Iphone and T-mobile

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cave12man, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. cave12man macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2007
    avalon, nj
    can anyone point me in the right direction to the steps required to use tmobile and an iphone. would love to get one but not sure how to go about it
  2. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2007
    Whatever happens to the saying "It is so easy a Caveman can do it?"

    First get an Iphone. Second go to this site: www.iphone.unlock.no
  3. new-Mac-owner macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    Step:1-Get a t-mobile plan with Edge/internete with free phone take sim out
    Step:2-Buy iphone
    Step:3-pick windows or mac Download software from ziphone.org
    step:4-Run software
    step:5-Use pin or paper clip to take iphone sim out from top of iphone
    step:6-Take t-mobile sim and insert in the iphone holder and put back in
    Step:7-Use itunes to put songs or videos on your iphone
    step:8-Have a very cool phone!:apple:
  4. certsoft macrumors member


    Sep 29, 2007
    John Day, OR
    If you just want to use a prepaid plan you can buy just the SIM card without messing around with a phone you don't want.

    SIM Activation Kit
  5. new-Mac-owner macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    yea,But most times they well give you a free phone @ tmobile store and you can just resell for a couple bucks but with prepaid you cant use the internet.:apple:
  6. cave12man thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2007
    avalon, nj
    awesome relplies...i have had a phone and plan already for a year or two and just needed some steps to get the iphone and t-mobile working with my sim card and unlock it. probably should have clarified that earlier. in regards to the updates n such has anyone had much trouble relocking it for the update then ulocking it again?
  7. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Hi cave12man, I don't know about the website linked to above (and my company's websense filters it), but I'm using an iPhone on T-Mobile myself.

    I used an application called ZiPhone. You can find it at ziphone.org. You just hook your iPhone up to a computer and run ZiPhone and follow the steps to activate/unlock/jailbreak. Really easy, had it up and running on T-Mobile within ten minutes after opening the box.

    One other thing. If you have the Blackberry Data Plan, you'll need to, on the iPhone, go to Settings -> General -> Network and add wap.voicestream.com under the APN field. If you have the T-Mobile Total Internet Plan for smartphones, you'll want to add internet2.voicestream.com as the APN.

    Both plans are the same price, but I'd recommend the Total Internet Plan as it also gives you free access to all T-Mobile access points, including the ones at Starbucks and airports.

    I'm using 1.1.3. Haven't upgraded to 1.1.4 yet, but a new iPhone will probably come with 1.1.4. Regardless, I can just do a Restore in iTunes and then update with no trouble, then run the latest version of iPhone to re-unlock it.
  8. cave12man thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2007
    avalon, nj
    exactly what i wanted to know this was a huge help. i have heard people having some trouble with the lock unlock and wanted some clarification.

    many thanks
  9. mtfield macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2008
    I have an iphone on at&t and am planning to sell it in a while so i can upgrade to the next iphone.. ive discovered that iphones that are unlocked are going for a higher price than those that aren't. So if i posted saying i could unlock it can i just take out my sim, restore it, run the ziphone unlock setting, and then put whoever buys my phone sim in it and they'd be up and running??? do i need a sim in the phone as i run ziphone? thanks
  10. tforst85 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2008
    Hi i just bought an iphone a few days ago and have unlocked it and am using it on tmobile...i have a couple questions that i was hoping someone would be able to help me out with.

    I used the ziphone 2.5 and i have 1.1.3

    Whenever i go to the installer and install one of the apps it says downloadd failed

    also i can not get my youtube to connect

    can someone pleasee help me out?
  11. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    upgrade to 1.1.4 and then unlock my utube works fine...
  12. tforst85 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2008
    but if im running 1.1.3, wouldnt i have to lock the phone back to att (ziphone - restore?) before upgrading to 1.1.4?

    Thanks for the help
  13. McGiord, Mar 8, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011
  14. tforst85 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2008
    ok i have upgraded to 1.1.4 and my youtube works now.

    however, when i open the installer and go to install games or themes or wallpapers it tells me package download failed.

    does anyone know why?>

    Thank you

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