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Old February 14th, 2011, 05:51 PM  
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Default How does one unlock a HTC Inspire 4G?

So I'm new to Android, so forgive me if this is a common question.

I bought the Inspire 4G and it's my first Android Phone.... I travel extensively overseas where I grab local SIMs to use. With iPhone, I'd just pop it in since I bought my iPhone Factory Unlocked in the UK.

So I'm going to need to get my Inspire 4G unlocked... is it like the Vibrant was there it could self-unlock, or is there an easy way to do it, or a trustworthy online site that does unlock codes?

Any feedback would be appreciated. Since I'm not an AT&T customer I can't go to them to request it. :-)

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Contact AT&T. After certain amount of time with them they will unlock it for you for free.

PS - Just noticed you are not with AT&T. Do a Google search on "Unlocking Inspire 4G"
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You may try this website. I unlocked wife's previous htc pure with it. There are many out there similar but this is the only one i've used.
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My understanding is that the Inspire rooting methods also remove the carrier lock. Root your Inspire (see the rooting threads or the XDA forums) and then flash back the AT&T recovery ROM and your Inspire should retain the CID unlock (and the S-Off) settings.
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Here is a link to a video on XDA showing step by step how to do it:
[Video Tutorial] Unleashing your Inspire 4G [PermaRoot, SIM Unlock, S-Off, Sound Fix] - xda-developers
And here is a link to the Hack Kit thread with the tools and discussions:
HTC Inspire Hack Kit - xda-developers

Hope this helps. It is pretty easy if you follow the steps exactly. Especially if you have any command line/Linux experience
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As others mentioned, S-OFF unlocks sim.
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You can get an unlock code and input it, you just put your tmobile simcard in the at&t inspire, and it will ask you for the code and then just enter it, watch here

YouTube - How to Unlock HTC Inspire 4G from Cingular At&t to free network sim pin by enter code
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I called AT&T today and asked for the unlock code, but the representative basically told me they would not provide the code until August. I guess AT&T launched the Inspire 4G in February, so the customers have to wait until six months since then. It is really annoying because I will be abroad for three months and I don't want to use the international roaming provided by AT&T. The coverage and speed is already bad in this country, what should I expect the service will be overseas?

Anyway, I also have the same question. If I want to unlock my phone, just temporarily for three months, what is the best option? If I unlock it using a code, can I still have the warranty? I don't want to root my phone though.

I'm not quite sure if the online services are reliable or not. Any opinions?
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If you don't want to root your device to unlock, your best bet may honestly be to just buy an inexpensive phone when you arrive to your destination and use that for the 3 months you are over there.
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"Unlocking by IMEI is legit and is using a mechanism built in any phone (even the iPhone has it). The unlocking is permanent and it doesn’t negatively affect any functionality of your phone. After unlock you can use it in any GSM network around the world, install any application and even firmware update.
Rooting is associated with Hacking your phone. You do NOT need to root your phone if you decide to unlock by IMEI.

Unlocking by IMEI preserves your warranty."


HTCimeiUnlock.com


Is that true that unlock my phone using their code will not affect the warranty? Does anyone know?
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Like others said, you can get a cheap unlocked phone to use while you travel However, if you really want to unlock it for your travels, I am sure you can do it via ebay. You can also contack blowfish unlocks at blowfish06@gmail.com and he will do it for $20 or so.

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I called AT&T today and asked for the unlock code, but the representative basically told me they would not provide the code until August. I guess AT&T launched the Inspire 4G in February, so the customers have to wait until six months since then. It is really annoying because I will be abroad for three months and I don't want to use the international roaming provided by AT&T. The coverage and speed is already bad in this country, what should I expect the service will be overseas?

Anyway, I also have the same question. If I want to unlock my phone, just temporarily for three months, what is the best option? If I unlock it using a code, can I still have the warranty? I don't want to root my phone though.

I'm not quite sure if the online services are reliable or not. Any opinions?
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Is that true that unlock my phone using their code will not affect the warranty? Does anyone know?
It should not affect your warranty. They're just going to give you the same code that AT&T will give you (after the 6 mo wait).

But keep in mind that your Inspire's radio only supports North American frequencies for 3G and up. If you're looking to get data access, you'll be stuck on GPRS/EDGE in most destinations.
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I got the unlock code and instructions for HTC Inspire 4G mobile from here www.mobile-unlocker.com at reasonable cost and unlock it successfully from network lock.....If you want,you can get it from here...for more details visit here
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Hi,

My phone HTC Inspire brought from US is unlocked but it only gives me Edge speed and not the 3G speed. Can somebody please help? Is there something that I failed to unlock?
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Where are you using it?

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Hi,

My phone HTC Inspire brought from US is unlocked but it only gives me Edge speed and not the 3G speed. Can somebody please help? Is there something that I failed to unlock?
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Where are you using it?
I'm using it in India. My husband is able to access 3G on his cell phone which is Desire HD. I have rooted my cell phone completely but I still face the same problem with 3G. Even USB tethering to my laptop is not possible
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I'm using it in India. My husband is able to access 3G on his cell phone which is Desire HD. I have rooted my cell phone completely but I still face the same problem with 3G. Even USB tethering to my laptop is not possible
The Inspire radio utilizes the 850/1900 3G bands. The DesireHD utilizes the 900/2100 3G bands. If you use the phone in a market where the 3G is on a different frequency than the radio in the phone, the best you'll get is Edge. This is hardware related so rooting and flashing a different ROM will not change it.
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The inspire does not have the 3G bands used in India, Africa, Europe, etc.
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Please do check out the video that I have created to unlock the Inspire 4G & root the phone at the same time:-

Tutorial - Sim Network Unlock & Root the AT&T HTC Inspire 4G - YouTube
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You can request your unlock code from your locked network they may help you, or try searching in google for unlock htc inspire 4g.
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contact your network service provider or a 3rd party unlocking service to get the codes,
how to unlock htc inspire 4g - instructions
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