iPhone iPhone 3GS unlock - bb 05.16.05

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by welljim, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. welljim macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, I have a 3GS on iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) and baseband 05.16.05, what are my options for unlocking please? I'm not prepared to loose GPS functionality.

    Carrier unlock is not an option, I contacted them but they don't do it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Nameci macrumors 68000

    Nameci

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    I bought my AT&T iPhone 3GS in the US and brought it back to the Philippines. It was locked into AT&T. I am already on iOS 6. I paid 25 bucks for somebody in the internet to get it unlocked and voila after 8 hours and an iTunes restore my 3GS is carrier unlocked.
     
  3. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    What carrier are you locked to?
     
  4. welljim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    With so much scam around I'm not sure what paid service to trust, if you can dig out their website it would be great.

    Thanks
     
  5. Nameci macrumors 68000

    Nameci

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    This is the website;

    http://www.techmajesty.com/iphone-unlocking-service/at-and-t-iphone-3gs-factory-unlock.html?gclid=COiz1_q7h7QCFQkFnQodYk8AxA

    The longest that I have waited for the unlock information was a whole day.

    I thought about jailbreaking it, but updates always break the JB so I said to myself it is not worth it. I'd rather pay for a carrier permanent unlock than lose time and effort with every OS update.
     
  6. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    If it is a 3GS with the old boot-rom, depending on production date, you can upgrade to the ipad BB and then downgrade to 05.13.04 BB which can be unlocked with ultrasn0w with full GOS functionality.

    The other option is an IMEI unlock luke already mentioned.
     
  7. welljim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This particular site will not work for me I think, they title their service AT&T Unlock. I'm with Rogers (Canada).

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    Rogers Canada
     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Look for the huge existing thread here - IMEI unlocks

    Probably something in that thread for just about every carrier - but know that unlocks for some carriers are very expensive.
    If your carrier is very expensive, you simply chose the wrong phone to purchase/unlock.
     

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