New to iphone need some help

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by vjdebart, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. vjdebart macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    So I'm looking at an I phone 3G 8gig tomorrow its in very nice condition and the seller says its unlocked and she has been using her T mobile sim card and the T mobile network with the phone. she tells me its got the 3.1 OS and works perfectly. Is there anything I should be looking for as I check out the phone? I plan to insert my sim card and make a test phone call other than that what other issues should I look at

    BTW i do not plan to get a data plan just use WIFI from time to time


    new guy and new to I phone
  2. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2009
    Check the modern firmware (baseband). If it's 5.13 and below, you can unlock it with Ultrasnow. To find it, on the phone, settings > general > about.
  3. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    #3 tutorials has all the jailbreaks and unlocks also the dev-team blog and google and search work very well.
  4. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    You can never be too sure with these sales. Check that the firmware and OS is indeed as described. Check the sound, camera, buttons, etc to make sure everything is working.
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    And don't rush into updating the firmware as soon as you get it.
    If you do, you will likely lose jailbreak and the unlock !
  6. lucifiel macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2009
    In your basement
    This is probably the soundest advice you could follow.
  7. vjdebart thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Thanks ..Got the phone today looks new. the young woman who owned it is a trainer for T mobile. My sim card went in and imported my contacts. now just getting a chance to play with it, it found my home network and I was able to checked my email. I like it, a lot different then my blackberry

    Thanks for the input

    Vince :apple:
  8. cougar11 macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    yea....WAAAAAYYYYY better than a blackberry (talking from experience...came from a BB Storm, what a shame, lol)

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