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Thread: iPhone 4S unlock at a high street shop.

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    Default iPhone 4S unlock at a high street shop.
    Hey dudes. Don't worry this isn't another generic 'OMFG I need a Dev Team unlock now' thread. I just want to clear a few things up.

    First of all, I've had iPhone since the 2G all the way up to the 4 (currently rocking a Pre 3 until the next iPhone is released.) and like to think, when it comes to iDevice's I know my apples (no pun intended) and as far as I know there have only been a few ways to unlock iPhones;

    1) Get your carrier to unlock it (if they will)

    2) Use the Dev Team carrier unlock if your baseband allows.

    3) Gavey SIM if your baseband/iOS version allows.

    4) Buy the phone unlocked directly from Apple.

    So what of these high street shops that claim they can unlock the iPhone 4S on any baseband while you wait. Are they lying?

    Why would they advertise this service if, as I thought I knew, it's impossible.

    If they are indeed able to unlock the 4S what system are they using?

    I've had countless disagreements with people who claim I'm insane when I say 4S are un-unlockable with out carrier's performing the procedure.

    Can anyone clear this up for me?
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    Why not attempt to unlock the 4S while you wait instore with prior agreement that a payment will only be made if the unlock is successful?

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    I've seen on eBay a new sim chip that will unlock the AT&T 4S only. Was a bit skeptical but I saw a place selling them that I have bought from numerous times and always been very legit. The price was under $20 for most. If you search "rebel sim" on eBay you'll find them.

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    In the UK, yes... Because all phones have to be able to be unlocked for use on any other network, so as long as they know what network your locked to (Voda, Orange, T-mobile, O2 & possibly 3), then they can get it whitelisted with apple, it comes back to a good few years ago where UK law changed. In the states & other places I don't think the laws are quite so free & accommodating to it

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    To scam people out of money, what else? Why is this even a question.

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    bait and switch. once they cant unlock it, they'll try to sell you a phone which is already (software, gevey or factory) unlocked .

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