O2 Official Unlock - UK

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

  1. tamachan3 macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2005
    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


    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?

  2. liketom macrumors 601


    Apr 8, 2004
    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


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    Quite a few of us on here have done it.

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

    Nov 26, 2005
  5. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    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

    Sep 4, 2007
    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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