getting the iPhone 3GS

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

  1. elie.fares macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    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

    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

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

    thanks :)

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