1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
    So when you have it unlocked by the carrier, does it become a factory unlocked phone? So that upgrade firmware wont affect the unlock? I'd like to know how they are doing this, taking locked phones and permanently unlocking them. It would be a great tool for unlockers in countries like the US.
    Your phone is not hardware unlocked. It is unlocked by touching Apple's server that allows it to be unlocked.
    2010-12-16 06:03 AM
  2. Gyngabread Man's Avatar
    That's nice. Why can't at&t do the same thing.
    they are actually supposed to unlock a customers phone after their two year contract is up by law if asked. how they get away with i dont know
    Once you purchase a product surely its up to you if you put it in a blender or drive over it in a car, what right do Apple have to stop us abusing our stuff? thats like saying you can't slap your girlfriend, she's your girlfriend, you own her, you can do what you want to her lol
    2010-12-16 07:41 AM
  3. kingbijan's Avatar
    Why don't we all just use ultrasn0w and make life easier/faster/cheaper/better?!
    2010-12-16 08:30 AM
  4. Gyngabread Man's Avatar
    Why don't we all just use ultrasn0w and make life easier/faster/cheaper/better?!
    actually having the phones factory unlocked would be best since u dont have to worry about updating and losing jailbreak and unlock or having to deal with a tethered jailbreak just to use your phone.
    Once you purchase a product surely its up to you if you put it in a blender or drive over it in a car, what right do Apple have to stop us abusing our stuff? thats like saying you can't slap your girlfriend, she's your girlfriend, you own her, you can do what you want to her lol
    2010-12-16 09:15 AM
  5. Rob2G's Avatar
    actually having the phones factory unlocked would be best since u dont have to worry about updating and losing jailbreak and unlock or having to deal with a tethered jailbreak just to use your phone.
    You still lose the jailbreak with the upgrade, But the unlock stays.
    [SIGPIC]
    2010-12-16 09:53 AM
  6. CaptainChaos's Avatar
    they are actually supposed to unlock a customers phone after their two year contract is up by law if asked. how they get away with i dont know
    They do not have to unlock any phone. They usually will though as long as it is not an iPhone. Once their exclusive deal is over they should start unlocking them as well.
    2010-12-16 10:00 AM
  7. Nelly998's Avatar
    Stupid!!!! F Canada!!! Spam away...
    2010-12-16 10:11 AM
  8. Gyngabread Man's Avatar
    You still lose the jailbreak with the upgrade, But the unlock stays.
    yea but alot of ppl jailbreak mainly to unlock. mosr of us here dont but the average person ive helped only wanted to unlock and had no idea how it even worked. so for them it would be easier to just be able to pop in a sim and away they go. i jailbreak for the fun stuff.

    They do not have to unlock any phone. They usually will though as long as it is not an iPhone. Once their exclusive deal is over they should start unlocking them as well.
    im pretty sure there is a law that says after your contract is up it is illegal to keep the subsidy lock on the phone you paid money for or got to use on their service. that way it is easier for the consumer to switch if they want to. so since my contract is up i should be able to call up CS and get my phone unlocked, since i wanna switch. they do this for all phones if your account is in good standing. all but the iphone. i forget which law it is but its there and real. again how they are getting away with it, i dont know. and nothing is being done about because it hasnt bothered any important politician that can investigate or get an investigation started.
    Once you purchase a product surely its up to you if you put it in a blender or drive over it in a car, what right do Apple have to stop us abusing our stuff? thats like saying you can't slap your girlfriend, she's your girlfriend, you own her, you can do what you want to her lol
    2010-12-16 10:21 AM
  9. CaptainChaos's Avatar
    There is no such law in America. You are legally allowed to unlock your phone now, but the carriers are under no obligation to do so. Give it a few more months and that might change.
    2010-12-16 11:07 AM
  10. bsp9493's Avatar
    Your phone is not hardware unlocked. It is unlocked by touching Apple's server that allows it to be unlocked.
    So this would be equivalent to a factory unlock?? I could Change carriers, update firmware with no worries of the phone being relocked?
    2010-12-16 04:48 PM
  11. digerman's Avatar
    I called fido the lady the lady I talked too didnt know anything about it? funny thing is she told me to google unlock and said i could jailbreak it
    2010-12-16 05:14 PM
  12. EskimoRuler's Avatar
    No, the unlocked iphone can only be bought from apple directly.
    if the iphone is bought from a carrier at any price, subsidized or not, it is locked to that carrier..
    Oh
    You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!
    2010-12-16 06:35 PM
  13. Sanady361's Avatar
    Eskimo is right.
    My latest theme - -
    2010-12-16 08:32 PM
  14. Effenpig!'s Avatar
    It's aboot time
    I see what you did there!

    TPB FOR LIFE!!
    2010-12-16 11:05 PM
  15. 32dave's Avatar
    Rogers won't start unlocking until Jan as per my phone call with them on Dec 15th

    Now i wonder if that would change the shsh blobs on cydia/tinyumbrella
    Last edited by 32dave; 2010-12-24 at 11:50 PM. Reason: added a question
    2010-12-24 01:58 AM
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