8 Nov 2009

Update Firmware for SAMSUNG S5230 (Star)

The default setting of Samsung s5230 (star) does not allow user to install jar applications and games. This is stupid, it's restrict the fullly use of this mobile phone, although it supports J2ME programms.

The only way to hack it is to flash firmware by yourselves.
This is the brief guide:

1, MAKE SURE your phone is not LOCKED, to test this, simply input
*#7465625# then you can see a screen displayed information about LOCK status of your phone
check that SIM lock is OFF

2,prepare software and drivers
download the Samsung New PC studio, install it and connect phone with PC to check everything is OK.(which means the driver has been installed successfully.)

3, download latest firmware
for English Version: (Also include main Europe languages)
S5230XXIG2 the latest version

for Simple Chinese Version:
S5230ZCII3 the latest version

for Traditional Chinese Version:
S5230ZHIF4 it's Hongkong Version

4, download flash tools
follow the link to download Multiloader, latest version is 5.60  

REMEMBER: before you flash it, FULL exit new PC studio.

5, flash it, follow the instructions below

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