purplesn0w is out - 3GS unlock
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Originally Posted by geohotOriginally Posted by geohot
To install purplesn0w, just install apt.geohot.com as a Cydia repo.
Keep in mind that George Hotz makes awesome iPhone hacks -- just not always the first time around.... this version may be buggy.
Last edited by Matt74; 07-14-2009 at 12:27 AM.
- 07-14-2009, 12:49 AM #2
So wait - I see that in Cydia there are packages for Tmobile that will allow 3G, tethering and wi-fi. Basically, allow full iPhone access. The question:
if I don't travel, have no issues with AT&T service, what are the benefits of unlocking the iPhone?
Is it even worth doing?
- 07-14-2009, 01:56 AM #3iMore Intermediate
- 265 Posts
If you're planning to use AT&T's carrier services, then there really isn't any benefit that I know of to unlocking. Unlocking simply allows you to use other SIM cards that are compatible in order to use your iPhone with another carrier.
Again, if you're using AT&T, there's not really a reason to unlock, but you can definitely take advantage of jailbreaking your phone to use additional apps that arren't available in Apple's app store.
- 07-14-2009, 11:35 AM #4iPhone Newbie
- 30 Posts
Unless you are unhappy with att.
most people that would like an unlock want it because they travel and would like to use overseas sims because its cheaper than trying to use a states world wide plan...
are with another carrier. and especially t-mobile customers that are sick of t-mobile phones, but love their loyalty unlimited plan and don't want to sacrifice 49.99 unlimited voice & 34.99 unlimited data & messaging (for a total of about $100) for att 450 min for 69.99 and iphone data plan of $35.
Basically in the end trying to save money!
- 07-15-2009, 11:46 PM #6
- 07-16-2009, 05:13 AM #7
- 07-17-2009, 05:19 PM #9
[QUOTE=LVCIFER;1498235]So wait - I see that in Cydia there are packages for Tmobile that will allow 3G, tethering and wi-fi. Basically, allow full iPhone access. QUOTE]
I just ported to TMO this morning. Everything is working fine but I only have EDGE since that's all they have in this area. However, you mention packages in Cydia that will allow 3G. Is that for TMO 3G or for ATT roaming 3G on a TMO device?
TMO is supposed to bring in 3G in this area in about three months so that would be a good thing to be able to use on the iphone on TMO.
- 07-17-2009, 05:24 PM #10