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  1. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    Hey guys I just notice since my lumia 950 xl that came from b&h is a international lumia from Spain or Mexico based on the speech recognition on this phone. Is there a way to convert the device to a different firmware an such or region or whatever so I can have reset protection on this phone? A bit silly that b&h didn't put it in since there in NY. I read some where on forums some changed the firmware or something. I just feel like my phone is now naked. :'( any help be appreciated. thanks so much.
    04-25-2016 08:13 AM
  2. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    04-25-2016 08:58 AM
  3. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    Will that help on downgrading my phone to act as US along with reset protection installed? My phone was unlock from where ever. Thanks for any info.
    04-25-2016 09:20 AM
  4. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Yes, though the original premise of the article is getting a firmware update that hadn't yet been released for your region, the exact same steps will get you a firmware with the Reset Protection feature existing. Or any other region-specific feature you might want/need. The trick of course is figuring out which of the many variants is the "right" one for you. Just be careful and make sure the model numbers are the same (don't try to flash RM-1116 with firmware for RM-1085 for example).
    04-25-2016 10:49 AM
  5. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    Yes, though the original premise of the article is getting a firmware update that hadn't yet been released for your region, the exact same steps will get you a firmware with the Reset Protection feature existing. Or any other region-specific feature you might want/need. The trick of course is figuring out which of the many variants is the "right" one for you. Just be careful and make sure the model numbers are the same (don't try to flash RM-1116 with firmware for RM-1085 for example).
    ok well my code is the same as the one you had on that link and mine is the RM-116 so all I do is follow what your thing say then I can get Reset Protection back based on your link? :S im a little confused
    04-25-2016 10:52 AM
  6. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    Process started Mon Apr 25 08:58:17 2016
    Logging to file C:\Users\Daniel\AppData\Local\Temp\thor2_win_20160425085817_ThreadId-232.log
    Debugging enabled for uefiflash

    Initiating FFU flash operation
    WinUSB in use.
    isDeviceInNcsdMode
    Normal mode detected
    Rebooting to the normal mode...
    Resp from NCSd {"id":7,"jsonrpc":"2.0","result":null}

    [THOR2_flash_state] Switching to flash mode
    Detecting UEFI responder
    HELLO success
    Lumia Boot Manager detected
    Check status of battery
    State of charge 69, charging current 71
    Protocol version 2.6 Implementation version 2.48
    Booting to FlashApp
    Reboot to FlashApp command sent successfully.
    Verifying that device is online
    Device is online
    Detecting UEFI responder
    HELLO success
    Lumia Flash detected
    Protocol version 2.41 Implementation version 2.75
    [THOR2_flash_state] Pre-programming operations
    Disable timeouts
    Get flashing parameters
    Lumia Flash detected
    Protocol version 2.41 Implementation version 2.75
    Size of one transfer is 2363392
    MMOS RAM support: 1
    Size of buffer is 2359296
    Number of eMMC sectors: 61071360
    Platform ID of device: Microsoft.MSM8994.P6211.2.1
    Async protocol version: 01
    Security info:
    Platform secure boot enabled
    Secure FFU enabled
    JTAG eFuse blown
    RDC not found
    Authentication not done
    UEFI secure boot enabled
    SHK enabled
    Device supports FFU protocols: 0015
    Subblock ID 32
    [THOR2_flash_state] Device programming started
    Using secure flash method
    CoreProgrammer version 2015.06.10.001.
    Start programming signed ffu file C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Packages\Products\RM1116_1078.0038.10586.13080.15285.033372_retail_prod_signed.ffu
    FfuReader version is 2015061501
    Send FlashApp write parameter: 0x4d544f00
    Perform handshake with UEFI...
    Flash app: Protocol Version 2.41 Implementation Version 2.75
    Unknown sub block detected. Skip...
    DevicePlatformInfo: Microsoft.MSM8994.P6211.2.1
    Unknown sub block detected. Skip...
    Unknown sub block detected. Skip...
    Supported protocol versions bitmap is 15
    Secure FFU sync version 1 supported.
    Secure FFU async version 1 supported.
    Secure FFU sync version 2 supported.
    Secure FFU async version 2 supported.
    CRC header v. 1
    CRC align bytes. 4
    Get CID of the device...
    Get EMMC size of the device...
    Emmc size in sectors: 61071360
    CID: Hynix, Size 29820 MB
    Start charging...
    Requested write param 0x43485247 is not supported by this flash app version.
    Start charging... DONE. Status = 0
    ConnSpeedEcho: Elapsed= 0.221000, EchoSpeed= 30.54, Transferred= 7077918 bytes
    Get security Status...
    Security Status:
    Platform secure boot is enabled.
    Secure eFUSE is enabled.
    JTAG is disabled.
    RDC is missing from the device.
    Authentication is not done.
    UEFI secure boot is enabled.
    Secondary HW key exists.
    Get RKH of the device...
    RKH of the device is 427D8FD5A7F227820D5B11BF8C6F7670C0A0622CC61BA95AAEE18F7517FC0B77
    Get ISSW Version...
    ISSW Version: 291
    Thu Nov 19 16:02:20 EET 2015 ;ISSW v0291; rg0; OS; DNE; KCI 1318; ASIC 899x;
    Get system memory size...
    Size of system mem: 3145728 KB
    Read antitheft status...
    Reset Protection status: Disabled
    Reset Protection version: 1.1
    Send backup to RAM req...
    Unable to parse FFU file. File open failed
    programming operation failed!
    Unable to parse FFU file. File open failed, Error code: 2

    Operation took about 34.00 seconds.

    FFU_PARSING_ERROR

    THOR2 1.8.2.18 exited with error code 2228224 (0x220000)

    hmmm I must be doing something wrong :S
    04-25-2016 10:59 AM
  7. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Based on the whole process only lasted 34 seconds and (hopefully) your device still working as before, maybe the FFU is corrupt.

    Which step of the procedure were you on when this happened?

    Can you post the numbers from the sticker inside the back cover of your phone (RM-xxxx and 059xxxx but not the IMEI numbers) ?
    04-25-2016 11:28 AM
  8. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    Based on the whole process only lasted 34 seconds and (hopefully) your device still working as before, maybe the FFU is corrupt.

    Which step of the procedure were you on when this happened?

    Can you post the numbers from the sticker inside the back cover of your phone (RM-xxxx and 059xxxx but not the IMEI numbers) ?

    my phone is operational thank god :) And the number is RM-1116 and product number is 059X5P5 and then I thought id try the US one of 059X505 even that didn't work im like eh. I just deleted the packages I'll redownload it.
    04-25-2016 01:54 PM
  9. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    Based on the whole process only lasted 34 seconds and (hopefully) your device still working as before, maybe the FFU is corrupt.

    Which step of the procedure were you on when this happened?

    Can you post the numbers from the sticker inside the back cover of your phone (RM-xxxx and 059xxxx but not the IMEI numbers) ?
    I ran cmd as admin and try two different type of strings and no luck this what I put in based on what I read on your thread unless i miss understood.

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Care Suite\Windows Device Recovery Tool\thor2.exe" -mode uefiflash -ffufile C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Packages\Products\RM1116_1078.0038.10586.13080.15285.033372_retail_prod_signed.ffu -skip_flash -productcodeupdate 059X5P5


    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Care Suite\Windows Device Recovery Tool\thor2.exe" -mode uefiflash -ffufile C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Packages\Products\RM1116_1078.0038.10586.13080.15285.033372_retail_prod_signed.ffu -skip_flash -productcodeupdate 059X505
    04-25-2016 02:37 PM
  10. slyronit's Avatar
    My Indian non-carrier branded unlocked 950XL RM-1116 doesn't have Reset protection either. I doubt flashing to a different firmware would help.
    04-26-2016 12:53 AM
  11. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    My Indian non-carrier branded unlocked 950XL RM-1116 doesn't have Reset protection either. I doubt flashing to a different firmware would help.
    well supposedly doing a product change to US will make that happen. But seeing that my phone hates me that im stuck with my spain/mexico phone lol damn them I wish Microsoft would just put this reset protection in all phones this really stupid to have to go through loops to try to change product code to only fall in fail all the time. I've try over like 4 times i even uninstall recovery tool and redo all that with still fail. lol Im just giving up last thing I need is some one posting a code on here and I end up bricking my phone. Anyway Thanks pepper for trying to help.
    04-26-2016 01:11 AM
  12. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I would never flash my firmware with a file from a source other than MS. Malicious code in firmware is becoming a very common attack vector which is impossible to detect. And you will never know what is happening with your phone. Anything being done can be completely hidden from the OS.
    04-26-2016 08:07 AM
  13. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I would never flash my firmware with a file from a source other than MS.
    Neither would I, and all the sources found in my tutorial and most others are direct from Microsoft.
    04-26-2016 11:39 AM
  14. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    GhostEchelon, you said your original product code from the sticker is 059X5P5 - interestingly, I ran that version on my phone for a while and it did in fact have Reset Protection. But, mine is originally a 059X505 intended for North America.

    I wonder if for that feature they are using a specific list/range of IMEI to determine which devices get it. If that is the case, there's no workaround other than petitioning Microsoft to add the feature worldwide. I assume you've done a device reset and didn't accidentally skip the question about Reset Protection in the initial setup?

    It also looks like I need to run some tests and be sure the procedure still works, the command line you used should not have actually tried to flash anything (the -skip_flash switch) but it looks like it was trying to do who knows what.
    04-26-2016 11:46 AM
  15. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    Ya my Lumia 950 xl is 059X5P5 also has 00-88 keyboards of Mexico and speech along with the code I provided I found on my sticker. The phone never ask to turn on reset protection. Also look at security and it's missing. Microsoft should have it world wide. Hell why not apple doesn't do it as US only neither does android right? I like my phone. I'll just have to treat it like old school phones lol.

    P.S. Be nice if they even had in iris scan reset protection for international unlock 950s now that I thought of that idea. :\

    -Daniel
    Last edited by GhostEchelon; 04-26-2016 at 01:12 PM.
    04-26-2016 12:56 PM

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