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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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. ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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 > ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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)


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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).


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Will the iphone get 4g speeds No it won't. iPhones, even 4 and 4S, are not 4G devices. The 4 is for the iPhone fourth generation, but they are in reality 3G devices. So you won't get better speed than 3G (for sure). I'm not sure for the network itself since I'm in Canada and I don't look at US providers very often. From memory T-Mobile has a different ...


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Edit 2012-04-22: As of today you can unlock any jailbroken iPhone: http://laforeta.blogspot.co.nz/2012/04/how-to-spoof.html What do you need: A jailbroken iPhone that can be activated in iTunes (that is, not officially blacklisted), a computer with the latest iTunes installed and working internet connection. You will also need to know the carrier that ...


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If you bought the device without a contract, it's unlocked! The information about AT&T and Verizon is important when talking about LTE availability in the US. Only AT&T and Verizon provide LTE networks in the US that work with the iPad. 4G LTE is supported only on AT&T and Verizon networks in the U.S. and on Bell, Rogers, and Telus networks ...


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I went through the unlock process in the same way that @bneely did. I didn't see any messages confirming the unlock either. I live in England with an American iPhone and I can confirm that AT&T did unlock my phone and I can now use any SIM I like. First, the agent that told you that you would need an unlock code is absolutely wrong. There are no codes. ...



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