Basically I bought an iPhone 4 off craislist but it is locked on a canadian provider. Getting it unlocked, both through legally or at a sketchy phone store will cost about $300, and both were reluctant to do it. On top of this the home button does not work. I can get a replacement phone if I pay $200. The thing is they will give me a new iPhone with the same EMEI number so it will still be locked. ( I am now in Euopre so cant use the origianl provider) What I'm trying to do is find a way to get them to change it in for an unlocked iPhone at the apple store. Now my friens has an unlocked iphone 4s. What I was thinking of doing was leave mine in a bowl of water for a couple hours so i doesnt work any more and wont switch on. Then switch our sim trays and go to the apple store and pay for a replacement. At this stage I'm hoping they will give me a new iphone with his EMIE so it should be unlocked... I did want to see if anyone new more about this, as it does require I basically trash my iphone, so if it doesnt work out I'll be just a little upset. Looking for any suggestions or advice!