Few questions for the wise

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Appl3FTW, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

    Appl3FTW

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    I'm not too familiar with the jailbreaking community anymore ever since i had 4S and 5

    1. What is the current firmware that you can jailbreak?
    2. What iphone can be unlocked right now and what unlock (ultrasnow)?
    3. Do you lose jailbreak unlock when you restore/upgrade (im not talking about factory unlock)? i've always thought this is a YES but i heard otherwise recently.
    4. I know it's illegal to unlock now but they're still selling on ebay so is this legit?

    mah bad, jailbreaking is one thing about apple that i'm not really upto date at
     
  2. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    1) all iOS 6 firmware a on all iOS devices with evasi0n this coming week.
    2) unlocks are really only through imei unlockers online
    3) if you imei unlock, you never lose your unlock unless you switch phones. Jailbreak is removed with an iTunes restore
    4) good feedback scores on eBay means trustworthy in my experience.
     
  3. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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  4. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    To clarify, phones purchased after Jan. 26th, 2013 can only be unlocked with carrier permission. Phones bought before that, don't apply to the new BS law.
     
  5. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    so phone before can be unlocked via ebay/jailbreak/websites?
     
  6. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Yep.
     
  7. ivandr macrumors regular

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    So out of curiosity, will new phones (via their particular IMEI perhaps?) fail when an ebay unlocker attempts to unlock (ie when they submit their request into a carrier's database, the purchase date will make the process fail)?

    Not sure if anyone even knows the response to this, and my personal device was purchased beforehand but I'm interested to understand a bit more about how this plays out if anyone has ideas/experience trying a newly purchased phone...
     
  8. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Nope, it will work, but it is illegal.
     
  9. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    You could, but just like downloading movies, music or whatever you'll face a fine and jail time.
     

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