Differences between factory-unlocked and Cydia-unlocked iPhone 4G?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by KareemMakk, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. KareemMakk macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2010
    So, what are the differences? Would they be any setbacks for having a Cydia-unlocked iPhone?

    I really need help because there is a $300 difference between these two types of iPhone 4's where I live.
  2. Vandertramp macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2010
    Factory Unlocked: Will ALWAYS be unlocked. These come unlocked from Apple and will not be effected if you update the firmware.

    Cydia Unlocked: In some cases new versions of iOS will lock your Cydia unlocked phones. if you upgrade before a new unlock is found your phone will become locked and you will need to wait until a new unlock is created.

    So my advice is buy the factory unlocked if you don't want to worry about upgrading to a new version of iOS, if you don't mind waiting for a new unlock to be created then go for the Cydia unlocked.

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