Who's going to unlock the new iPhone and who's not?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mmoosa, May 28, 2008.

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Do you plan to unlock your 3G iPhone

Poll closed Jun 27, 2008.
  1. Yes, I plan to unlock it.

    5 vote(s)
    19.2%
  2. No, I plan to leave it alone.

    13 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Other -- e.g. jailbreak but not unlock

    5 vote(s)
    19.2%
  4. Don't know, not sure, undecided, etc...

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  1. mmoosa macrumors 6502

    mmoosa

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    #1
    im still thinking whether i should unlock the 3g iphone, i unlocked V1 because it was costing me £550 just to terminate my other very expensive contract, and since november, its gone down to £250.
     
  2. Hecklerdanny macrumors 6502

    Hecklerdanny

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    #2
    I'm not going to unlock it. I also didn't unlock or do anything to my first 1st generation iPhone. Just used it how Apple intended. I fully plan on just using the thing how it's meant to be used.
     
  3. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603

    t0mat0

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  5. f(A)t'kId macrumors member

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    #5
    Unlock

    I wouldn't mind jailbreaking it if they don't have the ability to tether it for internet use on my macbook. I would jailbreak the phone just for that one feature.
     
  6. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    Won't unlock as on o2 already

    Will def have to activate and most prob jailbreak though
     
  7. Pantocrator macrumors member

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    #7
    No unlock, but I will definitely jailbreak it.
     
  8. neven macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    Won't unlock or jailbreak. I'm doing iPhone development so I need an out-of-the-box experience.
     
  9. extraextra macrumors 68000

    extraextra

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    #9
    Not doing either because I'm afraid I'll botch the whole thing. :eek:
     
  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    #10
    Will never unlock or jailbreak. Sorry, I just likes what I gots. :cool:
     
  11. citron230 macrumors 6502a

    citron230

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    #11
    no unlocking here either. my previous iPhone was not unlocked either.
     
  12. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

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    #12
    damn...
    well i guess im the only one here who would unlock it. That is if it was safe to. Im personally gonna wait several weeks till people find a way. Ive never had anything bad happen to me when i unlocked my iPhone, it worked flawlessly and easily. I used Pwnage Tool so its safe so far!
     
  13. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    #13
    I, too, shall wait until it is as easy to unlock 2.0 as it is to do 1.0.2, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, and 1.1.4 these days.

    It will be unlocked, but not for a while.
     
  14. sk8mash macrumors 6502a

    sk8mash

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    #14
    I'm deffinelty unlocking. Im not paying that rediculous contract price!
     
  15. amarcus macrumors 6502

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  16. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

    Hey Jude

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    #16
    Another vote for no to either jail breaking, or unlocking.
     
  17. touchyphone macrumors regular

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    #17
    May I ask where you're located, because personally, I had a Blackjack before the iPhone, and with unlimited data i was paying 20 more for data on a phone not as great....so I don't know, but the iPhne actually made my bill lower than it was before I got it, check the plany, &40 isnt that steep of a price if you're buying a $400 iPhone?
     
  18. mmoosa thread starter macrumors 6502

    mmoosa

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    #18
    I'm on vodafone at the moment, and I have been with them for about 6 years now and the customer service is fantastic, they are willing to match o2's 1200minute plan and give it to me for £30, which reduces my monthly cost by £20 from my current price plan with them (£50) and im also on a 12 month contract and not 18 months I doubt I'l switch to o2....Voda is also throwing in the mobile broadband for free..but the downside is theres a 500MB limit so i gotta check if i go over or i can just use wifi only and disable data.
     
  19. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    #19
    I thought they said they are expecting it to be extremley hard to unlock when the final software comes?
     
  20. mmoosa thread starter macrumors 6502

    mmoosa

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    #20
    lets hope not;) i can't be moving to a 18 month contract:p
     
  21. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    #21
    Nope. I am just going to buy it and activate it

    :)

    I did this for the original phone and was very happy
     
  22. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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  23. crazychris3992 macrumors member

    crazychris3992

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    #23
    why in god's name would you jailbreak it when the app store is coming out?

    and first we have to wait to see if the V2 will be unlockable. As for me, I don't need to unlock it, as I am in service with AT&T.
     
  24. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    #24
    The version 2.0 firmware is unlockable.

    But ONLY on the existing iPhone. Only pwnagetool can unlock/jailbreak 2.0 and pwnage relies on the existing hardware in the iPhone.

    The new 3G iPhone will have NEW hardware that pwnage will not work with.

    So either the hackers have to modify it so it works - if that is even possible or find a different method to unlock the phone.

    It seems very unlikely however that the new iPhone will be unlocked for at least a few months so if you don't want an iPhone contract you won't have an iPhone for quite a while after the new version is released!
     
  25. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #25
    I took the liberty of adding one. Hope it's all right. Cheers. :)

    My understanding was that it's generally agreed that there are useful things apps can do, and apps are already doing now through Installer, Cydia, etc, that are not feasible using the SDK, and/or would not fly on Apple's store? So those apps would continue to need to be installed using some alternate means, whether that means involves installer.app or somehow hijacking the process the store will use to load apps on the iPhone?
     

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