Can my iphone be unlocked?

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  1. Andrewp49 macrumors newbie

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    I friend of mine bought me an iphone 4 whilst in New York last week. I live in South Africa and i cant get the phone to work on my network due to it being locked to AT&T. I was told it was easy to unlock the phone but it seems like because i have the 4.0.2 software its more of an issue. If anyone has some advice id appreciate it, i have already cut my old simcard down so i can even put it back in my old phone.

    Thanks,
    Andrew
     
  2. hyteckit Guest

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    I've been trying to figure this out myself. I just got an iPhone 4 and it comes with iOS 4.0.2.

    After spending hours on researching this, here's my understanding.

    Baseband 1.59.0 can be unlocked.
    However, you must jailbreak the phone before you can unlock it.

    You can't currently jailbreak iOS 4.0.2

    No good solution to downgrade iOS 4.0.2 to iOS 4.0.1

    iOS 4.0.1 can easily be jailbroken.
     
  3. ikaveh macrumors regular

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    go here
    http://iclarified.com/unlock/index.php
    inter your iphone info and the site will say its unlockable or not and also show you the tutorial
     
  4. Andrewp49 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just had a look at that site and it doesnt have the 4.0.2 software as an option. Looks like i might need to get a new simcard for my old phone, so i have something to use until i can figure out how to get this phone unlocked.
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You need to wait for 4.1 to have a jailbreak and unlock.
     
  6. Hemmo macrumors regular

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    yeah thats a bummer that new iPhone 4 comes with 4.0.2 :( hopefully 4.1 will get working JB and UL fast :)
     
  7. ikaveh macrumors regular

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    that means unfotunately there is no unlock yet for 4.0.2 or 4.1.
    you should wait a little like me waiting for buying it from ca or sg through my friends :D
     
  8. Andrewp49 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I suppose I'll just have to use my old phone till it comes out. How long do these jailbreaks usually take to come out, a week, two weeks, a month?

    Andrew
     
  9. ikaveh macrumors regular

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    it really depends on people here
    http://blog.iphone-dev.org/
    but i guess it would be out less than 2 weeks or maybe 1
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They never said anything about an unlock though. We should see a new jb for 4.1 soon but not sure about an unlock.
     
  11. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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  12. Orion126 macrumors regular

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    I read "South Africa" and I immediately thought it was a scam

    :confused:
     
  13. ikaveh macrumors regular

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    they actually say everything needed including unlock just stay tuned with them and read their new posts carefully. in case you are not comfortable with their site use iclarified which explains with more details.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Cool, I hope they come out with an unlock also.
     
  15. PirateP macrumors 6502

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    What are you talking about? :rolleyes:
     

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