Swiss iPhone 3GS unlock problem

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by J-Low, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. J-Low macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Hi Guys,
    I hope one of you can help.
    I bought an iPhone 3GS (32GB black) at apple authorized reseller in Switzerland, without contract.
    Locked to Orange network.
    Took it to Orange outlet, requested unlock.
    Staff said "no problem" and scanned IMEI saying to "wait a few days for apple to update servers before activating".
    Took phone to home to Ireland.
    Some days later tried to activate using my local PAYG SIM
    iTunes message "SIM unvalid".

    So, I guess that didn't work.

    Question: Should I be able to Jailbreak and Unlock pre-activation and without official SIM (with purplera1n or future Dev-Team JB/Unlock) ??

    Question: Getting iBEC and iBSS seems to first require working i.e activated iPhone, is this the case?

    Many thanks from first time iPhone owner for any help offered.

  2. J-Low thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2005
    If the question is unclear please ask.
  3. giulianoaugusto macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    For what I've seen in tons of blogs, videos and sites, you can JB and unlock right out of the box, without having to activate it.

    As far as the IBEC IBSS requering activating I don't know.....sorry!
  4. anaq8i macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    send Orange an email to unlock

    Just send an email attached with the invoice to and they'll unlock it, it might take upto 10 days. By the way, which reseller did you buy it from?
  5. impulse462 macrumors 68000


    Jun 3, 2009
    you do NOT need to activate to get your iBEC and iBSS files.

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