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Mr D

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Sep 13, 2007
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The unlocked iPhones on eBay that are going for $500.00 + are just unlocked by a normal program I can just download to my computer and unlock the iPhone with?

I mean I can just go to the Apple store right now, buy the iPhone, bring it home, download the software to unlock it, then post it up on eBay?

Am I missing something?
 

kdarling

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Most probably are done with software alone.

Some are unlocked via a hardware hack instead.

The fanciest unlock is by using an intelligent piggyback SIM, which is programmed to lie to the phone and say it's still on AT&T.
 

Mr D

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I know there is a app download on Apps you can just download it and it will unlock the phone...
 

fyouhataz

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I know there is a app download on Apps you can just download it and it will unlock the phone...
ya but if i was u i wouldn't unlock it because Apple and AT&T are starting to void all warrantys for hacked and unlocked ihpones. so your choice.
 

socalkevin21

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Jul 8, 2007
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WOW! Where did it get sold on? Ebay?
Apple has now set a limit of 5 phones to be sold to one such customer. After 5 (even if it is a different transaction/different day) you are required to sign a release form stating you are not using them for resale. They track this through serial #'s on the phones. Apple legal has a big hand in this.
 

KNK

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Apple has now set a limit of 5 phones to be sold to one such customer. After 5 (even if it is a different transaction/different day) you are required to sign a release form stating you are not using them for resale. They track this through serial #'s on the phones. Apple legal has a big hand in this.

That is interesting, I just saw yesterday where someone bought 51 phones at Apple store, and the salesmen said he sold 20 phones to one person the day before.