This guide says you can restore an iPhone 2G to iPhone firmware 3.1.3 http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=4255 and unlock it. The date says February 2010 though. So iTunes 9.1.1 was not out. Does it work with iTunes 9.1.1 ? If it doesn't work is there a chance another method could be used? The worst thing is if the baseband is updated to a version that cannot be unlocked. Unlock is a requirement! Otherwise it's almost only good as a paperweight in this case. EDIT: it worked, see my reply a few posts down.