Results 1 to 2 of 2
Discuss Factory unlocked 3G gets locked after upgrade at the iOS 3.x (iPhone OS 3.x) -; A friend has a factory unlocked 3G. I know for sure it is factory unlocked, ...
  1. #1
    Senior Professional Array Nikolas.A's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rep Power

    Default Factory unlocked 3G gets locked after upgrade

    A friend has a factory unlocked 3G. I know for sure it is factory unlocked, because I was the one who upgraded his phone a few months ago to a newer firmware via iTunes and it didn't require activation or any kind of different sim to be inserted. It was on firmware 2.0 and we took it to either 2.1 or 2.2. So for sure it wasn't just firmware upgrade without baseband upgrade.
    It was both and the phone was working without the need to jailbreak or unlock.

    After some time he wanted to install Cydia and some apps so we jailbrake the phone. Everything was working fine.
    Today he decided to upgrade to the latest firmware and he get a locked iphone.
    Which is puzzling me. The phone was purchased from a large elecronics store as factory unlocked. It was upgraded and it remained unlocked. And then after another upgrade it gets locked. Any idea guys?

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Array Olethros's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rep Power


    That is strange.

    Did you friend have any problems with the iPhone that required it be repaired/replaced under warranty?

    Your friend should contact first the company who sold him the iPhone and then Apple. If you have proof that you purchased a factory unlocked iPhone, this should be able to be resolved.

    The factory unlock is based on registering the iPhone's unique ID in a database at Apple.
    Please read the stickies & search forum before posting!
    How to report an iTunes restore/update fail in a useful manner

    iPad 3G 64GB (4.3.3, Redsn0w) oldest SHSH 3.2.2
    iPhone 4 32GB (4.2.1, Redsn0w JB-monte) oldest SHSH 4.1
    iPhone 3GS 32GB (4.3.3; Pwnagetool) factory unlocked oldest SHSH 3.1
    iPhone 8GB (3.1.3; Pwnagetool) AT&T Locked - Unlocked with bootneuter

    Did we solve your problem? Got a dollar or two spare ? Donate!



Similar Threads

  1. Factory Unlocked phone locked to carrier?!
    By essense in forum iPhone 4
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-11-2010, 06:37 PM
  2. Factory unlocked 3GS - Baseband upgrade
    By der chris in forum iPhone 3GS
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-02-2009, 03:45 PM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-11-2009, 02:26 PM
  4. [1.1.1] Unlocked, but locked back after 1.1.2 upgrade
    By tiger62 in forum iPhone "2G" (Rev. 1)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-12-2008, 12:38 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-21-2007, 11:32 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:20 AM.
twitter, follow us!