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    is iphone 4 unlockable ?

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    I am answering this rather philosophically.

    Every phone is unlockable as long as the lock is a software/firmware lock.

    And iPhone cannot have a hardware lock else they will have to manufacture different batches for different carriers. It is the carriers who have an exclusive agreement with Apple for iPhone in that country and then they develop the special firmware that locks them to themselves.

    But there are people who manage to break the lock. You will just have to search the internet to find the unlocking facility.
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    don't forget jail braked iphone runs slower and battery life gets low, indeed Apple stuff is pricey but i wont suggest anyone to do such things just to "show off" new iphone 4 because these days value of phone is not like we have decade ago so buying locked from US and unlocking it and use in India before its launch wont make you look like a king, i've seen lots of people who buy apple stuff for just show off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcom View Post
    don't forget jail braked iphone runs slower and battery life gets low,...
    Is that so? Why should unlocking the phone drain the battery? Honestly, I would like to know.

    I never had an iPhone so I don't know. But I had the O2 XDA IIi that was unlocked. I never faced any battery issues. Of course, O2 XDA technology (HTC made) is way different than Apple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Is that so? Why should unlocking the phone drain the battery? Honestly, I would like to know.

    I never had an iPhone so I don't know. But I had the O2 XDA IIi that was unlocked. I never faced any battery issues. Of course, O2 XDA technology (HTC made) is way different than Apple.

    it doesn't drain the battery that fast like you are assuming and yes performance do get affected but i don't have Graphs to show you the precise difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcom View Post
    it doesn't drain the battery that fast like you are assuming and yes performance do get affected but i don't have Graphs to show you the precise difference.
    No. Graphs are not necessary. I am more interested in knowing the root cause. Why this should happen at all? Basically, any unlock mechanism bypasses the lock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    No. Graphs are not necessary. I am more interested in knowing the root cause. Why this should happen at all? Basically, any unlock mechanism bypasses the lock.
    red this

    Iphone 3g OS slow after Jailbreak

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...fter-jailbreak

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    waaa people here already have the iphone 4G ?

    anyways, the official unlock is going to be released soon ------- for the 3GS (AT&T)

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    Iphone 4 uses a micro-sim instead of Mini sim (normal one used). So even if you unlock the iphone you will need a micro sim to make it work.

    Option 1- Use scissor and cut your original sim. HIGHLY RISKY!

    Option 2- Wait for companies to launch Iphone 4 in India and then request micro sim from them. Would they give it? Maybe yes. Maybe no.

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    you can take your normal sim to the shop where they got a cutter, they do it for Rs10

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajan1311 View Post
    you can take your normal sim to the shop where they got a cutter, they do it for Rs10
    I didnt know such services were being offered!! And Rs. 10/- is pretty cheap!

    BTW this micro sim gimmick from apple is ridiculous. Suppose you convert your sim into a micro sim then you would have to get another sim from your service provider incase you want to change your phone or if someone else in family want to use it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyesonyouu View Post
    Iphone 4 uses a micro-sim instead of Mini sim (normal one used). So even if you unlock the iphone you will need a micro sim to make it work.

    Option 1- Use scissor and cut your original sim. HIGHLY RISKY!

    Option 2- Wait for companies to launch Iphone 4 in India and then request micro sim from them. Would they give it? Maybe yes. Maybe no.
    anyways, the official unlock is going to be released soon

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    Airtel and Aircel have officially started taking pre orders for iPhone 4 3 days back. So lets wait and watch, what is the price they are offering iPhone 4 for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urstrinath View Post
    Yeah its un-lockable in future but up to now there is no option for unlocking
    you can jtag the cpu if everything fails. so its unlockable.
    -paul

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