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January 28, 2013, 10:24:12 PM
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Not a big deal, I don't really see what harm anyone can do with an IMEI though.
There, unfortunately, isn't another way to factory unlock an iPhone without the IMEI.

Many people on here know were I'm employed and have much of my info for previous trades (and I would be willing to share those details with trustworthy people) if that helps build trust.
From what I understand (and this is just from some quick random internet reading), someone could emulate or rewrite a phone's IMEI to gain access to the same plan at the original phone is on.  So, theoretically, you could take my IMEI and put all sorts of fun stuff (text messaging, data roaming, purchases, etc) on my next phone bill.  I am no expert, so it could be that this is completely wrong.

I'm not saying you would, as I really don't think you would, but I don't like to take chances like this anymore.  If you could point me to a reliable source stating that this isn't possible, then I might reconsider.  Also, the trust-building things you mentioned wouldn't hurt.

I don't have an official source but it's likely hard, if not impossible, to "create" a new/different IMEI number on an iPhone's Logic Board.

I understand your precautions and don't blame you for having them. I'll PM you for some more details about me.
Thanks.  I did hear from others that the ROM isn't reflashable at all (which is usually true for anything called ROM).  Thanks as well for following up with the details about yourself.  I do believe that you aren't out to do anything scammish at this point.

Wtfvanity brings up a good point about AT&T doing it for free.  The only reason I would want to unlock my phone would be to resell it when I renew my contract, so I may as well wait and do it for free. 

One more question - Would I be able to verify the unlock on my phone, without attempting to switch to another network?
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January 28, 2013, 10:28:04 PM
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Not a big deal, I don't really see what harm anyone can do with an IMEI though.
There, unfortunately, isn't another way to factory unlock an iPhone without the IMEI.

Many people on here know were I'm employed and have much of my info for previous trades (and I would be willing to share those details with trustworthy people) if that helps build trust.
From what I understand (and this is just from some quick random internet reading), someone could emulate or rewrite a phone's IMEI to gain access to the same plan at the original phone is on.  So, theoretically, you could take my IMEI and put all sorts of fun stuff (text messaging, data roaming, purchases, etc) on my next phone bill.  I am no expert, so it could be that this is completely wrong.

I'm not saying you would, as I really don't think you would, but I don't like to take chances like this anymore.  If you could point me to a reliable source stating that this isn't possible, then I might reconsider.  Also, the trust-building things you mentioned wouldn't hurt.

I don't have an official source but it's likely hard, if not impossible, to "create" a new/different IMEI number on an iPhone's Logic Board.

I understand your precautions and don't blame you for having them. I'll PM you for some more details about me.
Thanks.  I did hear from others that the ROM isn't reflashable at all (which is usually true for anything called ROM).  Thanks as well for following up with the details about yourself.  I do believe that you aren't out to do anything scammish at this point.

Wtfvanity brings up a good point about AT&T doing it for free.  The only reason I would want to unlock my phone would be to resell it when I renew my contract, so I may as well wait and do it for free. 

One more question - Would I be able to verify the unlock on my phone, without attempting to switch to another network?

Don't quote me on this but last time I checked if your iPhone becomes unlocked, the next time you connect it to iTunes it will give you a message saying it has been unlocked that looks similar to this.

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January 28, 2013, 10:32:32 PM
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Not a big deal, I don't really see what harm anyone can do with an IMEI though.
There, unfortunately, isn't another way to factory unlock an iPhone without the IMEI.

Many people on here know were I'm employed and have much of my info for previous trades (and I would be willing to share those details with trustworthy people) if that helps build trust.
From what I understand (and this is just from some quick random internet reading), someone could emulate or rewrite a phone's IMEI to gain access to the same plan at the original phone is on.  So, theoretically, you could take my IMEI and put all sorts of fun stuff (text messaging, data roaming, purchases, etc) on my next phone bill.  I am no expert, so it could be that this is completely wrong.

I'm not saying you would, as I really don't think you would, but I don't like to take chances like this anymore.  If you could point me to a reliable source stating that this isn't possible, then I might reconsider.  Also, the trust-building things you mentioned wouldn't hurt.

I don't have an official source but it's likely hard, if not impossible, to "create" a new/different IMEI number on an iPhone's Logic Board.

I understand your precautions and don't blame you for having them. I'll PM you for some more details about me.
Thanks.  I did hear from others that the ROM isn't reflashable at all (which is usually true for anything called ROM).  Thanks as well for following up with the details about yourself.  I do believe that you aren't out to do anything scammish at this point.

Wtfvanity brings up a good point about AT&T doing it for free.  The only reason I would want to unlock my phone would be to resell it when I renew my contract, so I may as well wait and do it for free. 

One more question - Would I be able to verify the unlock on my phone, without attempting to switch to another network?

Don't quote me on this but last time I checked if your iPhone becomes unlocked, the next time you connect it to iTunes it will give you a message saying it has been unlocked that looks similar to this.


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January 28, 2013, 10:42:27 PM
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Not a big deal, I don't really see what harm anyone can do with an IMEI though.
There, unfortunately, isn't another way to factory unlock an iPhone without the IMEI.

Many people on here know were I'm employed and have much of my info for previous trades (and I would be willing to share those details with trustworthy people) if that helps build trust.
From what I understand (and this is just from some quick random internet reading), someone could emulate or rewrite a phone's IMEI to gain access to the same plan at the original phone is on.  So, theoretically, you could take my IMEI and put all sorts of fun stuff (text messaging, data roaming, purchases, etc) on my next phone bill.  I am no expert, so it could be that this is completely wrong.

I'm not saying you would, as I really don't think you would, but I don't like to take chances like this anymore.  If you could point me to a reliable source stating that this isn't possible, then I might reconsider.  Also, the trust-building things you mentioned wouldn't hurt.

I don't have an official source but it's likely hard, if not impossible, to "create" a new/different IMEI number on an iPhone's Logic Board.

I understand your precautions and don't blame you for having them. I'll PM you for some more details about me.
Thanks.  I did hear from others that the ROM isn't reflashable at all (which is usually true for anything called ROM).  Thanks as well for following up with the details about yourself.  I do believe that you aren't out to do anything scammish at this point.

Wtfvanity brings up a good point about AT&T doing it for free.  The only reason I would want to unlock my phone would be to resell it when I renew my contract, so I may as well wait and do it for free. 

One more question - Would I be able to verify the unlock on my phone, without attempting to switch to another network?

Don't quote me on this but last time I checked if your iPhone becomes unlocked, the next time you connect it to iTunes it will give you a message saying it has been unlocked that looks similar to this.


+1 . Remember to plug your iPhone into iTunes after you use the unlock service.
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January 29, 2013, 04:13:20 PM
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Yep, you typically have to backup your iPhone and restore via iTunes to "push" through the unlock on Apple's servers.

That restore process in iTunes is switching the current carrier activation policy to the unlocked activation policy after your IMEI is unlocked.

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January 31, 2013, 01:56:15 PM
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First unlock for BTC completed!

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February 02, 2013, 04:32:03 PM
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Awesome service, less the 12 hours, and my iphone was unlock, thank you  Smiley +1
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February 08, 2013, 08:54:03 PM
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Awesome service, less the 12 hours, and my iphone was unlock, thank you  Smiley +1

Another quick unlock performed!

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February 09, 2013, 01:29:49 AM
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Very fast turnaround time and the unlock came through! I very much recommend this service!!

Only a couple of issues on my end, but it's totally not theboss's fault.

If anyone has trouble pushing through their unlock to the phone like I did, try this:

Open iTunes and plug in iPhone with the SIM removed. Do the restore and wait to receive an error from iTunes that your iPhone couldn't be activated. Don't close iTunes!! Unplug the phone, reinsert the SIM, and re-plug in the iPhone. This will force iTunes to check Apple's servers because the phone wasn't activated after restore. This will push the unlock through and you'll get the "Congratulations!" message. (:

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February 17, 2013, 02:36:43 PM
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Very fast turnaround time and the unlock came through! I very much recommend this service!!

Only a couple of issues on my end, but it's totally not theboss's fault.

If anyone has trouble pushing through their unlock to the phone like I did, try this:

Open iTunes and plug in iPhone with the SIM removed. Do the restore and wait to receive an error from iTunes that your iPhone couldn't be activated. Don't close iTunes!! Unplug the phone, reinsert the SIM, and re-plug in the iPhone. This will force iTunes to check Apple's servers because the phone wasn't activated after restore. This will push the unlock through and you'll get the "Congratulations!" message. (:

-Moose

Using theboss's service and this reply, I was able to get:


Thank you!

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February 17, 2013, 05:47:08 PM
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I'm glad I was able to help!

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February 17, 2013, 09:52:03 PM
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I'm glad I was able to help!

Yes, thanks for the help.
I'll change the instructions in the original post when I'm not on my iPhone.

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February 24, 2013, 04:08:52 PM
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*UPDATE*
All unlocks will be completed in under 24 hours now instead of 24-48 hours!

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February 25, 2013, 01:56:49 AM
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Just got mine done. My unlocked took like less than 3 hours! Worked perfectly! Highly recommended!

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February 25, 2013, 02:45:39 AM
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Just got mine done. My unlocked took like less than 3 hours! Worked perfectly! Highly recommended!

Glad to hear it!

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February 26, 2013, 02:05:24 AM
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3 phones unlocked successfully. Thank you!

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March 05, 2013, 03:53:13 AM
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3 phones unlocked successfully. Thank you!

Thanks for your business!

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March 19, 2013, 06:34:56 PM
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Anyone need a < 24-hour iPhone unlock?

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March 21, 2013, 01:56:46 AM
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A couple questions...

1) Is this unlock performed remotely, or do I have to ship my phone to you?
2) Does this involve any kind of jailbreak, or is the stock iOS left intact?

1) It's a remote unlock (I forgot to add that to the listing); All that is required is the IMEI number and the model being unlocked
2) It does not require a jailbreak; it's a permanent factory unlock that always stays with the iPhone

Can you unlock an iphone from Digitel Venezuela?
I bought it last year so I am thinking about unlocking it

Thanks

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March 21, 2013, 09:40:00 AM
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iswi,

I'm 99.9% sure he can unlock ANY iPhone! Hahaha.

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