HOWTO :: Convert to SoftBank

I’ve found wonderful gem on android forums:

Just took my A8181 which I got from HK to Softbank after flashing one of the ROMs above, shop people confused for a bit as IMEI wasn’t in their “stock database” but eventually caved in and gave me a sim w/smartphone data plan.

They spent about 30 minutes poking around the phone, comparing it with the plastic model they had in store “hey why it says softbank here and only says HTC on this one??” and had to make a few calls to their boss to confirm. I *think* i heard them mumble “rooted”? once before but I’m not sure the guy was too far.

I’m sure I would have to get a 2 year contract with a useless phone otherwise, just to use it’s sim.

Looks like there’s hope to get imported phones to work legally in SB network.


  1. #1 by Mugaa on August 15, 2010 - 20:12

    Do you have a problem with gray color become pink.
    I just brought htc desire last weak from bigcamera. And today it became pink. I search in japanese forum about this issue. But I think it is not a big issue in japan only 2-3 comment that i can found. May be i will go to change a new one if i can.

  2. #2 by lenik on August 20, 2010 - 18:51

    SB sells two kinds of Desire right now, old one (with OLED screen) goes to the May-June preorders and new one (with SuperLCD screen and Froyo(?)) goes to the new customers.

    I have no pink cast on my OLED model, and if you got your phone from SB directly, it might be wise to go and ask for a warranty replacement.

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