iPhone Updating IMEI blocked iPhone 4s in another country

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  1. nandaa macrumors newbie

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    i recently bought an iphone 4s (Version 5.1.1 Model MD257X) in Bangladesh. I later found out that this phone is blocked by Vodafone Australia. The phone is working fine with all the network providers over here. I'm just wondering once iOS 6 comes out, would I be able to update it?? I'm using the phone in Bangladesh.

    Please lemme know!!
     
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  3. nandaa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could you please explain how this IMEI blocking works?? So my phone won't get locked or blocked if I try to install the new iOS?? I mean this IMEI blocking is some kind of local blocking.

    Sorry to bother...this is my first iphone and I'm just curious:)
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If that phone is blacklisted in Australia then it wont accept any australian carriers sims.
    It has nothing to do with the firmware, you can update and restore at any time.
    As long as you're not using a sim from the country or countries its blacklisted on then you're fine.
    Just those networks wont allow that phone to connect and work over there any more.
     
  5. nandaa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm just wondering; since this is a stolen iPhone; how much did it cost you?
     
  7. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Don't jump to conclusions too fast, I know on sprint If your bill is unpaid they will blacklist the phone.
     
  8. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Which just means you stole it from Sprint.
     
  9. nandaa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its the 64 GB model-around USD 500
     
  10. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    umm, interesting! Thanks for the reply & enjoy the iPhone!
     
  11. nandaa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey I just found out that the phone was locked with the carrier and then it was unlocked before it got blacklisted. So would I still be able to update to next iOS without any problem or would it get locked(or someother problem) when I will try to update to iOS 6??

    Please lemme know.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It's a tough one.
    Are you sure it was officially unlocked before it was reported lost/stolen?
     
  13. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Updating the software has nothing to do with the carrier. Activating it is a whole other issue. I would say wait and see. Anyway the phones stolen so no one should really be helping you.
     
  14. nandaa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apparently he got it unlocked from somewhere before it was reported lost.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Give it a shot.
    My guess is it should still work fine unlocked and activate with any sim.
     
  16. nandaa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey thanks a lot. Now I can do nothing, but to wait for the next iOS to come out:)
     
  17. LandonDonovan macrumors regular

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    You can just restore in iTunes and see if it will activate. I wouldn't bother doing so unless you can deal with a locked phone. What service did you use and how much did it cost?
     
  18. labman macrumors 604

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    read the thread! ;) thread starter actually got his answers to!
     
  19. LandonDonovan macrumors regular

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    Oh, I hadn't realized the guy he bought it from got it unlocked. Yea, avoid the updates if possible because carriers can block IMEI unlocks.
     
  20. Qualsec macrumors newbie

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    Iphone 4S Blocked in Australia

    Hi Peoples,

    I have had the fantastic misfortune of purchasing a Iphone 4S 64 Gb, and then finding out a day later it is Blocked for use in Australia. I have rang the network (Optus) and they don't wanna know anything about it...

    I have read a few different forums, is my only option to sell or swap it with someone overseas... This cost me $600AUD and I really don't wanna take a massive loss on it.

    I bought it from the online classifieds website Gumtree, i made the arrangements via email and now the guy I bought from isn't responding..

    Help?
     
  21. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    I'm confused on what kind of help you are asking for...?
     
  22. lapocompris macrumors regular

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    Is it unlocked? If so, I can exchange it with you, I have a 16Gb Iphone 4.
     
  23. changuiro macrumors newbie

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    Problem with unlocking iphone 4s

    Hi
    Im sorry to interrupt business [but i'm new in this forum and i dont know how to post a new one,]. I have a problem with unlocking an iphone 4s since i bought it few months ago. I now live in mexico and i tried to install ultrasn0w but it wont help also SAMpref but worthless, the thing is that ultrasn0w1.27 wont install completely it show an error and everytime it opens cydia it will say its halfway intall, cydia solution is to unistall well i just want to unlock the iphone but i dont find the way please help.:confused:
     
  24. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    Go to the top of the iphone hacks forum and press the button "New Thread" in the top left corner. You should start your own thread, more so because you'll get more help, rather than posting in someone else's.
     
  25. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68000

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    you cant unlock an iphone 4s with ultrasnow. ultrasnow is history it doesnt support new iPhones and their basebands.
     

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