iPhone unlocking...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kobrakai, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. kobrakai macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
    Hey. Iv searched around these forums, and cant find a real answer/dont understand exactly the conclusion of a thread...but,..

    if an iphone is unlocked (to work on different providers, not to be able to run 3rd party applications)... does that prevent the iphone from being able to be updated through software update with itunes without running the risk of becoming "a brick"... or does that only apply to breaking the iphone to allow it to run these third party applications? Thanks in advance, and sorry IF this has already been answered properly.
  2. Croatian macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2006
    Ontario, Canada

    Here is how it works

    If u buy an iPhone from Apple ... if u don't wanna use it with AT&T ... you need to use iNdependance to Activate the Phone, then JailBreak the Phone and then install SSH on it. Once u have that done then u upload AnySIM on ur iPhone and it unlocks your phone so u can use other non AT&T sim Cards

    However, u can not update to future apple iPhone updates without bricking the phone, so that is what iPhone Dev team and other teams are for, they post guides how to revirginize your phone so u can set it back to original settings that way u can update to the new firmware when that happens and that way u will be up to date (but foolishly updating will BRICK ur iPhone and u will have an expensive iPod in your hands)

    If u buy an iPhone and u want it to be with AT&T but u want 3rd party apps, all u need to do is JailBreak your iPhone and install installer.app and you are on ur way to 3rd party applications, and before u update to a new firmware all u do is restore your iPhone to original settings in iTunes and ur on your way

    Usually when apple comes out with new Firmware updates they break the old code that allows you to unlock or install 3rd party applications on your phone so i would wait for others to figure out how to use 3rd party apps as well as unlock new firmware, for now no one knows when new firmware will come out

    Hope this helps
  3. CD3660 macrumors 68040


    Jun 6, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom.
    If you unlock the iPhone and then update it, it will re-lock it and you run the risk of 'bricking it'.

    That's how I understand it anyway.

    EDIT: Much more comprehensive answer posted while I was composing mine.

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