O2 Official Unlock - UK

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tamachan3, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. tamachan3 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I was just wondering if anyone here has had their iphone legally unlocked on O2? and how easy it was / what was your experience

    http://shop.o2.co.uk/update/unlockmyiphone.html

    In the FAQ section of the O2 site it says that this will only work on iphones bought from an O2 / Apple store or CarphoneWarehouse - but would the unlock work on say a new iphone locked to O2 bought on ebay? how would they know where it was bought from?

    Thanks!
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    i have - went to website entered details and then wait - txt back saying unlocked

    easy but then mine is out of contract - im sure o2 will look at the IMIE number to work out if your's is out of contract too
     

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  3. OllyW Moderator

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    Quite a few of us on here have done it.

    There's a big thread about it here.
     
  4. tamachan3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    The unlock mechanism involves registering your phone's IMEI number with the Apple update server. I think what O2 are saying here is that they can only do this for "their own" IMEI's, they wouldn't for example be able to unlock an AT&T phone. That means it wouldn't matter where you got the phone as long as it was originally O2.
     
  6. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    I am still well within contract and they unlocked my phone.

    Why shouldn't they? I still am contracted to keep paying them…
     

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