Unactivated USA iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by basconcio, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. basconcio macrumors newbie

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    Someone bought my friend an Iphone in USA and brought it to Europe. The iPhone is not activated, its brand new and I cant use it here because iTunes doesnt recognize the local sim. What should I do? please help me.
     
  2. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Jailbreak, and be sure to check the "Unlock" box.

    Afterward, simply insert a local GSM sim card, and it should be good to go.
     
  3. basconcio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I forgot to say that it is a 3g iPhone.
     
  4. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Your only option then is to use a sim card modifier, until the software unlock is available, but everything that I've read indicates that reliability is spotty at best.

    Good luck.
     
  5. basconcio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Like a rebelsim card? but the phone is not even activated... Don't i need an At&t card to activate it?
     
  6. svndmvn Guest

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    yes,like a rebelsim, there are a few alternatives in that department..
    it is strange that your friend got you one that's not been activated though,was it in its box?
    I think you have to activate it instore, whether it's in an ATT or Apple Store,doesn't matter
     
  7. basconcio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you think after all this time that a software unlock will be possible?
     
  8. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it is very close. The Dev Team has posted several recent breakthroughs on their blog.
     
  9. svndmvn Guest

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    I don't think a rebelsim costs that much, the joy of using an iPhone for an extra month,let's say,is worth it
    still, how did you manage to get one without a contract/activation in store?
     
  10. basconcio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My friend has a cousin that is a pilot at the portuguese airlines and bought it in USA. That's something I am also curious... How did he get the iPhone with no contract... Probably he bought a stolen one. I have an iPhone and that one is original and was completly new.
     

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