Why is Unlocking so much work?! Other phones just need a code = easy

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by frosse, May 29, 2008.

  1. frosse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    How come Unlocking is so much work when it comes to the iphone? Other phones just need a code and then its unlocked...

    I dont have any problems with JBing an iphone to get it unlocked, but why the F is it so tough? :confused:
  2. steviem macrumors 68020


    May 26, 2006
    New York, Baby!
    To be honest, I think unlocking an iPhone is much easier than unlocking a Sony Ericsson, Nokia, or most other phones.

    The only phones I've managed to unlock successfully (without contacting my operator) was an LG Chocolate through engineer menu, and an HTC TyTN with a firmware reset.

    When I tried with a Sony Ericsson, I promptly came to the stumbling lock of needing to get a specialist connector for it.

    If all phones were like the LG; just a key combo when starting up to get into the engineer menu, then taking the lock off, then I'd agree with you.

    Also remember, the iPhone is only really supported by O2 in this country, so it shouldn't be easy to unlock it. But the pwnage tool has made it extremely simple. The difference from first jailbreaking my iPT using Terminal and SSH to using the pwnage tool is immense, its about 5 clicks and a cup of tea to get an iPhone which works with all of the networks.

    No more trips to dodgy phone shops to unlock your phone :D
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    well its not supposed to be easy, apple has a contract to uphold with ATT, the iphone is only supposed to be used with their services so they cant make it as easy as just obtaining a code.

    I dont know how you're trying to do it but it took me 5 minutes and one click of a button using ziphone, thats not really something that i would consider hard. It was harder searching for unlock codes or getting on the phone with ATT and trying to get them to give me an unlock code in my old motorola phone days.

    anyway with ziphone i installed program, connected iphone, clicked on unlock button, sat back for 5 minutes and done.

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