iOS 4.0 Jailbreak/unlock 3GS (running iOS4) w/o a SIM card?

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by AudioAltima, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. AudioAltima

    AudioAltima Member

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    Is it possible to unlock a 3GS without a sim card? Just bought an iphone locked to another provider, however my service provider refuses to sell me a sim card on its own without them activating it. They asked me to simply bring in the phone. I argued that activation is all done online and that I don't need them to do it, but they still refused.

    So I'm here now....

    Thanks.
  2. Coca Cola

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    You're screwed til theres a program that jailbreaks new bootrom iOS4...
  3. AudioAltima

    AudioAltima Member

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    Thats what I was hoping not to hear.

    I wonder if I can grab a sim card off someone from the provider its on, pop it in JB and unlock it, and then be ok. There isn't any activation required between switching a valid sim between phones on the same carrier is there? If not I may be ok....
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    I Think you can do that.
  5. Cokegod

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    And if you can't find someone with the matching SIM, I think you can buy it on e-bay.
  6. mitchell209

    mitchell209 Active Member

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    You have to activate it before you can jailbreak/unlock the iPhone. Activating the iPhone with somebody else's sim should work fine.
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    use jailbreakme and then ultrasn0w.
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    theres this new method of activating it, you need a phonebook sim card to do it, it only works once though, I haven't tried it yet but it was discovered recently by that guy on twitter.
  9. copychief

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    If you know someone with a carrier-official SIM, you can pop it in your phone, hook it to iTunes then slide to active (on the phone) and you're set to go. The phone never gets "attached" to the SIM or anything. It works perfectly. Then you can run jailbreakme.com in Safari and ultrasn0w. I did it two weeks ago, and it works great. Couldn't be happier.
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    If they have a data plan/willing to pay your data fees.

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