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    look like apple made another loophole...well, can someone in the same network confirm this method? it kinna "hot" topic now because a lot of pp (include me) are waiting for the new release of the unlock...


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    How did she get an iPhone from Singtel when the launch date is Aug 22?
    Maybe Singtel will sell iPhone unlocked like Italy and HK?

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    I tried with a pwned AT&T iPhone 3G and after insertion of Singtel SIM and connection to computer, iTunes prompted me with an Carrier Update. I clicked Update and it went through. No re-activation process. No unlock.

    I restored the phone to original firmware (no activation). Unable to activate with Singtel Sim. I don't have an AT&T SIM so I activated with a *sim. After that I inserted the Singtel SIM and connected. iTunes just showed unable to activate again. No carrier update. No unlock.

    Maybe it has to do with that I didn't do a through activation because I activated with a *sim? It says wildcard activation and some errors with activation on the debug console. And maybe it has to do with the fact I pwned beforehand? BTW, I'm not in Singapore so I don't have Singtel signal, I just happen to have a Singtel SIM.

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    I'll wait and see what happens with Claro on the 22nd. Would be nice if there is a lil loophole for me to unlock it to Claro at least. Then I could sell it and pay for my officially unlocked one I just bought.

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    some kind of loophole when downloading an .ipsw im sniffing my lan when downloading and updating.

    hmm let see what it is


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    OK, I tried the above method with 2 US-bought iPhone 3G. No go.

    Kept telling me the SIM's incorrect. So now we know it's not across the board. I wonder if the phone arrive from Apple with market-specific 'instructions'.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to next Friday when the phone officially goes on sale.

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    Yeah got the carrier support file Singtel_sg.ipcc file but can't figure out how to incorporate it onto the phone. Anyone has a clue if it's got anything to do with that?

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    mauler, no offense but i think the person that owns it paid the unlock fee from Telstra. It makes sense that she eventually gave up to sim solutions when her iPhone 3G's tray stucked the sim, then opted to eventually pay the unlocking fee.

    Recap:
    Telstra AU is one of the carrier that can offer a legitimate unlock thru apple, for a fee ($150 AUD, Optus another carrier offers it at $80). Some of Telstra's outlet sells the iPhone 3G on prepaid/outright.

    The iTunes prompt where it will say about "a carrier update, etc etc." will happen when apple changed the unit's carrier locking in their server, from being lock to unlock. Apple will only do it, if the carrier submitted a form to them. The next time the phone connects to iTunes (with internet), it will give that prompt.

    How this exactly works is discussed here:

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...m/1014077.html
    Last edited by Aibs; 08-15-2008 at 11:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aibs View Post
    mauler, no offense but i think the person that owns it paid the unlock fee from Telstra. It makes sense that she eventually gave up to sim solutions when her iPhone 3G's tray stucked the sim, then opted to eventually pay the unlocking fee.

    Recap:
    Telstra AU is one of the carrier that can offer a legitimate unlock thru apple, for a fee ($150 AUD, Optus another carrier offers it at $80). Some of Telstra's outlet sells the iPhone 3G on prepaid/outright.

    The iTunes prompt where it will say about "a carrier update, etc etc." will happen when apple changed the unit's carrier locking in their server, from being lock to unlock. Apple will only do it, if the carrier submitted a form to them. The next time the phone connects to iTunes (with internet), it will give that prompt.

    How this exactly works is discussed here:

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...m/1014077.html
    I considered that possibility. She was using a SIM from another local telco, StarHub, with SIM proxy. She wanted to change to another StarHub number when she discovered the SIM tray was stuck fast. That's when she came to me.

    When I first inserted my Singtel card, there were no signal. No action. I then suggested she pay Telstra for the unlock. In the interim, I mucked with it and got it 'unlocked'. Then I told her not to pay Telstra anything. She was relieved at my intervention because she was going to pay. That led me to assume she's not paid for any unlock.

    If there was glitch in Apple's servers, it occurred at the right time for her.

    Ha ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALUOp View Post
    How did she get an iPhone from Singtel when the launch date is Aug 22?
    Maybe Singtel will sell iPhone unlocked like Italy and HK?

    She didn't get the iPhone from Singapore. She got in from Telstra in Australia. I used my own Singtel card in her phone.

    Singapore laws expressly forbid the sale of locked mobile phones so the iPhones here will definitely be unlocked.


 

 
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