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posted on 25/11/13 at 09:04 PM Reply With Quote
Unlocking an iphone 4s

Got stiffed over with an iphone 4s on another forum i frequent and need to get it unlocked .
May also need a new screen fitted as its pretty scratched up (was supposed to be mint.
Any gurus on here ?

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posted on 25/11/13 at 09:15 PM Reply With Quote
Thought this was going to be yet another phone thread resurrection by a spammer.





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posted on 25/11/13 at 09:52 PM Reply With Quote
If it's out of contract just phone your sim provider and they can unlock it for you FOC.
I've done this for a mate a couple of weeks ago.

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posted on 25/11/13 at 09:58 PM Reply With Quote
Dont undertake the screen replacement yourself unless you have a full set of proper tools, a magnifying lens and plenty of patience.

IMO, the 50 or so to have it done by someone else is well worth the money.





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posted on 25/11/13 at 10:54 PM Reply With Quote
Ive just recieved my text instructions from orange to unlock mine, if you u2 me your mobile i will tx you them.


No idea whether they will help you out. Involves plugging it into itunes with a usb, and a new sim card


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posted on 25/11/13 at 11:19 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Barkalarr
If it's out of contract just phone your sim provider and they can unlock it for you FOC.
I've done this for a mate a couple of weeks ago.



Cost depends on who it's locked to. I've just unlocked mine from 3 network. ~Cost was about 15, and entails getting a PAYG 3 simcard (foc), then logging in to i-tunes





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posted on 26/11/13 at 12:45 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by FazerBob
quote:
Originally posted by Barkalarr
If it's out of contract just phone your sim provider and they can unlock it for you FOC.
I've done this for a mate a couple of weeks ago.



Cost depends on who it's locked to. I've just unlocked mine from 3 network. ~Cost was about 15, and entails getting a PAYG 3 simcard (foc), then logging in to i-tunes




Orange - 30 if you get them to do it, takes a month. Or DIY using itunes is free





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posted on 26/11/13 at 07:58 AM Reply With Quote
I just swapped a cracked screen on an HTC phone and it was quite easy - not sure how an iPhone compares. The only difficult bit was heating the glue to un-stick the screen form the case.

Depending on the software version you may be able to unlock the phone by jail breaking it.

Stu

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adithorp

posted on 26/11/13 at 08:54 AM Reply With Quote
Craig, if you know Lee Champion he has a mate who'schanged the screen on his several times. I can u2u his number if you want.





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jossey

posted on 26/11/13 at 10:42 AM Reply With Quote
Depend on the network.

Only the registered owner can ask the network to unlock it. Ask the guy on the other forum to help first.

Screens are about 40-50 fitted these days as mentioned. Don't do it yourself

Unlocking orange / t mobile is the most expensive at about 80-100
O2 is about 20
Voda is 30 ish

If it is locked just sell it on and buy another.

I have a iphone 4 stuck on orange and needed a new screen I got the screen then realised it needed unlocking at 100 so I bought a iphone 5
So it's sat in a draw as a spare.

Good luck. You can jail break them to any network but can be a pain when apple being updates out. About 3 times a year it means lose all ye games or buy a backup app. 4



David

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posted on 26/11/13 at 12:31 PM Reply With Quote
Fitting a new screen is a doddle, the screen with digitizer fitted and tools are 18 on the bay, dont buy just the front screen without the digitizer though.
If you follow the guide in the link below you wont have a problem. The only point to watch is as you feed the new screens ribbon cable through the phone keep it taught otherwise it will crimp as you fit it into the frame and dont completely remove the side screws when you take the old screen out just slacken them off. linky
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