CutYourSim claims permanent iPhone unlock

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Coleman2010, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    http://www.9to5mac.com/61006/cutyou...ock-solution-without-jailbreaking/#more-61006

    http://cutyoursim.com/?p=106
     
  2. Coleman2010 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  3. Coleman2010 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Call me crazy! I just bought it. I'll know in 3-5 days if it works.

     
  4. ComputersaysNo macrumors 6502

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    Weird.

    Anyhow, here in the Netherlands Iphone's are already sold unlocked by Apple. My bet is that it won't take that much longer before the rest of the world can enjoy the carrier of her/his choice.
     
  5. Coleman2010 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I travel a lot internationally and the last time I left the states I had accidentally updated my baseband to 02.10.04 losing my software unlock. It was awful being in another country with only my hotel phone. If I was meeting friends I had to wait in my room for them to call. Not having a cell phone sucked!!! I def need the unlock.
     
  6. jdminpdx macrumors 6502

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    I find this interesting but I also bet Apple with find a way to relock these devices that end up working via this service (If it in fact works)
     
  7. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Keep us updated, I'm eager to know whether or not this works! :)
     
  8. whiskeyvol macrumors regular

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    would this not result in people paying + $500-600 (or more) for phones?
     
  9. jdminpdx macrumors 6502

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    I bet this causes prices to fall if this proves to be true. My CL is littered with 01.59 Baseband iPhone 4's for 800-1000. These guys will be SOL if this works.
     
  10. romeo0119 macrumors 6502

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    This looks interesting, bgr report that it does indeed works but the important thing is how long will it works for, will it be permanent or will apple block out your imei?
     
  11. ComputersaysNo macrumors 6502

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    Just normal unsubsidized prices i guess? http://store.apple.com/nl/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone?mco=MTAyNTQzMjI

    You can google translate if you want, but it will say that it really is sold unlocked.

    edit* Google translate:
    Of course there's always the option for subsidized iphones. I think the pressrelease some time ago of apple stated something like: As it is already on so many providers, we might as well sell it unlocked.
     
  12. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    The big question is will a restore to same/newer firmware relock the phone? I've heard this mentioned.

    Not interested in a discussion on the seczone here, more interested on discussion of your IMEI being interrogated by itunes to match it against the whitelist.
     
  13. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

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    where do you see that mentioned ?
     
  14. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    so glad they are sold unlocked over here in the UK, $170 for an unlock? you must be having a laugh!
     
  15. romeo0119 macrumors 6502

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    Well if u dont know how factory unlock iphone works, everytime u update or restore, it connect to itunes, and itunes connect to apple database and check ur imei, and if the imei is in the list of unlock phone, then it activate and unlock it, that's the gist of it anyway, dont wanna get too technical. The problem with this unlock method is that we dont know if it's legal for the unlocker to add our phone imei to that database of unlock phone, i doubt it is legal and apple can always go and remove it themselves. However, as I understand, itunes also use a auth token as it connect to itunes, if we can some how save it just like we saved our blob, it might just works.
     
  16. nednarm macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you use 'backup activation' in SAM to ensure you avoid getting relocked in the future (this is according to Musclenerd)

    http://twitter.com/#!/sbingner/status/57622810171932673

    Install SAM by doing this:

    Add http://repo.bingner.com as a repo in Cydia

    Install “SAM” and “SAMPrefs”

    Under settings there should be the 'backup activation' option

    Hope it all works out for you bud!
     
  17. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Why can't people be honest and say they screwed up and updated their phone? You can't accidentally update as long as you have your blobs.

    AT&T would probably have to send Apple a list of phones that aren't supposed to be unlocked. The question is, are they willing to do it? Otherwise, the phone will stay unlocked--just like any other factory or carrier-unlocked phone.
     
  18. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    What does an unlocked iphone cost in the UK? $800? Thanks, but I'll gladly take a 2 year contract and $199 for the phone and $170 for the unlock.
     
  19. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    $170 is just too expensive IMO. Also I would be afraid that Apple would crack down on these unlocked iPhones and you will be out $170...which is quite a bit of money.
     
  20. Coleman2010 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I did not think I had them and had them. Tried to cancel it, was too late.
     
  21. ali9686 macrumors member

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    Just paid Negri $164.50 :D
    Although my soul has been sold to ATT, it would be nice to have an unlocked iphone 4, so i can mentally rub it in ATT's face!!
    hehe, lets see what happens in a day or two.
     
  22. Coleman2010 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I thought they closed sales for the day since they had so many to process. ?
     
  23. ali9686, Apr 12, 2011
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    I thought so too. Used the Add to wish list and then add to check out cart option and it went thought.

    I paid through Google check out...
     
  24. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    If you have to get your phone replaced for whatever reason I assume it's $175 +- down the drain.
     
  25. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    ATT shouldn't have to do anything. Since they don't offer any unlock on iphones, all their them should be locked. And, Apples knows which phones are ATT so they should easily be able to re-lock / backlist them.
     

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