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11-16-2012, 07:33 AM #1iPhone 4 on Baseband 04.11.08 - any way at all to get this thing unlocked?
My father bought an iPhone 4 from someone online, it's locked to Vodafone UK and he's on Three UK. I was under the impression that unlocking wouldn't be an issue due to how long the 4 has been out now, but I'm hitting a wall. From the looks of things the baseband 04.11.08 hasn't got many (if any) options when it comes to unlocking.
Is there any way at all I can get this thing unlocked without having to spend £50+ on an IMIE unlock?
It's on iOS 5.0.1 at the moment - it's already jailbroken, but I'm really not bothered about a jailbreak, just an unlock/activation so we can put the three sim in it.
Any help would be massively appreciated as I'm stumped here
We dont have the original Vodafone sim either.
11-16-2012, 03:33 PM #2
No other way to unlock that BB, sorry.
11-16-2012, 03:40 PM #3
I assume an IMEI unlock would work though, wouldn't it?
11-16-2012, 03:45 PM #4
Yes, you will get a SIM FREE phone than.
11-16-2012, 03:52 PM #5
Ahh I'll just go ahead and do that - looks like it's the only option.
Thanks for your help bbrks
11-17-2012, 09:17 AM #6
Hi, pop into a Vodafone shop and get a pay as you go sim and put £20 credit on it. They will unlock it and take the £20 off your sim as their fee.
11-20-2012, 03:14 AM #7
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11-28-2012, 01:41 PM #9
Well this sucks. The unlocking place just emailed me back (after 10 days!) saying the phone is blocked by the network, with the notice "CheckMEND has a record of this item having been blocked by a cell phone network".
Am I completely screwed now? Will Vodafone not even unlock it if I go direct to them and pay them?
11-28-2012, 04:44 PM #10
Well, I guess you are. It must be that the former owner of the phone didn't settle the bill. Bad luck, sorry