i am going to buy IP4 from someone..

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  1. bo-waleed macrumors 6502

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    how can i know that he has official unlocked iphone ??

    i can only check the box before i buy
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I hate Engrish.

    Any way. Is the phone used or new? Sealed? Activated? OS version?
     
  3. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it is new , sealed in box and not activated.
    don't know about the os version
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I assume then it's either 4.0.0 or 4.0.1, simply because there are no iPhones out there that have come out of the box with 4.0.2. In either case it's jailbreakable and unlockable.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep.
     
  6. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i know about this because you can't jailbreak 4.0.2.


    but does the box from outside says that the ip4 from US or UK or any other country ??

    US iphone 4 are locked but the other no
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You won't know if the iPhone is from the US or UK until you open it and pop open the SIM tray.
     
  8. silentsim macrumors regular

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    Don`t the US phones have an at&t logo on the back of the box?

    Also, if its a Canadian one it will also have a different part # then the US ones, and presumably the UK ones. If the iPhone was purchased in Canada and they have the reciept its possible to see if it was unlocked w/o opening it.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, all boxes look the same and dont have any carrier mention or anything that would indicate if its factory unlocked or not.
    You can only tell after you restore the phone or pop in a various sim.
     
  10. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what about the model number ?? can i check it ??


    and how to know if it is from US by model number ?
     
  11. XCoNEPSILON macrumors member

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    The box does have an AT&T symbol on it.. I just looked.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Model number is all the same number. It won't tell u if it's factory unlocked or not.
     
  13. ikaveh macrumors regular

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    cant we use imei or serial number in apple serever to dteremmine whether an iphone is unlocked or lucked?
     
  14. Opstech macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked the back of mine and it has the AT&T logo as well!
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No

    Yep, you're right.
    I just took a look at my i4 box too.:)
    It does have an Apple and an AT&T logo on the bottom.
     
  16. silentsim macrumors regular

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    Knew it!

    If its a canadian one, if they have the reciept and it indicates NO CONTRACT SIM underneath the phone SKU, it is unlocked.
     

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