SIMCOM SIM900A fixed
Since everyone is interested in this post and lots of request comes to get the firmware, i have put a link so that everyone can download it easily. SIMCOM 900A firmware
Its been a while that i was trying to fix the SIM900A GSM module. This module support local GSM band but after some researches it was concluded that it is carrier locked :(. After long conversion of days to actual chip manufacture SIMCOM, they told it can be fixed by updating its firmware to latest original version but unfortunately they don't provide firmware to small parties.
I never stop trying to get the firmware and SIMCOM again replied, this time they said contact local SIMCOM supplier and request for firmware. But this little Maldives don't have SIMCOM or any electronics manufacturer. So i contacted my friend coody from NOA LABS/Smart prototyping (a friend in china) and told him to help me. I explained him what to do so he can communicate with SIMCOM in china.
Finally he sends and email saying that he got the firmware and it is uploaded to drop box. So just now downloaded the files and flash the new firmware and tadaaa... it works and works :)
Now i can register to local networks and do the magic.
Here is the terminal data that i got after the update.
NORMAL POWER DOWN
+COPS: (2,"DhiMobile","","47201"),(3,"WATANIYA","WATANIYA","47202"),,(0,1,4),(0, 1,2)
for test i send an SMS and it works perfectly..see the above..