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Old Dec 4, 2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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Is there any way to unlock a new iPhone 3GS?

My old unlocked iPhone 3G died and Apple gave me a deal on a refurb'ed 16GB 3GS running iOS 5.1.1 (firmware 05.16.05). Is there any way to unlock this if it was made in 2012? Would upgrading to iOS 6 allow me to use a factory unlock via eBAY?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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There are no software unlock methods for your 3GS on new bootrom.

You can go the IMEI Factory Unlock route, but you do not need to upgrade ios. It is IOS and Baseband independent. Just buy the unlock and you should be fine.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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Where to buy the IMEI Unlock

Where is the best place to buy the IMEI factory unlock? best price/reputable?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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Google, eBay or one of the several existing IMEI unlock threads that exist here already.
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13 pages discussing IEMI unlocks. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1398957
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:47 PM   #6
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My old unlocked iPhone 3G died and Apple gave me a deal on a refurb'ed 16GB 3GS running iOS 5.1.1 (firmware 05.16.05). Is there any way to unlock this if it was made in 2012? Would upgrading to iOS 6 allow me to use a factory unlock via eBAY?
It depends what wireless carrier your iphone is locked to.
Whatever you do dont try to unlock it using the ipad baseband or you will ruin it and fry all the wireless chips.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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My iphone 3GS is locked o AT&T
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:16 PM   #8
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Unlock Fusion completed mine in 24 hours. It may have been done quicker, but I only checked once.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:49 PM   #9
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UnlockFusion did the trick

Thanks all, I bought an IMEI unlock on EBay from UnlockFusion and $3.15 and 1 hour later, it was unlocked. I am back on T-Mobile. Yay???
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:16 PM   #10
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