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Topic # 27473 27-Oct-2008 18:08
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Hi guys,

My friends brother got her an iPhone from the UK as a gift.

I put her VodaNZ sim card in and it does not have any service. Is there a way of unlocking it to work on the VodaNZ network?

Cheers

Ebbi

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  Reply # 173889 27-Oct-2008 18:16
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Contact the operator in the country the handset came from that simple.



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  Reply # 173891 27-Oct-2008 18:21
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Thanks for the prompt reply johnr.

So will they unlock it from their end?

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  Reply # 173894 27-Oct-2008 18:39
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http://www.quickpwn.com/

Use that and it will be unlocked in 10mins max

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  Reply # 173895 27-Oct-2008 18:40
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That would be up to the operator that sold the device. I cant answer that sorry.



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  Reply # 173896 27-Oct-2008 18:44
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boby55: http://www.quickpwn.com/

Use that and it will be unlocked in 10mins max


I thought quickpwn does not unlock 3g iphones, but only jailbreaks it?

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  Reply # 173899 27-Oct-2008 18:48
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Ebbi:
boby55: http://www.quickpwn.com/

Use that and it will be unlocked in 10mins max


I thought quickpwn does not unlock 3g iphones, but only jailbreaks it?

Your gonna have to check on that, As I have a 3gb iPhone from nz so it came unlocked



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  Reply # 173902 27-Oct-2008 18:52
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boby55:
Ebbi:
boby55: http://www.quickpwn.com/

Use that and it will be unlocked in 10mins max


I thought quickpwn does not unlock 3g iphones, but only jailbreaks it?

Your gonna have to check on that, As I have a 3gb iPhone from nz so it came unlocked


Yeah I did a bit of research on google, and apparently it only jailbreaks the 3g iPhone, but not unlock.

I need to unlock it so that it can reognise the VodaNZ sim card. I could try johnr's suggestion, however on google I saw that o2 only unlocks it after you have been on their network for 12 months, and then they charge a fee to unlock it.

I also checked out that www.mooglex.com, its like turbosim. Anyone used this or know where I could get it from in NZ?


Cheers

Ebbi



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  Reply # 173908 27-Oct-2008 19:06
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Just rang O2 now, they said they can't unlock it.

I guess my only option would be to buy that MoogleX thing.

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  Reply # 173990 28-Oct-2008 08:54
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wait for a bit, it looks like the iphone dev team are close to having a 3G unlock.

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  Reply # 174192 28-Oct-2008 18:49
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I can't understand why they don't sell them unlocked in the first place!

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  Reply # 174205 28-Oct-2008 19:36
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I wonder what would happen if you put it in restore mode and used itunes to reload the firmware?

You could never do this previously because we didn't have the iphone in NZ but now we do I wonder if it would install the NZ software?

Could also turn it into a brick...........

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  Reply # 174208 28-Oct-2008 19:50
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The firmware isn't any different. it's the same all over the world. The lock part is in the hardware someplace. Like the bios in a computer. As someone said, the Dev Team seems very close to an unlock.

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  Reply # 174210 28-Oct-2008 19:57
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Credit where credit is due. VFNZ are one of the only operators who are selling unlocked 3G iPhones. This is customer focussed, pity the rest of the world is not the same.




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  Reply # 174226 28-Oct-2008 20:40
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Definitely! It's my understanding the only other place you can get them like this is Czechoslovakia and maybe Rusia?? How did we end up with them I wonder?



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  Reply # 174227 28-Oct-2008 20:46
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The post on the iphone-dev-teams blog has given me a little hope!
Although I didn't know what the heck was happening with all that code Embarassed

Hopefully the unlocking software won't take too long to come out. Big thumbs up to those guys!

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