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Thread: Need help, very confused
07-02-2012, 04:52 AM #1Need help, very confused
I bought an iPhone 4 from a friend of a friend which was supposed to be unlocked. When I received it I was able to navigate through the phone and I noticed that the old owner's settings were still there and some messages/apps so I decided to do a factory reset.
After factory reset I wasn't able to get past the emergency dial screen and both iTunes and the phone were saying that the sim card is not supported.
I've spent days reseraching this unlock and jailbreak stuff and I can't seem to get any straight forward answers because of all the scammers out there trying to make a quick bit of cash. I need to know: Can an iPhone 4 be unlocked to any network simpyl by using software? Or does it have to be one of those IMEI unlocks?
07-02-2012, 05:36 AM #2
Yea it could have had the first baseband ever for the iPhone 4 and been preserved but when u updated it u update the baseband. Or they could have used gevey sim and just not have given u the gevey. Best bet now if u updated to 5.1.1 is to call AT&T and see if they will unlock it. If the phone is older then 2 years they most Likely will do it. There is a few other things but the 2 years is the most important.
07-02-2012, 05:46 AM #3
It's a UK based one on Vodafone.
I just did a free IMEI check and it says that it is locked.
So is software unlocking not possible? I was under the impression that jailbreaking the phone also meant unlocking it to all networks.
07-02-2012, 06:18 AM #4
Your best bet is to get it IMEI unlocked as its UK based as these are some of the easiest about to get factory unlocked.
07-02-2012, 06:41 AM #5
Thanks, I'm going to pay £50 for a factory unlock. Looks like it is the best way to do it.
07-02-2012, 01:37 PM #6
Share with us if it works, please. I am kind of suspicious about those factory unlocking ways.
07-02-2012, 02:10 PM #7
07-02-2012, 02:37 PM #8
technically its not "factory" unlocked, its more imei unlocked
factory unlocked = originally unlocked before shipment, sealed
imei unlocked = unlocked by locked carrier after usage period
but who's keeping dibs....
07-02-2012, 02:59 PM #9
Haha... Go on... Give me stick lol
07-02-2012, 03:04 PM #10
07-02-2012, 03:13 PM #11