NEWS: 4.1 Users Wanting To Unlock Are $CREWED

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by krUnIzZlE, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. krUnIzZlE macrumors regular

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  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Aggie - perhaps you should register "thatsbogusyoucanunlock.com" :)
     
  3. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Nothing really new there, every time there is a baseband update, you can't unlock it right away, and there is always the chance that it will never get unlock. (it is a lot harder to find holes and exploits on the baseband than on iOS).
     
  4. Trat macrumors regular

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    I personally don't see any reason for unlocking anyway. I mean, you did get a 2 year contract with your iPhone, right? What are you going to do once you unlock your phone and are still in your 2 year contract term?
     
  5. maturola macrumors 68040

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    there are many ways to get a iPhone without 2 Year contract, including an official one from AT&T. Most common reason to need to unlock your phone is if you are traveling overseas and you want/need to use your phone.
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I guess you also assume that no one is ever going to go out of the U.S.
     
  7. ichiban06 macrumors regular

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    I thought you can preserve your old baseband when updating to 4.1 using TinyUmbrella?
     
  8. bripab007 macrumors 6502

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    You can.
     
  9. TJone macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. After my AT&T bill for $750 from a week long trip in Europe it makes more sense then ever to me. I should have been more careful with international data roaming, etc. Next time I will rent a local SIM.
     
  10. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    NEWSFLASH: If you upgrade your baseband you will have to wait to unlock and may not be able to.

    NEWSFLASH: Colonies win the Revolutionary War.
     
  11. anitrajw macrumors regular

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    What if one has to leave the country? The ability to unlock the iPhone raises the resale value also, keep that in mind ;)
     
  12. Trat macrumors regular

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    I take my iPhone with me: how else are people gonna keep in touch with me?

    Resale for what? I'm not gonna sell my iPhone: I'm on a contract. After the contract the unlock is free by the carrier.
     
  13. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Not with AT&T.
     
  14. Claude626 macrumors 6502

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    Wrong.
     
  15. ichiban06 macrumors regular

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    it will cost me £25 to unlock my Iphone once my contract is over in the UK
     
  16. maturola macrumors 68040

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    in the US is NOT avaliable, AT&T doesn't unlock phones after contrat is up. (They actually have done it in some cases, but it is unofficial)
     
  17. TJone macrumors 6502a

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    Is this a restriction that Apple made AT&T put in their contract with them? When I had my crappy BB Bold AT&T sent me an unlock code after the contract email with a passcode to unlock the BB.
     
  18. maturola macrumors 68040

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    I don't think so, they just don't do it, I think the real reason is that in the US, the only carrier that can fully support the iPhone is AT&T, (T-mobile can't support 3G on the iPhone). also the upgrade cycle is been 1 year so many people just upgrade so the demand haven't been so big. Now this is just my guess. I don;t think is part of the contract, AT&T just doesn't do it.
     
  19. Bdubb macrumors regular

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    Ok Trat now you're just being a troll, if you still fail to see the appeal and convenience of an Unlocked iphone than you're just being a ....douche.

    What if I want to gift it to my cousin who lives in Kuzbekistan after my 2 year contract is up?
    What if Apple doesn't sell iphones in Kuzbekistan, and I want my cousin to be the coolest kid in school with an iPhone?

    Ok now I'm being a troll :p
     
  20. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    Most people sell their iPhone after a year so they can buy the new one. It is also when most people are eligible for a new upgrade....
     
  21. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    Only IP4. Reason, Apple added a second security check, for baseband, IP4.
     
  22. krUnIzZlE thread starter macrumors regular

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    AT&T Doesnt Unlock any iphones for anyone and thats how they make there money.
     
  23. evilbastard macrumors member

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    Yes the unlocks are free. AT&T gave me the unlocks, without charge, for the last two Nokias I had before the IPhone.
     
  24. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    More incorrect information.
     

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