can i unlock an EBAY IPHONE on ORANGE to any network?

TAZZYBABY

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Mar 15, 2012
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ve just brought an iphone on ebay which is licked on orange, will i have any trouble getting it unlocked?? its an iphone 3g 8gb, do it is quite old now, but ive just had a bad thought about wether or nor it will be able to be unlocked!!
 

ninjaw95

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Nov 30, 2011
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ve just brought an iphone on ebay which is licked on orange, will i have any trouble getting it unlocked?? its an iphone 3g 8gb, do it is quite old now, but ive just had a bad thought about wether or nor it will be able to be unlocked!!
yes, all 3G iphones can be unlocked
DONT UPDATE IT
if its pre iOS4 then KEEP IT THAT WAY
if its on 4.2.1 you will need to change the baseband
Use redsn0w to jailbreak it (and change it to iPad BB if necessary). then use ultrasn0w to unlock it.
do some googling, type in, "Unlock iPhone 3G ______ (iOS Version)" and you should get some results. GL
 

TAZZYBABY

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Original poster
Mar 15, 2012
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yes, all 3G iphones can be unlocked
DONT UPDATE IT
if its pre iOS4 then KEEP IT THAT WAY
if its on 4.2.1 you will need to change the baseband
Use redsn0w to jailbreak it (and change it to iPad BB if necessary). then use ultrasn0w to unlock it.
do some googling, type in, "Unlock iPhone 3G ______ (iOS Version)" and you should get some results. GL
THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR HELP.... and im gonna tax you again! i got a 2 for the price of 1 deal with the iphone and the second ihpone i brought works but the backlight doeas not come on. i can see the screen and use it fine but screen is not lighting up. do you know what the fault is by any chance?
 

ninjaw95

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Nov 30, 2011
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THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR HELP.... and im gonna tax you again! i got a 2 for the price of 1 deal with the iphone and the second ihpone i brought works but the backlight doeas not come on. i can see the screen and use it fine but screen is not lighting up. do you know what the fault is by any chance?
i have no hardware experience. sorry o3o