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Old Sep 26, 2009, 12:11 PM   #1
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How do I know my Iphone 3G 8GB is unlocked?

I think it is but what do you guys think?

I literally found an iphone 3G while trying to get the mail at my apt complex. At first i didn't know what it was until i kicked it over, and that's when i realized it was an iphone. The sim card was still in the iphone, i was able to remove that card and replace it with my card. At first it didn't work because it was passcoded, so i reformatted the iphone to 3.1 and i was able to get my sim card working.

I used many different att sim cards and and they all worked. I can't find anyone with a non att sim card. So from this information does it seem unlocked?
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Open cydia, go to manage, go to sources, look for unltrasn0w (or it may be in packages).
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 12:38 PM   #3
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Are you sure? i upgraded to firmware 3.1 already. I don't think ultrasn0w would work on that version?

**update

I just did it and now it says i have no service. My modem firmware is 5-11-07

**Update 2

I can't downgrade to the lowest modem firmware because my baseband is not 5.08

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I think it is but what do you guys think?

I literally found an iphone 3G while trying to get the mail at my apt complex. At first i didn't know what it was until i kicked it over, and that's when i realized it was an iphone. The sim card was still in the iphone, i was able to remove that card and replace it with my card. At first it didn't work because it was passcoded, so i reformatted the iphone to 3.1 and i was able to get my sim card working.

I used many different att sim cards and and they all worked. I can't find anyone with a non att sim card. So from this information does it seem unlocked?
Did you try opening contacts and trying to return it ?
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 12:51 PM   #5
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Did you try opening contacts and trying to return it ?
I'm new at this stuff... what do you mean?
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 12:58 PM   #6
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I'm new at this stuff... what do you mean?
Open contacts, find a phone number for Owner, Mom or Dad, Sister and call them to return the phone to it's rightful owner.
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 01:05 PM   #7
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i wish i could but the phone is reformatted already. I lost everything
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 01:19 PM   #8
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Did you try opening contacts and trying to return it ?
LOL That's kind of messed up you wouldn't try it return it first. Karma.
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i wish i could but the phone is reformatted already. I lost everything
Because you formatted it? LOL
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 01:35 PM   #11
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LOL That's kind of messed up you wouldn't try it return it first. Karma.
Yea, what kills me is the title he gave the thread " How do I know my Iphone 3G 8GB is unlocked?"

And that he waits till after he "reformated" it (so he says) to try and make a contact to return it.

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Old Sep 26, 2009, 01:38 PM   #12
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I think it is but what do you guys think?

I literally found an iphone 3G while trying to get the mail at my apt complex. At first i didn't know what it was until i kicked it over, and that's when i realized it was an iphone. The sim card was still in the iphone, i was able to remove that card and replace it with my card. At first it didn't work because it was passcoded, so i reformatted the iphone to 3.1 and i was able to get my sim card working.

I used many different att sim cards and and they all worked. I can't find anyone with a non att sim card. So from this information does it seem unlocked?
The fact that it works with different AT&T SIM cards doesn't mean that it's unlocked at all. A locked phone will work with any SIM cards from its carrier.
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Reformatting to 3.1 killed any potential Jailbreak anyway.

Also - you effectively store the replacement cost of the phone from that person. Take it to AT&T store, turn it in. They can find out who owns it by the IMEI number.

Douche.
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 02:15 PM   #14
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Just jailbroke the iphone on 3.1 my sim works on it as well.

Seriously guys if any one of you found something extremely appealing, I guarantee you would keep it. And if you say otherwise, then you are lying to yourselves. It is what it is.

And if you bothered to actually read my post, it said the phone had a passcode, the only way i could get in is by upgrading to 3.1 firmware. Which means completely deleting his info.
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Just jailbroke the iphone on 3.1 my sim works on it as well.

Seriously guys if any one of you found something extremely appealing, I guarantee you would keep it. And if you say otherwise, then you are lying to yourselves. It is what it is.
No I would not !

Apparently you and I see things differently.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 10:22 PM   #16
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Lightbulb How to reformat a unlocked phone

"I think it is but what do you guys think?

I literally found an iphone 3G while trying to get the mail at my apt complex. At first i didn't know what it was until i kicked it over, and that's when i realized it was an iphone. The sim card was still in the iphone, i was able to remove that card and replace it with my card. At first it didn't work because it was passcoded, so i reformatted the iphone to 3.1 and i was able to get my sim card working.

I used many different att sim cards and and they all worked. I can't find anyone with a non att sim card. So from this information does it seem unlocked? "


How did you reformat the iphone?? i am in your position (LoL) i have the screen where i need a password, i cant get out of that screen how do i reformat it?
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"I think it is but what do you guys think?

I literally found an iphone 3G while trying to get the mail at my apt complex. At first i didn't know what it was until i kicked it over, and that's when i realized it was an iphone. The sim card was still in the iphone, i was able to remove that card and replace it with my card. At first it didn't work because it was passcoded, so i reformatted the iphone to 3.1 and i was able to get my sim card working.

I used many different att sim cards and and they all worked. I can't find anyone with a non att sim card. So from this information does it seem unlocked? "


How did you reformat the iphone?? i am in your position (LoL) i have the screen where i need a password, i cant get out of that screen how do i reformat it?
Put it in restore mode. Turn it off, once it's off hold down the home button for a couple seconds (I usually do 10) and plug it into the computer while holding the home button.
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