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    How to unlock iPhone 4

    We plan to travel in the Bahamas and would like to purchase a prepaid SIM card from BTC in the Bahamas to use in the iPhone. We called AT&T and they claimed they couldn't (or wouldn't) unlock the phone. Is there a way for me to do it? We're running iOS 5.1. Does a jailbreak accomplish this? If so, please provide a link to get me started. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by paroots View Post
    We plan to travel in the Bahamas and would like to purchase a prepaid SIM card from BTC in the Bahamas to use in the iPhone. We called AT&T and they claimed they couldn't (or wouldn't) unlock the phone. Is there a way for me to do it? We're running iOS 5.1. Does a jailbreak accomplish this? If so, please provide a link to get me started. Thanks
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    You are pretty much out of luck, unless when it was on it's original OS you saved the baseband. If you upgraded to newer OS and never did preserve your baseband you aren't able to unlock now. AT&T is very much able to unlock it for you but they won't (for you or anyone right now).
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    AT&T will not unlock it. Get a cheap unlocked phone to use while there.

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    AT&T has never unlocked the iphone. Don't know why you thought they'd make an exception. Too bad you updated your bb.
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    Thanks for all the feedback. I assumed a jailbreak would allow one to unlock it. Guess we'll do as suggested and get a cheap phone while traveling outside the US. We do plan to go with Straight Talk on our iPhone 4 in a few months when our iPhone contract expires.
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    sorry if u update to 5.1

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    well you can try jailbreaking, it might work for you. you can find various softwares to jailbreak your phone easily and without any harm to your device.

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    I recall a response listing an eBay item used to unlock, but it seems to have disappeared. Can anyone make reference to that? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by yblinx View Post
    well you can try jailbreaking, it might work for you. you can find various softwares to jailbreak your phone easily and without any harm to your device.
    Has anyone succeeded in unlocking the iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1 by jailbreaking? I have baseband version 04.12.01
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    Last edited by paroots; 03-31-2012 at 05:22 AM.

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    No. JB allows you to install the unlock software. Also jb is dependent on the ios, while unlock is dependent on bb. I don't know why the fools keep mixing this up.
    Quote Originally Posted by paroots View Post
    Has anyone succeeded in unlocking the iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1 by jailbreaking?
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    So if I understand you correctly I first need to wait for a successful jb for iOS 5.1 and then unlock software? Did I understand correctly?
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    Is there something about baseband version 04.12.01 that makes it impossible to jailbreak/unlock or is it just a matter of waiting for future versions?
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    Pretty much. JB phone first, then you can install the unlock. However, there's not going to be another software unlock, so you can forget that idea.
    Quote Originally Posted by paroots View Post
    So if I understand you correctly I first need to wait for a successful jb for iOS 5.1 and then unlock software? Did I understand correctly?
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    It's more about the fact there's no one available to do the unlock. The person who did the last software unlock has left the dev team. The rest of the dev team isn't as talented (in this specialty) and there hasn't been anyone else to take the unlocker's place.
    Quote Originally Posted by paroots View Post
    Is there something about baseband version 04.12.01 that makes it impossible to jailbreak/unlock or is it just a matter of waiting for future versions?
    Pete

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