Officially Unlock

Discussion in 'iPhone 4' started by jpk123, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. jpk123

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    I was presented an iPhone 4 in 2010 from a friend in US. I am in the Middle East and the sim does not work here, when i went to India too the same problem, the message invalid sim comes up.
    On checking with my friend he said this was purchased by him from Amazon.com and he send me the details.

    is there any way i can use it in the Middle east, i would want to use it where ever i go and officially unlock and do upgrades etc.

    Its just used as a toy now, as i cannot use it

    Do advice
     
  2. jpk123

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    i was told that it can be done by Apple , is that true? what is the best way i can find out
     
  3. NWA

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    Means your iPhone is locked to a certain carrier in the US
     
  4. jpk123

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    how do we find to which carrier in the US. is there a chance if we contact them or Apple they would help
     
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    Go settings> general > about then under carrier
     
  6. jpk123

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    if not mistaken i had shown this to a friend who uses an iPhone and he tried something but now it does not show the carrier. if i recollect the first time i think i saw as AT & T. is there any other way we can re-check , i mean since i do have the details send by my friend like the Amazon details
     
  7. NWA

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    Then you need to unlocked your phone wiz SAM
     
  8. NWA

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    If you have the original sim card easily you can unlocked wiz SAM, it took me three mints to unlocked my 4s
     
  9. jpk123

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    since im not quiet familiar with this stuff who is " SAM"
     
  10. NWA

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    SAM is a new tools to unlock your device with firmware 5.0.1, you can google it and folow the steps.
     
  11. jpk123

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    there was no sim card the box came and i opened it , there was nothing but a brand new phone :-(
     
  12. jpk123

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    so is this what we call a jailbreak or something?
     
  13. NWA

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    I think you need the original sim in order for you to unlocked, if i am not mistaken
     
  14. NWA

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    Yes, first your device has to be jailbroken
     
  15. Jerome G

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    If this phone is out of contract, it can be unlocked by att
    Was the phone under your friends name
    If so he can call att and ask them to unlock it
    He will need the imie #, which can be found in settings, general, about
    Att will then authorize it and you can unlock it by restoring in iTunes
    You will need a sim card though, any sim card will do
    I did this with my previous iPhone and I just inserted a non functioning sim and it worked
     
  16. jpk123

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    Hi infact some one told me this and i myself contacted AT&T and told them my IMEI no. my friend purchased this from Amazon and send me the details of his online purchase. AT& T said they would check on it and reply its been about 10 days and i had called them back and they said wait for another 4-5 days, so i am keeping my fingers crossed and waiting. would there be a problem since the phone was purchased by my friend and gifted to me, his name would be the details for billing isn't it. thanks for your message.
     
  17. Jerome G

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    His name would be.
    Was it bought unlocked ?
    If it was bought under contract with his name, then he would have to call, give them the phone # associated with it and terminate the contract, possibly with a fee.
     

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