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Thread: (How to) Unlock iPhone 4 with o2
05-17-2011, 12:20 PM #1(How to) Unlock iPhone 4 with o2
First step is you need an o2 sim card (look on ebay.co.uk or eBay.com) then you need a gevey sim to unlock the iPhone temporarily (if you are unlocking an iPhone 4). Once you get the o2 sim, buy a €20 topup VOUCHER. This must be from eBay.co.uk. Put the gevey sim + o2 sim into your phone and it should roam to AT&T or tmobile. When you get the o2 sim in your phone, give your phone number (found under settings, phone) to the voucher provider. Make sure that they are not going to text you the voucher as your sim isn't activated yet. This whole process will cost around $75-100 usd.
Once you have added your €20 topup, make two short calls. One to a number in the united states, and one to a number in the UK to ensure that your phone gets registered on their network. Then, go to this link
"https://server.lon.liveperson.net/hc/63960994/?cmd=file&file=visitorWantsToChat&site=63960994&by href=0" an fill out the form. Tell the rep that you want to unlock the phone. You could also go to o2's website and fillout the unlock request form.
Then all you have to do is wait 6-10 days and you should have an unlock!
Last edited by Macmac80210; 05-17-2011 at 12:22 PM. Reason: Money
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05-17-2011, 12:30 PM #2
The procedure you've described is not exactly new, but your confidence that it is reliably repeatable is. Can you show evidence that you've successfully completed an unlock for an AT&T iPhone (or 2+ iPhones would be even better)?
05-17-2011, 12:58 PM #3
05-17-2011, 04:26 PM #4
if this worked, then thats great. it proves that my theory would have worked if i had a locked ip4 to work on. you did all the steps which i did, except i didnt top-up successfully yet. i have 4 activated 02 cards that i want to try.
btw, have you updated from bb 1.59 --> to 4.10.01 yet? im assuming you got the "Congratulations, your unlocked" message from iTunes when you upgraded??
Last edited by daytonaviolet; 05-17-2011 at 04:42 PM.
05-17-2011, 05:27 PM #5
O2 TOP UP VOUCHER £20 | eBay UK
This guy will top up for you. Should solve your problems and let u top up. Yes. I got all of the "congratulations "messages. Good luck bud!
05-17-2011, 06:32 PM #6
05-17-2011, 08:40 PM #7
05-17-2011, 09:01 PM #8
Macmac: what was your timeframe between the debiting of funds from your sim and receiving the text from O2 that your iPhone was unlocked?
05-17-2011, 09:15 PM #9
05-17-2011, 11:48 PM #10
I'm going to give this a shot, hopefully it works. If it does, I've got at least 3 more iPhones to do this to!
Can the same SIM be used to unlock multiple iPhones? (Obviously topping up each time)
Last edited by terraphantm; 05-17-2011 at 11:52 PM.
05-18-2011, 02:42 AM #11
sorry for the noob quesiton. what is the 02 sim?
05-18-2011, 02:43 AM #12
05-18-2011, 02:58 AM #13
also. does anyone know where to get a legit gevey sim?
05-18-2011, 03:34 AM #14
05-18-2011, 07:36 AM #15
Cool! Just keep is posted! And maybe you can help me prove to @magiteekkn that this works
05-18-2011, 07:46 AM #16
I want this to work as much as the next guy. I am currently waiting on my unlock to be fulfilled (48h since debit and counting)
Out of curiosity, which UK number did you call to allow the phone to register on O2? This has typically been the sticking point for many foreigners using O2 iPhones (as evidenced by the O2 support forums)
05-18-2011, 08:12 AM #17
From what I've read. You HAVE TO chat with a rep.
I chatted with a rep and she unlocked it.
People who are filling out the unlock form, are getting errors.
And I called 2 numbers. One in the united states (my home number in the US) plus +44 20 7267 7570 which is a mckie dees.
Did u leave your o2 card in your phone during the whole process? Even the waiting? Did u fill out the form or chat with a rep?
Last edited by Macmac80210; 05-18-2011 at 08:12 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
05-18-2011, 09:52 AM #18
I'm interested in trying this.
I need more info on what O2 sim to purchase.
Can you get O2 paygo microsims that are pre-activated?
If not, how do you activate the SIM from North America?
05-18-2011, 10:05 AM #19
05-18-2011, 11:15 AM #20
I wasn't asking about topup, I'm talking about buying and activating a physical O2 sim card.
Ebay shows normal sim, micro sim, some have phone numbers already, others don't, etc...
What is the best SIM to buy, and how to you activate it?
I understand I'll need to top-up from that other ebay link already provided after I'm activated.