can jailbreaked iPhone restore to unhacked?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kittenman, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. kittenman macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    i am thinking to buy an iPhone, since i am with T-Mobile now, so i have to hack it to use. But i also want to switch to AT&T when the my T-Mobile contract expire, so my question is, once iPhone is jailbroken, can you restore it so it can be used on AT&T's network too, or it's a one-way ticket? thanks in advance~
  2. draperm25 macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2007
    no need to restore the phone, just take your T-Mobile simcard out and pop an AT&T simcard in and away you go
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Please use the correct terminology.

    Jailbreaking is installing apps and themes.

    Unlocking is using it with anyone other than ATT.

    Hacking is everything in between.

    Try your question again.
  4. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2003
    Unless you downgrade your bootloader, all other modifications can be completely undone.
  5. Chris29 macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007
    wow thats helpful. neato that you were born knowing everything and never asked a question here. sure, reading and learning here would answer his question, but you could have in the same time as it took you to reply. sad :(
  6. kittenman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    revised question

    so let me use the right terminology, if i unlock my iPhone to use on other carriers like T-Mobile, then can i relock it when i decide to go with AT&T? and when new firmware release from Apple, can u update ur unlocked iPhone on iTunes? since i heard some people's iPhone somehow turned into bricks.
    and also, does jailbreak have the same risk as unlock has? thanks again.
    so ya, hope u can answer my question.
  7. one1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    I rather think it is you that needs to get off the horse here. Proper terminology is essential for tech support on anything, but most especially computer related items. If he asks about unlocking, but means jailbreaking how many proper responses do you expect him to get? Same as if he asks about jailbreaking, but really wants unlocking.

    Excellent response defining the differences in each, darngooddesign.
  8. jeffmc macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2007
    sure can, just do a full restore through iTunes

    there has been rumors of genii turning away customers that did not activate their phones with AT&T within two weeks of purchase so you may be putting your applecare warranty at risk by doing this.
  9. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2007
    If you plan to upgrade to the latest firmware and you already have AT&T, you can just do a "restore to upgrade to the latest firmware". Your phone is now locked and can only use the AT&T Simcard. Now in the future if you want to use a different carrier like Tmobile, youre going to have unlock it again w/c I recommend using Ziphone if your using windows and Independence for Mac users
  10. kittenman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008

    wow thanks for all the helpful responses, i think i can go and buy an iPhone with no worries now, and please warn me if anything else a new iPhone user may need to know~

    thanks again~
  11. Chris29 macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007

    but yes you are correct, but it was a jerk way to say it, and he could have answered his question. only, he chose to reply to the question just to "educate" the man. i am sure it made him feel smart. being smart and nice really makes these forums productive. arrogance and talking down to newbies does not. just don't post if you can't help. :)
  12. jeffmc macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2007
    yo he helped the OP out man, it's tough asking a question when you don't know exactly what you are asking.

    you are the one that filled this thread with useless posts.

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