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Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iCheese, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. iCheese macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I have tried searching for my answer, but I didn't get very clear results.

    I am new to this whole unlocking thing.

    To the point, I am wondering if it is still possible to use a first generation iPhone on T-mobile. I thought I read a while back that t-mobile somehow blocked and prevented this from happening again.

    thanks!
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    You can use any unlocked iPhone on T-Mobile. Just update it to 3.1.2 in iTunes and then download and run Pwnage tool to jailbreak it, and then download "Ultrasn0w" from cydia to unlock it. :)
     
  3. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome, thanks so much!!!

    This is for a friend who just dunked her brand new phone on accident, so this should be enough to tide her over.
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    I think she'll like this phone better than her previous. :p :D
     
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    And what I just realized that that was the unlock for the iPhone 3G. Instead you just need to make sure the box in Pwnage Tool "Unlock" is check, and it will unlock your phone during the jailbreak process.
     
  6. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, she had a Mytouch 3G that she absolutely loved, which she got for free as a going away present from her boss. I have to say it was a pretty cool phone. She is absolutely bummed.

    Anyways, will all the basic utilities of the iPhone still work after jailbreaking and unlocking (besides visual voicemail). Can she still download games and so on from the App Store?
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yes after unlocking it with Pwnage Tool, all of the features will work the same except Visual Voicemail. My iPhone 3G is unlocked on T-mobile and it works perfectly except the 3G isn't compatible. The app store and syncing will function the same.
     
  8. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

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    Super cool, you are so helpful.

    So, do I use the full Pwnage application? I ask because I also saw an app called quickpwn.

    Does the pwnage tool come with all the necessary custom ipsws or whatever they are called, or do I have to download the latest IPSW from iTunes. (I don't even remember what the latest software version is :eek:)
     
  9. jmann macrumors 604

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    Quickpwn is only for pre OS 3.0. You should follow the lovely guide here and it will have a link to all of the files that you need. And also another think to know, is that once the phone is unlocked by pwnage tool, if you just do a regular restore via iTunes the phone will stay unlocked. ;)
     
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    Huh? Don't you mean if you do a regular restore (or update), you'll lose the unlock?
     
  12. jmann macrumors 604

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    No, because the baseband isn't updated or touched when you do a regular restore while NOT in DFU or restore mode. The unlock for the 2G phone actually changes the baseband itself. So the unlock remains when doing a restore in iTunes. So basically you'll have an unlocked non-jailbroken iPhone.
     
  13. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Huh. That's kind of cool, actually. Thanks, guess you learn something every day! :D
     
  14. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

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    One more question: does MMS work on an unlocked first gen iPhone? I don't know if the first gen iPhone ever got MMS or not.
     
  15. jmann macrumors 604

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    No not really. You can use SwirlyMMS and that works great. You have to buy it though. Or you can try the MMS cydia hack.
     

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