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    Unlocking iPhone 4
    I recently purchased an iPhone 4 online. I am in Europe and I can't seem to unlock this phone to use with the SIM cards here. I don't have the original box with the IMEI number. Is there anything I can do to solve this problem???

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    Did you buy the phone with a contract somewhere?

    I am not sure if jailbreaking can be discussed on this forum (I've been away for a while) but AFAIK, you can unlock the phone by

    - Jailbreaking, or
    - Getting a developer license

    Details here

    How to Unlock iPhone 4 - Learn How to Easily Get An Unlocked iPhone 4

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    It's OK to discuss both jail breaking and unlocking of iPhones. Apple doesn't like it but neither come under the US DRM law.

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    Do you have a suggestion to my problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crittycree View Post
    Do you have a suggestion to my problem?
    You can work around the problem by jalbreaking your phone, which carries some risks. The link I posted is a good starting point, or just search yourself.

    Otherwise you need to contact the carrier it is locked too and try and persuade them. If you bought it with a contract, and therefore subsidy, they might be reluctant unless you pay the full price. If you paid full price, go to Apple and ask them why it's locked.

    I cannot think of any other solution.
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    I have found out today that the phone has been IMEI locked thru AT&T. So the seller reported the phone lost to collect the insurance and sold it to me and I can't open it. Is there any way around this at all???

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    Well that's pretty shady and I think you might be SOL as far as unlocking it goes, but you could call AT&T anyway and tell him your story and perhaps they will give you the unlock code..
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    Quote Originally Posted by crittycree View Post
    I have found out today that the phone has been IMEI locked thru AT&T. So the seller reported the phone lost to collect the insurance and sold it to me and I can't open it. Is there any way around this at all???
    If you knew that when buying the phone, you're an accessory to fraud which is a pretty serious offense, so you might want to keep that to yourself...

    As soon as you call AT&T, the game s up really. By the way, the IMEI number is in the system settings under general. If you're saying you can't even get that far, plug it into a Mac and try re-registering.
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