the first ever BB5 direct unlocking solution for high-end Nokia handsets, hailing it as a big breakthrough for unlockers.
But within 10 days it was discovered the system was in fact provided by a group of hackers that had gained access to Nokia’s systems. Shortly afterwards, Nokia found the loophole and shut the servers down, leaving unlockers unable to get the log files they needed to perform the procedure.
Now, Mobile Phone Solutions claims to have access to a totally legitimate solution called the DM3BOX.
The company says the project was set up two-and-a-half years ago to create a standalone system capable of locking and unlocking Nokia handsets without the need of the internet or the help of Nokia.
It claimed this was completed on September 7, 2007 and that there are now a handful of secret boxes around the world capable of unlocking devices such as the N95 8GB, N81 8GB, N82 and 6500 Classic and Slide.
It is also claimed that a handset can be unlocked in less than 10 seconds, with a data lead attached from the box and plugged directly into the phone; there is no dismantling of the handset involved, unlike previous unlocking measures.
Mobile Phone Solutions has split its pricing into three bands: Phones in Band A (N95 8GB, N81 8GB, N82, 8800 Arte) will cost £15.99, Band B (6500 Slide and Classic, N95, 5610 Xpress music) £11.99 and Band C (5300 Xpress Music, 6300, 8600 Luna and N91) £5.99.
The company insists the system is 100 per cent safe and that there is no way the handset can be damaged or a warranty voided.
It even claims the solution is capable of repairing some phones that have been damaged through trying to unlock them via other methods.
A Mobile Phone Solutions spokesman said: “This is unique in the world – there is no other system. We’re getting hundreds of calls and emails daily asking for us to travel around the globe with our system.
“We’re also getting stacks of calls and emails asking for us to sell the system, but we don’t intend to ever sell the solution.
“History has shown that when systems similar to ours are sold, the first thing others try to do is copy them so to prevent this, the DM3BOX has high levels of security in-built and is only handled by a few chosen people.
“The system can also lock handsets to any network, and with the growth in MVNO markets, we see an opportunity to work with these networks and help them protect their contract and prepay subsidies. We’re also interested in talking more closely with them, and distributors – not just in the UK, but on a global basis too.”