phone is locked...need advise

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by diroccs, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. diroccs macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2009
    my friend gave me his first gen iphone, he got the new one. AT&T wants a butt load of money for a deposit for me to open an account. What are my options people? they ATT guy put a sim in it, and the main screen says all i can do is make an emergency phone call, my friend wiped the phone off before he gave it to me. any suggestions. I am currently a Sprint customer
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    You just need to unlock it, dump the AT&T and insert your Sprint sim. Check the tutorials at the top of this iPhone Hacks board. Shouldn't take you longer than an hour.

    Edit: Apologies. I'm not from the US..didn't realise it's not possible to use Sprint on iPhone.
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    You can not run an iPhone on Sprint. Search for jailbraking; you can use it on T-Mobile.
  4. Jeff1024 macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2009
    Actually, that's impossible. Sprint uses CDMA ATT uses GSM. No way to make a GSM iPhone work on a Sprint network.

    Might want to read up before you start giving out bad advice. Just saying.
  5. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    I must have changed my post while you were replying. I didn't realise there were networks in the US that don't use GSM.
  6. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    OK, despite all that, it's still good advice to unlock it and use a non-contract-SIM, whether that's still with AT&T or with another GSM carrier. It just won't be Sprint.

    Assuming that it is not already updated to 3.0, follow these steps:

    1. Put the phone into DFU mode and update to 3.0 through iTunes. See this clip:

    2. Run RedSn0w to jailbreak and unlock, using this tutorial: (Windows) (Mac)

    3. Insert carrier's SIM, enjoy your unlocked iPhone ;)

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