Anywhere to unlock my iPhone 4 (4.3.5) in Singapore???

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Post by Eibow » Thu, 13 Oct 2011 9:09 am

Hahaha! One more thing to add to riding the MRT. Now that coupled with people throwing themselves infront of you yelling at their phones- can't wait! And nothing is wrong with the 4S, but I'm shallow and if I get a new iPhone, I want it to look and feel new!

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:19 am

Eibow wrote:Hahaha! One more thing to add to riding the MRT. Now that coupled with people throwing themselves infront of you yelling at their phones- can't wait! And nothing is wrong with the 4S, but I'm shallow and if I get a new iPhone, I want it to look and feel new!
I seriously doubt that Siri engineers would bother adding "Singlish" to the 'languages' it recognizes. For one thing, it's not statistically significant to allocate the engineering resources--not too many people use it outside of Singaporeans and "Singaporeanized" foreigners. If they will, they might as well add Manglish into the mix.

Now, if a team of Singaporean engineers build a Singlish and add it to Siri...

On a side note, I saw the comments for Google Voice Search on the Android Market (voice actions have long been baked into Android). Some guy gave it a negative review. His comment: "Fail. Does not work on Indian accent." The app explicitly says it only supports US English.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:44 am

nakatago wrote: On a side note, I saw the comments for Google Voice Search on the Android Market (voice actions have long been baked into Android). Some guy gave it a negative review. His comment: "Fail. Does not work on Indian accent." The app explicitly says it only supports US English.
Bet he had a masters! :lol:
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Post by nakatago » Fri, 14 Oct 2011 6:57 pm

"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by carteki » Sat, 15 Oct 2011 3:04 pm

Have you contacted your provider in the States and explained that you're no longer in the US and would like the unlock code? This usually works (and is free!)

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 15 Oct 2011 10:40 pm

carteki wrote:Have you contacted your provider in the States and explained that you're no longer in the US and would like the unlock code? This usually works (and is free!)
Never works with AT&T for iPhones. They don't unlocked them for anyone for any reason. I used to work for Apple (actually worked on a few projects involving the system used for locking/unlocking the phones), and even we couldn't easily get the newer phones unlocked if it was on AT&T. It was pretty ridiculous. They instead happily paid $400-600 monthly bills for me when travelling.

This will work with Verizon and Sprint, however they both just started getting GSM iPhones with the new 4S, so it wouldn't help anyone with older phones right now.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Sun, 16 Oct 2011 8:38 am

Are you saying that if you have completed your contract and are not in the country, AT&T will not unlock the phone? I had them unlock two cheap Nokia without issue once the contract expired. All it took was a phone call with ID.

To OP - If you post the baseband firmware version I will tell you whether you can unlock your phone. It can definitely be jail broken.

The GEVEY SIM is not the way to go. A supposed hack to the SIM that acts as a man in the middle between baseband and unlock software... and I just don't think you will find anything in SG. This aint China.

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Post by Eibow » Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:19 am

I gave up hope... My contract still has a year with AT&T so they wont unlock. I've already posted attempting to sell it back home and I'll be happy to get a few hundred bucks for it. It hurts me to say, but I got a blackberry torch from a nice lady for $150 that works fine. In a year when i return, my contract will be up and I'll be due for an upgrade.

Even holding my new "ipod touch" makes me miss when it was a phone giving me unlimited, fast data back home. No longer the case- RIP

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Post by Big Brown » Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:09 pm

Hey everyone, I found this thread interesting since I'm currently in the US and will be moving to Singapore in a few mos. I currently have the IPhone 4 with firmware 04.10.01 and was wondering how easy it would be to unlock/jail break my phone when I get there.

Already spoke with AT&T and they said I can cancel my contract when I move as long as I provide them with proof that I'm moving because of work.

So is it easy to unlock/jail break and then simply sign on with the local carrier once I arrive there?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 18 Oct 2011 1:25 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Are you saying that if you have completed your contract and are not in the country, AT&T will not unlock the phone? I had them unlock two cheap Nokia without issue once the contract expired. All it took was a phone call with ID.
That's correct. As of last June, AT&T doesn't unlock iPhones at all.

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Post by Eibow » Tue, 18 Oct 2011 5:23 pm

Big Brown wrote:Hey everyone, I found this thread interesting since I'm currently in the US and will be moving to Singapore in a few mos. I currently have the IPhone 4 with firmware 04.10.01 and was wondering how easy it would be to unlock/jail break my phone when I get there.

Already spoke with AT&T and they said I can cancel my contract when I move as long as I provide them with proof that I'm moving because of work.

So is it easy to unlock/jail break and then simply sign on with the local carrier once I arrive there?

Thanks in advance for your help!
As you may have seen from my last post, I know it is possible, however, I couldn't "easily" find a way... I ended up settling for a BB and selling my iPhone. The version is the important part, I beleive it can be unlocked up to 4.3.5 (who knows, maybe i OS 5 soon or now), but seems to be much easier of a tast for older versions... So, if you haven't already, DONT update to iOS5 if you want to have an easier time unlocking.

From what I have found, your best option sounds like getting a Gevey sim in the US (found it impossible to find here, other than fakes) and make sure its the real thing. Just google the difference, I believe real Geveys all have the same chip SN. Then, bring it over to Singapore and give it a try with a prepaid sim. Hope that helps, but worst comes to worst, you have a nice ipod touch and you can get a decent smart phone for ~200 here (I just picked up a torch for $150 from a nice lady that works great- but it's still no iPhone).

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 18 Oct 2011 6:58 pm

zzm9980 wrote:This will work with Verizon and Sprint, however they both just started getting GSM iPhones with the new 4S, so it wouldn't help anyone with older phones right now.
Verizon and Sprint are CDMA, not GSM. Not compatible with phone systems i Asia.

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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:14 pm

nakatago wrote:Singaporean Siri:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDY9HiChArQ
Hilarious!

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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:16 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:This will work with Verizon and Sprint, however they both just started getting GSM iPhones with the new 4S, so it wouldn't help anyone with older phones right now.
Verizon and Sprint are CDMA, not GSM. Not compatible with phone systems i Asia.
Yes, but new iPhones are dual-radio. They have CDMA and GSM inside the same phone. V and S have a few other dual-radio phones too, and that is how they dealt with those.

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Post by rob w » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 3:22 pm

These have been recommended for repairs and they say they provide an unlocking service.
http://www.iphonerepairsg.com/
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