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# 35560 12-Jun-2009 10:51
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Hi,

I am sure many will consider this a stupid qn... But I've gone to the groupthink for a response.  If I buy an Iphone 3GS overseas from a country where they are locked, can I unlock it to run in NZ on VFNZ, XT or 2degrees?

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  # 224311 12-Jun-2009 12:23
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yes

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  # 224314 12-Jun-2009 12:31
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mysticnz: yes


Who's cracked the OS3.0 unlocking? I wasn't that anybody had yet.


 
 
 
 


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  # 224326 12-Jun-2009 12:45
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lol I think we are all too independent for groupthink to play a part ;)



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If iPhone os 3.0 has been jailbroken & unlocked, the it should all be fine. But seeing as 3.0 hasn't been released yet...

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  # 224329 12-Jun-2009 12:51
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in my opinion the answer would be no, that would not work. and who knows if yellowsnow will be possible on 3GS and how well it will work, how long it will take to come out etc.

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  # 224371 12-Jun-2009 14:36
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pre-release versions of 3.0 have been cracked by the iphone dev team successfully meaning a future jailbreak/unlock is highly likely on release of full 3.0 software

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  # 224372 12-Jun-2009 14:40

note: unlocking is different to jail-breaking



the operators in Aussie unlock the phones for you so you can use them on any network, you just pay a small fee. Jail-breaking is when you crack the software - a whole different story

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  # 224374 12-Jun-2009 14:51
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But when you aren't doing it the official way, unlocking requires jailbreaking. Unless something has changed?

 
 
 
 


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  # 224400 12-Jun-2009 15:50
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unlocking and jailbreaking is confirmed working with the 3.0 build by the dev team

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  # 224487 12-Jun-2009 20:48
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where is everyones faith... there will be a jailbrake and unlock forsure, only question is when, thats the risk.




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  # 224876 14-Jun-2009 13:59
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I would say that as its a new model of phone that may have the holes closed up, as what happened with the ipod touch v2, so just because the 3.0 software will be unlockable doesnt mean that will work on the 3GS

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  # 225257 15-Jun-2009 15:17
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Exactly. 3GS is different hardware. The same sort of thing happened with the second-gen iPods; existing jailbreaks wouldn't work, even though those same JBs worked on the first-gen models with the same OS version.

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