Question regarding unlocking iPhone for T-Mobile

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by trajen, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. trajen macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2008
    Hey everybody,

    I have a first-gen iPhone and at&t is just too expensive. I canceled my account with them and I am planning on getting T-Mobile tomorrow. I've been reading the threads and I'm pretty sure I can run QuickPwn and unlock/jailbreak the phone myself, but I have a question regarding the T-Mobile sim card:

    Do I need to have the T-Mobile sim card in the iPhone BEFORE I run QuickPwn? Or, do I need to run QuickPwn and then insert the sim?

    I haven't found any threads regarding this, and I wanted to make sure because I have run QuickPwn once before and put a friend's T-Mobile sim in my iPhone afterwards and it didn't work.

    If anyone can give me some specifics I would GREATLY appreciate it! :)
  2. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    Does quickpwn unlock? I don't really know.

    But if it were me, I'd use pwnage tool to create a custom ipsw and to unlock the baseband, then use iTunes to load this onto the iPhone without a SIM in it. Then put the Tmobile SIM in after it's been unlocked.

    I am pretty sure this is the method I used when I gave my first gen to my girlfriend for her use on Tmobile.
  3. trajen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2008
    Thanks! I'll try that! :)

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