I believe AT&T will give out the unlock code (upon request) as long as the requirements are met, just like they do for other phones that are not exclusive. Being that this is so new though, they may not be able to give out the code yet.
I don't want to thread jack, but what are the requirements in order for AT&T to give the unlock codes to phones? I kind of always heard that they are not inclined to give unlock codes to customers unless they were outside of the contract period.
I suppose that keeps people from grabbing the phones and attempting to sell them unlocked.
I don't know about them. Googling HTC unlock returns a million results, it's hard to say who's reputable and who's not, which is why I tried Horizon since back in my BlackBerry days they used to be really responsive. They already emailed me back and said they're working on it now We'll see, hoping for the best... will followup soon.
There is an unlock available right now, but it's pretty complicated. If you're still interested..
Follow this guide: HTC Inspire Hack Kit - xda-developers
Then use this RUU to restore to stock ROM (you should retain unlock): [ROM]RUU_Ace_Cingular_US_1.80.502.3_Radio_18.104.22.168_2 6.06.04.06_M_release - xda-developers
Just did it last night, took about 30-45 min
If I unlock my Inspire 4G, will I lose all the information I stored in the phone? I don't want to reset my phone if using another SIM card, because eventually I will switch back to AT&T.
I did unlock my inspire after purchasing a code from Ebay and now i am using with the T-mobile SIM card but i ran into 2 problems:
1- Cant seem to get 4g, so far i havent seem the "H" icon up there, even in place where coverage is great
2- when receive a TXT never show the persons name but the phone
3- I cant download anything from android market, it still recognize my device but it wont let me delete or modify the carrier.
1. You will not see 3g/4g since this phones does not have the 3g bands used by tmobile. It has 850/1900. Tmobile uses something else.
2. If you are running gingerbread, this may be related to that update.
3. You can't connect to Wifi and access the market?