on 12-10-2012 11:38
I am using iphone 4 IOS 6.0 with Orange network.
I want to unlock to use the giffgaff sim. When I brought my iphone to unlock shop but they said they couldn't unlock IOS 6.0.
Do you know how can I unlock my iphone? Help me!!!
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on 12-10-2012 11:41
on 12-10-2012 11:43
Best bet would be to get Orange to do it. If you don't have their sim anymore get a PAYG sim top it up and unlock it through their website or phone shop (£15-20). This way you know it will be done properly and it's cheaper than those unlocking sites.
on 12-10-2012 11:44
But I bought it from my friend.
Orange ask the first owner to go to the orange shop to cancel contact. But now my friend is not in the UK.
That is a reason I can't unlock in the Orange shop.
on 13-10-2012 01:03
but have been know to charge £20
but you soon save more than that
when you more over to
Sorry could not help you anymore that this Good Luck
on 13-10-2012 01:50
There's a lot of people out there who weill tell you anything about unlocking iPhones. Most of it is untrue.
- There is one - and only one - way to get your iPhone officially unlocked, which is then guaranteed to remain forever unlocked. This is to talk to the carrier to which it is locked.
- A second way is often suggested, which is to use one of many (often short-lived) online services. These frequently make use of 'out-of-hours' working at the carriers to unlock - basically submitting unofficial unlock requests as if they were official. These have absolutely no guarantees associated with them (so, for example, Apple could reverse the unlock), are expensive and very likely a breach of contract on someone's part - possibly your's or your friend's.
- Some (very few) baseband (aka Modem Firmware) versions of some iPhones can be unofficially unlocked using software on the iPhone itself. This requires jailbreaking first in order to run this unofficial software. Your iPhone 4 will not have the required Modem Firmware version for this to work (the upgrade to iOS 6 will have lost it).
- Do not bother with mobile phone shops - either for the carrier (they'll just refer you to customer services) or independent ones. The latter will only be able to do what you can do yourself, and have less incentive not to make mistakes. Often they'll do things which will render your iPhone 'broken' - not physically damaged, but in a state that can't be repaired with any ease (and may require you to wait until iOS 6 has been jailbroken - which might be a very long time). Mostly, they'll either try to jailbreak and unlock (which is where things can go wrong for an iPhone 4 on iOS 6) or contact one of the 'out-of-hours' services.
Talk to Orange. They may be willing to unlock if you have a PAYG Orange SIM, for example. Or get your friend to contact Orange and ask for an unlock since he/she is now outside the UK (quite a good reason). Note that Orange may not do this until the contract has run it's course, but for an iPhone 4 that ought not to be a long time away.