How to unlock iPhone 3G version 2.2.1 (5H11)?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by pj302, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. pj302 macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009

    I have an iPhone 3G version 2.2.1 (5H11). How can I unlock my iPhone? I will be traveling to South Asia I want to use my South Asian sim card.

  2. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    You will have to use a sim card unlock option because the software unlock does not with the stock 2.2.1 baseband
  3. pj302 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009

    What is a sim card unlock option? Are there any links explaining how to use the sim card unlock option?

    Thank you for your help.
  4. mreddys10 macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008
    Please read this:

    If your baseband version is 2.30, u cant unlock as of now. If u r really desperate, then u can try 'hardware' solutions like a rebelsim. IF u do want to use this (a lot of people dont recommend it), then u can try ismartphone3g. I used it before the software unlock was released, and it seemed to work fine.
  5. pj302 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    I am new to the iPhone wold.. and hence my dumb question.
    Why do people not recommend rebelsim? What is ismartphone3g?

  6. mreddys10 macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008
    ismartphone3g is similar to a rebel sim, but it worked better than rebelsim for me. Just google it. I dont really know why its not recommended (i used it dint i? LOL). There are a lot of different manufacturers of this sim, so do a google search, find one that u can get easily (and one that works with iphone FW 2.2.1). Be carefull though, some of the sites are fake.
  7. pj302 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    Thank you!!!!
  8. vadim macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2009

    I had after several attempts with different SIM (yessim,turbosim and i-smartphon) cards I finally did with a SIM card called magicsim. which I bought via
    The main problem with the first 3 sim cards I mentioned above was continuously losing of signal while switching cell towers...that was really frustrated! Everything is working perfect now I don't know if this magicsim is an improved version but everything works just PERFECT now! Also their support stuff has responded promptly to each support request I made.
  9. lakeishalily59 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2009
    i have tried the magicsim card too, it's really great,MAGICSIM 2009 Newest iPhone V2.2.1 Unlock Turbosim.I bought it via be you can have a try.
  10. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    Spam..... :rolleyes:
  11. still in school macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2009
    try taking out "may"... it was a typo.

    i went to the site, but theres no place for me to purchase it.. i just went ahead and purchased one on ebay for 10 bucks... we'll see how that goes.
  12. kairos macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2009
    It has,you can purchase it on line, i bought it on line, now it works perfect.

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