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    Default How difficult is the H/W unlock?

    Hey everyone,

    I have a 1.1.2 OTB unlock with HyperSIM but I would quite like to unlock it with the old B/L so that I will be able to use the new updates.
    Here is a question, I am reasonably good with dis-assembely (took apart my PSP + iPod Mini) and would like to know a few things:

    1. I heard taking it apart is the hardest part. Is this true? If not, what is?
    2. What are the chances of me damaging the aesthetics of my iPhone?
    3. How easy is it?

    Thanks everyone!

    James,



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    It's really hard bro. A guy I go to school with does the H/W unlock method for 125 for anyone that wants to, and even with an engineering degree and all the proper tools there is some cosmetic damage on the aluminum case. I've also heard that sometimes the case doesn't fit back on snug. So it's risky, but worth it if you know what your doing. Good luck.
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    Here's my take on your questions. I don't necessarily agree that it's really hard though, even I did it first time :-)

    1. Yes, taking the case apart is difficult. Get some opening tools off of eBay: I didn't and it made it much harder.
    2. Pretty likely. You'll probably bend the case a bit, and/or put stress marks on the aluminium. I have both, but they're really not noticable unless you're looking.
    3. Once you've got the case and everything off, I found it really easy to connect the testpoints, you just have to take a little care not to scratch the pcb too hard.

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    murphy's law will tell you not to do it.. and someones elses would say. if it aint broke, dont fix it. read how many problems people have had with their H/W unlock.. why bother?

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    http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=24773 here is my own experience, my iphone is perfect as new, no scretches at all but....


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    I beg to differ.

    I'm 20 y o. With absolutely NO electronic or chip modifing experience of any kind!!! I disassembled the phone after about 4 hours with just minor scratches to the metal caseing (it doesn't bother me at all, one can't see it if one don't look closely).
    After that i just scratched the a17 trace with a needle and did the testpoints (succeeded after about 25 tries). Then it was cake. The software part IS EASY! just follow the instructions carefully on iunlock.no.

    And all I used was a kitchen knife, credit card and the home-made "2 needles and a wire". That's it!

    hackint0sh forum is the best source to get help! couldn't done it without it!

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    opening up the case is really a matter of luck from what i've seen. Ive unlocked 16 phones since the release of the H/W unlock and 13 out of 16 phones took me less than 30 min to open, testpoint, and close. the other 3 were assembled, somehow, differently which made them extrememly hard to open.

    Use a long razorblade and dull it out.
    Slighty pry it u open once you take the screws off
    gently but firmly wedge the blade in between the plastic.
    DO NOT TAKE IT OUT ONCE ITS WEDGED IN BETWEEN!!
    push it up along the side.
    Do this all around with out pushing up on the case.
    then there should be a small gap between plastic and the rim.
    you only get one chance to open it without putting stress marks on the plastic.
    Dont try to insert the blade inside of the case and pry it open
    instead, leave the blade on the rim and push up on the plastic.
    it will instaly snap off but DO NOT TOUCH IT OR LIFT IT cuz if you do you will bend the metal tab on the other side and will be extremely hard to take it off without damaging it.
    follow through with the whole case, put guitar picks where you opened it so it doesnt snap shut again
    once its all open in one quick motion, slide the case UP! notice i said slide cuz if you just try to take it off you can get it stuck and the metal bending occurs.

    check it againts the light so that the oedge of the plastic backplate is a perfect line, if its not then you fucked up. use a hair dryer to soften the plastic and move it to the right position.

    follow my steps and you will have a perfect no scratch no dmg marks iphone in your hands. My personal iPhone does NOT have any sign that it has been opened.

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    Removing the case was the only thing I struggled with. The rest was a breeze.

    I would greatly recommend getting and using the proper tools for removing the case.. Because it can be a real bitch if you're just winging it with random tools around your home.

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    >>1. I heard taking it apart is the hardest part. Is this true?
    yes
    >>2. What are the chances of me damaging the aesthetics of my iPhone?
    100% on your first one (do you really care ?)
    >>3. How easy is it?
    Once you accept the fact that it will leave traces, meaning once you see the traces you already done, it will become a lot easier.

    Saying this, it was a great experience and i loved it, but i made the decision on the first iphone when no software unlock was available. If you are all aesthetics, don't do it, particulary that your iphone is already working.
    There is something that i don't understand about opening the iphone: those screws are placed to prevent the back from sliding, not poping out, how come we can't slide the back along it's channels. I just bought a broken iphone and will experience in that direction when i will receive it. There is no way that Apple opens them the way we are doing it now, i am sure there is a better way to that puzzle.
    Louis

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    i too am on 1.1.2otb unlocked with hypersim. i jus looked back on everyone else with unlocked phones. most people run older firmwares still and have iphones with awesome apps n no complaints from them. they dont wanna upgrade cuz there shit works, why change ur phones state jus to be on old bootloader n do the same thing it does now?

    only way ill try to perform this is if 1.1.3 gets jailbroken and anysim unlocked and then some how people find out how to program to the new system and make better apps worth doing this for.

    but for now everything works, its a flawless looking iphone, and none of your friends even know anything about it lol
    originally OTB 1.1.2 iPhone 4.6BL
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    now blackra1n'd 3.1.2


 

 

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