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  1. ngilbert89's Avatar
    Want to buy a lumia 925 32GB vodafone Just wondering if I can debrand the phone using the nokia care suite ? also for example If I was to flash the firmware of the vodafone to a sim free fw would the storage be then seen as 16GB and not 32GB ?
    Last edited by ngilbert89; 06-21-2013 at 04:39 AM.
    06-21-2013 04:14 AM
  2. stmav's Avatar
    I have yet to find any information on debranding a WP8. Has it been done successfully yet? Or am I just looking in the wrong places.
    06-21-2013 08:43 AM
  3. Hornet2012's Avatar
    Debranding is easy to do you just flash an appropriate unbranded ROM, the question ngilbert89 and I would like to know the answer to is if we flash an unbranded UK 925 16GB ROM is will it still have the 32GB available? I would guess that it would still show as 32 but we need to know the product code for unbranded UK 925, does anyone know?
    06-25-2013 10:47 AM
  4. ngilbert89's Avatar
    Debranding is easy to do you just flash an appropriate unbranded ROM, the question ngilbert89 and I would like to know the answer to is if we flash an unbranded UK 925 16GB ROM is will it still have the 32GB available? I would guess that it would still show as 32 but we need to know the product code for unbranded UK 925, does anyone know?
    yes thats what I was wondering and yes I have the product code.
    06-25-2013 10:51 AM
  5. ngilbert89's Avatar
    Debranding is easy to do you just flash an appropriate unbranded ROM, the question ngilbert89 and I would like to know the answer to is if we flash an unbranded UK 925 16GB ROM is will it still have the 32GB available? I would guess that it would still show as 32 but we need to know the product code for unbranded UK 925, does anyone know?
    Someone posted the product codes on this site: Nokia Product Code Listing for Care Suite Download - GSM-Forum,
    06-25-2013 10:53 AM
  6. ngilbert89's Avatar
    I am interested in buying an unlocked lumia 925 vodafone 32GB but worried that flashing would lock the phone back to Vodafone again ? do you no if it locks the phone again .
    06-25-2013 10:55 AM
  7. Hornet2012's Avatar
    I am interested in buying an unlocked lumia 925 vodafone 32GB but worried that flashing would lock the phone back to Vodafone again ? do you no if it locks the phone again .
    A brave member on this forum has already done it? http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2017289 I'm very tempted!
    From past experience flashing a different rom does not lock the phone because the phones imei is unlocked on the network database but please don't just take my word for it.
    06-25-2013 11:06 AM
  8. ngilbert89's Avatar
    A brave member on this forum has already done it? http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2017289 I'm very tempted!
    From past experience flashing a different rom does not lock the phone because the phones imei is unlocked on the network database but please don't just take my word for it.
    I tried to debrand my lumia 920 using nokia care suite but for some reason when I connected my phone it said that phone is not supported but in the readme it says it is? any ideas
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    Last edited by ngilbert89; 06-25-2013 at 11:41 AM.
    06-25-2013 11:14 AM
  9. Hornet2012's Avatar
    I tried to debrand my lumia 920 using nokia care suite but for some reason when I connected my phone it said that phone is not supported but in the readme it says it is? any ideas
    Sorry I'm not sure why that is, I've flashed my 920 several times with different roms. Is yours a US handset?
    06-25-2013 11:58 AM
  10. Hornet2012's Avatar
    I have found my own answers jumped in feet first. I have just flashed my Vodafone 32GB 925 as above and have an unbranded 925 and yes the storage shows as 32GB with 29GB free and as with the UK CV lumia 920 unbranded software there is no 4G in the "highest connection speed" setting. So I assume that 4G function on unbranded 925's will be the same as the unbranded 920's which is supposedly an update as other carriers roll out their 4G service. I have downloaded the original Vodafone UK 32GB rom just in case!
    06-25-2013 11:59 AM
  11. ngilbert89's Avatar
    I have found my own answers jumped in feet first. I have just flashed my Vodafone 32GB 925 as above and have an unbranded 925 and yes the storage shows as 32GB with 29GB free and as with the UK CV lumia 920 unbranded software there is no 4G in the "highest connection speed" setting. So I assume that 4G function on unbranded 925's will be the same as the unbranded 920's which is supposedly an update as other carriers roll out their 4G service. I have downloaded the original Vodafone UK 32GB rom just in case!
    do you have an unlocked lumia 925 32GB?
    06-25-2013 12:03 PM
  12. Hornet2012's Avatar
    do you have an unlocked lumia 925 32GB?
    No my Contract Vodafone 32GB UK (RM-892 VAR GB VOD CONTRACT 32GB SL BLACK 059S700) arrived today and I've just flashed RM-892 VAR GB CV BLACK 059S916 Rom! It was locked to Vodafone and it is still locked to Vodafone!
    06-25-2013 12:07 PM
  13. ngilbert89's Avatar
    No my Contract Vodafone 32GB UK (RM-892 VAR GB VOD CONTRACT 32GB SL BLACK 059S700) arrived today and I've just flashed RM-892 VAR GB CV BLACK 059S916 Rom! It was locked to Vodafone and it is still locked to Vodafone!
    Okay why did you flash 920 rom when there is a sim free rom of the 925 no branding?
    06-25-2013 12:13 PM
  14. a5cent's Avatar
    Okay guys. Just curious. What is the purpose of de-branding a Lumia device?
    06-25-2013 12:32 PM
  15. Hornet2012's Avatar
    Okay why did you flash 920 rom when there is a sim free rom of the 925 no branding?
    Sorry there has been a misunderstanding, Your first post "I tried to debrand my lumia 920 using nokia care suite but for some reason when I connected my phone it said that phone is not supported but in the readme it says it is? any ideas" said 920 so I assumed you were trying to debrand your 920 not 925!
    I have flashed my new 925 Vodafone UK with unbranded UK 925 ROM. I only mentioned the 920 because I still have one and have flashed it with several different Roms in the past and here in the UK the unbranded roms for both the 920 and 925 do not support 4G (yet).

    As for the question "I am interested in buying an unlocked lumia 925 vodafone 32GB but worried that flashing would lock the phone back to Vodafone again ? do you no if it locks the phone again "
    With my 920 which came unlocked, I have flashed the EE rom and it did not lock the phone to EE and I have flashed it back and forth several times and the phone has never become sim locked!
    06-25-2013 12:37 PM
  16. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    You get some updates quicker, as you don't have to wait for the carrier to release them
    06-25-2013 12:50 PM
  17. Hornet2012's Avatar
    Okay guys. Just curious. What is the purpose of de-branding a Lumia device?
    Branded phones only come with settings for the carrier that supplied it so if I get it unlocked and put an O2 sim in it I have to set up access points etc manually! More importantly Vodafone etc did not make the phone they just add junk I personally do not want, and sometimes operators remove functions that they don't have or think you want. Apple don't let operators brand their handsets and as a result Apple software updates hit every device at the same time. If Nokia/ Microsoft roll out an update each carrier has to test it and some carriers never deliver some updates!
    06-25-2013 01:16 PM
  18. ngilbert89's Avatar
    Sorry there has been a misunderstanding, Your first post "I tried to debrand my lumia 920 using nokia care suite but for some reason when I connected my phone it said that phone is not supported but in the readme it says it is? any ideas" said 920 so I assumed you were trying to debrand your 920 not 925!
    I have flashed my new 925 Vodafone UK with unbranded UK 925 ROM. I only mentioned the 920 because I still have one and have flashed it with several different Roms in the past and here in the UK the unbranded roms for both the 920 and 925 do not support 4G (yet).

    As for the question "I am interested in buying an unlocked lumia 925 vodafone 32GB but worried that flashing would lock the phone back to Vodafone again ? do you no if it locks the phone again "
    With my 920 which came unlocked, I have flashed the EE rom and it did not lock the phone to EE and I have flashed it back and forth several times and the phone has never become sim locked!
    get you now so you managed to flash your 925 with an unbranded rom successfully, and flashing does not effect sim locking, the only reason I mentioned 920 , is because I already own 1 of them and I tried to flash a rom to it but in nokia care suite it said the phone was not supported as shown in the screen shot I attached to a previous message, ?
    06-25-2013 02:02 PM
  19. Hornet2012's Avatar
    get you now so you managed to flash your 925 with an unbranded rom successfully, and flashing does not effect sim locking, the only reason I mentioned 920 , is because I already own 1 of them and I tried to flash a rom to it but in nokia care suite it said the phone was not supported as shown in the screen shot I attached to a previous message, ?
    That's correct. As far as I know flashing a different rom should not affect sim lock (it hasn't for me and others).

    As for your 920 is looks like the version of NCS you are using might be too old? Look at the last post here http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...-rm-821-a.html don't install the latest version because you won't be able to sign in. I'm using version Nokia_Care_Suite_PST_5.0_2013.10.1.3.
    06-25-2013 02:37 PM
  20. ngilbert89's Avatar
    That's correct. As far as I know flashing a different rom should not affect sim lock (it hasn't for me and others).

    As for your 920 is looks like the version of NCS you are using might be too old? Look at the last post here http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...-rm-821-a.html don't install the latest version because you won't be able to sign in. I'm using version Nokia_Care_Suite_PST_5.0_2013.10.1.3.
    Hi I have the latest version the funny thing is that it says its supported in the readme,could it be something todo with Windows 8 what operation system you using?
    06-25-2013 02:41 PM
  21. Hornet2012's Avatar
    Hi I have the latest version the funny thing is that it says its supported in the readme,could it be something todo with Windows 8 what operation system you using?
    I'm using Windows 8 Pro 64bit, are you running it as administrator?
    06-25-2013 02:52 PM
  22. ngilbert89's Avatar
    I'm using Windows 8 Pro 64bit, are you running it as administrator?
    Yes am using the same operating system and yes running in administrator, just getting the screen in the attachment .?
    Attached Thumbnails ncs-920.jpg  
    06-25-2013 03:08 PM
  23. Hornet2012's Avatar
    Yes am using the same operating system and yes running in administrator, just getting the screen in the attachment .?
    Strange? Does it recognise it if it's not in flash mode?
    06-25-2013 03:27 PM
  24. ngilbert89's Avatar
    Strange? Does it recognise it if it's not in flash mode?
    yes it recognizes the phone but as soon as I put the phone into flash mode it says not supported?.
    06-25-2013 03:31 PM
  25. Hornet2012's Avatar
    yes it recognizes the phone but as soon as I put the phone into flash mode it says not supported?.
    That's where you are going wrong! Mine says the same if I connect it in flash mode. To change the rom from the one installed you need to have automatic product selection unchecked.
    Then go to tools and firmware download and download the rom you want.
    Then go to file and open product, use filter and put in rm-821.
    Then goto program, recovery and click on update list and the rom you downloaded should appear.
    Then plug phone into pc and click start. You will gget erroe message then click start again and hold down volume down and power button till phone goes off then vibrates and then release both buttons. By then it should start update.
    06-25-2013 03:57 PM
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