to unlock it myself, or to buy pre-unlocked 2g

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jdzialak, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. jdzialak macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    from another thread...i was hoping to get answers without hijacking the other one.

    Can you explain what this means?
    I'm just about to buy an unlocked 2.2, figuring 2.2 is the version to get.
    If it was unlocked w/o pwnagetool it will NEVER be able to be updated and unlocked again?
    You don't think someone will crack the next version to be unlocked?

    Should I buy a 2.1 version and use pwnagetool, or is 2.1 too high to start out with?
    I was hoping to buy one unlocked already, so i don't screw up the process of unlocking myself.

    Most of the unlocked ones mention Cydia in the ads. Is that used to unlock them, or is it just a 3rd party app?


  2. dZp macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2006
    The post you quoted is only relevant to the iPhone 3G. So for the iPhone "2G", the baseband update does not apply.

    It's easy to unlock, so if you can get it cheaper, buy yourself a regular (not-unlocked) iPhone "2G" and do it yourself. The firmware version, be it 2.1 or 2.2 is irrelevant. You can update the firmware and still unlock the phone.

  3. jdzialak thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    great, thanks!


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