Help with unlocking the iPhone 4 (please)?!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iamafirefly, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. iamafirefly macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    Okay, I have been a complete tit.

    Here's the deal: I am with Vodafone: I just upgraded my 24 month contract (with a BlackBerry) to a 12 month sim only contract for the iPhone 4 (I don't want to be tied in to 18/24 months again). I order the iPhone with Vodafone. However, 6 days later my order is still in the 'credit check' status (even though I was paying for the iPhone outright?!) So...sat with a micro sim that I can't use and with growing impatience: I find the iPhone 4 (32GB) on Orange (pay as you go) with free next day delivery. I cancel my Vodafone order, call Orange and ask if it will work with my Vodafone sim, the girl says 'it should do'. I place the order, receive my iPhone today and...sim 'isn't supported'.

    Does anybody know what I can do to get my Vodafone micro sim to work in my Orange iPhone without jailbreaking it (or point me in the right direction of where to look)? (I'm terrified of breaking the iPhone!) Orange tell me I can't unlock it for 3 months!

    Thanks!
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    If Orange won't unlock it, then you don't have any way to unlock it without jailbreaking. You could see if you can return the iPhone that you have and buy an unlocked one directly from Apple.
     
  3. iamafirefly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Right, okay. I just e-mailed Orange about returning the iPhone and am waiting on a reply. I gave them all the details and told them I would happily keep the phone if they could unlock it for me (worth a shot!) I'm contemplating jailbreaking through impatience now (and the fact that I have an iPhone 4 right in front of me just crying out to be used). I just really don't want to bugger it up and cause an irreversible crash of some sort seeing as I've bought the phone outright. Sigh.
     
  4. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Even if you wanted to jailbreak and unlock, you wouldn't be able to if your iPhone has iOS 4.1. Since you just purchased yours, I'm guessing that's the case. Both the firmware and baseband are being worked on right now.
    Best of luck.
     

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