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iPhone 3G unlocking for any sim card problems.
September 23, 2008 3:35 PM   Subscribe

iPhone 3G unlocking for any sim card problems.

I have successfully jailbroken my iPhone 3G. Can install apps, its just I cannot use the iphone as a phone.

Is there any fixes or updates that can unlock a 3G iphone to work with any simcard. Or do I need to wait until it is released.

I successfully unlocked m 2G phone no problems, its just the 3 version.
posted by spinko to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
 
Still in development...
posted by Master Gunner at 3:48 PM on September 23, 2008


There are devices like Turbo_SIM that piggyback onto SIM cards that supposedly will let you unlock any phone.

It looks like it intercepts injects/modifies SIM card traffic similar to modchips.
posted by wongcorgi at 4:01 PM on September 23, 2008


At least in the US it is not possible to buy an unlocked iPhone 3G, or to currently unlock a unit.

The iPhone Dev Team is hard at work on getting this done, and will do doubt someday make it possible, but I wouldn't hold my breath just yet.
posted by BryanPayne at 5:35 PM on September 23, 2008


sorry, you can't unlock a North American version. I bought one here in Australia for a friend, and I got it unlocked no problem. You can find those on ebay for a very high price. Also, I believe the New Zealand iphones come unlocked out of the box...(though I'm not 100% sure)
posted by defcom1 at 9:13 PM on September 23, 2008


I used one of those SIM unlock solutions on an iPhone 3G bought on eBay for a while, it seemed to work fine. I think the unlocking sim cost me about $20.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:50 PM on September 23, 2008


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