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    Default Just about to get an iPhone

    Hey,
    I'm new here and I've been reading everything about iPhone unlocking procedures on the internet and especially here for the last 2 days.
    Even though lots of my questions were answered, I still have some left open.

    I'm living in Germany and wanted my aunt from the US to have send me an iPhone. So am I right under the assumption that she can just go to the Apple Store and get the 8GB iPhone for $399 without signing up for an AT&T contract or something like that? Just the iPhone, and nothing more?

    When I receive the phone I decided I'll give the 2-needle-hardware unlock a shot. Now, I somewhere read (I think it was a swiss site) that for the hardware unlocking procedure I still need to insert an AT&T card into the iPhone at some point during the process? Is this true?
    What SIM card do I actually have to have inserted in the iPhone during the whole unlock procedure? Can I also just put no card at all in there? This is something that had me confused.

    And during hardware unlock: When disassembling the iPhone, it still has to be powered on, right?

    Alright, thank you guys for reading and for the upcoming replies!



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    Hi,

    yes, your aunt can buy an iphone without any AT&T contract.
    There is an AT&T simcard included (not activated).
    You have to pay 19% german "Mehrwertsteuer"at german customs.
    And I think it will be better to turn off the phone when disassembling it ...

    Greetings from Germany
    Newchurch

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    Hey,

    I didn't think some German would reply, lol.

    Yeah, I know about the VAT/MwSt... And actually it's 19% MwSt + 6%-12% "Zollgebühren" (such a rip-off anyway )
    But a friend of mine is frequently flying to New York, so she could just put it in her lugagge and pretend it's hers

    About turning it off: on http://iphone.unlock.no/ step 4 tells to disassemble the phone and after that step 5 begins with "Return to PuTTY [...]" and later on "[...] After it's done erasing it's very important that you don't restart your phone! [...]"
    So that kinda got me confused. So I can turn it off, disassemble it, turn it on again and start Putty?

    And I'm still unclear about the whole SIM card thing. Nobody seems to ever say whether a card has to be inserted during the procedure (or if it even has to be an AT&T card).

 

 

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