Is mine really jailbroken and unlocked?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by miki66, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. miki66 macrumors 6502

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    I've never own an iphone before. The iphone 4 was bought from ebay and the seller said it was fully jailbroken and unlocked. I don't mind the jailbroken part but is it really unlocked?

    It's on the home screen with NO SIM sign. I can do anything just like using an ipod touch. The apps are all from apple and there's NO cydia. When I go to settings-general-about, it says the Carrier AT&T 7.0:confused:

    Is it still being locked to ATT or is it already unlocked in some other ways?
     
  2. F123D macrumors 68040

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    You could try borrowing a friends T-Mobile sim and test it out. That'd probably be the easiest way.
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    This ^^ (sort of a no brainer) :rolleyes:
     
  4. miki66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'm afraid to cut my tmobile sim:(it'll take a few days for a replacement sim if that doesn't work for some reason
     
  5. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    What sim did you expect to test it with?
     
  6. miki66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    tmobile.....But I want to make sure it's UNLOCKED so I'm more confident to cut my sim. (may sound silly though)
     
  7. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Well no matter what you can just jailbreak and unlock it right now.
    Try your T-Mobile SIM, and if it says "invalid SIM", then jailbreak and unlock it yourself.
     
  8. macattack87 macrumors member

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    if theres no cydia on your springboard the chances of it being unlocked/jailbroken are low

    IMO the seller prob. just popped his sim card out and then sold the phone as is
     
  9. miki66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There's no sim at all. He sold it saying it's fully jailbroken and unlocked. btw he's a top rated seller. I guess I'll just have to e-mail him.

    BTW, my tmobile sim was more than 5 years old. Some random people on the net said it won't work if the sim is too old (doesn't support 3g or something). Should I be trimming it down anyway?

    I'm sorry for asking too many questions.
     
  10. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Whether or not the SIM supports 3G doesn't matter--the iPhone is incompatible with the T-Mobile 3G frequencies. You will never get 3G signal from T-Mobile on any iPhone.
    And, if you try to cut your SIM and fail, you can always go to T-Mobile and get a new one, I doubt that they would charge you.
     
  11. miki66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG]

    Does it mean it's not unlocked? inside is my trimmed t-mobile sim:(
     
  12. macattack87 macrumors member

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    this is what you need to do

    go to jailbreakme.com and jailbreak your fone

    then in cydia download/install ultrasnow

    make sure that you go into settings and you turn off 3g b4 running ultrasnow

    after that everything should work fine
     
  13. miki66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's getting even worse now. INVALID SIM, SIM FAILURE.

    I paid for an unlocked iphone but now I have to unlock it myself?
    Why would I pay the extra in firsthand?
    Alright, I'll just return and get my refunds. That's really sad.

    Thanks for all the answers and suggestions.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Go to settings/general/about tell us what version firmware are you on.
    It only takes a few minutes to JB and unlock it if you dont want to go thru the process of returning and getting a refund.
    By the time you made this thread and responded you could have gotten it JB and unlocked yourself if you're not on 4.0.2 already.
     
  15. narimonk macrumors regular

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    +1, Truer words never been spoken. :rolleyes:
     
  16. miki66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok, I have it unlocked FINALLY.......very disappointed with this seller though

    Thanks for all the helps!!
     
  17. The General macrumors 601

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    It's so easy a chimpanzee could do it.

    Do you really want me to tell you why?

    Sad indeed.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You should send him a message and maybe he will send you back something crediting you for not going thru with what was advertised in his auction.
    Worth a try.
     
  19. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    No it wont. Just go into a store and ask for one and they will activate it if you need them to.
     

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