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Quick! Help me unlock a 2G iPhone

I'm trying to buy an iPhone from a buddy, but would need to unlock it due to my provider.

It is a 2G, 3.1 firmware 04.05.04_g

It is jailbroken with blackrain....

How can I unlock it to use with T-Mob?

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If it's already jailbroken with blackra1n. . . . . . .

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If it's already jailbroken with blackra1n. . . . . . .
So jailbreaking = unlocking? I should be able to put my SIM in and be good to go?


I'm new to this crap, give me a break


I was told that you can't send MMS with an iPhone 2G - does jailbreaking it fix this? If not, is there another way around it?

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So jailbreaking = unlocking? I should be able to put my SIM in and be good to go?


I'm new to this crap, give me a break


I was told that you can't send MMS with an iPhone 2G - does jailbreaking it fix this? If not, is there another way around it?

Thanks,
Shawn
jailbreaking and unlocking are two different things...you'll want to use "ultrasnow" to unlock, but it depends on which baseband that you have. to be honest, i've never messed with a 2g, so i don't know for sure what to do. i suggest going to iphonehacks or redmondpie...something like that, and you'll find plenty of info there. you might give ultrasnow (or yellowsnow or whatever) a try and see if that works first...if it doesn't, do some searching on those sites and you'll find what you're looking for. if you used blackra1n to jailbreak, then ultrasnow should be one of the three items available to download and install...just run it right from there.

as far as mms goes, there are some jailbreak programs to do mms but i really don't know what they are...swirlymms or something like that. again, i've never had a 2g (my wife had a 3g and now we both have the 3gs) so i don't know what works and doesn't work for the 2g.
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This is old now, and for a 3G (but I think might work for your 2G). I used Ultrasn0w when I did this, so if you've already finished the jailbreak then this might work:

http://oesm.org/tech.php?article=tech3



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I actually got the unlock done using bootneuter (per Blackra1n's instructions).

Now I'm trying to figure out how to get the facebook updates to work - any ideas?

I updated the 'push' ability, and received one facebook notification - but it wasn't even for my facebook account. It was from some person I don't know. Although I got it right when someone posted to my facebook so the timing was right but the data was wrong.

Anyhow, it only happened once...now I don't get notifications at all.

If I can get that working, the phone will be fully functional on T-Mobile's network and I may actually use it instead of my blackberry.

Also, what are some 'MUST HAVE' apps?

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I actually got the unlock done using bootneuter (per Blackra1n's instructions).

Now I'm trying to figure out how to get the facebook updates to work - any ideas?

I updated the 'push' ability, and received one facebook notification - but it wasn't even for my facebook account. It was from some person I don't know. Although I got it right when someone posted to my facebook so the timing was right but the data was wrong.

Anyhow, it only happened once...now I don't get notifications at all.

If I can get that working, the phone will be fully functional on T-Mobile's network and I may actually use it instead of my blackberry.

Also, what are some 'MUST HAVE' apps?
regular apps:
shazam
fandango
facebook
stachetastic
scrabble

jailbreak apps:
winterboard
bitesms
sbsettings
3g unrestrictor
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