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A dummies guide to unlocking an iPhone 4

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Hamsterdam
post 24.Oct.2012, 09:37 PM
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Hi, A topic that has been hit on before.

I have a iphone 4 that has 1 year left on it's Telia contract. I don't want software or guides. I would like to find a nice little shop in Stockholm where I can get this unlocked so I can put in my work sim and use it till it dies (the phone that is)

Any help much appreciated.

PS 6.5K SEK for an iphone 5 is robbery. I can buy a car for that in the UK wink.gif
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 24.Oct.2012, 09:44 PM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

What happened to "land lines"?... I am lost in your world...however I own an Oooma...No land line charge for anything.

Is it available where you are?
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byke
post 24.Oct.2012, 09:53 PM
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Location: Europe
Joined: 28.Oct.2008

You can only get a software unlock, which means when the next update comes out it will be locked again.

The only way you can get it factory unlocked is through telia itself.
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edd1
post 25.Oct.2012, 07:52 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 27.Mar.2008

All phone companies will unlock iPhones for around 300:- after you have had the phone one year. Its just to call them or stop by a telia shop so they can input the IMEI number into the system, after that you would need to sync the phone with iTunes where it will be unlocked by Apple. This is the best way to unlock!

This is a hardware unlock and will be permanent!

Software unlocks can be a problem depending which software you are running! (if you have updated to iOS 6 I don't think there is an unlock, iOS 5 is possible though.
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Hamsterdam
post 29.Oct.2012, 02:23 PM
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Joined: 25.Mar.2012

Thanks for the information Edd. smile.gif Spot on.

The phone company that the contract was with unlocked permanently for 300Kr.
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edd1
post 30.Oct.2012, 09:17 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 27.Mar.2008

Hi!

No worries! I think you did the right thing there! I've been unlocking iPhones since I got the first one in 2007 and its a pain. Much better with the official unlock as your free to update software at will.

Cheers :-)
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Hisingen
post 30.Oct.2012, 06:14 PM
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Joined: 5.Jul.2012

There is always a bloody big hammer and a screwdriver, but maybe you won't have much use for the cellphone afterwards- - - - - cool.gif
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byke
post 1.Nov.2012, 07:11 AM
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Location: Europe
Joined: 28.Oct.2008

Smartphones ...
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Pooya
post 4.Aug.2014, 07:16 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 28.Nov.2008

All phone companies will unlock iPhones for around 300:- after you have had the phone one year. Its just to call them or stop by a telia shop so they can input the IMEI number into the system, after that you would need to sync the phone with iTunes where it will be unlocked by Apple. This is the best way to unlock!
Bes
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Pooya
post 19.Aug.2014, 12:08 AM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 28.Nov.2008

QUOTE (Hamsterdam @ 24.Oct.2012, 10:37 PM) *
Hi, A topic that has been hit on laga iphone 5 before. I have a iphone 4 that has 1 year left on it's Telia contract. I don't want software or guides. I would like to ... (show full quote)


just google it...
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