Unlock your O2 iPhone

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How to unlock your O2 iPhone without jail breaking

Posted by Paul Costan on January 10th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Recently my contract with O2 had expired. I did a lot of research and phoning around for best deals and T-Mobile gave me an offer I could not refuse. I do love my iPhone but I thought to try out Android. And why not I’m open minded as I’m a web developer. I know there are a lot of people out there who are anti-Apple or anti-Android. But I do believe that everyone should try them all. before making judgment. I had it all… Nokia, Blackberry, IOS, Android etc. And I do like Apple simplicity and I believe Android are catching up.

… Anyways back on track…

I had cancelled my contract with O2 and received my shiny new Samsung Galaxy S2 with T-Mobile. Now my iPhone was redundant and I thought to Jailbreak it as I thought this was only way to unlock the device. I did the jailbreak but there was no app to unlock the phone as  the baseband was up-to-date and no one has written a patch as yet. I did more research and discovered after reading  an article somewhere, you can actually contact your network provider to release your phone. As a customer you have the rights to have your phone unlock after ending your contract; and besides the device is no longer their property so why should it be lock their network.

Here is the link found on O2 to unlock your iPhone.

https://www.o2.co.uk/apps/help/help?qid=1&q1=2&route=unlocking&case=Handset%20Unlocking%20Form

In less than a week I received a text msg saying my iPhone can now be unlocked by syncing my iPhone to iTune. So I did a ‘Restore’ as I had previous jail broken my iPhone. After the restore process, I got a pop message saying ‘Congratulations, your iPhone is now unlocked’. Something along those lines anyways.

So if you want to unlock your phone and thinking of switching network providers, you have rights to contact your network provider and ask them to unlock your phone, regardless if its an iPhone or not.

Please leave your comments, I’m interested to know your success story or not.

  • thanks for share!

  • aidan

    paul i need you help to start my own website up but i don’t know where to start. thanks Aidan