Questions about unlocking

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

  1. Mister Hams macrumors newbie

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    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

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  3. skubish macrumors 68030

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    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

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    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

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    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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