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Old Sep 29, 2010, 12:48 PM   #1
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Iphone 4, how to check if its locked?

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I've just bought an iphone 4 through vodafone. How do i check if it is really locked to vodafone? I don't have a different network's micro sim with me so thats not an option.

Any way to tell via the settings menu?

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Old Sep 29, 2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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Hi

I've just bought an iphone 4 through vodafone. How do i check if it is really locked to vodafone? I don't have a different network's micro sim with me so thats not an option.

Any way to tell via the settings menu?

Cheers
Nope, there's really no way to tell until you put another sim in there.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 01:00 PM   #3
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Hi

I've just bought an iphone 4 through vodafone. How do i check if it is really locked to vodafone? I don't have a different network's micro sim with me so thats not an option.

Any way to tell via the settings menu?

Cheers
No.
But when you restore or update an officially unlocked iphone thru itunes you will see the following message right after it activates.
If you dont see it then its probably carrier locked.

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Old Sep 29, 2010, 01:17 PM   #4
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No.
But when you restore or update an officially unlocked iphone thru itunes you will see the following message right after it activates.
If you dont see it then its probably carrier locked.

I have a factory unlocked phone purchased apple store in Canada. I have not seen that message at anytime following an update.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 01:25 PM   #5
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As far as I'm aware, that message only appears if the iPhone was once locked and then has been unlocked by the carrier through itunes.

My old 3GS was locked to O2 and I got that message when they unlocked it for me, the next time I restored it through itunes.

My iPhone 4 on the other hand was sold unlocked from the Apple store and iTunes has never displayed that message.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 01:36 PM   #6
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As far as I'm aware, that message only appears if the iPhone was once locked and then has been unlocked by the carrier through itunes.

My old 3GS was locked to O2 and I got that message when they unlocked it for me, the next time I restored it through itunes.

My iPhone 4 on the other hand was sold unlocked from the Apple store and iTunes has never displayed that message.
I have a factory unlocked iPhone 4 from Apple Canada and the first time I synced it with iTunes it displayed that message.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 02:27 PM   #7
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Oh, so its a one time thing only once unlocked by the carrier and probably wont come up with factory unlocked units.
Thanks for the clarification.
So the only way prob for the OP is try another carriers sim.

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As far as I'm aware, that message only appears if the iPhone was once locked and then has been unlocked by the carrier through itunes.

My old 3GS was locked to O2 and I got that message when they unlocked it for me, the next time I restored it through itunes.

My iPhone 4 on the other hand was sold unlocked from the Apple store and iTunes has never displayed that message.
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