Freedom on the iphone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cineapple, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. cineapple macrumors regular

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    After going through many of the threads concerning unlocking the iphone, I still have a couple of questions before I make the plunge in getting an ipphone.

    a. Is it possible to hack/unlock the iphone if you are running your mac on a ppc. Can I just unlock it by going to jailbreak? Or do I need to an installer on my desktop that is for intel

    b. When you get the iphone from the mac store, do you have to sign a contract first, and then cancel once you have unlocked the phone?

    c. And What is the best unlocking method available?
     
  2. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Good Luck :)
     
  3. cineapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    best unlock method

    so would you use independence or iphonesimfree, or do you use one first then the other?

    Also, on iphonesimfree, it states that once installed, you can use any phone carrier for your iphone, is this true? reading through these forums I don't get that impression.
     
  4. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Independance is whats used to jailbreak the phone - its basically fakes the activation, so you get an ''activated'' handset - which functions as a phone-less iPhone.

    Then, you use AnySIM or iPhoneSimFree to actually perform the unlock - which takes it off the AT&T network and onto any GSM carrier in the world.

    Although I'm 90% sure AnySIM now works, you better double check.
     
  5. cineapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    GSM Carrier

    So does this mean I can use it on my verizon service? Sorry, I'm new to all of this and am just trying to catch up...
    so how do I set my current verizon number to work on the iphone?
     
  6. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    I've just looked quickly and apparently Verizon is a CDMA/EV-DO carrier, meaning its NOT GSM and will not work with the iPhone - even if unlocked.

    Example of a GSM Carrier I know of in the US: T-Mobile.
     
  7. JLatte macrumors 6502

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    No, Verizon = CDMA

    Cingular/ATT, T-Mobile = GSM

    It won't work with Verizon. It will work with GSM (AT&T, T-Mobile) or whatever else is GSM.

    That's for the U.S.
     
  8. cineapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    ahh...i see. So what if I switch carriers in the future, to get my iphone to work with say a sim carrier, how do I get mu number transfered to their network?
     
  9. crunkcrumpet macrumors member

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    You're correct - the new AnySIM corrected all the problems that the original version brought about.
     

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