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    Question [iPhone 3G] So what's preventing us from unlocking?

    I know I may sound dumb, but I understand something is stopping us from unlocking our soon to have iPhone 3Gs, but what is it exactly. If we could purchase an iPhone, bring back to our house without them even opening the box (we would be able to do this thanks to the publicly available iTunes 1.7 that would allow us to activate at our house), just for my knowledge whats stopping up? Is it because AT&T must register the phone or something?



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    The firmware on the phone is locked at factory to network provider it's shipped to, without exploits being found in new baseband and OS, the 3g phone will likely remain locked for a while to come, barring official operator unlocks.

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    The existing method for unlocking and jailbreaking 2.0 beta versions is HARDWARE specific - ie, it will only work on existing iPhones.

    The new iPhones have new hardware which means a new bootloader and baseband and other things that the devteam have to figure out how to access BEFORE they can do anything and that will take time...
    iPhone US 8GB
    FW 1.0.2--> iUnlock--> iPhoneSIMfree--> 1.1.1 --> 1.1.2--> Soft upgrade 1.1.3 --> 1.1.4 using signal.app
    iPhone UK 16GB
    FW 1.1.3 OOB --> 1.1.4 --> iPlus 1.2 unlocked!

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    Nothing is impossible for someone who doesn't have to do it

    I wish the experts and the Dev Team best of luck with tackling the iPhone3G.


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    i can tell you ezacly whats preventing it from being jailbroken and pwned

    1 dont have any 3g iphones ( yet )

    2 unlocking 2.0 on current betas would revial to apple the hole(s)

    and would allow them to fi it not long after the offeshial relise..

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    Maybe I asked the question wrong. What exactly is stopping us from getting an iPhone without a two year contract? I am sure we (Dev team) will be able to unlock the iPhone 3G in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelly317 View Post
    Maybe I asked the question wrong. What exactly is stopping us from getting an iPhone without a two year contract? I am sure we (Dev team) will be able to unlock the iPhone 3G in no time.
    Nothing really at this point. It has been announced that a no commitment version of the iphone will be sold unsubsidized for 600 and 700. 8gb and 16gb.

    EDIT: Nevermind it appears that the "no commitment" stuff is for ATT customers only. What it means is that if you are not eligible for an upgrade, you can pay full price for the phone and not have to commit more than you already have. Now I am wondering if my legit friend could buy his at 199 and then buy a second one at the "no commitment" price and give it to me?
    Last edited by thefewtheproud; 07-04-2008 at 05:30 PM.

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    An exploit must be found in the baseband or bootloader to allow access to the filesystem and then must be exploited to allow for unlocking and jailbreaking. Most of these people have already exlpained and could probably explain it better than I could.


    iPhone "2G" - 3.1.3 - Jailbroken + iPhoDroid
    iPhone 4 - 4.0.2 - Not jailbroken (yet)


 

 

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