New iPhone, want to unlock for T-Mobile

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mikefromokc, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. mikefromokc macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2006
    I have just purchased a brand new iPhone and I would like to unlock it and use it with T-Mobile. I have been doing some reading on unlocking but since I have not hooked it up to itunes yet to activate it how am I supposed to find out what version I am running? I know I need to get it to at least 1.1.1. Since I just bought it today I am assuming it might be 1.1.2. Any suggestions on what I should use and how to unlock this iphone?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. jalagl macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2003
    Costa Rica
    It is probably 1.1.2. You can figure it out from the serial number printed on the back of the box:


    If the week is > 44, then you definitely have a 1.1.2 iPhone.

    Regarding the unlock, a coworker of mine unlocked his using TurboSIM, which is a chip that you add to your SIM. I can assure you that it works, but it requires you to cut out a portion of your SIM card and follow a process to program TurboSIM, so, from his experience, it seems that it is not for the faint of heart. You can see a video here, plus there are other tons of videos showing the unlock process.

    Regarding TurboSIM itself, he ordered it from some site in eastern Europe for about 50 euros. Prices in eBay are currently around $200:
  3. mikefromokc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2006

    So the only way I can unlock it right now is to purchase TurboSIM? Too bad is cost as much as it does. That is crazy! So I guess I can either switch to AT&T and then just jailbreak my iphone or take it back and pay the restocking fee. Well I appreciate your help.

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