Safest way to unlock iPhone 3G with iOS 4.2.1?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Icloud1, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Icloud1 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if the jailbreak/unlock community has found an easy, safe way to unlock an iPhone 3G? I tried unlocking one back in April (after jailbreaking it first) and it bricked the phone. I was using redsnow.

    Has anyone successfully unlocked an iPhone #G running iOS 4.2.1? If so, what did you use to unlock it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You will have to install the ipad bb to unlock it.
     
  3. Icloud1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. And you'll have to forgive me, but I'm totally new to this. Is there any place you can point me to that has a step-by-step instruction list for everything I need to do to unlock the iPhone 3G?
     
  4. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    www.iclarified.com or/and redmondpie.com are places you can get all tutorials for jailbreaking/unlocked your phone.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, go to the link posted above.
    But installing the ipad bb is not technically the "safest" way to unlock but it might be the only way. So up to you if you're up for it.
     
  6. Icloud1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the links and info everyone. I'm not sure if I'll do this yet. I'm going to buy a 4S soon and only want to unlock my 3G because I heard you can get more resale value for it if it's not carrier locked.

    Then again, I'm sure a carrier locked iPhone is more valuable than a bricked iPhone....
     
  7. pollix44 macrumors newbie

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    yes you can

    you can with a gevey ultra card just insert the gevey card in your iphone follow the instructions and you ar on ! i unlock my iphone 4 4.2.1 baseband 3.10.01 but i dont know if works with the 3g
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, gevey is for the iphone 4 not iphone 3G.
     
  9. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    I doubt you can brick an Iphone. :D
     
  10. maturola macrumors 68040

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    I am not familiar with the iPhone #G. :confused:

    Safest way to unlock is to have your carrier unlocked, if you are in the US your options are a bit limited on that aspet, all other option have some level or risk to it
     
  11. farmercist macrumors newbie

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    how to Revirginize 3G with iPad baseband

    Does anyone know if it is possible to revirginize a 3g that is unlocked with an iPad baseband? Thanks in advance for any information.
     
  12. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Yes we know....and no there is no way to that currently, once the iPad BB is there is there to stay.
     
  13. farmercist macrumors newbie

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    I guess I have a brick then

    Thanks for confirming relocking not possible. That's what I thought. I guess I have a brick. I just got a 4GS and was thinking of relocking and passing on the 3g.
     
  14. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Relocking is possible, you just need to remove ultrasn0w and it will be locked...

    you asked for "revirginize"...that is not possible.
     
  15. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    check with Fuzzyband or TU to see what bootloader your phone has. If it has 05.08, then you can downgrade its baseband.
     

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