is Permanent unlocking/JBreaking possible? Risk of buying iphone in foreign country

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iphoneind, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. iphoneind macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2009
    Hi am from India and we havent got the 3GS yet here, too frustrating:mad: But I have come to UK for a trip and 3GS is locked to O2 here. If u guys jailbreak/unlock it u can always restore and go back to AT&T if there is a problem. But for guys like me if we buy the iphone in a foreign country and then go back, is there a possible risk n the future where u can never jailbreak/unlock it or miss crucial update like lets say OS4.0:confused:

    Whats ur gut feeling folks:confused: Need ur advice? Should i buy the iphone 3GS in UK or wait another few months to launch in India?
  2. koollectablz macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2009
    But a factory unlocked one or wait til it gets to India.
  3. gngan macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2009
    You can always upgrade to OS 4.0 no matter where you bought your iPhone from. You will just need to unlock and JB afterwards. I'm not sure if you will still have the warranty from Apple if you bought the phone somewhere else rather than India.
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    So far the Dev Team has been able to crack every OS.
  5. Harman M macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Wait for it to come to India. I never saw an Apple store in Delhi, be safe.
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Permanent unlock/jbreaking is not possible.
    Every time you upgrade your OS you lose the unlock and jailbreak.
    You can try purchasing a factory unlocked iphone that will work with any simcard and will stay forever unlocked or, buy a locked iphone and jailbreak and unlock it. And if theres a newer update you have to wait for a jailbreak to be released.
    Or wait a few months and get one in india with the official carrier there and you have nothing to worry about.
    Your choice.

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