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[Question] Brand New 3GS & unlock
First off, I would like to sincerely apologize for this post. I hate when people don't search and ask a question they could easily find the answer to.
I have searched, and I'm afraid of what I found, so I'm asking for a confirmation.
My wife bought a 3GS this last weekend. The intent was to take it to a local Ma-Bell carrier, where we could cut our monthly fees by half.
Phone is a 3GS, model A1303
Came pre-loaded with 3.1 (7C144)
Baseband version: 05.11.07
What I'm afraid I found was that we are shit out of luck, and missed the boat by a couple weeks.
Should we turn around and take this back to AT&T before our 30 days are up? Or is there a glimmer of hope?
Thank you for your time, and sorry again for the noob post.
It present there is no way to unlock a 3.1 iPhone (whether or not it came with 3.1 on it doesn't really matter). The 3.1 update carries a baseband update which has been rumored to decrease the attack vector for the unlock to being very very small. While 3.1 can be jailbroken on a 3G (3G[S] jailbreak coming in the near future, probably after the 25th when MMS is turned on), the baseband included in the 3.1 update cannot yet be unlocked.
This doesn't mean that the 3.1 phone will never be unlocked -- it just means that at present, it's not unlocked, and it is doubtful that an unlock will be released in the near future.
If you're within your 30 days -- you may want to turn that back in. That said, there are still devices out there in stock places with 3.0/3.0.1 -- one of my co-workers swapped his device out at the Apple Store last week (in Atlanta, GA at Perimeter Mall if anyone cares) and got a 3.0.1 iPhone. It all depends on the specific store...
Thank you for confirming for me.
How did your friend convince the store to do the exchange if I might ask?
In his case his device was actually overheating and exhibiting the "I'm about to set myself on fire" behavior, so they were actually very quick in switching it out. I don't imagine they'll do it for just any reason -- I expect it's an uphill battle unless you have something in your hand that you can clearly define as a manufacturer defect....
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