iphone 3g ebay

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by 645ci, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. 645ci macrumors member

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    Hi,

    So Ive managed to secure an iphone 3g of the bay.

    First things are, do i need to check for anything in particular when going for the cash on collection?

    Secondly, what is going on with the whole unlock thing nowaday? Can I unlock the iphone 3g to any network in the uk? I have an o2 contract at the moment that has 5 months left on it.

    Thanks you so much in advance for help and advice given :)

    Much appreciated.
     
  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't look like there is a mainstream way to unlock your new phone as of yet.
     
  3. 645ci thread starter macrumors member

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    How come there are alot of these iphones of ebay that are unlocked or unlocked to any o2 sim cards?
     
  4. KingHuds macrumors 6502

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    Those are probably first gen iPhones, or jailbroken 3G phones, which are still not unlocked to any network.
     
  5. 645ci thread starter macrumors member

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    What does the activation do with the uk iphone 3gs?

    Damn it, i was hoping that i was able to get the uk iphone 3g and just pop my o2 sim card in or activate/unlock it to use it. grrr
     
  6. 645ci thread starter macrumors member

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    how reliable are these turbo sim, stealthsim things etc?

    So is there any way of being able to use this iphone 3g as a mobile? downgrade firmware or anything etc?
     
  7. spinstorm macrumors 68000

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    If your using an O2 SIM then you don't need to unlock.

    As long as it is a UK iPhone 3G all you have to do is put the O2 SIM in the phone and let itunes activate it automatically - you will be asked to register it but not sign up for anything as the activation process is different than it was before.

    So don't worry it will work and I really wish people would check their advice is correct before giving the wrong information!
     
  8. 645ci thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much :)

    Any confirmation ?
     

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