US (AT&T) Phone Jailbreak for use in UK?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by blehpunk, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. blehpunk macrumors regular

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    Hello. I'm in the US and have a 3gs on at&t. In January I'm moving to the UK. Since I know that at&t won't unlock my phone, can I jailbreak it to use it on a UK network? Will that risk bricking it if there are future updates when I'm in UK?
     
  2. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

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    A Jb and UL is a JB and UL no matter what country you are in.

    Why would a firmware update brick your phone ?? :confused:

    When there is a firmware update, if you install it, you would just re-JB and re-UL the phone.
     
  3. blehpunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    i don't know, i haven't had time to keep up with everything, and i thought a lot of folks w/ jailbreaks got bricked awhile back with the 2g.
     
  4. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    When you jailbreak and unlock, which you can do now, it means that you can't just automatically update when Apple offer a firmware update.

    Updating won't brick your phone, but it will usually re-lock it, and if you're here in the UK that would clearly be a bad thing, because only your AT&T SIM would work in the phone, on international roaming rates.

    Normally, if iTunes offers a firmware update, you refuse, come to this forum, and be patient until you read that the new firmware jailbreak/unlock has been developed (and then you follow the instructions carefully!)

    It's not a big deal, the current firmware is good so if you're stuck on it for the next year, it's not usually a problem. But you'd be surprised how many people post here "help me, I accidentally updated my iPhone" :rolleyes:
     
  5. blehpunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    cool thank you, will do.

     

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