Unlock for iPhone coming out soon, no need, install anyway?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Benji222, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    Any benefit to unlocking if we dont need it?
    Any1 have a logical reason why I should or shouldn't?

    In my eyes, I see it as I might as well...
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    No need to install if you don't need to unlock.

    I will wait a few days for bug reports before I try it.
     
  3. kuaiyouming, Aug 3, 2010
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  4. Benji222 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm I guess.
    I cant think of reasons to or not too, and with my blobs on 4.0 i could always go back if I need to.
    I guess I wont.
    And thanks for the suggestion. I wouldnt have thought of that lmao
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    As long as you remain jailbroken and have Cydia installed, you can unlock in 2 minutes if needed.
     
  6. Benji222 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    True dat haha
    Thanks dhlizard
    your so logical.
     
  7. zachcheatham macrumors regular

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  8. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Won't hurt anything, but there's really no reason to do it if you don't need it.
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I see no reason why not. Oh yes, I do see one, higher resale value.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree.
    No need to install an unlock now if you're using it on official carrier.
    If later you need to it only takes a minute or 2 to install ultrasnow from cydia.
    Its always good to have an unlockable baseband if you decide to sell it down the road.
     
  11. kuaiyouming, Aug 3, 2010
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  12. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Always unlock to sell. The price goes way up.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    #13
    The whole system will not crumble.
    You will still be able to find the unlock package on cydia and just install it.
    But up to you if you want to do it now its ok.
     
  14. kuaiyouming macrumors 6502

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  15. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    Well, after reading this thread, still can't decide if I'm going to unlock or not.
     
  16. Benji222 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Agreed.
    i was going to, then not, then kinda leaning toward it, then not.
    Whatever.
     
  17. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    If you go on vacation outside the US, it'd be helpful to unlock and avoid international roaming.
     
  18. iPhone Addict macrumors 6502

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    I think if you don't need to unlock right now then you shouldn't do it. You can always do it later when you do need it through Cydia.

    The reason I think you shouldn't do it unless you need it is because I believe the unlock runs as a background process continuously and it may give your battery life a ding. How much that ding is, I don't know -- might not even be significant, but hey if you don't need it, why bother with it right now?
     
  19. kuaiyouming, Aug 4, 2010
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  20. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    This can't possibly be right. Any battery life problems you have must be a result of something else, like winterboard or lockinfo.
     
  21. kuaiyouming, Aug 4, 2010
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  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It is right.
    Its an additional process always running in the back.
    How mucn that effects battery Im not sure it but it does.
     
  23. iPhone Addict macrumors 6502

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    Why can't this possibly be right? If the unlock continuously runs as a background process, it will affect your battery life. Therefore the concept of battery drain is not impossible. How significant that drain is, I don't know, but it does drain it. The unlock isn't a program that simply changes some file around in your phone and then turns itself off -- its constantly running and keeping your phone unlocked.
     
  24. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    My bad, I was not aware that the unlock functioned as a constantly running process. Is this the only way an unlock is possible? I was under the impression that it's (or has been/could be) a one-time thing.
     
  25. kuaiyouming, Aug 4, 2010
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