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So I've been thinking lately, O2 unlocks iPhones here in the UK assuming that it was bought through them. I wonder if they verify the IMEI is from O2 or...
04-17-2011, 06:54 AM #1Possible Unlock Loop-Hole
So I've been thinking lately, O2 unlocks iPhones here in the UK assuming that it was bought through them. I wonder if they verify the IMEI is from O2 or simply submit it to the database.
Can someone buy an O2 pay as you go SIM, use it with a Gevey or clone in their iPhone and then submit the iPhone information to O2 to unlock it?
The same method would be possible for earlier basebands with ultrasn0w instead of the Gevey.
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04-17-2011, 08:06 AM #2
04-17-2011, 08:55 AM #3
Excellent, let me know how/if it works
04-17-2011, 09:40 AM #4
04-17-2011, 02:43 PM #5
Somewhat related - I noticed that superpaddy (and presumably others) are selling O2 unlocks for 30GBP... He claims it'll only work with O2 phones, but did anyone try using it anyway? Since some ppl got O2 to unlock their AT&T phones for free, mebe this would work too
04-17-2011, 05:08 PM #6
I've given up and bought an IMEI unlock to WirelessFreedom asap as I knew it was possible to backup unlock datas using SAM... I wont risk the IMEI unlock become soon unavailable then tring O2 and fail... WirelessFreedom is getting orders by skype chat during the week end which is very convenient. I think there is too much wait / order queues on other websites.
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04-17-2011, 05:28 PM #7
I'm already awaiting the arrival of my o2 go cards. I've also chatted with several csr. They said as long as you use here network, they will unlock your iPhone. Just need security info like last time you top up, amount and of course make a call. Assuming your unlocked with 1.59bb or gevey, making a call on there network completes the security requirements. They shall send a request to unlock your IMEI, so they so.
04-17-2011, 06:33 PM #8
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04-17-2011, 09:30 PM #10
Thats an interesting thought, I guess it could be possible if i went back over the the UK with my ultrasn0w unlocked ip4 and use a pay as you go o2 sim card to "prove" my iphone is with their network I could pay their cheaper fee to have it IMEI unlocked?
04-17-2011, 11:04 PM #11
I too am trying to use an unlocked (ultrasn0w) 3GS + O2 PAYG SIM to get a true factory unlock. I'm logging the process at royalewith.tumblr com if anyone is interested in the specific steps I've taken thus far (biggest headache thus far has been getting credit on the SIM, but even with that behind me, I still have 'no service' with it...)
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04-17-2011, 11:38 PM #12
I too have ordered an O2 paygo sim on ebay from a UK seller--who said the sim had been activated in UK. It was actually pretty cheap (~5+ USD total). So I will have to see if it makes the process easier. The top-off part sounds hairy...did you have to ask the UK seller to put credit in your paygo sim acct?
04-17-2011, 11:48 PM #13
Well, it's worth a try.
04-18-2011, 01:49 PM #14
how would you like to make a phone call, using o2 sim card on the phone which is locked to diff network? i dont think so.
o2 can unlock iphones, as soon as those phones has been used and locked to o2 network. no matter contract or pay as you go. i tried it, does not work all the time. contract numbers get unlocked for free, pay as you go sims must have 20pounds credit after a chargeable phone call has been made, to be able to unlock, this unlock cost 20pounds.
any more info, im here...
04-18-2011, 03:15 PM #15
For sterling 15 I get 300 minutes, unlimited text and 500 Meg data plus unlimited wifi. I wish AT&T offered similar plans then I would not use t mobile in USA.
04-18-2011, 05:08 PM #16
Hey nebo1ss--why didn't you do it over the live chat? They seem to be able to unlock it right away...
04-18-2011, 06:06 PM #17
How Do I get to the live chat? If someone does the unlock process for me ill pay them.
04-18-2011, 06:22 PM #18
i read this on the 02 site
To launch a chat session, open O2 Broadband Assistant, Click help on the left then select the chat option on the main window. Note you cannot start a chat session if you do not have an active broadband connection.
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