Is unlocking and jail breaking the same thing?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Imola Ghost, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    I'm wanting to sell that old white 3gs iPhone we have lying around and the guy wants it unlocked. I'm guess that jail breaking it is the same, correct?
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level

    you can jailbreak a locked device

    to be unlocked, you also need to be jail broke. Unlocked lets you use other carriers
  3. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Read lots of info about base bands.

    Utilise utube.
  4. Imola Ghost, Apr 1, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2012

    Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    OK, since I've fulfilled my obligation with ATT. I've called ATT and they said they CANNOT unlock, give out the codes or do they even have the capability to unlock any Apple iPhones given they're agreement with Apple.

    Shouldn't they unlock it based upon my contract fulfillment with them? I've done my 2 year contract and aren't they legally supposed to unlock it for me if I ask?

    Does anyone know how I can unlock this Apple iPhone 3GS version 5.0. modem version 05.16.05?
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.

    AT&T unlocks any phone but the iPhone. What you're saying makes perfect sense but AT&T will not do it.
    In order to unlock that iPhone you have to install the iPad bb. And that's not a good idea since it comes with many issues.
  6. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009

    I've got everything I believe to be able to unlock it (Redsnow) and saved my SSH blob to Cydia's server. But what I'm unsure about it how to get a baseband for use on Tmobile. What baseband should I use? This is the part about unlocking I'm unsure about as I've jail broke some iPhones before but not unlocked them.

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