i have downloaded eeprom v3 for unlocking nokia mobile phones that runs great on 98 second edition but for some reason will not run on xp home edition the error i get is mscomctl.ocx or one of its dependencies not correctly registerd a file is missing of invalid tryed compatability wizard on 95 and 98 but to no avail any ideas?
Flashing a feature update/ bug fix is entirely different from flashing a file which turns a locked phone into an unlocked one.
No matter who owns the phone, you will probably (though I havn't researched it) find that the phone company LICENSES the firmware to the end user. If that is the case, you do not own the firmware, you just have a right to use it. I assumes that unlocked firmware is either the company's own software (Ericsson,Nokia or whoever), or it is a hacked version thereof. In either case, the software is covered by the copyright laws. You cannot make a copy of software without the copyright owners consent. Taking a flash file and transferring it to a phone is making a copy. To argue otherwise implies that because you bought the 1st edition of an encyclopedia, you are allowed to acquire the 2nd and subsequent editions free of charge, which is obviously not the case (unless the publisher has specificly termed the LICENSE in that way).
I assume that the big players have licenses from the phone manufacturers to allow them to unlock phone. I doubt very much if the corner shop outfits have the required licenses.
All of the above is my personal opinion.
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