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We are pleased to announce that we can now offer Nokia BB5 SL3 Unlocking! - we can currently do these brand new models :-

2690 Classic (RM-635)
2700 Classic (RM-561)
2730 Classic (RM-578/579)
3600 Slide (RM-352) SW: v56.26 and v57.23
3710a-1 (RM-509/510
3720 Classic (RM-518)
5130 XpressMusic (RM-495)
5230 (RM-588/593/594/625/629)
5232 (RM-588/593/594/625/629)
5233 (RM-588/593/594/625/629)
5310 (RM-303) SW: v58.58 and v59.42
5330 (RM-479/478)
5530 (RM-504)
5630 (RM-431)
5730 (RM-465)
6300 (RM-217) SW: v57.20
6303 Classic (RM-443)
6303i Classic (RM-638)
6500 Classic (RM-265) SW: v59.45
6500 Slide (RM-240) SW: v59.60
6700 Classic (RM-470)
6710 Navigator (RM-491)
6720 Classic (RM-424)
6730 Classic (RM-547)
6730 Classic (RM-566)
6750 Mural (RM-381)
7230 (RM-598)
7230 (RM-604)
C1-01 (RM-607/608)
C1-02 (RM-643)
C2-01 (RM-721)
C3-00 (RM-614)
C3-01 (RM-640)
C5-00 (RM-645/688)
C5-03 (RM-697)
C6-00 (RM-612/624)
C6-01 (RM-601/718)
C7-00 (RM-675)
E5-00 (RM-632)
E52 (RM-469)
E55 (RM-482)
E63 (RM-437)
E66 (RM-343)
E71-1 (RM-346)
E72 (RM-529/530)
E7-00 (RM-626)
N86 (RM-484/485/486)
N8-00 (RM-596)
N97 (RM-505/506/507)
N97 Mini (RM-555)
X2-00 (RM-618)
X2-01 (RM-709)
X3-00 (RM-540)
X3-01 (RM-687)
X3-02 (RM-639)
X5-01 (RM-627)
X6-00 (RM-551/559)


We are the first and only place in Torbay & Devon to offer this service for only £25 - software updates and debranding is also possible at the same for an additional small surcharge of £5 




De-Branding FAQ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 07 July 2004


What is De-branding? De-branding means removing the sometimes awfull operator firmware, and replacing it with the manufacturers original firmware. Hence converting your phone to the full spec as it was intended.

How do we De-brand phones? We have the necessary tools and latest mobile firmware's (software flash files) to enable us to flash the software in your phone. This deletes and replaces the existing operator's software with the original and un-restricted, unbranded manufacturers software.              

What are the benefits of De-branding? Once your mobile has been de-branded, you will notice all the menu systems are clearer, un-restricted, and often faster too. We also use the latest firmware to date, which will hold improvements on your old firmware. This often removes any software glitches that your phone previously had. Also some network firmware's prevent you uploading ringtones & pictures via cable, or manually setting your internet homepage, de-branding enables you to do this.

Examples of De-branding:

Vodafone Live Debranding Benefits:


(1) Vodafone Branding Removed, now phone will be SIM FREE without Vodafone branding

(2) Removed Vodafone Live, Vodafone Menus, Icons and StartUp Logo Removed
(3) Unlocked and Uncapped MMS Settings, WAP Settings and Browser Settings
(4) Browse Menus 20% faster based on JBenchmark test
(5) Battery Life now is Optimized (shorter time to standy mode)
(6) Play any MP3 files without any restriction, MP3 totally uncapped

(7) Play any MP3 files as ringtones

(8) Play any MP4 files without restriction, MP4 totally uncapped

(9) Standby crash fixed / improved

(10) Increased call and Media Player volume

(11) Fixes the O2 GPRS issue introduced in R1J


Orange Debranding Benefits:


Orange Models have an ugly white bar down the left hand side of the screen.  This debranding process removes this awful atrocity, and restores the phone to it's full Glory.  The main menu system is fully restored, and gone is the awful Orange buttons. Samsung's Original menu is faster and brighter, and less confusing to use.


Sony Ericsson w900i:


Take a w900i locked and branded to Vodafone. We can unlock and debrand so it is ready to take any sim card.


Advantages of debranding Sony ericsson w900i:                                                                                   


(1) Vodafone Branding Removed, now phone will be SIM FREE without Vodafone branding                 

(2) Removed Vodafone Live, Vodafone Menus, Icons and StartUp Logo Removed

(3) Unlocked and Uncapped MMS Settings, WAP Settings and Browser Settings

(4) Faster Browse Menus

(5) Battery Life now is Optimized (shorter time to standy mode)

(6) Play any MP3 files without any restriction, MP3 totally uncapped NOW                                        

(7) Play any MP4 files without any restriction, MP4 totally uncapped NOW 

(8) Standby crash fixed / improved

(9) Increased call and Meida Player volume


Motorola PEBL:

Take a PEBL originally Orange branded de-brand it. This can transform your phone!

(1) Orange home screen with awful Orange bar is removed

(2) New start-up screen

(3) New menus system, faster and brighter



Nokia N70:


Besides just removing and updating the operator firmware, debranding the N70 gives you the very latest NOKIA firmware. This updated firmware fixes a lot of bugs that are apparent in other operator firmwares i.e. "3" models and Orange models have known Bluetooth problems, which can cause major grief when trying to use software such as tomtom sat nav. Improved user interface, camera, video sharing and radio


Phone MakePhone ModelUnlockDe-brand/ Language ChangeUnlock & De-brand/ Language Change
SharpV703SH, V902SH, V903SH, SX313 3G China (V703SH China Edition), SX813 3G China (V902SH China Edition), SX833 3G China (V903SH China Edition)
Sony Ericsson
K800, K610 (debrand only on these 2 new models)
Sony Ericsson
W900i, W900, W810, W810i, D750, D750i, F500i, J300i/J300a/J300c, J200i, J200c, K600i, K608i, K300, K300i, K750, K750i, K750c, K500i, K500c, K506c, K508i, K508c, K700i and K700c, P800, P802, P900, P908, P910i, P910a and P910c, S700i, S700c and S710a, T290a, T290i, T290c, T68m, T68i, T610, T616, T618, T630, T628 and T637, V800, V802SE, V600i, W550i, W550c, W600i, W600c, W800i, W800c, Z520i, Z520a, Z520c, Z800i, Z200, Z208, Z1010i, Z1010c, Z500i, Z50, Z500c
Sony EricssonConvert D750, D750i, K750, K750i to new W800i Walkman, this conversion also uses a debranded w800 firmware, so not only do you get it converted, you get it debranded too £20 For Conversion £25 For Conversion and Unlock
SamsungE370, 350, D600, E530, Z500, Z500v, Z105, E720, X450, D500, 100, N188, N200, N288, N628, A200, A288, A300, A308, A388, A400, A408, R200, R208, T100, T108, R210, 220N, N400, N500, N620, A800, V200, Q200, S300, C100, E800, E810, E700 E705 E715
Nokia5110, 5110i, 5130, 5138, 5190, 5210, 5510, 6090, 6110, 6130, 6138, 6150, 6190, 6210, 6250, 7110, 8210, 8250, 8290, 8810, 8850, 8855, 8890, 9110, DTE-1_D211, 1100, 1100a, 1100b, 1220, 1260, 1261, 2112, 2260, 2261, 2270, 2275, 2280, 2285, 2300, 2300a, 2600, 2600cn, 2650, 2651, 3100, 3100b, 3105, 3108, 3120, 3125, 3200, 3200b, 3205, 3220, 3220b, 3300, 3300b, 3320, 3360, 3510, 3510i/3530, 3520, 3560, 3585, 3585i, 3586i, 3570i, 3590, 3595, 3650, 3660, 5100, 5100a, 5140, 6011i, 6012, 6015, 6016, 6019, 6020, 6020b, 6100, 6108, 6170, 6200, 6220, 6225, 6230, 6230b, 6255, 6256, 6310, 6310i, 6340, 6340i, 6360, 6370, 6385, 6500, 6510, 6560, 6585, 6590, 6600, 6610, 6610i, 6620, 6650, 6670, 6800, 6800a, 6810, 6820, 7200, 7210, 7250, 7250i, 7260, 7270, 7280, 7600, 7610, 7650, 7710, 8270, 8280, 8310, 8390, 8910, 8910i, 9300, 9500, N-Gage, N-GageQD, N-GageQDa, 3230, 3600, 3620, 3650, 3660, 6260, 6600, 6670, 6670b, 7610, 7610b, 7650, 6111, 6101, etc...£15£20£25
NEW Nokia3250, 6125, 6131, 6234, 6233, 6270, 6280, 6630, 6680, 6681, 6682, 7370, E60, E61, E70, N70, N71, N72, N80, N90, N91 (Debrand only: unlocking not available on these BB5 models)N/A£20N/A
PhilipsGenie, az@lis, Xenium, Ozeo, Ozeo w@p, Fisio 311, 316, 120, 121, 620, 625, 820, 825, 822, 826, 330, 530, 350, 535, 630£15£20£25

Specialist unlocking/flashing

U6 PEBL, V3, V3i, V3r, V3x, E1 ROKR, L6, L7 SLVR, L2, E770, E1070, M1000, V190, V235, V360, V360v, V557

NOTE: Unlocking the U6 PEBL, V3, V3i, V3r, E1 ROKR, L6, L7 SLVR, L2, E770, E1070, M1000, V190, V235, V360, V360v, V557 will invalidate warranty on phone, as access to sealed units is required to unlock them.

MotorolaA830 C155 C156 V171 A630 A835 A845 A920 A925 C236 C250 C260 C266 C268 C330 C331 C332 C333 C334 C335 C336 C350 C350L (incl. R312ULS_G_09.10.2CR) C350V C353 C355V C359V C370 C380 C385 C450 C450L C550, C650 C651 E370 E380 E396 E550 E1000 T280 T280i T720 (incl. T720_G_05_08_81R) T720i T721 T722i, V3 V60 V60i V66 V66i V70 V80 (incl. R37_G_0E.03.26R) V150 V151 V180 (incl. R364_G_0B.D1.1CR) V220 (incl. R365_G_0B.D2.0.FR, R364_G_0B.D1.1FR) V300 V303 V400 V500 V505 V525 V525M V535 V545 V550 V551 V600 V620 V980 C115 C116 E365
NEW Motorola V3 VideoDebrand & Add Video Playback Added To V3 Razr£15£20 For Debrand/Video£25 For Debrand/Video and Unlock
SendoS200, S230, S300, P200, P220, D800, M550, J570, S360£15£20£25
Other / Not ListedIf Your Phone is not listed, please contact us to be sure we can debrand your phone before you send it to us.£15£20£25
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 January 2010 )
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