getting the iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by elie.fares, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. elie.fares macrumors regular

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    My aunt is sending me the new 3GS as a gift from Australia. It comes factory unlocked from apple.

    My question is, when I want to activate it, should I just put in my unsupported carrier sim card and connect it to iTunes?
    or do I have to run redns0w?

    I have a 2G and don't really need the jailbreak, just the hacktivation part since I don't use cydia.
     
  2. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    When you get the iPhone, just put in your SIM (carrier doesn't matter) and connect it to iTunes and it will activate. However I believe that once you put in that SIM you can't change the carrier e.g. If I put a T-Mobile SIM in and then a year later I wanted to change to Sprint I couldn't because when I activated it I essentially locked it to T-Mobile.
    Hope this helps
    King Mook Mook
     
  3. elie.fares thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sep 13, 2008
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    Yeah, I'm not interested in changing carriers.

    thanks :)
     

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