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    Quote Originally Posted by mank View Post
    See, I have been trying to tell the same thing to everyone!! In my recent trip to Dubai, I saw a shopkeeper selling unlocked iphones and he claimed they were from ATT USA. I checked the box, the serial number on sim card tray and the phone and I can guarantee you that they were all ATT phones. I can say so because I have a 3g 16GB Phone with ATT. After a lot of persistence he told me that the phones were hardware unlocked. So yes!! I saw at least a dozen ATT phones imported!! from USA and hardware unlocked. I have been saying this for the past 3 weeks even messaged a dev team member
    Problem is that they he "claimed" they were unlocked, but there's no guarantee they were. And if they were hardware unlocked, than that's nothing you have to tell the dev team.

    This thread is about something completely different; a replacement phone that's unlocked from the beginning, without the use of hardware unlocks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by maxakal View Post
    i ve a 3G iPhone has the model number is MB046LL .
    i ve checked out from this link http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1937
    and it seems , it was bought from USA . but it is working with any sim card without any kind of turbosim . i was about to update to 2.0.2 but get confused now . How is this possible ? any idea ?
    As far as I know, if you can see and choose Carrier in the Settings your iPhone is SIM Free, if you did not see and choose the Carrier Network, there is a chip from Turbo SIM soldered inside you iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamagochi View Post
    As far as I know, if you can see and choose Carrier in the Settings your iPhone is SIM Free, if you did not see and choose the Carrier Network, there is a chip from Turbo SIM soldered inside you iPhone.
    That is completely incorrect, as everytime you restore your iPhone3G it's S/N is sent to the iTunes server to check whether your phone exist on the unlock list.

    Hence for, in Australia, when you buy a Prepaid iPhone3G, after a fixed amount of credits being added to your account. You get a notification to restore your iPhone3G in iTunes and you will receive the unlock and an unlock confirmation will be shown on your iTunes screen.

    So, NO, no TurboSIM or the alikes are soldered into the phones...
    Different model numbers DOES NOT AT ALL signify its unlock status...
    This "lock" is software based and it has always been... even with the 1st Gen iPhone... I think people mis-understand the difference between hardware unlock and software... the original iPhone "hardware" unlock still required software to flash the chip with modified firmware... its only called "hardware" because you needed to take it apart and interupt the sequence manually...

    Its not a game console, you dont stick in a mod-chip to make it work
    Even then, I would still have difficulty calling that a hardware mod... in a technical sense...

    If I am wrong, dev-team, please correct me... but please dont spread this "soldered in turbosim" non-sense

    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger Bob View Post
    This is exactly what I said here:
    http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=52638
    Hardware locked can be only hardware unlocked but dev team does not believe.
    I think you may have mis-understood, but I could be wrong.
    The way I interpret what people have said in a few earlier posts,
    its that if you take your broken iPhone3G in for service, you may end up with a replacement phone which is unlocked.
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    thanks............................

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    Quote Originally Posted by exodus_xt View Post
    I think you may have mis-understood, but I could be wrong.
    The way I interpret what people have said in a few earlier posts,
    its that if you take your broken iPhone3G in for service, you may end up with a replacement phone which is unlocked.

    no my misunderstanding because my reply was to mank post and with his salesman words included.
    again what is hardware locked can be only hardware unlocked.
    what you describe can be done not only for replacment but also as paid service from certain carriers but in any case it is always hardware unlock .


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnFa View Post
    Problem is that they he "claimed" they were unlocked, but there's no guarantee they were. And if they were hardware unlocked, than that's nothing you have to tell the dev team.

    iphone 3g can be only hardware unlocked

 

 
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