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    are refurb iphone 3gs still locked to o2

    quick question for any1 who has had a 3gs replaced since o2 lost exclusivity,do the handsets now come unlocked as i have a crack again near my dock and its officially unlocked ta

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    I had my 3GS replaced in November and it was still locked to O2, but you can call your local apple store who will be able to confirm

    yes they are 100%...you have to contact O2 again for the unlock

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    It's simple to unlock just run blackra1n, whilst the iphone is plugged in - unlock & jailbreak - done

    ryman1000;7762142

    It's simple to unlock just run blackra1n, whilst the iphone is plugged in … It's simple to unlock just run blackra1n, whilst the iphone is plugged in - unlock & jailbreak - done



    Not since 3rd Feb mate, unfortunately that day, Apple saw fit to release 3.1.3 iphone firmware which Blackra1n cannot break at the mo'. So if you get a refurb try and get the Genius NOT to update the firmare b4 he gives it to you!

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    voyager7;7762538

    Not since 3rd Feb mate, unfortunately that day, Apple saw fit to release … Not since 3rd Feb mate, unfortunately that day, Apple saw fit to release 3.1.3 iphone firmware which Blackra1n cannot break at the mo'. So if you get a refurb try and get the Genius NOT to update the firmare b4 he gives it to you!



    can always restore to original firware. Itunes - restore, then just upgrade to 3.0 again . Trouble is a couple of apps may not work on

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    dcx_badass;7765122

    And an O2 unlock is better than blackrain anyway.



    Apart from being official, and working on the latest firmware, which it will be soon anyway its no different.

    the porter;7762075

    cheers boothy so just ring o2 and they will unlock this 1 as well … cheers boothy so just ring o2 and they will unlock this 1 as well then?without the £15 charge mind u i didnt get charged for the 1st 1



    they should do,it depends who you get on the phone though
    ryman1000;7765172

    Apart from being official, and working on the latest firmware, which it … Apart from being official, and working on the latest firmware, which it will be soon anyway its no different.



    nonsense I am afraid,so many advantages with an official unlock

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    dcx_badass;7765206

    Yeah and the fact you can update straight away and keep your warranty.



    You can keep your warranty if you uninstall blackra1n

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    dcx_badass;7768620

    Go try and get a jailbroken iphone fixed by apple then.



    its not jailbroken if you uninstall/restore it :thinking:

    the porter;7781806

    took mine today apart from the genious being a knob and telling me its my … took mine today apart from the genious being a knob and telling me its my sony dock which is doing all the damage which is rubbish, and asking me if i had a adapter i dont have a clue what he was going on about, also said that they are new handsets they give out now not refurbs, and he also said that they are unlocked which he was right about the handset is unlocked happy days



    So can you confirm that your old handset was previously locked (which network?) and you recently had it replaced at an Apple store with an unlocked one?

    Also, has anyone had a new contract or PAYG iPhone from carphone warehouse or phones 4 U and are they unlocked as well?

    Thanks

    Just got back from the Genius Bar appointment and they gave me a new phone. I had an O2 sim in and I asked if each phone was locked to a particular network and he said no other wise they would have too many phones to stock. He said it locks network to the first sim they insert to activate it, so I asked in theory could I give him my Voda sim and then it would be locked to Voda and he said yes, but as there was an O2 Sim in my old phone, he had to activate it with that sim.
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