How-To legally unlock the iPhone 4 permanently

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I recently found a company called FoneFunShop that unlock many models of mobile phones and 3G dongles. Among these it also unlocks iPhone 4 from all the countries for £50.00 and iPhone4S for £130.00.

This is the link to their unlock page: www.fonefunshop.co.uk/unlock/

My iPhone 4 was operator locked with Vodafone UK, and that was representing a problem as I am planning to go for a month travel to Australia this coming winter and I want to travel minimal without taking with me many stuff and I want to enjoy the use of a smartphone during the travel without the need to buy a new one or without having to pay Vodafone’s  excessive roaming costs.

I started looking for a way to unlock my iPhone 4 that would not be software related because the modem baseband of my iPhone 4 is 02.10.04 and the iPhone Dev-Team (or any other iPhone hacker) has not yet released an unlock for such version.

I searched for chips to pose behind the SIM card to trick the phone’s firmware but I already had experience with some of them and they are not very reliable.

I had a look at a couple of websites claiming to be able to permanently unlock any iPhone including the iPhone 4 (for a quite high amount of money).
I was  worried about those sites being scam or not.
At the end I took my chances with FoneFunShop.com and I paid £50.00.

For 7 days I’ve been worrying that money were gone ‘trash’; finally today I received the notification of the successful unlock: I can confirm that the instruction they give for the unlock are simple and accurate and that in exactly 7 days they are able to add the IMEI of your phone and the ‘white list’ of unlocked phones so that Apple will recognize it via iTunes.

They actually talk about an unlock code, but for the iPhone there will not be a code, it simply will be recognized by iTunes as unlocked just after you receive the unlock confirmation message from the sales department of FonFunShop.

Here is the message that I received, I followed the few instruction and the trick was done. I’ve been immediately able use my O2 micro-Sim  on my Vodafone’s iPhone 4.

Hi Marco ,

Your unlocking request has now been completed and the unlocking code(s) can be found below:
Make:
Apple
Model:
IPhone 4 16gb
Country:
United Kingdom
Network:
Vodafone
IMEI:
012419*********
Code(s):
Unlocked
IMPORTANT:
Please read ALL of the instructions below as there maybe some important information relating to your phone or scenario. 

PLEASE NOTE:
When entering a code, please take your time.
If you enter a code and you receive an error message, DO NOT try again, please contact us via the links below?
But please check first to make sure the phone isn't actually unlocked.
Some models of phone will have a limit on the number of times you can enter a code. After this we may not be able to help you.

Instructions:

How to Complete the unlocking process for Apple iPhone Models
Generic Apple iPhone Method
When ready, you will be notified by email that the process has completed. When you receive this email, to complete the unlock please do the following: 

1. Install the latest version of iTunes
2. Make sure iPhone is using the latest version, updated by the official itunes software
3. Insert a non accepted SIM card and Connect the iPhone to iTunes (IE not from the original network provider)
4. Wait until itunes detects the phone
5. After about 10-20 seconds, disconnect phone and reconnect.
6. Finally itunes will show the message 'Congratulations Your iPhone is Unlocked'

PLEASE NOTE: This is the only permanent unlocking solution for Apple iPhone. Your iPhone will always be unlocked even after updating your iPhone firmware.

This doesn’t want to be an advertisement but a sincere advice to everybody that is desperate to have an iPhone 4 unlocked and cannot obtain it from their operator because the terms of their contract are not yet expired.

If I had found this information months ago I would have saved same money with a cheaper operator than Vodafone (but this is another story…).

By The Way, please mind that I will not be responsible of any incident that those guy may cause to your phone or to your money if you try to unlock your phone with them.

I can just say that for me it worked like a charm, exactly as described on the their website.

Any feedback will be appreciated! Happy Unlock!

 

 

 

 

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About marcomc

Marco M.C. is a System Administrator with 10 years of professional experience in ICT. He has deep knowledge of Mac OS X, Windows, and GNU/Linux. His hobbies vary from DIY, Traveling, learning foreign languages and especially he love to cook and experiment with food from all around the world.
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