iPhone Locked (reported stolen) iphone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by themainevent, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. themainevent macrumors newbie

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    I have an iphone 4s that was purchased by a friend on craigslist...turns out the phone was reported stolen and theres no way for at&t to unlock because of this. we need the phone unlocked to work on a different carrier. is there any legit method out there to do this your self yet or is at&t the only option?

    I have seen claims on ebay of people selling 'unlock kits' that can supposedly unlock any phone, but i cant help but be a little skeptical. anyone have success with this?
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    There's no "legit" way to unblock a stolen phone. It belongs to either the original owner, or the insurance company that paid out.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It's blacklisted.
    If you unlock it you will still wont be able to use it.
    Unless its used outside of the country it was listed as stolen.
     
  4. spotsphill macrumors regular

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    Tell your "friend" to return it to its original owner. And while you're at it, don't post on here about anyone's stolen phones...ever.
     
  5. t01 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, a friend of mine bought an allegedly stolen iPhone from overseas (Bolivia). Can she unlock it and use it in our country (Peru) with our local carriers? If its reported stolen, it becomes useless internationally?
     
  6. JemTheWire macrumors member

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  7. t01 macrumors newbie

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    1. We asked someone to unlock it but it seems he's having a hard time doing it. But if it does work outside the country of origin, we might be able to get it to work here.
    2. We cannot return it unless we fly to its country of origin and return it to its carrier.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I doubt you can buy an imei unlock for a bolivian carrier, probably only option would be a gevey sim to unlock it.
     

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