iPhone 5 from overseas, can I change the IMEI?

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  1. Retro.Kicks.Ass

    Retro.Kicks.Ass Member

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    Hey all!!
    Long time since I've been on iFans or had an iDevice, so I'm way out of touch with the jailbreak/unlock scene, so please bear with :D

    Anyways, to it.... My Uncle came over from Australia with an iPhone 5 he found. He says I can have it if I can change the IMEI due to it being locked. Is it possible to change the IMEI at all? Some mentioned Zipphone to me?

    Any help appreciated :D
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  2. alphonse3344

    alphonse3344 Well-Known Member

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    I don't really think that it's possible to "change" an IMEI because every IMEI is set to an iPhone.
  3. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    No. This is permanent.
  4. Retro.Kicks.Ass

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    OK then :/ Is there an option for getting around the network block?
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    nope. its a nice paperweight.
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    Damn :/
    Oh well, my S3 does the job anyways. It's a nice iPod I guess :D
  7. Retro.Kicks.Ass

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    Or can anyone point me towards "what we can do so far" with the iPhone 5?
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    Mess around with it. Jailbreak it and see what new things you can find out.
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    Badd_Blood Well-Known Member

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    Why not unlock it? Are you saying this phone is stolen and has been blacklisted?
  10. Retro.Kicks.Ass

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    Working on that right now haha.
    No, it's because I'm a stingy mofo working way too hard for far too little and I'm saving money wherever I can. I asked this because I was active here when I used to have a 2nd gen iPod Touch and I used to be tweaking it and playing with my JB like 24/7. There seemed to be a cheap and working bootleg solution for everything and it could probably be installed as long as you knew how to SSH or use Total Commander. Really, if I have to pay for a factory unlock, I will, but if I can get it free, even better.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013

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