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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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Question Must I Jailbreak iPhone 3G?

I have a Fido iPhone 3G which is no longer in use and I want to use it on my Bell account. I know I need to unlock the phone but is it necessary to jailbreak it to do this? From what read in the threads about this it seems that way but I was hoping to not have to jailbreak it.

Anyone done this and want to share info?

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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #2
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It just be jailbroken to be unlocked.
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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 12:46 PM   #3
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Check the OS and firmware version before attempting. You may or may not be able to do what you are attempting depending on the versions you find. I have an AT&T 3G (I'm in the US now) and it was updated to OS 4.1 before I received it. I cannot unlock it at this time. My son had an unlocked Rogers 3G which he was using down here. He forgot about not updating and his 3G is now re-locked to Rogers and cannot be unlocked at this time.

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Thanks guys. Not sure whether to do it or not.

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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. Not sure whether to do it or not.

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If you can, do it. It's not a big deal as long as it will work for your device.
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Old Oct 20th, 2010, 12:28 AM   #6
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From what I understand, if your contract is up then you can by law tell the provider, Fido in this case to unlock the phone.
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Old Oct 20th, 2010, 07:02 AM   #7
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It kills me how so many people are reluctant to jailbreak their phones to unlock. If you only do those two things, it will not effect the operation or performance of your phone one bit. Yes, some people have issues with jailbroken phone, but that is more a factor of the software installed after the fact than the jailbreak itself.

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Old Oct 20th, 2010, 07:59 AM   #8
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I don't understand why you don't want to jailbreak it.. It only makes it better...
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Old Oct 21st, 2010, 01:04 PM   #9
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Able to jailbreak iOS 4.1 now...

Here's a linky iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]
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Old Nov 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM   #10
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I'm in the same boat as RC51. I have a shiny new iPhone 4, and want to give my 3G to my gf to use with the remainder of her FIDO contract.

Once I jailbreak it, unlock it, and get it working with FIDO, can I then *un-jailbreak it, and go back to a vanilla iOS install? (My girlfriend isn't tech savvy, and I'm somewhat afraid of leaving her unsupervised with an jail-broken phone.)
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