How do you actually unlock a phone?

I know you get a code – but where do you put it in?! I’m using an iPhone 4 btw. But in general, where does the code go?!

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JanSt / MOD  May. 27, 2011 at 07:09

When you insert the 'unaccepted' sim, the phone will automatically ask you to enter the network unlock code. Once entered, the phone may reboot, and you're good to go.
Then connect it to iTunes to update the new carrier settings.

CTPAHHIK  May. 27, 2011 at 07:53

iPhone does not ask you for code, it simply does not connect to network with "unaccepted" SIM. iPhone unlock is done with iTunes, when network provider notifies Apple that phone should be unlocked. I only know O2 doing unlocks for iPhones.

JanSt / MOD  May. 27, 2011 at 08:49

CTPAHHIK, Vodafone branded iPhone in Ireland asks for unlock code. ;)

CTPAHHIK  May. 27, 2011 at 10:03

This is something new. I never seen iPhone do that and I tried quite a lot of them. I'll need to research that. I have a few iPhones that I cannot unlock, cause their owners updated them. I don't want to flash ipad baseband for unlock.

JanSt / MOD  May. 27, 2011 at 10:15

Was an iPhone 3G S, Vf Ireland... some time last autumn. Mind you, I did NOT try actually entering the code. It popped up inserting an O2 sim.

ranjanarose  Jan. 25, 2014 at 05:28

Better get the remote unlocking service from an online vendor like unlocking your iPhone 4 mobile .From the vendor you can get the instruction you have to follow and the vendor remotely unlock your network lock so you don't need to enter any code .


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