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Old Jul 19, 2008, 11:08 PM   #1
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Question How do I check if my iPhone is unlocked?

Hi, I used Pwnage Tool 2.0 to unlock and jailbreak my iPhone 2G and because I forgot to disable the pineapple boot logo, I re-applied the pwned firmware again without any bootneutering. The first time however, I did a full pwnage of the phone and successfully neutered the bootloader and unlocked the phone. My question is, is my phone still unlocked? Is there a way I can check that without a foreign SIM card? Thanks.
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 11:10 PM   #2
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It can't unlock 2.0 yet.

"Pop a SIM" to check an unlock.
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 11:11 PM   #3
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No no no, I'm using the original iPhone here, not the 3G. It successfully unlocked the first time (on 2.0 already), I just need to make sure the unlock survived my pwned restore.
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 11:14 PM   #4
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No no no, I'm using the original iPhone here, not the 3G.
It can't unlock 2.0 yet.
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 11:14 PM   #5
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Try a different SIM card?

Pretty simple method!

However if it successfully neutered the bootloader and flashed the baseband then it will remain as only an update to 2.0.1 would relock it (when it is available if it ever is!)...
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 11:15 PM   #6
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iTunes does not flash the baseband if you already have the newest version, so it should still be unlocked, but you will have to try it to be sure
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I just did a restore and d/k if it unlocked, is there any way to check other that inserting another SIM Card which I don't have?
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Old Mar 21, 2009, 05:49 AM   #8
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I just did a restore and d/k if it unlocked, is there any way to check other that inserting another SIM Card which I don't have?
Not really. It's only going to be unlocked if it's factory unlocked or you Pwned it
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 01:22 PM   #9
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can anyone out there tell me how i can find out if my iphone is unlocked i have no idea how to tell i have looked everywere and noone can seem to help me or they just dont want to but if anyone can help me please reply.
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 05:29 PM   #10
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can anyone out there tell me how i can find out if my iphone is unlocked i have no idea how to tell i have looked everywere and noone can seem to help me or they just dont want to but if anyone can help me please reply.
You have to drop in an unofficial sim and see if it works.
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 10:49 PM   #11
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You guys have two very simple and effective methods on proving if your phone is unlocked or not

first (easy option)

1)if you have any family or friends that use a different carrier than yours and have SIM cards in their phones, just kindly ask to borrow it for a sec. and pop it in and see if you are able to make a call.

If that is not an option...

2)(takes a bit more effort but more effective) walk into a Popular (franchise) Mobile Carrier Store other than yours, simply ask the retailer that you signed up for a plan over the phone with them "the other day" and you are using this iphone with your plan "given to you as a gift from a friend". just say I want to be sure that this phone works with your SIM, before I get my SIM in the mail...Or to sound less conspicuous.... you can simply say you are shopping around for a phone plan, you do have a phone (your iPhone) but before you look into their phone plans, first you want to make sure if your iPhone works with their SIMS.

he/she should give you zero hassle and let you pop in one of their cards to test it, voila!!!

(if it's not unlocked, just say "thanks" and walk away...don't let him/her sucker you in to buying a new phone hehe!
and if it is unlocked again...don't let him/her suck you in to buying a plan, just listen and nod and say "ok, thanks" and off you go)

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Old Mar 29, 2010, 07:31 AM   #12
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if it unlocked it will work with all carriers you should try using a sim from another carrier, if it works it`s unlocked.
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Old May 19, 2011, 02:51 PM   #13
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Hi, I bought an "unlocked "iphone from ebay and now Im putting in my sim and it doesnt stop "searching".
Does that mean the phone is locked?? (is there any other sure way of knowing besides putting in my sim?)
I emailed the guy and he even told me how it was unlocked (ultrasnow)
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Old May 20, 2011, 09:17 AM   #14
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Is there ever a reply in this forum?
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Old May 20, 2011, 09:25 AM   #15
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Well to be fair, you did post in a very old thread. Based on the description you gave, probably your phone is locked. Did you restore it after you got it? That would get rid of an ultrasn0w unlock. What model of iPhone do you have? It might still be possible to unlock it.
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Did you try turning off 3G? In some cases, for example using AT&T iPhone with T-Mobile, I think you will need to turn off 3G since the frequencies aren't supported.
I think it gives an invalid sim error if it is locked with the wrong sim card, but I really don't know.
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Hi, I bought an "unlocked "iphone from ebay and now Im putting in my sim and it doesnt stop "searching".
Does that mean the phone is locked?? (is there any other sure way of knowing besides putting in my sim?)
I emailed the guy and he even told me how it was unlocked (ultrasnow)
Are you sure that your carrier supports 2G GSM frequencies? I recently bought an unlocked 2G for nostalgic purposes and learned the hard way that my carrier does not function on 2G GSM. It said "Searching" forever and then I eventually got "No Service".

Alternatively, if you restored, you will lose the ultrasn0w unlock and will need to repeat it.
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Alternatively, if you restored, you will lose the ultrasn0w unlock and will need to repeat it.
also depending on the model, he may have updated the baseband to one that can't be unlocked.
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 02:39 PM   #19
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Here's a site with free checking, NEVERLOK whether or not your phone, and also provides lots of useful information about the phone _iunlocker.net/check_imei.php
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