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GSM Droid 4 Unlocking.

How do I do a full "Subsidy" and "Carrier" unlock for a GSM/LTE Verizon Droid 4? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Sep 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Unlocking an old AT&T iPhone

The spouse and I upgraded from an iPhone4 and 4s on AT&T to newer iPhones on AT&T. Then someone mentioned we can sell the old phones on ebay, but to be sure and unlock them first, as they're worth more that way. But the old phones are no longer are active phones and AT&T is refusing or can't unlock them. Is there any way to unlock (but not jailbreak) an old iPhone 4 and 4s on the AT&T network that are no longer active as phones?
posted by sock, the puppet on Mar 25, 2014 - 13 answers

Moving to the UK from the US: How do we avoid buying new phones?

We are moving to London and we'd like to bring our American mobile phones to use with whatever British network provider we decide to sign up with. We will no longer have a contract with our US carrier once we move. What do we have to do in order to use UK (and other European) SIM cards in our phones and have them work as well as they did in the US? Complication: Verizon [more inside]
posted by theory on Jan 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Unlock iPhone 4s?

Reliable way to unlock an iPhone 4s w/o bricking? ...off Verizon. Must be jailbroken first? Plenty of AskMe Qs on unlocking but I can't find my answer. [more inside]
posted by Shane on Jan 21, 2014 - 13 answers

What's a reliable way to unlock an iPhone 4 myself?

I know about the AT&T device unlock form, but is there a reliable way to unlock an iPhone 4 myself without waiting for AT&T to respond? Although it is an AT&T phone, it has been a few years since we've been AT&T customers, so the PIN I entered in the form may not be correct, and this is a time-sensitive matter. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Dec 9, 2013 - 14 answers

How can I use a iphone 4s without a sim card as a ipod?

I was given a iphone 4s from a relative as a gift. I already have a nice android and thought it would be cool to just use the iphone as a ipod instead of just selling the gift and risk offending them. It came factory reset and stays on a activation screen awaiting a sim card. I can not figure out how to get past this screen and just use it as a device which is fairly easy to do with any android phone. Do I need to "unlock" or "jailbreak" the phone to bypass the sim card need or do I need to buy a sim card just to use it as a ipod with no carrier or phone functionality? Please help and recommend any useful software.
posted by isopropyl on Nov 5, 2013 - 17 answers

Unlocking AT&T iPhone for eBay buyer?

Overseas eBay buyer wants me to fill out a "Request to Unlock" on att.com. This wasn't part of the auction; should I do it? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Oct 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Why Doesn't My Smartphone Stay Unlocked Abroad?

I live in Spain and travel regularly to London. I have a Sony Xperia Arc S which I unlocked when I changed mobile companies. It works fine here in Spain for voice and data. HOWEVER, when I go to London, voice works fine but I cannot get data to work. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Sep 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Best PAYG SIM for multiple EU countries?

I'm going to be traveling in Europe for 3 weeks, which PAYG SIM plan should I get for my unlocked iPhone 4? [more inside]
posted by Joh on Jul 3, 2013 - 7 answers

Can I get a new Bell Samsung Galaxy S4 and root/unlock it? (& should I?)

Can I get a new Bell Samsung Galaxy S4 and root/unlock it? (& should I?) [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jul 1, 2013 - 1 answer

I'm going to thailand. I bought a used ATT iPhone 3GS. Now what?

I'm heading to Bangkok in ten days for about two weeks. I looked into using my iPhone 5 overseas and the answers from ATT made me think twice about it. So for 100 bucks I bought a used Iphone 3GS. I figure I'd just buy a sim card there and I'd be all set. But then I thought I should check. Do I need to unlock it? or jailbreak it? Is there anything specific to Thailand and Iphones I need to know? What's the process here?
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 13, 2013 - 6 answers

t-mobile unlocking in the uk for iphone

How can I unlock an iphone tied to t-mobile in the UK? I have received as a Christmas present an iphone which is locked to t-mobile. I am currently on an 02 contract that ties me for a further 6 months. Clearly, I would like to use my 02 sim with this iphone, however, when I went to a shop who specialised in phone unlocking, to get it unlocked, I was told that he could not unlock it and that it would take atleast a month to get t-mobile to unlock it. It was also mentioned that the merger of t-mobile in to the new company everything everywhere will probably delay the unlocking further. I am getting the impression that I will be forced to take out a t-mobile contract as it stands. Anyone out there have any recent knowledge about t-mobile unlocking. Many thanks!
posted by conrad101 on Dec 23, 2012 - 7 answers

How to unlock a Nokia phone?

I'm trying to unlock a simple Nokia phone, but every online service that claims to do it seems very dodgy. Have you done this before? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Dec 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 3GS made after 35th week of 2011

I have an iPhone 3GS, Version 5.0.1, Modem Firmware 06.16.05. Every unlocking method I've looked at states that if the 3rd, 4th and 5th digits of the serial number are greater than 135, unlocking could brick the phone. The digits on mine are 927. Is there any safe way for me to jailbreak and unlock my phone?
posted by amandi on Nov 14, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me finish unlocking my iphone, please!

I live in London and will soon be travelling to Melbourne, Australia. I have an iPhone 4 and a contract with Three UK; this week I paid Three fifteen quid to unlock my phone so that I can use a local sim when I'm abroad. Three sent me a text telling me my unlock request has been processed, and to finish the unlocking process I need to insert a non-Three sim card and connect the device to iTunes. I don't have another sim card and am not sure where I can get one before I catch my plane on Saturday. Help? [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Oct 31, 2012 - 6 answers

How to root, upgrade to jelly bean, and carrier unlock my galaxy nexus SC-04D locked to docomo?

How to root, upgrade to jelly bean, and carrier unlock my galaxy nexus SC-04D locked to docomo? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Oct 25, 2012 - 4 answers

How to unlock my front door via bluetooth proximity

Can you suggest a USB motor / solenoid / actuator that can by activated via the command line on my Windows 8 PC? I would like my front door to automatically unlock every time I approach it. Details are as follows: [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Sep 21, 2012 - 11 answers

GSM, SIM, iPhones in Iceland for US folk: Talk down to me

Having trouble making sense of unlocked GSM phones, SIM cards, and unlocking/jailbreaking US phones for travel to Iceland. Please help. [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Jul 17, 2012 - 8 answers

How to sell an iPhone 4 safely on eBay

I just sold my AT&T iPhone 4 on eBay and I have a couple of questions. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Jun 12, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I fix push notifications on my jailbroken, unlocked iPhone 3gs?

How do I fix push notifications on my jailbroken, unlocked iPhone 3gs 4.3.3? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on May 4, 2012 - 6 answers

iPhone 4s international unlock questions

I just had my Verizon iPhone 4s unlocked for international use and confirmed working with two different foreign SIM cards. Three questions:
  1. Is this permanent? Can it ever be re-locked via software or some other method?
  2. Can this be used with US SIM cards, or are there restrictions?
  3. Is this phone now identical to an unlocked iPhone, or is it somehow different?
[more inside]
posted by letitrain on Jan 16, 2012 - 8 answers

What is a good, GSM android phone?

Can you recommend me an inexpensive GSM android phone? [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo on Jul 22, 2011 - 5 answers

unlock no jailbreak

What is the current feasability of unlocking iPhones? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Jun 27, 2011 - 8 answers

unlock iphone for european use

What's the best way to unlock & jailbreak an Iphone 3G (v.3.13) for use in Europe? [more inside]
posted by TDIpod on Jun 7, 2011 - 4 answers

How to upgrade my jailbroken/unlocked iPhone 3g from 3.0 to newer iOS, jailbroken and unlocked?

How to upgrade my jailbroken/unlocked iPhone 3g from 3.0 to newer iOS, jailbroken and unlocked? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Mar 31, 2011 - 20 answers

Is this carrier unlock on the level?

There's a phone accessory booth in my local mall that claims that they can unlock my iPhone. Are they on the level? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Mar 29, 2011 - 16 answers

Verizon iPhones: impervious to unlocking?

Is there something special about Verizon iPhone 4s that would prevent them from being unlocked and used with another carrier? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Mar 5, 2011 - 11 answers

What to do with my (US) off-contract iPhone 3GS?

I switched/upgraded to a Verizon iPhone 4 and now enjoy reception even in obscure places, like my apartment. What should I do with the (slightly cracked screen but still completely usable) iPhone 3gs? Fix/don't fix the screen? Sell it? Unlock it and sell it? Unlock it and keep it for traveling/guests? (I'm in the States). [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Feb 27, 2011 - 19 answers

an app for that, finger swipe to unlock phone

Does anyone know the name of the app for myTouch, that lets you swipe a pattern with your finger to unlock the phone? I had it on the phone, but had to reboot and lost all of my apps. (Thankfully all were free) Thank you!
posted by jennstra on Jan 9, 2011 - 6 answers

iPhone jailbreak/unlock from 3.1.2 to 4.x

What is the best way to upgrade a jailbroken+unlocked iPhone 3GS from 3.1.2 to 4.x? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Sep 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Can you recommend a good site that directs how to jailbreak and unlock for iOS 4.01?

I am looking to jailbreak and unlock my iPhone 3G with iOS 4.01 to sell on Ebay. My google-fu is failing to find a simple, concise method of doing so. Can you recommend a guide/webpage that does what I'm looking for? [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Jul 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Unlock iphone 3G with firmware 3.1.3?

Unlock iphone 3G with firmware 3.1.3 or downgrade to 3.1.2? [more inside]
posted by jassi on May 6, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I transfer a donated cell phone from Bell to Telus?

Transfer cell phone from Bell to Telus (Ontario) [more inside]
posted by HarrysDad on Feb 3, 2010 - 4 answers

So about this unlocking business

Can you please explain cell phone unlocking as it pertains to CDMA networks in the US? Or, more specifically, I have a Palm Centro for Sprint that I would like to use on Verizon, and I would like some advice on if this is possible and if so what do I do? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jan 11, 2010 - 12 answers

How should I go about unlocking a Canadian phone for use in Iceland?

How should I go about unlocking a Canadian phone for use in Iceland? I have a compatible GSM phone but I have no idea how to go about unlocking it. [more inside]
posted by csjc on Aug 27, 2009 - 5 answers

iPhone 3GS unlock without ultrasn0w?

Is it possible to unlock an iPhone 3GS without using ultrasn0w, legally or otherwise? Jailbroken apps are allowed.
posted by archagon on Aug 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Unlock iPhone with busted power button?

Is there any way to jailbreak / unlock a 2G iPhone that has a busted power button? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Aug 9, 2009 - 4 answers

I want to break free.

I need advice on unlocking my first-generation iPhone and getting a cheap T-Mobile plan. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jun 28, 2009 - 15 answers

An iPhone 3G unlock around the corner for current firmware?

I bought an almost new iPhone 3G to unlock to use on T-Mobile. It has the latest modem firmware (2.30.03) and bootloader, so (I believe) there is not currently an unlock available. My question: has there been any indication from the iPhone Dev Team that an unlock is forthcoming for recently sold iPhones with current firmware versions? [more inside]
posted by letitrain on May 24, 2009 - 12 answers

Is it safe to restore an iPhone unlocked with AnySIM?

Is it safe to restore an iPhone unlocked with AnySIM? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Feb 7, 2009 - 3 answers

Starting over with a new laptop, how best to stay organized?

I'd like to know the best way to move a selected group of files & applications to a new laptop, and advice to help ensure that my new Mac doesn't get bunged up with duplicate & improperly deleted files like my old one did, with its inexplicably full hard drive and crammed iTunes & iPhoto folders. This is rather lengthy, geared to the slightly moronic layperson (me), and has 6 sub-questions inside. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Dec 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Questions about dealing with my 1st gen iPhone (1.14)

Should I upgrade my first gen jailbroken iPhone? Or can I re-jailbreak it to a later firmware? And which apps would you recommend I try out? [more inside]
posted by Manhasset on Dec 15, 2008 - 11 answers

iPhone 3G unlocking for any sim card problems.

iPhone 3G unlocking for any sim card problems. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Sep 23, 2008 - 5 answers

iPhone 3G on a different country's official SIM card?

Can I use a non-unlocked iPhone (3G if it matters) with another country's official carrier's SIM card? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Sep 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Help free me from a telco dictatorship, so to speak.

Rogers Mobile Locked my Blackberry Pearl and Threw away the key, what are some ways for me to unlock my phone. Links and direct solutions are more than welcome I can provide my IMEP key if anyone knows someone with a calculator but thats the only way i can find online and i know there are other, better ways to do this. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Aug 20, 2008 - 2 answers

Set Me Free.

I want to unlock my Blackberry Curve. Any free solutions? How do sellers come up with these unlock codes anyway? [more inside]
posted by PFL on Aug 7, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I unlock my radio?

Does anybody know how to "unlock" a Kenwood TK-372G radio? [more inside]
posted by C17H19NO3 on Jul 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Is My Phone Company Trying to Crimp my Style?

Is my cell phone company lying about unlocking and SIM-carding while abroad? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on May 27, 2008 - 16 answers

How do I fix my VW golf stereo?

How to unlock my VW golf car stereo? [more inside]
posted by ethel on Apr 20, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I unbrand an unlocked phone?

Unlocked phone, but I want to "unbrand" it. How? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Feb 7, 2008 - 4 answers

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