Getting a new unlocked 3G iphone in a few days, got a question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by IKas, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. IKas macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009
    Is it true that if I get an unlocked 3G Iphone and when I put my simcard in, I have to avoid downloading updates? I've read from one poster on this forum that if I download an update I will have to unlock the phone again.

    I am from Canada and with Rogers if it matters.

  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    You mean the Apple firmware updates? Yes, you can't download those or else it will un-jailbreak/lock your phone. You will need to wait for the dev team to release the updated pwning software in order to update the firmware.
  3. DPA macrumors 65816


    You will have to unlock if the update contains a baseband modification. All 2.x updates have contained this modification. BTW, I am 90% sure that Rogers is an official iPhone carrier in Canada

  4. IKas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009
    Rogers is an official iphone carrier in Canada, but why does that matter?

    Does it help my cause or no?

    What is the website for the dev team? Does my iphone have to be jailbroken in order to download that software?

    So I just have to avoid plugging in my Iphone to itunes right? (sorry, I am an iphone newb).

    Thanks guys.
  5. IKas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009
    So if I used an unlocked iphone 3G with a official Carrier of the Iphone (Rogers) will it change anything?

    This is the American equivalent of buying an unlocked phone and using an AT&T sim.
  6. chaoses macrumors member


    Jul 22, 2008
    Maryland, US
    does anyone know the instructions for unlocking iphone 3g? I couldn't find it in the search bar. I know there's instruction for jailbreaking. Is that the same?
  7. DPA macrumors 65816


    You don't have to unlock if you are going to use it with the official carrier. In America, it would be a waste of money to buy a unlocked iPhone and use it with AT&T. If you are talking about jailbreaking then that is a different story.

  8. neesh0 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario
    to unlock an iphone 3g you need a jailboken phone with 2.2 software, then just get the source for yellowsn0w and install it onto your phone via cydia.

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