iPhone4/4S IMEI unlock code, is it true ?

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  1. kenreaves macrumors member

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    I'm here in Pakistan where we can unlock our iPhone 4/4S in just $15 to $20.
    well, i didn't try this yet. but i'm wondering how's that possible ? what trick they're using to perform an unlock ?

    all they require is our IMEI code , not even bother to ask about the Carrier it is locked to :D

    does anybody have any information about this ?
     
  2. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    Probably somehow getting your IMEI into Apple's list of officially unlocked devices.

    Might be a scam though. Unlock at your own risk.
     
  3. mkhred1 macrumors newbie

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    Unlocking your phone is available now for free, why would you pay to get it done?
     
  4. kenreaves thread starter macrumors member

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    Tomorrow i m going to visit that guy.

    Lets see what happens next


    Prob is i have already updated my phone to ios 5.1.1

    How could i check if he has perform an unlock?




    Any idea?

    I have iphone 4 bb 1.59 unlocked via ultrasn0w running ios 5.1.1
     
  5. Demonface macrumors 6502a

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    I just say to check and see if he can do it. If not oh well .
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Just deactivate it using redsnow.
    Dont let him update your baseband. Cause if he's fake then you lost your unlock for good.
    I wouldnt risk it.
    The only thing you should give him is your IMEI number, that's all that's needed for an official unlock.
     
  7. kenreaves thread starter macrumors member

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    do you know the process about how to " officially unlock " our iphone ?
    i want to do it on my own :( i just need a guide line :(
     
  8. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Call att and if your are eligible it is straight forward guide line!
     
  9. kenreaves, Jun 19, 2012
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    kenreaves thread starter macrumors member

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    do you have any information about how to submit our IMEI to apple's list of officially unlocked devices ?

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    I'm not eligible C'z i bought if from a third person :(
    I'm stuck in middle, i want to sell out my iphone, but it's software unlocked and this makes it devalued :(

    here in Pakistan a factory unlocked iphone can be found in $400
    and a software unlocked has a value of $300,,, i bought it in $400 :(

    i'm getting loss of $100 at this moment :(

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    my phone is MC607B a UK based Carrier " 3 "

    is there a way to communicate to " 3 " officials to get my phone unlocked with out making any payment ? :p
     
  10. nephron8 macrumors regular

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    you are in bad shape already.
    dont risk loosing your unlock.

    as far as I have read about this unlock stuff.,
    its only possible two ways.

    one your official carrier doing your unlock.

    second is using third party services who can put your imei in whitelist.

    both of which looks highly suspicious in your case.

    As far as I have read, their is no official unlocking third party service for iphone locked on 3 network.

    dont hand over your phone for updating your baseband and thus loosing your unlock.


    you cant contact 3 and ask them for unlocking as

    1) you are not official subscriber of 3

    2) you are not their contract user for whom they can unlock.
     
  11. OllyW Moderator

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    I think they charge £15 to unlock the iPhone.
     
  12. kenreaves thread starter macrumors member

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    why would they unlock my phone if i m not eligible customer of 3 ? :(

    and about those guys who will add my imei in Apple's white list acquiring $20 to unlock,, all i wanted the method they're using ? all they ask for IMEI ..
    and if i pay $20 to get my phone unlocked , i will try iOS 6 beta in my phone in order to confirm if my phone is unlocked... do i have any better option to confirm ?
     
  13. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    If it was that easy nobody would pay for their 'unlock' services.

    You'll probably have to go through one of those unlock services to do that, if it's even legitimate. If it's a physical store or something it's more likely to be legit.
     
  14. kenreaves thread starter macrumors member

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    then how these guys are doing unlock ? i will physically visit their shop, hardly 10 mins drive, i will pay $20 and they will unlock my phone at the moment, ( no wait for 8 to 10 working days to receive the code )
    definitely they will connect to itunes and flash my phone in order to complete the unlock process which will confirm that my phone is unlocked.

    may be they have bought this service one time and now they can unlock unlimited devices ,
     
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  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That doesn't make sense.
    Doesn't sound like an official unlock.
    Either way good luck.
     
  17. nephron8 macrumors regular

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    And for confirming you don't need to flash iOS. You can plug in unsupported sim card and if you end up at lock screen you are unlocked.
     
  18. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    Definitely sounds like they're somehow injecting your phone's IMEI into Apple's official unlock database- that's the only way I can think of. Since it involves iTunes, doubly so- it's so they can get the 'your iPhone is now unlocked' message to verify the unlock has gone through.

    Go ahead and do it, I don't think a local shop can scam you, especially if it's done in front of you.

    He's already got an ultrasn0w unlock so that proves nothing, other than there being an unlock. He'll have to wipe to verify the 'official' unlock is actually working.
     
  19. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Then how are these guys doing the unlock? HOW DO WE KNOW?!? My guess is that they may have a way to put your IMEI into Apple's database. There were some service like this a while back and it took them several days to unlock it.

    Do what Applejuice said, just give them your IMEI and not let them upgrade your baseband cause that should be all they need.
     
  20. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I'm sure they're trying to sell you an ultrasn0w unlock and just telling you it's an official unlock. The ONLY one who can submit an unlock request to Apple is the company that originally sold the iPhone. This would not be the first company/individual to try to pass off an ultrasn0w unlock as an official unlock.
     
  21. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Not true. All he has to do is deactivate the iPhone with SAM, then plug it into iTunes to reactivate. If the IMEI unlock is real, he will get the congratulations banner.

    There are vendors who can submit IMEI's into Apple's whitelist server (somehow - ??).
    I just had a 4S IMEI unlocked for $65, get the congrats banner every time I change the firmware or restore.
     
  22. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    I see. I've only ever had factory unlocked iPhones so I wasn't too sure about that. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  23. BIS2 macrumors regular

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    I was told I needed to uninstall ultraslow, then deactivate using SAM. Can I just do the SAM step??

    I have an iPhone 4, 1.59/5.0.1 on tmobile. At&t says they unlocked it and apple confirmed, but I want to make sure before I restore......
     
  24. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Having Ultrasn0w installed does not stop the IMEI unlock from being applied.
    After the unlock is applied, you can then remove Ultrasn0w.
     

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