how to unlock iphone 3gs ios 4.0.1? (not jailbroken)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mbg1987, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. mbg1987 macrumors newbie

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    hi
    i've purchased an iphone 3gs locked from Sweden, it's upgraded to ios 4.0.1,
    i can't even connect it to itunes or get into the menu, just emergency calls
    is there a solution for this?

    thank you in advance
     
  2. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

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    You need to activate it. You need a sim from the original carrier who sold it in Sweden.
     
  3. mbg1987 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fortunately, i couldn't find him !!, how to go about this ??
    thanks for the replay please help
     
  4. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

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    Use the model number to determine carrier via Google
    Then eBay for a sim
     
  5. mbg1987 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my phone model number is a1303
    i'm going to download 3.1.2 firmware and install it on my iphone using RedSn0w 0.9.3, can this work?
     
  6. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816

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    As far as I'm aware, only if you have your SHSH blobs saved for that phone. Since you just bought it, I suspect that you don't.
     
  7. mbg1987 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, thanks, but how to know the carrier that my iphone locked on?
    some known info: imei ,serial no,iccid
     
  8. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a

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    If it's a Swedish iPhone it's locked to either of these three providers

    Telia
    Telenor
    Tre

    You can order free Pay As You Go SIM-cards from http://www.gratiskontantkort.se and have that shipped to you via a local contact or order a Phonebook Card to activate your 3GS with.

    Currently, these are your only options
     
  9. edgar.amarotova macrumors newbie

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    does the phonebook sim card trick work? i depend on my JB iPhone and if i upgrade it and lock it anc cant jailbreak it im screwed... does it really work?
     
  10. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    If you live in the US, I've heard you can use a prepaid SIM. However, I've never tried it, so YMMV. Also, don't upgrade. There is no such thing as an accidental upgrade. Apple gives you the option so you aren't presented with another update notification. Utilize it. It's not difficult.
     
  11. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    This is a good thing to reiterate. Anyone who has any interest whatsoever in jailbreaking/unlocking/downgrading should check that box in itunes that says "don't notify me again" and nullify any and all chances of an "accidental" upgrade. If and when you need to upgrade, you'll be able to just fine. But downgrading is another issue altogether. Much harder to go back than to click one button and ruin everything.
     

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