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Originally Posted by Norb I personally would not mind opening my phones back cover to install a sim but I dunno how that goes with warranty and so on. Also...
02-07-2011, 10:09 PM #21
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02-07-2011, 10:26 PM #22
I can't see Verizon selling a smart phone or let alone a iPhone that can some how be unlocked to their biggest competitors network. I agree some hardware will be absent. I'm sure that's printed 100 times in Verizon's contract with apple.
02-07-2011, 10:52 PM #23
The trick would be, of course, enabling the GSM/WCDMA radio, and convincing the device it has a SIM with a particular IMSI/ICCID (and probably IMEI too) without actually having a SIM card in there. Most likely, extremely illegal (IMEI cloning would be necessary).
PS: You should also note this Qualcomm chip controls all GPS functionality as well, superseding the Broadcom BCM4750 in the iPad and N90 model.
02-08-2011, 12:13 AM #24
I figured I would chime in my thought on this.
Most Verizon phone's that come out specially the world phones are GSM/CDMA capable, take for instance the World Droid, Blackberry Storm 1 and 2 and most newer blackberrys.
I can almost promise that the iphone will more then likly be the same iphone from at&t to verizon, specially on next iPhone release.If verizon follows what sprint has been doing and what they have recently started to do. It will most likly have a LOCKED baseband. Meaning it will be a GSM/World CDMA phone. But the bands will only be for outside the USA even though it can support the USA bands verizon will more then likly have them locked out, so even if you sim unlock the phone will not pick up service untill the baseband is either replaced or modified.
Droid World is like this
Touch Pro 2 from sprint is like this..
02-08-2011, 01:50 AM #25
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02-09-2011, 09:37 PM #29
I'm guessing they figured they make a heck of a lot more money if it's unlockable because iPhones cost 600 $ more
02-10-2011, 09:22 PM #30
Lets see how BASIC this should be...
10 IF the firmware for GSM is there then goto GOBI (dual chip)
20 THEN goto hardwire mod for SIM