Unlocking 2g iPhone with 2.2.1

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Luigi239, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2007
    I'm selling my 2g iPhone on craigslist, and I have a buyer who wants to unlock it for use on T-Mobile. I've always used my phone on AT&T with no desire to unlock it. I told him that an unlock with the 2g was possible, but I just want to make sure before I sell it to him.

    Forgive me for asking this if it has already been answered, but how would somebody go to unlock a 2g iPhone on 2.2.1? I've read some that says you have to downgrade the baseband, but no instructions on how to do it.

    Any help would be appreciated :)
  2. Macgic macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2007
    I did it last night. Just curious how much are you selling yours for? The most someone will give me is 120.

  3. atticus27 macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    google "qwkpwn 2.2.5 torrent" thats The one I used and it works great. I'd link you, but I don't wanna get banned. and you can't unlock in itunes 8.2 look up on youtube how to downgrade if your using it.
  4. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    Macgic has got it right.

    To reassure you, unlocking the 2G is simple and the technique used means that it will always be possible whatever Apple may do.

    The baseband issue is the 3G phone, not a problem with the 2G.
  5. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    You can use QuickPwn or Pwnage Tool to jailbreak the device. If you don't unlock it while jailbreaking, you can just download "bootneuter" from cydia, and that will unlock the device. Here is our guide to unlock the iPhone. :)
  6. Luigi239 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2007
    Great, thank you all so much! It seems like it is easy to unlock it myself, but I'd rather let the buyer do it after the cash is safely in my hand just in case anything goes wrong. Still, at least I know that I am telling my buyer the truth.

    I just restored the phone using iTunes to the latest 2.2.1 software. iTunes wants to activate it, but I just said cancel. Is this the best way to give the phone to the buyer, or do I need to activate it before he unlocks it?

    The offer that I got for my 8gb 2g is $250, and I got another offer for $200. Mine does still have Applecare until October on it, but still, you should be able to get more.

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