PIRATA!, you method worked fine with AT&T 9000 unlocked with MFI under BES (yet to deal with). I'd add some comments to make it short.
1)To do job you do not need Desktop Manager at all. I have USB drivers only and even that seems not necessery. SIM card stays inserted.
2)Download and install OS.
4)Disconnect LAN (and any other network device which shows "Connected" state)
6)Connect body and see it recognized by loader.
7)Remove battery - recognized PIN disappears and turn into "UNKNOWN"
8)No need to hurry here in fact. It seems it stay unrecognized. Hit next.
9)No connect battery, no need to turn it on or wait for red light - it will proceed automatically.
It seems this way it skips some checks. I was not able to get it offering update to 5.0 without battery trick. Thanks.
P.M: After all one might start panic at about 2/3 of progress indicator it looks like freezed - do not worry and wait. About 10-15 minutes - it will move further.
Last edited by salavatov : 06-15-2010 at 08:26 AM.