Questions about unlocking

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Mister Hams, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Mister Hams macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2008
    Hello. I was wondering if I could get some questions cleared up about unlocking iPhones. ^_^

    Now, I know unlocking the iPhone is technically not illegal, but does Apple want us unlocking them? Does a locked iPhone lose some of its features when it is unlocked? Can unlocked iPhones be updated to newer firmware (i.e., if I buy a 1.1.2 unlocked phone, will this little guy have any hope of seeing 1.1.3?)

    I have a Tracfone, but it's taken a few unfortunate trips through the washing machine and has ceased to function, so I'm interested in keeping this SIM card (which I've confirmed is GSM) in upgrading to a new phone, hopefully, an iPhone. Tracfones are prepaid. Does anyone know if this could/would work?

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. Mister Hams thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2008
  3. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    You can use an iPhone with ATT prepaid. Just fail the credit check in iTunes and it will give you a prepaid option. I think you can just enter all 9s for the SSN.
  4. TouchUser macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2007
    TracPhone DOES NOT work even after the iPhone is unlocked. I believe it is because the TracPhone has a hardware to sim connection deal. Correct me if I am wrong, but I would do more research on this.
  5. munroe macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    I've read that the all 9s trick doesn't work anymore. I was able to activate the SIM card that came in my iPhone (OOB 1.1.2) on the AT&T Web site on a pay you go plan. Then I jailbreak-ed (jailbroke?) the phone to bypass activation. There's a topic in this forum with the details.

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