WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12331 Members
65 Forums
73263 Topics
989384 Posts
108 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
81 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1294 Guests and 296 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 566
Washing machine 285
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 221
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 198
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 177
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 152
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 129
audi specialised pls 100
Ipad 1 charger 80
Kingsway Academy 28
New General Forums
Mainstream Media- Over and Out
by RUDEBOX
09:35 PM
Kingsway Academy
by lincle
10:48 AM
Theresa May and the Holy Grail
by snowhite
25th Jun 2017 6:17pm
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
22nd Jun 2017 7:38pm
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Ipad 1 charger
by _Ste_
Yesterday at 07:22 PM
Portraying A Nation-Germany 1919-1933 Tate Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 07:06 PM
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by w10694
Yesterday at 06:42 PM
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by cools
Yesterday at 11:27 AM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by cools
25th Jun 2017 9:01pm
audi specialised pls
by diggingdeeper
25th Jun 2017 5:41pm
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
25th Jun 2017 1:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
25th Jun 2017 1:11pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
25th Jun 2017 11:03am
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Portraying A Nation-Germany 1919-1933 Tate Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
07:06 PM
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by w10694
06:42 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#431889 - 17th Sep 2010 10:20pm How to Unlock an iPhone
TheDr Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 23rd Feb 2010
Posts: 2631
Loc: Wirral
We had a customer come into us last week and ask if we could unlock her iPhone, we told her that there were two ways to do it, either "jailbreak" (hack) the phone or get her service provider to do it, which, as she was at the end of her contact would take a few days and be a free service.
She said she was asking for her partner and would let us know. She came back in a few days later and said that she'd been told in the market (she did say who but I wont say here) that it couldn't be unlocked that way, and charged her 45 to do it, which took a few days.
I can't believe that someone can charge so much for what is essentially a free service, or 10mins of your time if you're doing it for someone.
So nobody else has to pay this charge I'll try and explain how to unlock your iPhone, properly.

Jailbreak - This essentially hacks away at the phone so you can load apps for free and use any sim card, it's not always successful and many people have "bricked" their phones doing this, there are many programs on the net which show you how to do it, most, if not all, are free, but use them at you own risk.

Orange - You must have been with them for at least 3m and have spent a minimum of 5 per month for those 3 months. There is a charge of 20, for Contract users this will be added to your bill for pay as you go this must be loaded as credit on the phone. You can't do this by email you must call them, Contract on 150, Pay as you Go on 450. They will take your details and process the request.

* The unlocking (for all networks) is done via Apple, the network sends the request to them and a few days (I have known it be the same day) later you get a text through saying that your iphone can now be unlocked. All you do is change the sim for one from another network and then connect the iPhone to iTunes, this then unlocks the phone and you can use any sim that you want to.

Vodafone - This is (usually) free if you are on contract or 15 if on PAYG. You simply fill in a form on the Vodafone website iPhone Unlock Vodafone and send the request, in a few days time you will recieve a text message and follow the instructions as above.

O2 - This is free if you are on contract (or if you give a contract phone number) and I have also known PAYG to be free but BE AWARE, if you are a PAYG customer and have 12m free Internet access this will cease as soon as you unlock the phone and they will ask you for 15p/m for it. Simply fill in the online form O2 iPhone Unlocking and you should get the email back in a few days, then simply follow the instructions above.

If anyone is confused, I've missed something out or you need to know more feel free to ask.

Top
Google Ads
#431890 - 17th Sep 2010 10:26pm Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: TheDr]
Shadow_Omega Offline

Wise One

Registered: 29th Apr 2009
Posts: 871
Loc: Leasowe
here's an even easier way to jailbreak your iphone, ipod touch and ipad. just open this link in the safari browser on your idevice and slide to unlock: http://www.jailbreakme.com/

Top
#431895 - 17th Sep 2010 10:55pm Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: Shadow_Omega]
TheDr Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 23rd Feb 2010
Posts: 2631
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: Shadow_Omega
here's an even easier way to jailbreak your iphone, ipod touch and ipad. just open this link in the safari browser on your idevice and slide to unlock: http://www.jailbreakme.com/


Easier than what ? I didn't tell people how to jailbreak their phones I gave the links and instructions how to do it properly.

Top
#431896 - 17th Sep 2010 11:06pm Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: TheDr]
Shadow_Omega Offline

Wise One

Registered: 29th Apr 2009
Posts: 871
Loc: Leasowe
easier than having to contact your service provider, saves having to tether it to a PC or MAC with a majority of tools by accessing the site through the phone directly. plus it also enable you access to programs that are useful (such as better multitasking apps for older models that don't support the full IOS4 capabilities as well as extra app space, custom themes, emulation of older computer platforms) for free that aren't available on Apple's App Store.

Top
#431897 - 17th Sep 2010 11:20pm Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: Shadow_Omega]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 16023
Loc: New Brighton
Originally Posted By: Shadow_Omega
here's an even easier way to jailbreak your iphone, ipod touch and ipad. just open this link in the safari browser on your idevice and slide to unlock: http://www.jailbreakme.com/


Wow thanks, done in under 2 mins and works fine, now my iphones a sega megadrive too! laugh
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#431901 - 17th Sep 2010 11:32pm Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: _Ste_]
chev_chelios Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 30th Jul 2009
Posts: 5948
Loc: the village of wallasey
Streets of rage and golden axe lol

Top
#431902 - 17th Sep 2010 11:34pm Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: _Ste_]
Shadow_Omega Offline

Wise One

Registered: 29th Apr 2009
Posts: 871
Loc: Leasowe
i've managed to use one as a wii remote emulator alongside a Gamecube, Wii emulator. works very well but it's a shame it doesn't have any IR stuff.i've even managed to get Android, Flash to work on the iphone as well as having it as a portable NES, SNES, N64, GBA, NDS, Megadrive, Dreamcast emulation machine.

Top
#431903 - 17th Sep 2010 11:59pm Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: Shadow_Omega]
chev_chelios Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 30th Jul 2009
Posts: 5948
Loc: the village of wallasey
U know of any spectrum emulators for nokia? Ive got a mega drive 1 and a cracked tom tom on my phone.

Top
#431907 - 18th Sep 2010 12:09am Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: chev_chelios]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 16023
Loc: New Brighton
Originally Posted By: stephen1972
U know of any spectrum emulators for nokia? Ive got a mega drive 1 and a cracked tom tom on my phone.


also Shadow can you get m.a.m.e for the iphone? asteroids, rally x, pacman, space invaders, galaxians, defender etc?
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#431910 - 18th Sep 2010 12:16am Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: _Ste_]
Shadow_Omega Offline

Wise One

Registered: 29th Apr 2009
Posts: 871
Loc: Leasowe
you can find Zx Spectrum emulators for Nokia Models and Iphones Here: http://www.worldofspectrum.org/emulators.html

As for MAME. MAME4Iphone is a port of Mame 137 to the iphone. you can either search the Cydia store for it. or use this link for more info: http://www.zodttd.com/wiki/index.php/Mame4iphone plus it also has a link to info for a PSX emulator for iphone.


Edited by Shadow_Omega (18th Sep 2010 12:18am)

Top
#431911 - 18th Sep 2010 12:18am Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: Shadow_Omega]
chev_chelios Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 30th Jul 2009
Posts: 5948
Loc: the village of wallasey
Ta!

Top
#431916 - 18th Sep 2010 12:41am Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: chev_chelios]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 16023
Loc: New Brighton
withthat

Thanks shadow happy
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#432362 - 19th Sep 2010 3:39pm Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: _Ste_]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 16023
Loc: New Brighton
frown RRR mame don`t work on ios 4 yet, guttered
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#432371 - 19th Sep 2010 3:56pm Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: _Ste_]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 16023
Loc: New Brighton
woohoo found another one that works laugh
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#432374 - 19th Sep 2010 4:10pm Re: How to Unlock an iPhone [Re: _Ste_]
peodude Online   content
Addict

Registered: 7th Nov 2007
Posts: 205
Loc: Birkenhead
All networks HAVE to unlock any phone on request, as they are not allowed to tie phones to one network. They can charge a fee for unlocking though.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Portraying A Nation-Germany 1919-1933 Tate Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 07:06 PM
audi specialised pls
by Little_B
25th Jun 2017 5:02pm
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
For Sale & Free
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
25th Jun 2017 2:34pm
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Featured Member
Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5608
Newest Members
Charlotte, OwenChristian, DaveAitch, Fairz87, mikerobbo84
12331 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Portraying A Nation-Germany 1919-1933 Tate Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 07:06 PM
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
audi specialised pls
by Little_B
25th Jun 2017 5:02pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Kingsway Academy 28
Mainstream Media- Over and Out 8
Portraying A Nation-Germany 1919-1933 Tate Liverpool 7
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 4:45am
Sunset Tue 9:45pm
Local Time Tue 2:54am
WikiWirral Can . . . .