iPhone 3G which iphone 3g can be unlocked..??

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  1. jamespheely

    jamespheely Member

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    hey guys im going to buy a brand new iphone 3g 16gb from the carphone warehouse in the uk, just wandering if anyone can tell me what type of firmware this will come with and whether or not i can unlock it for my vodafone sim.

    thanks
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    iBiite iChu Banned

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    I can tell you that it will most likely come with 2.2.1 firmware. It also can be unlocked. I am not sure if Vodafone works because I have a iPoT.

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    it has to have the baseband (modem) firmware 2.28.XX
  4. jamespheely

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    is this the latest baseband or will it come with a newer one which cant be unlocked
  5. SiN Altr Ego EL

    SiN Altr Ego EL New Member

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    no.. it can b jailbroken.. 2.2.1 itself cant b unlock since they patched the baseband.. and as the person above me says, u need an older baseband.. from 2.2
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    correct. this is the new one that cant b unlocked.
  6. jamespheely

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    okay thanks
    i think my best bet is an unlocked one from ebay
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    Only baseband 02.28.00 can be unlocked. Thats the baseband that came with FW2.2. Any iphone 3G that comes with a FW+BB higher then those can not be unlocked yet (if ever).

    2.2.1 comes with Modem FW 02.30.03 and can not be unlocked and probably never will be. It looks like the Dev-Team is working on newer basebands betas.

    You can try your luck with an xsim. ismartphone I here works ok, but you never know with those things.
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    jimbeam pretty much covered everything but in addition to that, there are sim cards you can get from eBay and other places that you put in your iPhone along with your normal sim card and they unlock your phone. The latest 2.2.1 unlock cards are said to be working with 3G but I've never tried one so I really do not know. They are around $10-15 btw.

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