Factory Locked Phone.....?

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  1. amitabhbansal macrumors 6502

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    i have just purchased iPhone 4 and when i open it i came to know that its locked and i can only use AT&T service provider sim card, whereas i want to use another subscriber i don't know what to do, its firmware version is 4.3.5, please guide me to use the iPhone with any service provider.
    Thanks
     
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  3. amitabhbansal thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am from India and i asled my friend who was going to USA to bring a iPhone 4 for me, he don't know anything about it, so he bought factory locked:(

    Brother at this website you gave me, i don't know what to do in it, but its showing something which is like sim card, and my iPhone have that thing also. please tell me what to do? can jail breaking do the needful
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yes its a SIM tray that replaces the default one, so it can read your SIM card from your carrier

    jailbreaking will not help you unlock a different way
     
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  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    well im not sure want you mean the phone already has a sim try that you put your sim card in, that tray comes all the way out, then you put you sim in this gevey tray then put it in your phone
     
  7. amitabhbansal thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no no, you misunderstand me, i know what is sim tray, i want to tell that the sim tray have something like sim card, here you can see its picture
    http://applenberry.com/store/gevey-sim/gevey-ultra.html
    in this picture Sim tray contains a GOLDEN COLOUR sim card kind of thing, its like a circuit board like sim card have.
     
  8. Qoo macrumors 6502

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    that is the Gevey Turbo Sim, why don't you watch the youtube video and follow the instruction to understand how that works :mad:

    You purchase the Gevey Turbo Sim, it will comes with a new sim tray, Gevey Sim Card, Instruction.

    All you need to do just use a scissor to cut your original sim to the micro-sim and insert into the new sim tray with the gevey sim at the bottom of the tray and insert all into the phone and follow the instruction to get it unlock.
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    thats just what makes it work, it will read your sim over riding the phones SIM "reader"
     
  10. amitabhbansal thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but how to use it? i have tried to place the sim over that sim kind of thing but the space is overflow and my sim is not fit it in the tray :(
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    do you have a Micro SIM? or a regular size one?
     
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  13. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    not sure, i dont use one but im sure there is youtube videos on how to use it
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You have to cut your microsim even more in order to fit right with that adapter.
    Then follow the directions with what you need to dial etc..
    Gevey is a pain though.
     
  15. Qoo macrumors 6502

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    I don't think Gevey is a pain, i went to Hong Kong in the past month and once i landed in the airport i purchase a sim at the shop and they cut it to microsim for me and i follow the instruction to get it unlock less than 3 minutes. it works like charm, no problem, no hassle at all :D
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Having to dial that number, toggle airplaine mode and the rest of the steps does make it a pain IMO.
    Many non-tech savvy people will have issues with it. I had a friend that ended up receiving a defective one and we were fighting for over an hour to get it to work and nothing. It would get signal for a few seconds and you could dial out and then it would just die.
     
  17. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    your story doesn't make sense unless your friend bought you a used iPhone 4. New iPhone 4 in the US are factory unlocked now (no contract price ones'). If you have the receipt and your friend bought you a new one then you can complain to apple to get it factory unlocked. :cool:
     
  18. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    It depends on where you buy it. Only the apple store is selling SIM unlocked.
    You can buy a full price one from ATT that is still locked. Now don't ask me why anyone would do so but it is what it is.
     

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