UK iPhone with non UK SIM card?

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

  1. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    #1
    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. dZp macrumors 6502a

    dZp

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    #2
    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

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    #3
    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

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    #4
    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

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    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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