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# 98178 25-Feb-2012 14:01
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Hi,

Can anyone suggest a failsafe good, free unlock or jailbreak for Iphone4 (5.01)
being bamboozled by all the different prgs and stuff out there.

Currently on voda au,  I want it to work on 2degrees nz.

Help greatly appreciated :) 

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  # 586656 25-Feb-2012 14:07
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Ask Vodafone AU to unlock it for you. That's really the safest way. Well, apart from not buying a locked one in the first place.




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  # 586658 25-Feb-2012 14:13
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Ya I didnt actually buy it locked, I bought it in aus  and now I am in NZ.  they actually assured me it would work fine when I finally came back to nz.

 
 
 
 


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  # 586661 25-Feb-2012 14:16
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Oh, annoying. As far as I am aware all the iphones sold in carrier shops (and some other multi-brand retailers like JB Hifi) are locked. The Apple store is the only place to get one in Aus that is sure to be unlocked.

I would say I'm surprised someone at the Vodafone shop would tell you that, but sadly, I'm not. I've overheard some truly cringe-worthy advice given in retail outlets.




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  # 586662 25-Feb-2012 14:25
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SaltyNZ: I would say I'm surprised someone at the Vodafone shop would tell you that, but sadly, I'm not. I've overheard some truly cringe-worthy advice given in retail outlets.


All for the quick buck. The sales person knows that when you are out there trying to use it on another network it will be too long after the purchase and the customer will be in another country, so it's a safe way to get their quick bonus.

 






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  # 586686 25-Feb-2012 15:30
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I think you are right :(  

This now is my best option 

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  # 586727 25-Feb-2012 17:42
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When I had a locked iPhone 4 that I wanted to give to my mrs there didnt seem to be any way of unlocking it short of taking it back to the carrier in Aus or using a Gevey Sim (I didnt know that Jailbreaking was not the same as unlocking it when i bought it).

I bought a gevey sim from trademe for around 30$ delivered but if I was a little patient there were some for 7$ in the UK with cheap or free delivery.

Its a small circuit with 1 IC that piggy backs your simcard, you boot the phone, perform some basic tasks and wah-lah its just like a unlocked one. (you have to do the tasks any time your phone boots - a little annoying)

Not sure if this is the best way anymore or the only way, I managed to convert my mrs to android so i havent read any more about it.

Good luck.

http://www.geveysim.org/ 

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  # 586833 25-Feb-2012 23:31
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Best resource is iClarified.com jailbreak/unlock wizard. Redsnow would be most common. 

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