iPhone Is there any way to unlock a new iPhone 3GS?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tim9, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. tim9 macrumors newbie

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    My old unlocked iPhone 3G died and Apple gave me a deal on a refurb'ed 16GB 3GS running iOS 5.1.1 (firmware 05.16.05). Is there any way to unlock this if it was made in 2012? Would upgrading to iOS 6 allow me to use a factory unlock via eBAY?
     
  2. dextr3k macrumors 6502

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    There are no software unlock methods for your 3GS on new bootrom.

    You can go the IMEI Factory Unlock route, but you do not need to upgrade ios. It is IOS and Baseband independent. Just buy the unlock and you should be fine.
     
  3. tim9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Where to buy the IMEI Unlock

    Where is the best place to buy the IMEI factory unlock? best price/reputable?
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Google, eBay or one of the several existing IMEI unlock threads that exist here already.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It depends what wireless carrier your iphone is locked to.
    Whatever you do dont try to unlock it using the ipad baseband or you will ruin it and fry all the wireless chips.
     
  6. tim9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. Sine Qua Non macrumors member

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    Unlock Fusion completed mine in 24 hours. It may have been done quicker, but I only checked once.
     
  8. tim9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    UnlockFusion did the trick

    Thanks all, I bought an IMEI unlock on EBay from UnlockFusion and $3.15 and 1 hour later, it was unlocked. I am back on T-Mobile. Yay???
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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