Best method to unlock 8GB iPhone v 1.1.4 to sell on Ebay

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by igrover, May 17, 2008.

  1. igrover macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2007
    Hello - I see that there are several programs that will jailbreak/unlock the iPhone. All I want to do is unlock the phone so that I can sell it on eBay.

    The Jailbreak (iNdependence) will unlock the phone for any SIM card/ carrier correct?

    How about using Ziphone or Pwned - do I need these programs instead?

    Thanks for your help. Just trying to get from A to B in the shortest manner.

    Thanks in advance for the help.
  2. stateofmind macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2007
    I am planning on using Ziphone's "do it all: feature when I sell my phone
  3. mtfield macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2008
    I did this recently and used ziphone first but it kept a bunch of apps from working like i restored it again and used iliberty and that worked perfectly... so i recommend going with iliberty!
  4. onlycopunk macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2008
  5. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    PWNED tool is the safest and easiest method and does not mess with anything else but the Firmware of your iPhone, so its a plus. I'm selling mine unlocked and im saying its the safest way, plus it will be one of the only apps to allow you to unlock 2.0 firmware when it arrives. go with PWNING if you have a mac preferably. Don't use ZiPhone if possible, go with iLiberty+ if you can't PWN.
  6. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2007
  7. MattyK macrumors 6502a


    i've been told countless time ziphone and PWNAGE tool are the way to go
  8. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    If ZiPhone gets the job done "flawlessly" then do it, cause its not gonna be your phone anymore. But with iLiberty+ and Pwning especially you can assure your customers that you are selling a safely unlocked iPhone. Just some pointers when selling it to up the ante if possible.
  9. igrover thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2007
    Thank you for all the information. I will try iLiberty or Pwned.
  10. FireFish macrumors member


    Sep 12, 2007
    Best Jailbreak / Hack / Unlock


    I don't trust WinPWN, only PWNAGE for Mac.
    I destroyed my first & last iPhone PWNed with Windows. This is coming from someone who won a competition in jailbreaking / unlocking 4 iPhones in 8.5 minutes BLINDFOLDED.

    It's HANDS DOWN THE SAFEST way of attacking the phone's core.
    Typically, any PWNAGE can be COMPLETELY undone.
  11. tdevers macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2008
    I used this on mine without an issue. I haven't tested it out to see if its unlocked since I'm running an ATT prepaid SIM. Will find out when I go to the UK later this year!
  12. Antitorque macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2007
    Why do I have to unlock it? Can't I just sell it and let the buyer from wherever do the unlocking? The phone has worked great to this point, why would I risk damaging it just before selling it?
  13. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Because it can sell for upwards of $100 more unlocked.
    People are dumb. Take advantage.
  14. wrkactjob macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
    Exactly, I sold 8 8GB phones on Ebay in the UK, all sealed in their boxes.

    Just bang it out with a buy it now price and someone will snap it up.
  15. MACsimus19 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Eh, don't know if thats true. I actually just sold my locked, launch day 8GB iPhone for $450 on craigs list.

    In my description I mentioned that anyone can unlock it and referenced the recent CNET video tutorial so that they could check for themselves. I had at least 20 people chomping at the bit for it...

    I think a well-kept, locked phone will do just fine in non-retail channels (for the next week).

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