1. tmartz#AC's Avatar
    Okay guys so my question is, im having my mother get me a brand new iphone 3gs 16gig from apple. Will i be able to unlock it when i get it, or is there some catch to it where i cant. thanks
    11-28-2009 04:07 PM
  2. Tramain's Avatar
    You can unlock the latest firmware.
    11-28-2009 04:08 PM
  3. IGoSlo's Avatar
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    11-28-2009 04:17 PM
  4. tmartz#AC's Avatar
    Okay so even if i went and bought it brand new outright from apple i can unlock there will be nothing that will not let me unlock like the bootloader or anything
    11-28-2009 04:18 PM
  5. Tramain's Avatar
    Okay so even if i went and bought it brand new outright from apple i can unlock there will be nothing that will not let me unlock like the bootloader or anything
    Correct!
    11-28-2009 04:24 PM
  6. big9erfan's Avatar
    You'll just have to re-jailbreak it on each restart of the phone.
    11-28-2009 04:51 PM
  7. tmartz#AC's Avatar
    Big9erfan Whys that?
    11-28-2009 05:46 PM
  8. big9erfan's Avatar
    Assuming it has the new bootrom, there is currently only a tethered jailbreak (unless something has changed in the last few days ), which means anytime you restart the phone ( power dies, it's running slow, or a app install from Cydia requires a restart ) you have to re-jailbreak.
    11-28-2009 06:09 PM
  9. LVCIFER's Avatar
    TETHERED JAILBREAK!!!

    Do a search for "tethered jailbreak"!

    If this is a new 3G[s], then it can still be jailbroken or unlocked, but you just can't ever let the battery die, or reboot the iPhone when the iPhone is not near a computer.

    Why?

    The phone is new. Apple updated the hardware on newer models. Ultimately, when you get the "Connect to iTunes" message, DO NOT RESTORE.

    Connect the iPhone to the computer, spend 30 seconds, run Blackra1n RC3/4, RE-jailbreak, and that's it.

    It takes less than a minute.

    ALSO, being that this is a new iPhone 3G[s], that requires a tethered jailbreak, I also suggest getting a battery case.

    A good one is "Case-Mate Fuel" (google it) but it's ugly as sin. It will however, act as a case AND a charger. Or you could go to BestBuy an pick up a "InCase PowerSlider" case.

    That, and a car charger. That way the iPhone never goes off. If you have a laptop, that's ideal/superb.

    Let me know how that goes.
    11-28-2009 10:12 PM
  10. tmartz#AC's Avatar
    Okay so, if my phone were to die i would have to re jailbreck and re unlock the phone
    11-29-2009 02:09 PM
  11. big9erfan's Avatar
    No, just re-run Blackra1n. It would still be unlocked, it doesn't undo the unlock. The new bootloader prevents the jailbreak from being re-applied automatically on a restart of the phone. Your apps, your unlock should still be fine.
    11-29-2009 02:14 PM
  12. tmartz#AC's Avatar
    Oh okay really i dont need it to be jailbroken the only reason i would need it for is for the unlock that you for your help, I just wanted to be sure that i could unlock it with no problem
    11-29-2009 05:04 PM
  13. big9erfan's Avatar
    Well, you need to re-jailbreak it after every launch, otherwise it sits at the restore with itunes screen.
    11-29-2009 08:02 PM
  14. Aquillium's Avatar
    Whats the go with this reboot/tethered jailbreaking stuff?

    I've jail broken about eight iphones so far, the latest being my friends that was bought last friday (32gb - 3GS - F/W 3.1.2) and i just run Blackra1n and presto, you dont have to touch anything. Phone can be reset, reboot, turned off etc.

    When did this new hardware come in?
    11-29-2009 08:28 PM
  15. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    The Newest 3GS with specific Serial #'s have the New Boot Rom that will cause a tetheredJailbreak . Apple is tricky like that .
    11-29-2009 08:47 PM
  16. Aquillium's Avatar
    The Newest 3GS with specific Serial #'s have the New Boot Rom that will cause a tetheredJailbreak . Apple is tricky like that .
    Hmmm, i see, thanks for the heads up, ill have to keep an eye out. Im in Australia so they're probably still giving out older stock.

    Any idea on what serial No.'s we should be looking out for when jailbreaking from here on out? I know thats a bit of unanswerable question, but i thought maybe theres a string of numbers that can be identified before going and jailbreaking any others and finding out the hardway.
    11-29-2009 08:59 PM
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