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Calm Chris

Unlocking iPhones

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Great joy :rolleyes: Not,.

New sim in, old phone dead. New sim works in wifey's phone (Vodafone), but not in either of the ex O2 iPhones I have.

Admin at the place the phones comes from insist that the O2 bods have unlocked them and they haven't.

So other than seeing bodger in the mobile kiosk, can anyone remmend a process to unlock at least one of the phones?

Web site suggests O2 can take 14 days which gives me 8 days without mobile or the hassle of asking my network to redo the old sim and give me back a non iPhone product that works. Silly me, I should have tested the iPhones with a known working sim first, he ho :(

Fine with doing a jail break, but have a fear of unknown sources of program's. If this info is web sensitive, them pm me:secret:

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Don't get me started....

Milo will back up everything I'm going to say.

3-4 attempts (can't remember) to get a phone unlocked (might have been 5 now that I think about, and this was the second phone because I gave up on the first a year or more ago!)

Phone, email, online chat methods - all dismal.

They don't know what they're doing.

They tell you they've unlocked it, when they haven't even started the process.

They start the process, eventually, having told you it can be unlocked, then tell you it can't.

Having told you it can't be unlocked, it then unlocks.

The unlocking process is stupid. iTunes sync and bollocks. Totally fecking stupid.

They tell you 10 days, but say it should be done in 5-7. I think we waited 3-4 weeks? Milo will confirm.

Next time I sell a phone I'll be selling it locked and the person can get it unlocked by paying some shopping mall wheelbarrow bloke or whatever it is.

Total and utter nightmare - and the O2 forums are awash with people saying the same. Thousands of them, for years.

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I can recommend this place: fonefunshop We've used them in the past for sensitive work :secret:

No idea if they are any quicker than using the operator but they do an online quote system.

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No idea if they are any quicker than using the operator.

I haven't a clue who they are, but I can assure you they're quicker.:roflmao:+++

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I used the web chat on the O2 website at about 2pm, they said it'd be 10 days. Text to confirm it was unlocked at 8.30pm.

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Well all I can say to that is....you jammy, jammy fecker!

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I used the web chat on the O2 website at about 2pm, they said it'd be 10 days. Text to confirm it was unlocked at 8.30pm.

So what did you post? Links or any idea what I should say?

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We tried the O2 web chat numerous times Chri5. Still shite, but at least if some are having success it's worth a go I guess.

Just tell them you have an iPhone you want to unlock. They go from a script from there anyway. Have the IMEI number ready.

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Can't get past Lucy, the auto bot that thinks every question is about a iPhone 5.

Since the phone has no sim for O2 in it, I guess I should try plugging it in to iTunes. The suggestion via the net is that is the port for unlocking.

Request to O2, phone unlocked on system and unlock code sent to Apple, then ues iTunes to register iPhone and apparently if unlocked iTunes passes code on from O2.

Does that sound right I shall I attempt show face to face with the local O2 shop?

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Go on the O2 website and click about a bit in office hours, after a few clicks the box asking if you'd like to live chat pops up.

They don't have a sense of humour and sarcasm/irony is lost on them. I'd hazard a guess that English is not their first language too.

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Being a keen fecker, I woke up early this morning and thought shall I (a) wake wife up and rattle her bones or (b) go play with the iPhone.

So being that the iPhone was new, I chose option (b) on the Chr15 menu and went and messed around with the phone.

Funny enough something magical happened between us, my iPhone is now working. As mentioned last night via the web research I'd done plugged it in to iTunes and first off it said "unauthorised".

Tried again, since in the morning I have extra plug in power, and hey ho all is good in the world of Chr15 v Apple technology.

Resulllltttttttt !!

Thanks for all the ideas chaps +++

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Ah, O2 live chat... the closest real-world approximation to a Turing test?

We decided that the operator was 100% human. No-one would program a computer to be that stupid.

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The live chat is funny. I've spoken to Serena, Jasmine, Matt and Cindy. They're all stupid.

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My 4s is on 3, but has been replaced by the Apple store in Brighton, does that mean it's now unlocked?

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As far as i know yes, any phone from apple stores are not network locked

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My 4s is on 3, but has been replaced by the Apple store in Brighton, does that mean it's now unlocked?

Definitely not. This is the problem I had. I got an iphone 4 of MrMe that was locked to O2 and the screen was bust. £119 got me a new handset from Apple but they said the IMEI is automatically logged as a replacement against the original so all the details are transferred over - the owners's details, network lock etc. If your original was network locked, a replacement will be. Ditto if it was unlocked, the new one would be. Only phones supplied new without a contract by Apple (and subsequent replacements of that phone) are always unlocked.

My/MrMe's problems (twice now) were trying to get a phone out of contract unlocked. They were phones no longer in use and in a drawer so didn't have a number attached to them. That causes loads of problems (I could elaborate if necessary). If the phone is still in use/under contract then it's a doddle. I would advise anyone considering getting their phone unlocked, they do it now while under contract.

You could always pay £50 to one of those market stalls who will do it for you your network should do it foc.

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just google jailbreak iphone once jailbroken i think its straight forward to unlock

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just google jailbreak iphone once jailbroken i think its straight forward to unlock

Its not that simple, "just" is easy to say and hard to replicate with the iPhone. Google, gives you countless 1000's of jailbreak options.

Maybe 25% are good, the others are no result and £20 /$30 wasted. You then have issues with iTunes, iOS updates and there's always the thought that the jailbreak comes with "free" background apps and all sorts of under skin triggers that benefit the jailbreak software forever and a day.

I assure you that I looked, reviewed and was quite 4nal about breaking before I placed the opening content, "just" is a very open descriptive in the world of net, iPhone, jailbreak.

I'm sure there's a easy fix to the unlock that is clean, but please don't believe that banging in jailbreak as the search term for google will give anyone a simple, no cost, zero ulterior motive fix.

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Jailbreaking is a ball ache for unlocking, unless you want to spend half your life wrestling with DFU I'd stay well clear.

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I believe it's 'Device Firmware Upgrade' - It's the mode where you can turn the device on and connect to a PC without it loading the ROM.

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Yes, it's pre-OS load so you can feck with the device's OS.

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