Other than placing a sim card, is there a way of telling an iPhone is unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by braddick, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. braddick macrumors 68040

    braddick

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    I have an iPhone first generation in front of me, jailbroken and unlocked. The jailbroken I see as Cydia is installed.
    Now, other than placing a TMobile sim card in it and activating it (no sim card available outside of the AT&T card installed), is there a way of spotting this iPhone as being unlocked?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    As Apple never sold any unlocked first generation iPhones in the US, check its model number. If it ends with LL, then it is locked to AT&T. But because it's a first generation iPhone, it is very easy to unlock.
     
  3. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ^Thanks.
    I have the opportunity to purchase it as unlocked. I just wanted to check that to before doing so and placing another sim card in the tray.
    (If it's not unlocked I don't want the hassle...)
     
  4. satchow macrumors 6502

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    The first generation iPhones are all software unlockable because the exploit was in the hardware. As long as it's jailbroken, it can be unlocked.
     
  5. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It can be unlocked, that is all well and good. I suppose if I had to perform the unlock myself I could do so (iClarified is your friend), but I'd rather have it done already.
    Thus my quest: to determine if an iPhone is unlocked already without using a sim.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can not tell unless you test it with another sim.
     
  7. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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  8. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    1st gen will always be unlockable, so I wouldn't even worry about testing it. Just look up how to unlock it and do the procedure
     

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