Can I unlock my iPhone 3GS?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cmm, May 28, 2012.

  1. cmm macrumors 6502a

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    I want to get rid of AT&T and switch to TMobile. I know that I will be stuck on 2G/EDGE speeds with Tmobile but the reception from AT&T in Boston is so terrible, I don't care.

    I have jailbroken my iPhone 3GS iOS 4.2.1. Can I unlock it? If I need to upgrade or downgrade my iOS software, please let me know and I'll follow whatever steps you provide. I did recently officially upgrade my iOS software if that matters.

    Thank you!
     
  2. XskylineX macrumors newbie

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    You can get it officially unlocked through AT&T if you just give them a call or talk to an online representative. Tell them you want to unlock your phone and they will ask for your IMEI number. After they process it, you can restore your phone and it will be unlocked forever.
     
  3. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Even if I no longer have an account with them? I closed att about 6 months ago...
     
  4. XskylineX macrumors newbie

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    If you can use someone you know that has an account. What baseband are you on?
     
  5. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have 05.15.04. Does that change things? In the past, it meant I had to use iPad bb and I'd lose GPS...
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Find a friend or relative who is a current AT&T customer. Have that person call with the IMEI of your phone and request the unlock.
    Takes less than 2 hours for the unlock to be enabled.
     
  7. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So what does the friend say, they have an iPhone that they purchased elsewhere that they want unlocked?
     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    It has to be an AT&T phone, just give them the IMEI and they will unlock it.
    It's not like you have to answer 20 questions about the phone.
     
  9. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Seriously ?
    I'll allow you to figure that out on your own.
     

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