easiest way to get unlocked iphone?

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  1. Pablojrz

    Pablojrz New Member

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    What would be the easiest/cheapest way for me to get an unlocked iphone 3gs? so that i can use it as an ipod with camera and mic?
  2. DrewGzy

    DrewGzy Active Member

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    If you are only hoping to use it as an iPod without any cellular service you don't need an unlocked one.

    Any iPhone will work as an iPod if it is activated (or hacktivated). You will get a "No Sim Card Installed" warning but everything else will work.

    Also, at least for now any iPhone is Jailbreakable and Unlockable so any iPhone you get will work (some of the newer 3GS' may be a tethered jailbreak though).
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    As previously stated, you can get any iPhone and then just run blackra1n. Then it'll be both jailbroke, and hacktivated. You can use it for whatever you wish!
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    Try to pick up a factory unlocked one on eBay... but they cost $$$$$
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    brendanm New Member

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    Why couldn't you just get a carrier branded one and then blackra1n with I believe ultrasn0w and voila, unlocked?

    I've unlocked phones before, it's really not that hard.. And I'm 16

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    If you have enough money, you could buy one up front from a gadget store. My local gadget store sells them unlocked for $365 for 3G, but I don't know what the price is now because that was over a year ago. It's probably cheaper now.

    xD, unlocking it yourself is simple as well.. It's just seeing if you can follow a simple set of instructions. Although I do find it ridiculous for people to charge $15-20 USD to unlock iPhones for you...
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    Pablojrz New Member

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    Well what's the cheapest way to get one without a contract?
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    I would say the cheapest and easiest way would be buying it from Craigslist.

    Victor
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    Ebay or Craigslist. Buy someones who has one out of contract.

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