Unlocking an iPhone

DVDR_Dog

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OK well my company gets a heck of a lot of phones to recycle. We get some pretty new iPhones that need nothing more than a new battery. Being a thrifty guy there is no way I will shell out the money for an iPhone but I have no problem replacing the battery and keeping the phone for my own use and I get some "A+" condition phones too.
So who cares to help an old dog out? Can anyone at least point me in the right direction on a DIY way to deregister an iPhone? Trust me it's the only way it's going to happen. I am not that hot on the idea but I really need to explore the last technology I haven't used. I promise not to use that stupid default "Hey I have an iPhone, aren't I cool" draw attention to yourself ringtone. You know the old xylophone ringtone crap?
I have been an Android guy since I traded in my Nokia analog flip phone which was an awesome phone. It partially had to do with a huge digital signage company I got off the ground and was later sold by my company and that required I have Android. At one point I was forced to use a Blackberry. I hated the darn hing, don't remember why other than it was clunky.
 

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Hi,

So, you have "old" iphones and you want to replace battery? Then, i think this is good idea, there are alot of n00bs who sell phones when you can replace battery lol.
 

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Hey I forgot to mention I now have a full complement of Apple specific tools from ifixit and Titan. I even have the real thing heat gun. Now I am somewhat of a spoiled brat, I have an endless supply of donors for practicing purposes. If I break them, who cares? I also have a couple of pretty new iPods which I am going to explore the insides. These to are still registered to their owners although they were legitimately recycled by their owners, it's that Apple thing but they are bricks to me. I do follow all e-Steward and HIPAA regs as they apply to data destruction. These machine are always first securely wiped before I proceed.
Yesterday was my biggest retail sales day that I can remember so I need to replenish my inventory before I can play. Pretty cush job, eh? I need some playtime! I could get a whole lot more money than I make here but that would be in a corporate setting. What fun would that be? Pretty much done that a long time ago.
 
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OK well forcing myself to take a break. I have an iPhone 6 (Vz) locked. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a tutorial to unlock it? I don't know anything about it other than it had a VZ sim card and it's former owner recycled it. To be honest, I don't have a clue. Any help would be mucho appreciated.
 

ThumperTM

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OK well forcing myself to take a break. I have an iPhone 6 (Vz) locked. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a tutorial to unlock it? I don't know anything about it other than it had a VZ sim card and it's former owner recycled it. To be honest, I don't have a clue. Any help would be mucho appreciated.
Never tried unlocking an iPhone before.
 

DVDR_Dog

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Never tried unlocking an iPhone before.
I am beginning to find out it's not that easy. Apple with their internal database of ownership is a tough nut to crack. I am convinced it can be done. I have checked out a few sites who have had ways to unlock phones but no luck yet as it seems Apple modifies their iOS software every time someone discovers a vulnerability.
I should roll over and grab a year old Samsung, but Androids are too easy. As hard headed as I am as long as it doesn't cost me anything I have a new background project to occupy my idle brain time.
Still looking for anybody's help if you have any experience with these.
 

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