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Topic # 18080 26-Dec-2007 20:22
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I was looking at buying an iphone from the apple online store (i have already have a way of getting it here).
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=browse&mco=3587D031&node=home/shop_iphone/family/iphone

But I noticed it said something about a 2 year AT&T contract. Does that mean if i buy it from the US apple store can i unlock it straight away and use it on vfnz or do i need to pay some sort off disconnection fee?

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  Reply # 101881 27-Dec-2007 09:46
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yeldarb: I was looking at buying an iphone from the apple online store, but I noticed it said something about a 2 year AT&T contract. Does that mean if i buy it from the?US apple?store can i unlock it straight away and use it on vfnz or do i need to pay some sort off disconnection fee?


If you buy from Apple there is no contract setup with AT&T so no disconnect fee. However:
1) They might not sell you one unless you have a US credit card.
2) The current firmware, as far as I know, cannot yet be unlocked.

A couple of forums for current unlocking information:
1) http://hackint0sh.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=123
2) http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=103



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  Reply # 101924 27-Dec-2007 19:08
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jdbob:
2) The current firmware, as far as I know, cannot yet be unlocked.



Yeah after a bit of research i see thats my main problem

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 101930 27-Dec-2007 20:22
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As long as you have a US address to ship it to it does not matter where your credit card was issued. I purchased a refurbished unit from Apple about 2 mnths ago and paid with a westpac credit card.



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  Reply # 101984 28-Dec-2007 03:15
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I have an address sorted now I just need to wait for someone to figure out how to unlock 1.1.2

I read somewhere that it is possible to unlock just the ipod and wifi features. If i did that would i be able to fully unlock it later on when they finally crack it?

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  Reply # 102007 28-Dec-2007 10:20
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i thought i read somewhere there was a way to revert the firmware back to an earlier version, and then unlock that version...?



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  Reply # 102035 28-Dec-2007 13:05
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gehenna: i thought i read somewhere there was a way to revert the firmware back to an earlier version, and then unlock that version...?


yeah thats what i was talking about. but at the moment anysim doesnt work with the new bootloader(4.6) or something like that, so if you use that method you only get the itouch features.

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  Reply # 102036 28-Dec-2007 13:09
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check out the iphone threads on www.mactalk.com.au, its an amazing source of pacific iphone knowledge over there! (not that i'm downplaying geekzone...i just have more experience reading the iphone threads over there)

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  Reply # 102046 28-Dec-2007 13:47
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Hi

If you want another site full of useful info check out www.modmyiphone.com. (appears to be down at the moment)

1.1.2 has been out for quite a while now and the baseband has not been cracked.

If you don't want to end up with an expensive ipod touch you may be better to purchase an unlocked unit from ebay. Good units for about the same sort of price can be had if you visit ebay often enough.

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  Reply # 102167 29-Dec-2007 10:45
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marmel: If you want another site full of useful info check out www.modmyiphone.com. (appears to be down at the moment)


They changed their name, it's now http://www.modmyifone.com

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