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My friend gave me this 16gb iPhone 4 4.1 for some "stuff" I gave him. I want to sell it. Problem is, it has a locked SIM. Anyway to get around that and unlock it or whatever so I can make some money off it?

P.S. I'm not asking for any moral standpoints or anything like that. I know it's probably not his or whatev but I am desperate to pay rent so I just need some help with getting around this.
Last edited by Stoner0405 at May 14, 2011,
#2
yes. next time buy an iphone with cash instead of weed.

you're more likely to get legit buyers.
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#3
its an iphone 4

you cant get 4G on iphones.


and yes you can unlock phones, try google and do some research how about? itll cost you about 20$.
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#4
Your avatar and sig suggest that the "stuff" you gave him was weed.



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If you don't want to spend the money to get it unlocked, research the process for "jailbreaking" the phone. I know people that have done it and it has no limitations at all anymore.
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If you don't want to spend the money to get it unlocked, research the process for "jailbreaking" the phone. I know people that have done it and it has no limitations at all anymore.



wrong.

jailbreaking doesnt release the simcard lock.
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#8
If I jailbreak it rather than unlock it (i dont even know the difference ) will that inhibit how much money i can get for it? Cause ive seen some on ebay that are unlocked going for over 500 bucks. Then other iphones going for like 200 or 300 and i dont know what makes them different.

EDIT: ^ok so nevermind that then.
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My friend gave me this 16gb iPhone 4 4.1 for some "stuff"



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#10
Call up o2 or orange or whatever network it's on and ask them to unlock it. Will probably take about 10 hours.
#11
Seriously, why are you saying "stuff" when your username, avatar and sig tells everyone what this "stuff" is with a megaphone?
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#12
one thing i know is unlocking a simcard for an iphone is a buthurt and annoying as fukc thing to do. i spent a month on my dad's iphone trying to unlock an irish O2 number.

just fukcing resell it to some stoner for your weed back and make some weed profit.
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#13
You can unlock the iPhone, and Jailbreak it, those are two different things, but can be done with the same program. Unlocking/Jailbreaking will not reduce the amount of money you can get for it, it might even increase it. Just look on YouTube for the steps required. It is free. Good luck.
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You can unlock the iPhone, and Jailbreak it, those are two different things, but can be done with the same program. Unlocking/Jailbreaking will not reduce the amount of money you can get for it, it might even increase it. Just look on YouTube for the steps required. It is free. Good luck.


again wrong,

simcard unlocking and jailbreaking have nothing to do with eachother.
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Spend less time smoking/dealing pot and spend more time learning about technology.
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again wrong,

simcard unlocking and jailbreaking have nothing to do with eachother.

That's why I said "Are two different things" Learn to read.
#18
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again wrong,

simcard unlocking and jailbreaking have nothing to do with eachother.


> jailbreak
> open cydia
> add source
> open sourced app
> unlock phone


they may not be involved but they can be linked.
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#19
There is no point in unlocking the simcard as whoever buys the phone will get a new simcard from the carrier

what you want to do is unlock the phone so it can use any simcard placed in it

*edit*
If you know who the carrier was you can try calling them and asking for the unlock code
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That's why I said "Are two different things" Learn to read.



they cant be done by the same program like you said. Learn to knowledge.

unless a new program has been released which breaks the rules of how it worked before.


Because simcard unlocking has to do with the carrier and knowing the proper unlock code for you specific phone. You need the password for your phone provided by the carrier, most of them get leaked and you can get them for about 20$ online.
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There is no point in unlocking the simcard as whoever buys the phone will get a new simcard from the carrier

what you want to do is unlock the phone so it can use any simcard placed in it



And I can do this without having to bypass the sim lock? Also, I hear there is no unlock/jailbreak method for the version 4.1 Any knowledge of that?
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Quote by Stoner0405
And I can do this without having to bypass the sim lock? Also, I hear there is no unlock/jailbreak method for the version 4.1 Any knowledge of that?



update it to 4.2.2 or whatever the most recent release is.
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they cant be done by the same program like you said. Learn to knowledge.

unless a new program has been released which breaks the rules of how it worked before.


Because simcard unlocking has to do with the carrier and knowing the proper unlock code for you specific phone. You need the password for your phone provided by the carrier, most of them get leaked and you can get them for about 20$ online.

Redsn0w has been able to unlock iPhones for a long time now. Look it up for yourself if you want. I know what I'm talking about.
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And I can do this without having to bypass the sim lock? Also, I hear there is no unlock/jailbreak method for the version 4.1 Any knowledge of that?


with a latest software ver. of the latest model, your chances are slim. don't fukc up your iphone and get your weed back. i'm being serious.
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Redsn0w has been able to unlock iPhones for a long time now. Look it up for yourself if you want. I know what I'm talking about.


you have a point. which is very surprising i wonder how it finds the code.


however from what i am reading it only unlocks the variants of 4.0.x
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update it to 4.2.2 or whatever the most recent release is.


I can't update it or do anything because of the sim lock.

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with a latest software ver. of the latest model, your chances are slim. don't fukc up your iphone and get your weed back. i'm being serious.


I gave him like 50 bucks worth and this iphone could be worth a shit ton so im gonna work with it.
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I can't update it or do anything because of the sim lock.

the updater runs through itunes im pretty sure...
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I gave him like 50 bucks worth and this iphone could be worth a shit ton so im gonna work with it.


the guy's either stupid, or he knows he's just given you something worth nothing.

i don't know him though so i'll leave that up to you.
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#30
Just jailbreak and unlock it...
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you have a point. which is very surprising i wonder how it finds the code.


however from what i am reading it only unlocks the variants of 4.0.x

Ultrasn0w 1.2 can unlock 4.2.1. Many videos about it on Youtube. Problem solved.
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Ultrasn0w 1.2 can unlock 4.2.1. Update to that by downloading the 4.2.1 iOS file, plug it into your computer, hold shift+check for update, open the firmware, and wait. Then run Ultrasn0w and unlock. There. Problem solved.

TS do what this guy said
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#33
Take out the SIM and buy a new one?
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TS do what this guy said



If the phone is Sim locked chances are its stolen and the actual owner called apple and had them remotely shut it off. to which I think they're useless.
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#36
Okay, you guys obviously don't know much about iphones. TS, I'll clear this all up for you.

In order to unlock the iphone (make it work with any SIM card), you'll first need to jailbreak.

When you jailbreak, what you're doing is essentially removing the blocks apple set up on the phone to stop people from modifying it in a way that apple doesn't want.
A good forum if you need help is at ifans.com (this better not get me banned, it's not advertisement and has no competition with UG.)

they can help you with specifics if you have any problems.

Before I can help you though, do you have a Mac or a PC?
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Okay, you guys obviously don't know much about iphones. TS, I'll clear this all up for you.

In order to unlock the iphone (make it work with any SIM card), you'll first need to jailbreak.

When you jailbreak, what you're doing is essentially removing the blocks apple set up on the phone to stop people from modifying it in a way that apple doesn't want.
A good forum if you need help is at ifans.com (this better not get me banned, it's not advertisement and has no competition with UG.)

they can help you with specifics if you have any problems.

Before I can help you though, do you have a Mac or a PC?


it's sim locked, meaning he can't even activate it.

also, jailbreaking an iphone 4 is risky right now.
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Quote by laid-to-waste
it's sim locked, meaning he can't even activate it.

also, jailbreaking an iphone 4 is risky right now.


he can always hacktivate it, I know PwnageTool does that, at least.

what's risky about it? DFU + restore can fix pretty much anything.
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it's sim locked, meaning he can't even activate it.

also, jailbreaking an iphone 4 is risky right now.



why would jailbreaking it be risky right now?
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he can always hacktivate it, I know PwnageTool does that, at least.

what's risky about it? DFU + restore can fix pretty much anything.


too many DFUs can actually fukc up the hardware. not kidding. it made me go to the apple store one too many times.

also, some things aren't solved by a restore + DFU. yes, i'm talking about software. some things you fukc up when jailbreaking doesn't fix. jailbraking an iphone is not an apple procedure, restoring is. it's like calling the police to find your missing weed.

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why would jailbreaking it be risky right now?


the only jailbreak out for the iphone 4 is tethered; incomplete, experimental and risky.
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