Does Jailbreak fix iPad from CDMA to GSM?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by esgal838, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. esgal838 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I'm really feeling a little desperate here. :( I just bought an iPad 2 today and the person who sold it to me assured me it has 3g. Once I got home I looked at it again and realize it has no SIM card slot like most do, although it does have the black strip at the top that other 3g Ipads do, which is what threw me off.

    I checked and it's a Verizon 3G model that doesn't use SIM cards but only has coverage in the US. Since I live in Central America how in the world do I get this unlocked for regular GSM use, or is it not even possible. If it's hackable or jailbreak would do it then I would want to try that. Wifi works but I was really hoping for the 3G too...

    Thanks in advance for any help!!!
     
  2. ihakim macrumors member

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    Unfortunately you're out of luck. Sell it and get a GSM iPad.
     
  3. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, you can't do that with any type of software. It's the hardware. Sell the iPad, or maybe look for someone who wants to trade.
     
  4. esgal838 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a million you guys, that is very helpful! I figured too it was probably not something I can fix. I appreciate your response!

    Cheers!
     
  5. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry about that buddy. Best of luck!
     
  6. 343matt macrumors newbie

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    iPad 3G

    Yes, that's a hardware thing. The CDMA iPad has no SIM slot, while the GSM model does. No soft mods can change that. The iPad 2 3G still goes for a decent amount on the internet, so you might want to sell it for a used iPad 2 or 3.
     

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