Thread: Daughter upgraded to iPhone 4 and gave me her old 3G.....unlocking question.


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OK, so my Daughter has upgraded to the new iPhone 4 and she has sold me her old phone. Last night I activated her new phone which basically killed off the SIM which was in her old

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    Daughter upgraded to iPhone 4 and gave me her old 3G.....unlocking question.

    OK, so my Daughter has upgraded to the new iPhone 4 and she has sold me her old phone.

    Last night I activated her new phone which basically killed off the SIM which was in her old iPhone 3G, so now the old phone has no network access as the sim details have been transferred to her new micro-SIM in her new phone.

    I filled in the online unlocking request using my Daughters account and I included the old phones IMEI.

    My question is, I'm guessing that my phone will need to be on the O2 network to receive the unlock signal, but how can I do this if all I have is the old dead SIM which displays the 'No Service' message?

    I'm hoping that even though I'm getting the 'No Service' message that my phone is still registered on their network and it will receive the unlock signal.

    Can anyone confirm or otherwise?



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    Re: Daughter upgraded to iPhone 4 and gave me her old 3G.....unlocking question.

    When I had my iphone unlocked on O2 website I had to sync the phone with itunes to get it unlocked.

    It did not do it over the air...

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Daughter upgraded to iPhone 4 and gave me her old 3G.....unlocking question.

    Try this solution m8, see if it works. (sorry probs with page)
    Last edited by snp-g; 20th November 2011 at 10:00.

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    Re: Daughter upgraded to iPhone 4 and gave me her old 3G.....unlocking question.

    Quote Originally Posted by M3NTAL View Post
    she has sold me her old phone.
    SOLD?
    you should have sold her on ebay when she was a wean.lol
    Last edited by Mick; 20th November 2011 at 11:02. Reason: Fixed the quote

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    Re: Daughter upgraded to iPhone 4 and gave me her old 3G.....unlocking question.

    Try this___


    - Now connect your iphone to itunes without any network sim inside and when connected click on the iphones name.
    - Click Restore install latest version of iTunes on your Pc or Mac or click check for updates
    - Let itunes Backup your phone and then Flash to the Latest Version.
    - Now disconnect phone and reconnect after 10 seconds.
    - Now Enter another network simcard thatís not the same network its locked on to
    - Connect phone to iTunes with not accepted (not valid) simcard
    - Wait until iTunes detects the phone
    - iTunes will display (Congratulations, Your iPhone is now unlocked)
    - Phone Unlocked.

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    Re: Daughter upgraded to iPhone 4 and gave me her old 3G.....unlocking question.

    Quote Originally Posted by JTH View Post
    SOLD?
    you should have sold her on ebay when she was a wean.lol
    Tell me about it John.

    £100 she took off me for it.

    I just connected my phone to my pc and iTunes told me it had a carrier update, I accepted it and now my phone is unlocked.
    Last edited by M3NTAL; 20th November 2011 at 13:44.

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    Re: Daughter upgraded to iPhone 4 and gave me her old 3G.....unlocking question.

    Now that is M3NTAL!

    Bought a phone off her that I bet you or your missus paid for lol

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    Re: Daughter upgraded to iPhone 4 and gave me her old 3G.....unlocking question.

    Quote Originally Posted by M3NTAL View Post
    Tell me about it John.

    £100 she took off me for it.

    I just connected my phone to my pc and iTunes told me it had a carrier update, I accepted it and now my phone is unlocked.
    Isnt that what I said?????

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    Re: Daughter upgraded to iPhone 4 and gave me her old 3G.....unlocking question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Davey_H View Post
    Isnt that what I said?????
    Yes. I'll send you a balloon.

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    Re: Daughter upgraded to iPhone 4 and gave me her old 3G.....unlocking question.

    Quote Originally Posted by M3NTAL View Post
    Yes. I'll send you a balloon.
    This is the kind of post we need an unlike button for.

    Thanks for the help Davey_H would have been a more apropriate reply mate.



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