iPhone 3G Handset Locked

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Nethus, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Nethus macrumors newbie


    Sep 23, 2010
    New Zealand
    Hey guys,

    My brother bought an iPhone 3G in Australia and no longer needs it so he gifted it to me. The problem however is when plugged into iTunes it appears to be locked to an Australian provider. In New Zealand, phones do not get locked.

    I was wondering how do I get this fixed/to work for me? Even usage as an iPod Touch (i.e. without the phone function) would be a lot better than nothing.


    Edit: I've tried jailbreaking, but after trying countless times and various methods I can't seem to get the phone into DFU mode for the jailbreak to start
  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2008
    Seattle, WA USA
    Would you elaborate more on what do you mean "Itunes it appears to be locked to an Australian provider". What message did Itunes give to you?

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