iPhone jailbreaking a new phone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dadude77, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. dadude77 macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    I've had my iphone for along time, and can't remember how it works when you start it up for the first time.

    I was looking at buying a new iphone on ebay from x carrier (whatever, verizon, att, sprint) and unlocking it. However is it possible to jailbreak and unlock phone immediately from the box? or did you have to activate it somehow? also if iOS and/or baseband is too high of a version, could you take it backwards so you could jailbreak then unlock it?

    Basically I don't want to buy a phone thats locked, and then have a chance of me not being able to unlock it, and being stuck with a phone i can't use
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
  3. noiceT macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008
    Catalina Wine Mixer
    Do A LOT more research before buying your phone.

    Need to know the firmware/baseband of the phone ur going to buy before knowing if you can jb or unlock.

    You can only downgrade baseband on certain devices with certain basebands.

    Give some detail on the phone youre looking at, fw and baseband, and we can go from there.

    Edit: Actually. Yeah just buy a factory unlocked phone as trijethero said. Save everyone (urself included) a lot of time.
  4. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    I agree if you don't want to learn then by a unlocked and save yourself allot of hassle. Also sounds like your more interested in unlocking then jailbreaking. just spend the extra cash you will be much happier in the long run.

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