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Thread: Can Apple unlock an iPhone?
12-13-2011, 02:54 PM #1
Can Apple unlock an iPhone?
OK, so I thought I already knew the answer to this question. And that answer is no, right?
I've just had a huge argument with someone who works for O2 UK.
She claimed that Apple will unlock any iPhone for a fee of £15 but I've found no evidence to support this claim.
As far as I was aware there are 3 ways to unlock iPhone.
1) Carrier unlocks - and the phone must be unlocked by the carrier its locked to.
2) Ultrasn0w for supported basebands.
3) The Gavey SIM for supported basebands/firmware versions.
Of course you can buy an unlocked iPhone directly from Apple too.
Am I right when I say that Apple wont remove a carrier unlock from an iPhone?
I've been using the Dev Teams unlock soloutions since the days of the 2G but this girl was so certain she actually made me question my knowledge.
So, will Apple unlock carrier locked iPhones. Also, are there any other ways to unlock that I've not mentioned here?
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12-13-2011, 07:41 PM #2
Yes apple can unlock your phone, now whether or not they will is a different story. O2 will unlock it for the original owner which is through apple not O2. It's available to most if not all carriers threw apple. AT&T will not unlock no matter what for some reason it's the carriers choice to do it for you.
12-13-2011, 08:30 PM #3
Apple, the greediest company in the world, will in fact unlock your iPhone, only if you throw a couple thousand dollars their way.
12-13-2011, 08:59 PM #4
12-13-2011, 11:01 PM #5
O2 does unlock but only for there subsidized phones. but if your on there network, they will unlock for £15. in the past, you can find a gullable CSR to unlock for you. as for ATT unlocking your iphone.. good luck. they would rather have you pay an extra $500 for a new one then they will unlock
12-14-2011, 07:28 PM #6
I called Apple last week to ask. The answer I got was they are under contract with AT&T (my phone is AT&T locked), so they will not do it. They told me to call AT&T which I did, and AT&T will not do it no matter what reason I gave them... 8-((
12-14-2011, 07:41 PM #7
All every other carrier will unlock ur iphone with small fee except Att US. I believe to get att reverse the policy for unlock the iphone is a lawsuit.
Last edited by monkeydance; 12-14-2011 at 07:46 PM.
12-14-2011, 07:51 PM #8
12-14-2011, 10:31 PM #9
Isn't their some kind of policy that you can use to get your phone unlocked?
12-14-2011, 10:42 PM #10
Nope not with AT&T. They are such a pain when dealing with unlocking any phone at all. They just don't want to unlock anything at all.
12-14-2011, 10:59 PM #11
12-14-2011, 11:03 PM #12
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12-14-2011, 11:14 PM #14
Can a person at an Apple store unlock an iPhone? Anyone know this?
12-14-2011, 11:58 PM #15
How's orbyorb been its been awhile ?
12-16-2011, 12:06 PM #16
Well... O2 ireland unlocks apple the very next day of purchase as long as its purchased under contract... No hassle... O2 will request the pin from apple and in turn will be texted to u once the pin is generated in a day or 2...
12-31-2012, 03:36 PM #17
Your answer is about a year late, but OK, never mind