American iPhone hacked for UK?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by SRossi, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. SRossi macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I looked through quite a few threads but I couldn't find an answer that was definite to me.

    So here it goes, if I were to buy an iPhone in the US, int the apple store, could it be hacked using redsn0w, ultrasn0w etc. to be used with a 02 sim only contract.

    If it can be done which iPhone is the best to use to be jailbroken and used?

    Thanks,

    Stephen
     
  2. philstone macrumors 6502

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    3G/S - yes as long as its firmware 3.01 or older... at the moment 3.1 basband cannot be unlocked...
     
  3. SRossi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahh thats good, if I was to buy one brand new which firmware would be bundled with it?

    Also what should I do when I get it, like should it be activated with AT&T or should I leave that and only activate it when I return to the UK?

    Sorry for being stupid :).

    Stephen
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    Don't forget you can't buy the iPhone in the USA without signing up to a 2 year contract with AT&T and you will also need a US ID.
     
  5. SRossi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahha that puts plans on hold. So you cannot buy a contract free iPhone in the US? Like you can in the O2 stores?

    Stephen
     
  6. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Correct, you cannot. :)

    You can search ebay, Craigslist etc for someone local (here in the US) while you are here perhaps that is selling a 3G or 3GS.
     

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