How To

How to change the language pack in the phone?

There are several ways to change the language pack in the phone.

  1. Flash the "Main Firmware" into the phone. This can be also used for the firmware upgrades.
  2. Flash the "File System" (FS-file) of the same version as the "Main Firmware" into the phone.
  3. Flash the phone with the "Customization Package", corresponding to the certain "File System".

Itís recommended to use the files from our flash file database located at https://www.boot-loader.com. To replace the language pack in the phone, please perform the following steps.

  1. Find out the phone firmware version. In order to this please perform the following:
    • Power ON the phone
    • Pull the joystick to the right, once (one time)
    • Press asterisk key (star "*" key)
    • Pull the joystick to the left, twice (two times)
    • Press asterisk key (star "*" key)
    • Pull the joystick to the left, once (one time)
    • Press asterisk key (star "*" key)
    • Service menu should appear on the screen
    • Select "Service info" >> "Software info"
  2. Find the corresponding firmware with the required language pack at https://www.boot-loader.com and download it.
  3. Flash the phone with the "File system" file (FS_***.dtf).
  4. Flash the "Customization package" file (*.dta).

NOTE
If the corresponding firmware version can not be found at https://www.boot-loader.com please perform the following steps.

  1. Download the "Main Firmware" file (*.dtf file) of any version and flash the phone with it.
  2. Find the folder with required language package.
  3. Flash the phone with the "File System" (FS_***.dtf) from that folder.
  4. Flash the phone with the "Customization package" (*.dta) from that folder.

 

 

How to unlock the phone using the Test Point method?

Remove SP lock using "Test Point" connection method. No patches applied. Lock is removed directly from the phone firmware. The process doesnít require Internet connection and not limited.

In order to apply the "Test Point" access mode, the DreamBox Test Point cable is required. This mode is meant to be used to turn the phone into "Security Bypass" state. The procedure has to go through the Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the "Execute "Security Bypass" Operations":

  • Stage 1. Phone prepare.
  • Stage 2. Enter "Security Bypass" state.

As soon as the "Execute "Security Bypass" Operations" are completed, the handset will not require the "Test Point" connection to be performed anymore. Use "Security Bypass" mode instead.

 

 

"Test Point" procedure

The handset requires to be dismantled and connected to DreamBox using data cable. The TP needle has to be connected to the appropriate contact (Testpoint) on the PCB and the red battery hook has to be attached to the positive ("+") battery terminal on PCB. No phone battery is required in this case.

  1. Connect DreamBox to PC USB port and launch DBSS.
  2. Dismantle the phone and connect PCB to the DATA port of DreamBox using an appropriate cable.
  3. Connect "Test Point" cable to the SERVICE port of DreamBox.
  4. Connect battery hook (Red connector) to the "+" (positive) battery contact on the phone PCB.
  5. Select an appropriate phone model in DBSS, "Mobile Phone" field.
  6. Select "Test Point" Access Mode.
  7. Log to "Security" tab and mark the options "Stage 1" and "Stage 2".
  8. Press "Execute "Security Bypass" Operations" button.
  9. DBSS will detect phone information and load boot into the phone.
  10. The Stage 1 Test Point information window pops up. Mark the "Autostart" option. Once the "Autostart" option is marked then the process will be continued automatically as soon as the TP needle is attached to TP contact. If this option ("Autostart") is not marked, the "Start" button has to be pressed after the TP needle is attached to TP contact.
  11. Connect the Test Point needle to the appropriate contact as itís shown on the TP picture for the "Stage 1". Please be aware that phones of the same model may have different types of the flash chip. Please select the TP corresponding to the flash chip type. (For more information press "Testpoint Info" right beside to the phone model picture).
  12. The Stage 1 Test Point information window will be closed. Unlock process will continue.
  13. The Stage 2 Test Point information window pops up. Connect Test Point needle to the appropriate contact as itís shown on the TP picture for the "Stage 2". Please be aware that phones of the same model may have different types of the flash chip. Please select the TP corresponding to the flash chip type. (For more information press "Testpoint Info" right beside to the phone model picture).
  14. The Stage 2 Test Point information window will be closed. Unlock process will continue.
  15. As soon as the "Stage 2" is completed, please select Security Bypass" access mode and press the button "Unlock and Repair GDFS Security Blocks".
  16. Unlock done. The phone can be assembled.

NOTE
It may happen that the "Stage 2" fails to complete. In this case please repeat the process for the "Stage 2" only.

 

 

How to repair "GDFS" zone?

In order to get "GDFS" zone repaired, please perform the identical procedure as for the "Test Point unlock".

Alternatively, the phone can be flashed with GDFS zone or Full Flash file backed up from another working handset of the same model.

  1. Backup GDFS zone/Full Flash from the working handset of the same model ("Misc" tab >> "Red GDFS"/"Read Full Flash" button). Requires "Security Bypass" access mode to be applied.
  2. Flash the phone with GDFS zone/Full Flash file backed up form another working phone of the same model.
  3. Perform "Unlock and Repair GDFS Security Blocks" operation. (Requires "Security Bypass" access mode to be applied).

 

 

How to Upgrade DreamBox to the DreamBox SE?

  1. Purchase the "DreamBox to SE activation" at www.gsmserver.com.
  2. Download the latest version of DBSS from www.dreambox.hk and install it.
  3. Connect DreamBox to PC USB port.
  4. Launch DBSS.
  5. Select DreamBox >> Functionality Upgrade from the main menu.
  6. Activation window pops up on the screen.
  7. Enter the activation code into the field and press OK button.
  8. Within one hour please perform DreamBox update procedure.

 

 

How to Activate SENeptune for DreamBox SE?

  1. Purchase the "SENeptune Activation for DreamBox SE" at www.gsmserver.com.
  2. Download the latest version of DBSS from www.dreambox.hk and install it.
  3. Connect DreamBox to PC USB port.
  4. Launch DBSS.
  5. Select DreamBox >> Functionality Upgrade from the main menu.
  6. Activation window pops up on the screen.
  7. Enter the activation code into the field and press OK button.
  8. Within one hour please perform DreamBox update procedure.

 

 

How to Activate Samsung Anycall for DreamBox?

  1. Purchase the "Samsung Anycall Activation for DreamBox" at www.gsmserver.com.
  2. Download the latest version of DBSS from www.dreambox.hk and install it.
  3. Connect DreamBox to PC USB port.
  4. Launch DBSS.
  5. Select DreamBox >> Functionality Upgrade from the main menu.
  6. Activation window pops up on the screen.
  7. Enter the activation code into the field and press OK button.
  8. After 5-10 minutes please perform DreamBox update procedure.
  9. Download latest Octopus Samsung Software form www.octopusbox.com and install it.
  10. Activation completed. You're now allowed to service Samsung Anycall cellphones.

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How to Activate Octopus LG for DreamBox?

  1. Purchase the "Octopus LG Activation for DreamBox" at www.gsmserver.com.
  2. Download the latest version of DBSS from www.dreambox.hk and install it.
  3. Connect DreamBox to PC USB port.
  4. Launch DBSS.
  5. Select DreamBox >> Functionality Upgrade from the main menu.
  6. Activation window pops up on the screen.
  7. Enter the activation code into the field and press OK button.
  8. After 5-10 minutes please perform DreamBox update procedure.
  9. Download latest Octopus Software form www.octopusbox.com and install it.
  10. Activation completed. You're now allowed to service LG cellphones.