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unlock 3g 16gb AT&T 4.1 from USA in UK


Standard Member
I recently purchaced iphone 3g 16gb AT&T from the USA (bought it off ebay) and I am in the UK.
It is on version 4.1
Modem Firmware 05.14.02
I want to use it on O2 here in the UK
Apparently this version (4.1) cannot be unlocked??? Is this true?? yet elsewhere on the net the whole world and his brother claims to be able to unlock it.
Apparently jailbreaking has to be done, which can be done (from what i have read)
Then the unlocking.
Theres all this redsn0w, ultrasn0w, purplesn0w and to be honest i'm now abit lost.

I would be grateful if someone can give me some good honest advice.
What about the phone shops and internet companies that say they can unlock all iphones on all versions????

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Well-known Member
No unlock anywhere unfortunately.
You will have to wait til 4.2 and a unlock

Dont pay anyone on the net for an unlock
It can't be done anywhere.


Standard Member
Yes you're quite correct localboy.
Apparently the unlock hack should be out very soon but that's been said on various forums for past 3 months!
What if I downgrade to 4.0 and then unlock?
Some people say it works but other people discover the phone des not pick up a signal when the new sim is inserted and so use it as an ipod!
I think I will wait!
What about these phone shops that claim they can unlock any iPhone? Do they unlock the phone the same way or some other way?


Well-known Member
With 4.1 it upgrades the phones baseband
There's no way to downgrade that to unlock it.

The companies on the net just use the jailbreak tools
And charge for the privilege. Never pay for them

The only unlock will be from the dev team
Follow them on twitter fir updates

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