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Wannabe Geek

#60055 17-Apr-2010 17:12
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Hi everyone,

My brother has sent me over an iPhone from the States. I'm wondering if anyone knows what I need to do to be able to use it on the vodafone network?
I restored the phone to get rid of his phone number which was still associated with the phone. When I insert my sim card it says that it isn't compatible. Now the phone is stuck on a never ending loop because it can't be activated without  a sim card.

It's an iPhone 3gs if that helps at all.

Any help would be kindly appreciated :) 

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  #319706 17-Apr-2010 17:43
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You are stuck.. iPhone's are locked to AT&T in the States and won't work without a AT&T sim card.

If you have restored it (to say the latest 3.1.3) then you are stuck with a Paper weight.

If it is maybe an older non MC version of the iPhone 3GS then you may be able to jailbreak it with sn0wbreeze (google it)

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  #319719 17-Apr-2010 18:09
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you got a nice paper weight for your desk


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  #319730 17-Apr-2010 18:39
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So there is absolutely no way of unlocking it now? :(
Before restoring it, a back up was saved, can that help me at all?

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  #319733 17-Apr-2010 18:46
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Nope, Currently there is no unlock for the latest 3gs, You will have to wait until someone cracks it, or cracks 4.0 when it is released

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  #319738 17-Apr-2010 18:53
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okay, thanks for your help :)

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