Can i buy a contract Iphone 4 and jailbreak+unlock it in another country?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TheComposer, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. TheComposer macrumors member

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    Hello, just wanted to know that, Ebay sells a lot of iphones with contracts, is it possible to buy one of those and jailbreak or unlock it in another country? What are the requirements? thanks!:apple:
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Ok, eBay has sellers that sell locked iPhones, not phones with contracts. In any case, yes, if you unlock it you can use it.
     
  3. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    I'd say you have a lot of questions to figure out first. Very few iPhone 4's can be software unlocked via jailbreak; only those with a baseband of 1.59, which was only available during the first couple of months after launch.

    Beyond that, you can unlock an iPhone 4 with a Gevey Sim (you'll want to research this), but unless something's changed in the 48 hours since I last read up on it, they don't work with firmware 5.0. There are other disadvantages with the Gevey as well, they aren't very reliable, it seems, and some question their legality in certain countries.

    If you're looking at the 3G or 3Gs, you have the option of upgrading the baseband with the iPad baseband of 6.15 (this is not an option on the iPhone 4). Again, you need to research this; 90%+ of users lose their GPS function with this option, and you will never be able to restore to fully stock firmware going forward. All firmware updates will require custom firmware.

    If you need a full time unlock, your smartest move is to buy a factory unlocked phone and avoid all of these potential headaches.
     
  4. TheComposer thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thanks!! so i'll have to ask for that specific baseband then, thank you guys!!

    PS The baseband is for jailbreaking, unlocking or both?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    BB is for unlocking.
     
  6. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    You're better off buying a factory unlocked phone.
     

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