Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

14

No, they're not the same thing. Jailbreaking is a process where the iOS software and device firmware that Apple ships is modified to allow unauthorized/unsigned code to run. Unlocking means that you can use a GSM iPhone with any GSM carrier, not locked to one carrier in exchange for a discount or an exclusive sales agreement. Jailbreaking is the first ...


13

Just by typing the first letters of the user's name should select that user. Afterwards, as you say, pressing Enter will prompt for the password.


9

There are a number of prominent people in the Jailbreak community, MuscleNerd and Hashim Sherif are both key member of the iPhone "Dev-Team". Follow that link for updated news regarding iOS 4.3 and the 3.10.01 baseband unlock. The following twitter users are also recommended: @chpwn @MuscleNerd @posixNinja @comex @pod2g And a good explanation of what's ...


7

As you've pointed out, US iPhones are locked to AT&T. Fundamentally, that's your only real issue here. If you can unlock your iPhone, then your suggesting of just picking up a micro-sim and using it for data and calls works perfectly. In the UK, we can buy iPhones unlocked, and get our network operators to unlock them. What you described is exactly what ...


7

When your computer gets locked this way, you need to hold down the option key while booting in order to get access to your computer. You will select the drive it is on and then enter a password to unlock it. In the case where that doesn't allow you to fix the issue, you may have an issue with your hard drive. When the folder picture appears in the way it ...


7

Good question. Yes, there is a bit of a difference, though I largely agree with bmike. I guess I should add that while there might not be a difference in the outward functionality of the phone, there are differences between the phones provided by carriers, the procedure used to unlock those, and the unlocked iPhone sold by Apple. This past July, I went ...


6

Sprint phones CANNOT normally be unlocked for use with any other carrier in the U.S., with the exception of Ting mobile, which uses the Sprint network. Additionally, both Sprint and Verizon are on CDMA networks, so any restrictions imposed on transferring is fabricated by those companies for profit. Additionally, many new phones, including iPhones work with ...


6

As the other answers say, unlocking and jailbreaking aren't the same thing. There are two ways to unlock a locked phone: You either talk the owner of the lock (i.e., the phone company whose network the phone is locked to) into giving you the unlock code (something which, AFAIK, AT&T won't do under any circumstance), or you do without the unlock code. ...


5

Official iPhone unlocking can be done and is handled by Apple. You need to call your mobile phone operator, ask for the unlock, and they contact Apple (or have a special application, I don't know) where they will send your phone's IMEI. After a few days, when you sync your iPhone, iTunes will show you a screen telling you your iPhone has been unlocked.


5

No, this isn't possible to do through official channels. The officially unlocked phones are unlocked from the manufacturer; this isn't possible to do after the phone has been provisioned (otherwise the iPhone hacking community would be all over this avenue rather than going after security holes in the baseband to achieve the same effect). Because if their ...


5

It's read-only because it's formatted with NTFS (the Windows filesystem), which OS X can only read without the help of third party software. If reformatting isn't a problem, then that's likely the easiest way to go. If you need to transfer between OS X and Windows with the stick, use the FAT filesystem. If you're just using it with Macs, the defaults will ...


5

According to this KB, Orange UK offers authorized unlock, so if the person that is giving you the phone is out of contract, he/she could be able to ask Orange to unlock it. This way you don't have to worry about the whole jailbreaking/unlocking business, if you only care about unlocking. Authorized unlock is like having never locked (factory unlocked) phone ...


5

You have a couple options: Simply let the phone discharge until it turns off. Then, you can charge it again and it should turn on when it reaches a high enough battery level. If you dare, you can reset the device's network settings which will restart it (but obviously, also clear your network settings). You can use Assistive Touch (Settings > ...


5

No, you do not have to enter any sort of unlock code for any iPhone unlock event. iTunes contacts the registration database when a phone is restored to determine the lock status and set the appropriate carrier settings file if needed. So, in your case one of two things has happened. The database that Apple / iTunes consult hasn't been updated for your ...


5

There is no reason this should not work. Assuming your model supports iOS 7 of course. I'd like to be abel to tell you more. But there is just not much to say. The lock to a certain provider is not affected by an upgrade to iOS 7. Provider settings will just be the same as well.


5

As far as I can tell its just means as long as it's connected via bluetooth and in range. There isn't a Touch ID scanner on the watch or anything like that so I don't think that it forms an knid of "signature" to you.


5

I interpret the watch being connected to you as it can tell that the clasp is secured to a living human wrist and then can detect when the strap comes off that living human. Apple calls this feature Wrist Detect So, if you were to put the watch on your friend and then authenticate Apple Pay - they could use your pay token for as long as the battery lasted ...


4

There is one crucial step missing, after you backup your phone you must restore it. This puts it in factory fresh condition briefly and completes the unlock. After you do this and if AT&T approved unlocking your iPhone, then you will see the message indicating that your iPhone has been unlocked. You can then restore from your backup to bring back all ...


4

I have the same problem with my iPod touch. In settings, go to "General">"Accessibility" and turn AssistiveTouch on. You will have a little square with a circle appear on your screen. tap that to open it up, and there will be a lock screen button. Press and hold this, and just like with the lock button, the "slide to power off" will appear. Good Luck! Of ...


4

The carrier lock is imposed by... the carrier. I don't think Apple will ever remotely unlock devices, so you must look for other ways to do it. If your phone is from AT&T and have more than one year and the customer is in good standing, you can request the carrier unlock for the device. Apple's software clearly consults the carrier database for IMEI to ...


4

If it's carrier locked, only the carrier it's locked to can unlock it. If you want an unlock phone, the easiest way to get one is buying directly from Apple. These factory unlocked phones will unlock as soon as you connect them to iTunes (and with iOS 5 possibly the first time you turn it on).


4

iPhones have a built-in mechanism that ensures that all code running on it is under the control of Apple (this is called "code signing") and the "key" required to sign your code is one of the things Apple charge you for as an iPhone developer. Jail-braking disables this mechanism, and allow you to run arbitrary code. This is potentially very dangerous, but ...


4

Factory unlocked = not locked to one carrier. In some countries, is possible selling only factory unlocked phones (by law). Unlocking = Activity, what convert locked iPhone into unlocked one. Different methods. Jailbraking = Activity what allow install not-apple-sw into the phone (and other things, e.g. sometimes unlocking too)


4

Jailbreaking is the process of hacking the code signing mechanism to allow unsigned code to run on the phone. There are multiple tools used for this and they vary between both model and iOS version. Unlocking is the process of hacking the 3G chip's baseband to allow SIM cards from other networks without an official unlock from the carrier. There's also an ...


4

So in the end I had to do the SIM card dance. In fact, it seems what the carrier does is mark your phone as allowed for unlock. Then, the first time you put a SIM card from another carrier, you must connect to iTunes, which will then perform a series of annoyances and alerts and whatnot, and only then your device will be truly unlocked. You need an ...


3

At the risk of stating what you've probably already tried... Insert the Chinese sim card you want to use.


3

Of course, it's possible! Simply buy a Gevey Turbo SIM ultra S CDMA. Note: type "geve" into google and watch it autofill with "gevey sim". Good news- You're in luck because the price is not bad for the CDMA Gevey SIM turbo at this time. sometimes, they're close to $100. only $35 right now. also, i've included some other links to help explain ...


3

Yes, I've unlocked 4 myself and helped family members and friends unlock another dozen. The web interface is nice, but I also call them after 2 days if the unlock isn't done since most of the unlock requests are either processed rapidly or hung due to an error or mis-typing/missing entirely a digit or two. Once I get someone on the phone, the unlock usually ...


3

Not likely unless Verizon agrees to release that phone for another carrier. Have a look at this guide on identifying iPhone models: Identifying iPhone models The iPhone 4 you have is model A1349 (that should be printed on the back of the device), and if so, it is a pure CDMA phone so you cannot connect it to a GSM carrier due to differing radio ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible