I need help / jailbrake —first time iphone user

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by herenow, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. herenow macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2006
    Hello, my apologies if this has already been posted before or similar.....
    I am considering to get an iphone 3g from ebay. The majority of the items i am interested in are unlocked. They are assigned to either At&t or O2 (uk) networks. Now, i have little knowledge about how to unlock an iphone in order so that i can use the phone on my contract network, which is Vodafone (uk).
    I have noticed that there are a few options about how to do this: Using a jailbraker program or using an add-on sim card. Now, do you need to obtain both of these to have the phone work on all networks or do you need to do just one? What does jailbrake actually do to the phone?

    Lastly, when you actually have enabled the iphone to work on all networks does the 3g internet function on a network other than the one the phone was originally assigned to (in my case Vodafone UK)?

    Hope you can help.
  2. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007

    Try it's been posted hundreds of times before, why don't you try using the search tool.

    It's there for a reason.
  3. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    If it's a 3G iPhone, you can't unlock it with software. A simcard unlock is an option, but it is inadvisable, as they have been known to cause problems, and compatibility has been broken with 2.2.
  4. herenow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2006
    Thanks for your message. So the end result is, it is no 100 percent certain that the i phone 3g can be unlocked and used with other networks. Correct?
  5. notintheleast macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2008
    What? :confused:

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