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    i just bought an iphone 3g 16gb black here in hongkong unlocked.. but when i connect to itunes it say sim is not supported. anyone can explain to me what to do? i cant upload my songs and picture bec of it. please give me an answer. and i am afraid to use pwnage thing. thanks in advance



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    Well, it looks locked to me. Sorry about that. You can jailbreak and activate it although, using WinPwn 5 Beta. How to Jailbreak Your 2.0.x 3G iPhone (Windows) [WinPwn 2.5]

    Also, I'm moving this thread to the 3G General Section
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    sorry to read that but as duck said.... not unlocked...
    • iPhone 3G: 16GB Black Yellowsn0wed.
    • Model: MB496LA/A
    • SMS IN/OUT: YES/YES
    • 3G/Edge: YES/YES
    • Calls IN/OUT: YES/YES
    • Carrier: TIGO


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    Quote Originally Posted by jhune View Post
    i just bought an iphone 3g 16gb black here in hongkong unlocked.. but when i connect to itunes it say sim is not supported. anyone can explain to me what to do? i cant upload my songs and picture bec of it. please give me an answer. and i am afraid to use pwnage thing. thanks in advance
    Hmmm, according to Apple here
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1937
    and some post here, the iPhones sold in Hong Kong are factory unlocked. As far as I understood you have to sign a contract but the iPhone itself is unlocked.
    Have you tried the following: Put the simcard that came with the iPhone/contract in the iPhone and connect to iTunes then. Does the iPhone get activated then?

    Can someone from Hong Kong please jum in here? I am not sure if I am right but all I was hearing is that the iPhones are unlocked.
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    also go to settings----> general----> about and check if the model of ur iphone matches one of the following:

    MB489ZP/A
    MB496ZP/A
    MB500ZP/A

    if there is no match sorry but it is not a Hong Kong iphone and it is not unlocked
    Last edited by IphoneEntusiast.; 09-01-2008 at 07:39 AM.
    • iPhone 3G: 16GB Black Yellowsn0wed.
    • Model: MB496LA/A
    • SMS IN/OUT: YES/YES
    • 3G/Edge: YES/YES
    • Calls IN/OUT: YES/YES
    • Carrier: TIGO


    How to Unlock the iPhone 3G
    Solve Low signal on iPhone 2G - May help with greyed out WiFi issue.
    if post helped...rep up please. ... thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by jhune View Post
    i just bought an iphone 3g 16gb black here in hongkong unlocked.. but when i connect to itunes it say sim is not supported. anyone can explain to me what to do? i cant upload my songs and picture bec of it. please give me an answer. and i am afraid to use pwnage thing. thanks in advance
    Can I ask where you bought it from and how much. They are doing some funny things in Mongkok. They pull the phone apart and hard wire the Chip that is usually found on a TurboSIM type card in the actual phone. That way you can put a normal sim in the phone and it looks to be working like normal and they charge more for it and say its unlocked.

    If you tell me how much you paid I can tell you what you bought !!! IF its around 6K you have a locked phone. Expect to pay around 8.5K for a true unlocked Hong Kong phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IphoneEntusiast. View Post
    also go to settings----> general----> about and check if the model of ur iphone matches one of the following:

    MB489ZP/A
    MB496ZP/A
    MB500ZP/A

    if there is no match sorry but it is not a Hong Kong iphone and it is not unlocked
    Just wondering; do you have a list with these kinds of serial numbers that shows what phones are unlocked? I just bought an iPhone 3G from eBay which, when i bought it, I knew was locked. Then I read that some phones in Canada (it's a Canadian seller) are sold unlocked, so I kinda wanted to check if this phone might be unlocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnFa View Post
    Just wondering; do you have a list with these kinds of serial numbers that shows what phones are unlocked? I just bought an iPhone 3G from eBay which, when i bought it, I knew was locked. Then I read that some phones in Canada (it's a Canadian seller) are sold unlocked, so I kinda wanted to check if this phone might be unlocked.
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    i bought in tsim tsa tsou i am not sure the spelling, i bought $7500hk 16gb black, but when i looked the model number is MB048LL, this model from USA. i will try to winpwn it tonight i have to borrowed a windows pc... Thanks for the help everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhune View Post
    i bought in tsim tsa tsou i am not sure the spelling, i bought $7500hk 16gb black, but when i looked the model number is MB048LL, this model from USA. i will try to winpwn it tonight i have to borrowed a windows pc... Thanks for the help everyone

    Jhune
    Can you put your SIM into the phone and it accepts it? If so then they have probably modified the phone as I suggested to you.

    Good Luck

    Unfortunately Tsim Sha Tsui vendors prey on tourists so I think you have been ripped my friend. US iPhone curently cannot be unlocked but can at least be PWNED anyway.


 

 
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