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Thread: confused about unlocked iphone
07-13-2012, 12:51 AM #1confused about unlocked iphone
hi guys, this is my first post here, i just came here from another forum which im not gonna name it, but some stupid admin from it decided that my first post there since i post it in the wrong section it was needed to be deleted with no warning.. so if that P.O.S. admin is in this forum reading, you should know i dont care!!!
(Sorry guys had to take it out)
So my problem is this... i bought an iphone 4 8gb unlocked from a guy, i put my tmobile sim card in there and worked in a blink of an eye, i went into the settings and the version is 5.0.1 baseband 4.11.08, the phone is like new, and i went looking for cydia, and dont have it, went into spotlight search it is not there, went into the settings and nothing there that denotes the iphone is jailbroken, did a factory reset (which u cant do when is jailbroken) and the phone did it fast, and as soon as i reboot the phone tmobile signal appears on top, so my question is... is there any way to know if my phone is factory unlocked without restoring or updating in itunes???
or is any way that the phone couldve be unlocked without cydia being installed??? i read about a way calling 112 and airplane mode and idk what else but it says if u update it u gonna loose unlock, idk the way the phone is unlocked and thats why i need help...
thanks guys and i hope i posted it in the right section, since i gotta get used to this forum as well
07-13-2012, 06:42 AM #2
I'm betting it's factory unlocked, you have to be jailbroken for the unlocks like Gevey to work. So I'm gonna say yes, it's factory unlocked. There's no need to worry about your baseband, etc. when your factory unlocked, which is really convenient
But if you really would like to make sure, call Apple's support line and give them your IMEI number. They should be able to tell you if it's factory unlocked.I will no longer be very active here anymore due to a variety of reasons.
07-13-2012, 07:29 AM #3
07-13-2012, 11:54 AM #4
But does the method i mentioned above the dialing 112 or something like that needs jailbreak??? Cause i read it doesnt and i dont wanna risk it
07-13-2012, 11:55 AM #5
07-13-2012, 01:11 PM #6
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07-13-2012, 01:16 PM #7
07-13-2012, 01:23 PM #8
Unlocking allows you to use the phone on different providers; jailbreaking gives you super user access.
It can be unlocked but not jailbroken, and it can be jailbroken but not unlocked.
Cydia shows up from the jailbreak process.
07-13-2012, 01:30 PM #9
I was right about the part of it being factory unlocked. I said 'It's most likely factory unlocked since Gevey and other jailbreak programs require a jailbreak for the them to be used.' If you don't think that's right, you obviously got an issue with everything I say.
I was right in a way, it's not like it was 100% off. I've told you many times before, I SUCK with hardware and unlocks, face a fact, At least I try. I really don't need your two-sense on it. If you're not gonna contribute, don't post. Simple.
Maybe if you actually listened to me for once you'd notice, but apparently you don't. Your Mistake.I will no longer be very active here anymore due to a variety of reasons.
07-13-2012, 01:41 PM #10
if you don't know what the hell your talking about stop posting, read and learn before posting false information. You were a whole 25-40 percent right. That's not a good percentage that's an F for Fail.
Please don't speak for me nothing is ever my bad!
Thanks for responding please try again to out smart me
Love the one and only,
07-13-2012, 01:46 PM #11I will no longer be very active here anymore due to a variety of reasons.
07-13-2012, 01:49 PM #12
07-13-2012, 01:53 PM #13
Your iPhone is SIM free, meaning, you can do with it what ever you want, change and use sim cards from different carriers, upgrade BB, upgrade IOS, jailbreak, never needing to use gevey, or 112 procedure
07-13-2012, 06:18 PM #14
07-15-2012, 12:04 AM #15
07-15-2012, 01:04 AM #16
imei can be blacklisted, but providers ask a lot of pertinent information before having it blacklisted, like owner's name, soc sec, etc.
and besides that, this site is legit, nothing about it constitutes as pulling your private info from the imei number
07-15-2012, 04:03 AM #17
Okay, that's good to know. Handy tool for buying second hand iPhones then just to check networks in conjunction with checkmend? Does it work worldwide?
07-15-2012, 04:06 AM #18
factory unlocked seems to me ....i paid £15 for t-mobile to do mine but when restore is done in itunes it pops up and tells me its unlocked