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I came accross this service offered on the Gevey site.

As a Brazilian with an AT&T iPhone 4 (unlocked with ultrasn0w), this highly interests me. I cannot personally go to an AT&T store because I live in Brazil.

Is there any way I can perform this remote unlock myself, without paying the abusive $150 fee?

asked 23 Jul '12, 20:43

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closed 14 Mar '13, 17:11

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JuergenWest ♦

The question has been closed for being "Solved" by JuergenWest, 14 Mar '13, 17:11

Yes you can perform the unlocking your self by contacting AT&T directly with your verified AT&T account information and by meeting the stipulations I will outline below.

$150 is not really abusive. However if you have legitimately paid off your AT&T contract (all 24 months in full), or paid for the iPhone in full ($650+), and/or paid the ETF ($375) then you are exempt from the unlocking charge if dealing directly with AT&T.

If you are unable to do so, then there are third parties such as Applenberry or the company who I work with who can accomplish the same task via established arrangements and agreements.

Keep in mind that iPhones are locked to protect the carrier from those who do not meet the above requirements. iPhones are very expensive and the carrier has a right to collect on their investment.

All that being said, even with the $150 fee, it is still a better value to pay this than to have purchased a factory unlocked iPhone outright.

Regardless, Applenberry is a trusted source so the service will be guaranteed. The company I work with offers the same service for $99 however you have likely never heard of us. If you want brand name recognition and trust worthy service, you get what you pay for. Applenberry stands behind their services. I can vouch for that.

Hope that helps to clarify.


answered 23 Jul '12, 20:50

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JuergenWest ♦

edited 23 Jul '12, 20:52

Yep, I understand all that. What I don't is how these companies have the ability to do something like that if they are not affiliated to AT&T or Apple. (Or are they?)

(23 Jul '12, 20:55) gberger gberger's gravatar image

Our relationships vary by carrier. All that matters is that we can get it done.

(23 Jul '12, 20:58) JuergenWest ♦ JuergenWest's gravatar image

No :(


answered 23 Jul '12, 20:51

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iphpwn4 ♦

the answer is actually yes, see above

(23 Jul '12, 20:53) JuergenWest ♦ JuergenWest's gravatar image

Read the question. "Is there any way I can perform this remote unlock myself...". The answer is no.

(23 Jul '12, 20:55) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image

Why can't I, but these companies that are not affiliated to AT&T or Apple can? (Or are they affiliated?)

(23 Jul '12, 20:57) gberger gberger's gravatar image

yes.. you can perform this your self, read the above answer details.

(23 Jul '12, 21:18) JuergenWest ♦ JuergenWest's gravatar image

If OP meant to ask "Is there any way I can perform this remote unlock myself without contacting the carrier or paying for the services of a third party entity", then it is a no. iPhone remote unlocking involves adding your IMEI to the whitelist in apple's server, so unless you have personal access to apple's server to add your iPhone to the whitelist, it's impossible to do on your own.

(23 Jul '12, 21:28) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

^^^ That's what I'm talkin' 'bout. :p

(23 Jul '12, 21:36) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image

The OP is: "Is there any way I can perform this remote unlock myself, without paying the abusive $150 fee?" the answer is YES.. you can. I am not going to explain any more in detail how to do this but YES.. ANYONE CAN DO IT.. ANYONE.. ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. AS LONG AS YOU CAN SPEAK ENGLISH OR SPANISH, HAVE A TELEPHONE OR INTERNET ACCESS, YOU.. ANY OF YOU CAN DO THIS. now if you don't want to take the time to figure out how or go through the effort.. then and only then the answer is NO.. then pay someone to do it for you.

(23 Jul '12, 22:24) JuergenWest ♦ JuergenWest's gravatar image

ROFLMAO. The keyword is "perform".

(23 Jul '12, 22:32) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image

lol.. I missed that.. ;-p

(23 Jul '12, 23:00) JuergenWest ♦ JuergenWest's gravatar image

Well, I tried calling AT&T. They required my IMEI and also the mobile number associated with the AT&T account or something of that matter. As I bought the iPhone from someone who likely broke contract, I don't have any of that information, and was denied the unlock.

(24 Jul '12, 20:22) gberger gberger's gravatar image

Applenberry IMEI unlock is now only $49 and only $44 when you use promo code: "5OFFIMEI" until the end of October.


answered 04 Oct '12, 15:55

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