Can I at least use my 3Gs as a touch for now?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ssajous, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. ssajous macrumors member

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    Here is my sad situation. I have a 3GS from Orange that I had JB/unlocked for the US. Long story short, an update to 3.1.3 by mistake and now it is not JB or unlocked anymore. Is there a way I could jailbreak it at all now and at least use it as a touch and wait for the possibility, however slim of an unlock of the new firmware, baseband etc...?
     
  2. jtara macrumors 65816

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    You don't "need" to jailbreak. Jailbreak is only so you can install malware-infested apps on your phone. ;)

    "unlock" allows you to run the phone on a different network than was intended.

    There are software unlocks, that do require that you first jailbreak (in order to install the software unlock). But these only work for hardware/firmware combinations.

    But you can get a hardware unlock. They are quite inexpensive. The best ones are a thin "piggyback" card that you slip in along with the SIM card from your carrier.

    I don't see any reason, though, that you couldn't simply go to an AT&T or Apple store, sign up for an AT&T iPhone plan, and install the AT&T SIM. That's assuming, of course, that you are in the country permanently or long enough to make this worth-while.
     
  3. pixelated macrumors 6502a

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    Get someone to send you an orange Sim and you should be able to activate it, then use it without the sim.
     
  4. lily69 macrumors regular

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    Do you have any links about this? I don't want JB but I do want to unlock my iPhone, so when I travel, I can put any SIM card I like to save roaming fees.
    Thanks.
     
  5. ssajous thread starter macrumors member

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    I know I don't HAVE to jailbreak but an orange iPhone can only work here if it is unlocked.
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    kind of hard to know someone with an Orange SIM since it doesn't exist in the US.
     
  7. pixelated macrumors 6502a

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    But its not hard to know someone in the UK (im guessing), especially if you bought the phone/come from there.
    You are aware of such a thing as airmail?
     
  8. ssajous thread starter macrumors member

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    I got it from France and I don't know anyone who has a SIM who could give me one there no. Most people I know are on SFR like I am when I am there.
     

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