Replaced radio module, now have an unlocked phone!
Back in those days where you had to open your iphone to perform the hardware unlock ; I screwed up mine and got the dreaded 1011 error when trying to flash the iPhone.
So I had this dead iphone on a shelf for over 3 months.
I ordered a radio communication board from ipaqrepair.co.uk.
It arrived a week later and I replaced the communication board with the new one ; resoldered the battery. Started it ; all worked.
Then flashed the iphone to 1.1.1 ; no error ! very happy.
Then using Independence I unlocked the iPhone... And what a big surprise ; my Telstra SIM card worked first go ; I did not unlock this phone !!
Has anyone any experiences with the folks at ipaqrepair ?
The communication board looked slightly different (the pca itself is blue rather than green).
Could it be possible that this communication board is unlock ; always ? I thought that it would depend on the firmware loaded to it no ?
Anyhow, quite happy, I now have an unlocked phone that I did not unlock