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    Unhappy [1.1.2 OTB US] Week 50, can be used in UK with a TurboSim ?

    Hi all, I have just returned to the UK from a brief trip to New York for my brother’s wedding (55th floor of the Empire State and Comic Diner reception, absolutely mental time) and bought 3 iPhones from the rather snazzy invisible Apple store near F.A.O. Schwartz, on the understanding that these things had been successfully unlocked and used with UK sims such as Orange. However after a few hours searching the net and wading through forums, I ascertained that this was no longer possible for phones produced after a certain date, or at least for the time being.

    Now I understand that I am totally new to this process but have had experience of a similar scene back when Smartphones were first hitting the market and were simile tied to just one network, so I completely sympathize with you veterans having to explain a million times to noobs about searching the threads for answers. Therefore I have spent a good number hours in my jetlagged stupor reading all that I could understand on this subject and have deduced a number of things that I would like to be clarified by someone who actually knows, please?

    • My serial (87750xxxxxx) indicates that this phone can not currently be unlocked by any software method to be used with my UK Orange SIM card?

    • There is a method to Jailbreak the phone (http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18284) so that it can be used for all other function that does not require the use of a SIM card?

    • If the Jailbreak can be performed, can the phone be later restored to a state that can be used with my UK Orange SIM once a software solution becomes available?

    • TurboSim would allow me to use my iPhone (serial 87750xxxxxx) fully with my UK Orange SIM?

    I thank you in advance for any time taken to read my post and reply and implore you for some patience, It’s just that I’m a little worried that I have just completely wasted $1,200 and could do with a little reassurance.

    Cheers guys, and congratulations on a very professionally maintained forum.



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    If u had the time to write this much you should have had some time to read the stickys too. There's your answer.

    But yes it can't be unlocked my any software method.
    Yes u can jailbreak and use them as Touches.
    Yes u can restore it back to an original state after a jailbreak.
    TurboSIM would work.
    Last edited by danneffs; 01-09-2008 at 02:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danneffs View Post
    If u had the time to write this much you should have had some time to read the stickys too. There's your answer.

    But yes it can't be unlocked my any software method.
    Yes u can jailbreak and use them as Touches.
    Yes u can restore it back to an original state after a jailbreak.
    TurboSIM would work.
    Agreed... i imagine you wanna sell them on eBay or such.

    Add a X-SIM to your package (NextSIM is cheapest i guess... about 70USD incl. shipping to GB) and you will still be able to sell them for 600-700USD+ (talking of the German market...)

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    you have 2 choices:

    1. Use your phones as an iPod Touch for the time being
    2. Use TURBO SIM or its many look alikes to use your phones with orange

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    You will not have to restore the phone to enable its use with an orange sim card ( un-jailbreak it ) as jailbreaking is part of the steps to unlock .

    Jailbreaking just means that the phone's OS is now in read/write mode as opposed to read only mode.


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    Quote Originally Posted by danneffs View Post
    If u had the time to write this much you should have had some time to read the stickys too. There's your answer.

    But yes it can't be unlocked my any software method.
    Yes u can jailbreak and use them as Touches.
    Yes u can restore it back to an original state after a jailbreak.
    TurboSIM would work.
    Thank you kindly for the swift reply, and yes I did read many of the stickys, including; [CONFIRMED] 1.1.3 Baseband Upgrade, Work has started, and [1.1.2 OTB] Downgrade/Activate/Jailbreak MADE EASY (For Newbies), in their entirety, but there can be a number of opinionated replies in posts that have left me wanting confirmation, so I thank you for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameAngel View Post
    • My serial (87750xxxxxx) indicates that this phone can not currently be unlocked by any software method to be used with my UK Orange SIM card?
    No it can not be unlocked by software method if you have an iphone with a 4.06 bootloader(yet). Once you jailbreak the phone install the bbinfo from installer and you'll be able to see which bootloader you have.

    Quote Originally Posted by GameAngel View Post
    • There is a method to Jailbreak the phone (http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18284) so that it can be used for all other function that does not require the use of a SIM card?
    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by GameAngel View Post
    • If the Jailbreak can be performed, can the phone be later restored to a state that can be used with my UK Orange SIM once a software solution becomes available?
    Yes and no. You can restore your iphone back to factory state, but unless jailbroken you can't use any software unlock method. So restoring it in order to unlock it makes no sense!
    Unless its a legal unlock from apple(to turn a US iphone to a UK iphone) which i doubt since apple won't get any money from your o2 contract this way.

    Quote Originally Posted by GameAngel View Post
    • TurboSim would allow me to use my iPhone (serial 87750xxxxxx) fully with my UK Orange SIM?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_P View Post
    Agreed... i imagine you wanna sell them on eBay or such.

    Add a X-SIM to your package (NextSIM is cheapest i guess... about 70USD incl. shipping to GB) and you will still be able to sell them for 600-700USD+ (talking of the German market...)
    Thank you for your reply, though I do not wish to sell them as they are for me, my wife, and my daughter (Angel... love you sweetheart ), I would however be interested in using a hardware solution such as “X-SIM”, if it means that we can use our phones on UK Orange (fully functional).

    I will do some homework now on such devices, but if you or anyone else reading this thread can personally recommend a product that has been proven to work successfully on a phone with a production date on or after week 50 (serial 87750xxxxxx), please point me in the right direction?

    Thank you in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by adyh View Post
    You will not have to restore the phone to enable its use with an orange sim card ( un-jailbreak it ) as jailbreaking is part of the steps to unlock .

    Jailbreaking just means that the phone's OS is now in read/write mode as opposed to read only mode.
    Thank you, at last things are starting to make sense to me now I feel

    So what is being explained to me is; that Jaibreaking the iPhone is just one of the steps to unlocking the phone so it could be used on my UK Orange SIM, but I like all you other 46+ plus production date iPhone owners, will have to wait for the further steps to be made available, to have SIM usage?

    Thank you all for your support!

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    You are on the right path mostly, Jailbreaking is a step in unlock the iphone, but it is also what makes this community so vibrant. Jailbreaking allows you to install "if you will" rogue applications. 3rd party apps are on the way, but still not here. This community along withe several others have made the iphone what it was said to be, a ground breaking device. you should take a look at THIS and you will see what a wonderful device you have purchased. Far from a $1200 mistake my friend, LOL. Good luck and have fun.


 

 
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