UK iPhone with non UK SIM card?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Transporteur, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Transporteur macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2008
    Hello guys

    I would like to know if it is possible to use a UK O2 iPhone in Germany.
    After finishing my studies here in the UK I would like to use the phone in Germany with a german SIM card.

    I talked to O2 and they said that it's not possible because the phone is locked.

    Is there no possibility to use it with a non UK SIM card?

  2. dZp macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2006
    O2 weren't lying to you.
    You'll need to jailbreak + unlock (depending what baseband you're on).
    Have a browse through the iPhone Hacks forum.
    Choose a great tutorial for your device from iClarified.
  3. Transporteur thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2008
    Is it recommended to Jailbreak and unlock the phone?
    Will I get support from Apple in means of updates or so on?

    Sorry but I'm completely new to the iPhone, so I have no idea.
  4. vlinkz macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2006
    Pacific Northwest
    You can download updates but it will break your jailbroken phone and you'll have to do it again when a new crack comes out.

    I also assume it will void the warranty or something dumb like that because... well that's Apple. Hopefully I am wrong though.
  5. wivelden macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2009
    If anything does go wrong you could always restore with an official update though right..then when you get it back restore with custom firmware?

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