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    Default [IDEA] Another Unlocking method to investigate by Development Team

    I have great respect for the work done by the Development Team but was wondering whether a Brain Storm thread, where different approaches to unlocking can be suggested, can be helpfull?

    I would suggest that the team also look into the following:

    Iphones with Bootloader 4.06 is normally locked to a specific network accept the few exceptions from France that was opened legally. Is it not possible to build the unlock tool to merely change the lock from one network and country code to another. What I am proposing is to change UK and O2 code to for example South Africa and Vodacom code (655 01 if I am correct) or for whatever country and network the person want to unlock the phone to. In this way the phone will then be locked to the new country and network......

    Just my thoughts

    Jan-Louis
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    Version 1.1.1 unlocked with Anysim
    Version 1.1.2 waiting for solution



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    It seems like you are only suggesting altering the region lock. It would still only work for the carriers that Apple is locked to. What about T-Mobile in the US? That is the point of unlocking; using carriers that it wasn't intended for. Even by your theoretical method, you wouldn't be able to change a UK/O2 into US/T-mobile, only US/AT&T, which would be pointless.

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    If that were possible, that would have been done - however the issue lies within being able to write to the baseband. (The GSM Modem)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogGunn View Post
    If that were possible, that would have been done - however the issue lies within being able to write to the baseband. (The GSM Modem)
    Yeah. The point us how can we modify the baseband?

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    Default maybe a stupid question

    is it not possible to downgrade to 4.6 Bootloader to the 3.9 BL??
    iPhone 1.1.2. OOB unlocked and running on 1.1.3
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    Quote Originally Posted by think-different View Post
    is it not possible to downgrade to 4.6 Bootloader to the 3.9 BL??
    ...No. *sigh*

    Apple
    sucks.
    Microsoft rules.


    TurboSIM-like methods? No way.

    - Unlocked Week 47 1.1.3 iPhone, baseband 04.04.05_G.
    - Bought in Minneapolis, MN;
    - Currently on TIM carrier.

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    I don't get why you should rewrite the firmware or the Bootloader ( I don't pretend te know it better then the DevTeam - full respect for the great work ) but wouldn't it be possible to get the information from somenone who works in a store in france or germany, because the probably unlock em there in the store (does this go through iTunes?) have people any experience on how they unlock the "simlockfree" phones or are the just being sold als already unlocked OTB?

    Kind regards

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimL View Post
    I don't get why you should rewrite the firmware or the Bootloader ( I don't pretend te know it better then the DevTeam - full respect for the great work ) but wouldn't it be possible to get the information from somenone who works in a store in france or germany, because the probably unlock em there in the store (does this go through iTunes?) have people any experience on how they unlock the "simlockfree" phones or are the just being sold als already unlocked OTB?

    Kind regards

    Tim
    This has been discussed before. Search the forum.
    Yes, it does go through iTunes and Apple Servers.

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    - Currently on TIM carrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cortx7 View Post
    ...No. *sigh*
    is it NOT POSSILBE or is the dev team just not able to do so?
    iPhone 1.1.2. OOB unlocked and running on 1.1.3
    ZIBRI is the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by think-different View Post
    is it NOT POSSILBE or is the dev team just not able to do so?
    Nobody knows.
    I think that the Dev Team is looking into the possibility to develop a software unlock.
    I think that they still don't know if it is possible or not.


 

 
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