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How to identify Factory Unlocked iPhone 4 ?

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  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Sep 4, 2010 10:18 AM (in response to tonyacos)
    I doubt the seller is going to let you plug the phone in to iTunes, activate it and then change your mind when you do a restore and discover the phone is a hacked phone.
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  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Sep 4, 2010 11:49 AM (in response to tonyacos)
    The test is to restore the phone in iTunes. The seller is going to let you open up and restore a brand new phone and then change your mind? He won't be able to sell it as a new phone once you open it and activate it.
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  • henleygraphics Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Sep 4, 2010 10:49 PM (in response to tonyacos)
    factory unlocked phones are identified by iTunes as unlocked, and will tell you so when you restore or update the os.

    Good luck with puling that off.
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  • Marques Mauro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 5, 2010 3:40 PM (in response to tonyacos)
    I just need to know if I get my iphones Official unlocks.
    I have 3 iphones and only one is factory Unlocked, but I would rather pay for official unlock that getting it jail broken. I live outside of USA, where and how can I get a solution?
    Iphone 3GS, iOS 4, Official Unlock
  • Kay Marczoch Level 7 Level 7 (21,680 points)
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    Sep 6, 2010 8:57 AM (in response to Marques Mauro)
    You have to contact those phone companies that originally sold that phones
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  • LuckyAnton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2010 9:48 AM (in response to tonyacos)
    Ok fine tell me please

    MC603CS/A lock or Unlock ?????
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  • lomow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 20, 2010 2:57 PM (in response to LuckyAnton)
    Ok fine tell me please

    MC607FB lock or Unlock ????? Operator? orange? sfr?
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  • rahulahuja9600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 25, 2010 5:41 AM (in response to lomow)
    i hve purchased iphone 4 from canada
    here u mentioned MC603C/A will be unlocked
    bt mine is locked
    mac book pro, iOS 4, no
  • sasha111 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 29, 2010 2:56 PM (in response to tonyacos)
    Hi all,

    I also have an iphone 4 MC605FB/A - 32GB Black , which is listed as factory unlocked. I've check it with 2 different SIM cards and and it seems that it is not unlocked.
    Should I follow a certain procedure, or whether it has the latest version or not, should I have a phone signal?

    Thank you.
  • bigboss82 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2011 2:18 PM (in response to rahulahuja9600)
    would you please let me know what u did regarding ur issue.. i have the same as u mentioned mc603c/a and its now locked, and if u please send me message on this email adress: kteercool@hotmail.com

    thanks
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  • rebelteam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 5, 2011 7:08 AM (in response to tonyacos)

    The easy way to check just from the imei number its possible to find the following info about any iphone model

     

    If you are unsure of the warranty status or the network the iphone 2g 3g 3gs or iphone 4 was sold on or which country it was from and also if its locked or unlocked and also tell the current firmware version

    iPhone 4 16GB Black (4.3.3)

    IMEI: 01264800xxxxxx

    Serial: T3113xxxxxx

    Limited Warranty: 2011-xxxx / 2012xxxxx

    Sold to country: United Kingdom

    Carrier: vodafone United Kingdom

    SIM-Lock Status: Unlocked

     

     



     

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  • obaidur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 4, 2011 11:19 PM (in response to Kay Marczoch)

    I live in india.Some days ago my younger brother purchased an i phone 4 (MC603B/A - 16GB Black) from one of his friend who lives in UK. His cellphone operator was Tmobile.Initially he said this phone is factory unlocked, later my brother came to know through other friend that its not factory unlocked. Before seller coming to India he unlocked this phone through Tmobile (by providing a fee to tmobile and giving restore in itunes according to tmobile suggestion). So currently he doesnot face any problem using any local sim. Later on he came to know that after returing to UK his friend claim to insurance that he lost his iphone in India and he already got a new one from insurance. My brother's friend cheated with him. Now my question is that, does apple again lock his phone if he update his current ios?


    Please advise? you can also mail me to rowdro_303@yahoo.com

  • amirse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 10, 2011 12:34 AM (in response to tonyacos)

    Hi,

     

    I have iPhone 4 from Sweden (model MC603KS), by the list i saw here my phone should be unlocked but it's not, how is that posible?

     

    thanks

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