Jailbreak/Unlock Iphone 4

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Trinity82, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Trinity82 macrumors member

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    I want my iphone4 unlocked to use on a different carrier and jailbroken.

    I looked on youtube and it is all very confusing.

    Where do I start? Can someone lead me on this?
     
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Start with googling about redsn0w

    Watch tutorials.

    Search on here for existing threads.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you have baseband 4.11.8 or higher you won't be able to unlock it with a software unlock. You need to buy an unlocked phone.
     
  4. Trinity82 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is the baseband the same thing as modem firmware? Iphone says firmware 04.11.08.

    Why wouldnt I be able to unlock it? Any exceptions?
     
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  6. Trinity82 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay thanks. Brand new Iphone 4 in the garbage.
     
  7. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    try to sell it and get a genuine unlocked one, more expensive, but worth the extra money.
     
  8. Trinity82 thread starter macrumors member

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    What is the point of selling it? It is LOCKED to a certain carrier. It cant be used. :(
     
  9. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Someone on the same carrier might want to have a cheap iphone maybe?
     
  10. labman macrumors 604

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Sell it buy one that can be unlocked or factory unlocked. Don't complain because you didn't do reserch before you bought it.
     
  11. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    In the Uk I can contact the carrier and pay a small fee to have the phone unlocked to all networks.

    Simple and cheap.

    Cant you do this ?
     
  12. Trinity82 thread starter macrumors member

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    The phone cant be used. Its one someone elses contract.
     
  13. Trinity82 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope not with a baseband of 4.11.8.
     
  14. labman macrumors 604

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    What carrier are you with? That might help.
     
  15. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    The phone usually not locked to the contract, just to the carrier.

    So anyone with the same carrier can put in here own sim and use it.

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    The Baseband has nothing to do with paying a carrier to unlock it.

    Locking is done by the IMEI number. Apple has a database of which phone are locked or unlocked, that is what is being checked when connecting to itunes.

    Paying a carrier to unlock means they pass on the info to apple which than takes it out of the database.

    But not everywhere is that possible. Depends on local law and agreements with apple.
     
  16. Trinity82 thread starter macrumors member

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    The phone is locked to Bell.

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    I had it in the Bell store today. The phone is useless because it is stuck on a contract with Bell.
    The phone is in the garbage as we speak.
     
  17. gngan macrumors 68000

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    The phone is locked to Bell and I am pretty darn sure someone is using Bell and wants an iPhone. That person will and can use that iPhone.

    If the carrier does an unlock for you then it doesn't matter what baseband it is.

    If you don't know anything then don't assume something. If you don't do your research then you deserve it.
     
  18. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Am i assuming correctly that in america its harder or even not possible to obtain the unlock code by paying a fee ?

    Slightly off topic but I was reading the other day that some usa networks charge a person to receive incoming calls and texts !

    If so I'm kinda glad i reside in the Uk !

    Hope you get a resolution.
     

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