What is the difference between unlock and jailbreak for iphone????

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tbaby123, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. tbaby123 macrumors newbie

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    What is the difference between unlocking your iphone and jailbreaking it? My 2g iphone is unlocked and i can recieve service on it but it says it isnt activated. Does that mean my phone isnt jailbroken? how can i fix this?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Unlocking allows you to use the phone on other carriers. Jailbreaking allows you to have 3rd Party Applications.

    Also, please do not use such large text next time.
     
  3. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    NNNNNINJAD.

    Unlock = insert another sim card for another carrier (t-mobile, etc.)

    Jailbreak = ability to install custom things to your phone (requires cydia on your phone.)
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I suggest you use google to do some reading/research about jailbreaking and unlocking.

    There is a wealth of information out there at your fingertips :(
     
  5. tbaby123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    re:

    do you know what i should do about my problem? how can i activate my phone with tmobile so it can be fully functional?
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Yes, and I refer to my previous post.

    You should try to help yourself a little bit, then ask for help here if you get stuck.

    It's obvious you haven't read the first thing about these.
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Jeez.

    Go to iclarified and you'll find all you need to know. You can also go to the sticky:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=550964

    There's also a multitude of threads on unlocking and jailbreaking. Just do some reading and then post when you need help.
     
  8. tbaby123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    to: celticpride678

    and why cant i use large font?
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Who cares. Stick to the OP and don't worry about it. Go to iclarified.com and you'll find tutorials on what you need.
     
  10. tbaby123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for answering my question nicely. thats all im asking for
     
  11. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

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    im sorry, if you have a problem you should go see a doctor or a counselor.


    you will have to unlock your phone in order to use tmobile.
     
  12. tbaby123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my phone is already unlocked. The tmobile service works. but its telling me the phone isnt activated and i cant get to the home screen
     
  13. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Because it is rude. Almost as bad as using all-caps.

    The answer to your question is to run redsn0w to hacktivate your phone. iClarified has tutorials. The procedure is the same as a new jailbreak.
     
  14. FastangV6 macrumors regular

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    How did you end up with an unlocked iPhone if you don't know the difference between unlocking and jailbreaking?

    EDIT: I fixed your font size problem.
     

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