Can you Unlock a Spanish iPhone ??

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  1. Mindboggle macrumors newbie

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    Im thinking of buying an iPhone 3G from Spain as they are cheaper, but is it possible to unlock it for use on T-Mobile UK, using any of the 3.0 unlocks available ?? ie. Ultrasnow etc

    Thanks

    I think the Spanish iPhone network is either Vodadone of Movistar...
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    Just use redsn0w or Pwnage Tool to jailbreak the device, and then unlock it with ultrasn0w.:)
     
  3. samab macrumors 6502a

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    You can get official unlocked iphone from movistar in Spain.
     
  4. Mindboggle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks guys. If i cant get the offical unlock i will use the jailbreak. I just wanted to 100% confirm that the ultrasnow unlock will work, and it doesnt make a difference that its from spain.
     
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  6. kitenski macrumors regular

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    Interesting, I have some friends in Spain, can I just get them to buy me one and ship it to the UK and it will work with my Vodafone SIM?

    Cheers,

    Greg
     
  7. philstone macrumors 6502

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    I haven't ever heard or seen any official unlocked iphones here...

    Who from?

    yes, redsn0w works fine on Movistar iPhones.. I've unlocked quite a few using this method and they work fine with 3G coverage...
     
  8. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure how much you would save by buying one in Spain but bear in mind that if you have to use your warranty you would have to take it back to Spain (having restored it, of course, to remove evidence of jailbreaking and unlocking).
     
  9. Mindboggle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To be honest im not getting it, my freind is, and he got my other freind one for £200, and it works fine. So its a pretty big saving. Im not to worried about the warrenty..
     
  10. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    How can he get it for that cheap??? I live in Barcelona and you can only buy an iPhone with Movistar, signing a 2 year contract or an 18 month contract. If you want to buy an unlocked iPhone, you would probably have to pay over 500 euros.

    I have no clue how your friend got it for 200 pounds. Something doesn't add up...
     
  11. Mindboggle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have no idea :confused: but he got one, and is getting me one. I think it was on pay as you go...
     
  12. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    They don't have a prepaid for iphone plan here in Spain....

    If he can get it for so cheap, would you mind PM'ing me or posting how he got it? I would love to get the 3Gs. I'm going to get it, but it's currently sold out everywhere in Barcelona. Once they get some stock, I'm going to get it. If I can get it for 200 pounds without a contract, even better!! Somehow I highly doubt it's possible, though. I've never heard of anything like that.
     
  13. Mindboggle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im sorry i dont know how he got it, or what plan, or anything. I just know he got one and he said he will get me one for £200. I dont know anything more about it. Sorry..
     
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  15. kitenski macrumors regular

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    Could you ask him? I have some good friends in Spain myself!
     
  16. Mindboggle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yh sure, when i find out in the next couple of days, ill be sure to post back here on how he got one.
     
  17. kitenski macrumors regular

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    cheers, would be appreciated :D
     
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