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09-26-2008, 06:55 AM #41
now are these phones hardware unlocked or software? Can we post an Italian or whatever country .ipsw and have someone compare? Maybe the baseband is different (most likely)
09-26-2008, 07:13 AM #42
09-26-2008, 07:23 AM #43
The truth is that in some countries the law prohibits a company to lock its products. I don't know if this is the case in Hong Kong but IT IS true for Greece where I bought mine. Apple Greece is selling fully UNLOCKED stand alone 16G phones for 560 Euros and if u want a new contract with vodafone the price then is reduced significantly.
I currently have a fully unlocked QuickPwned 3G iphone running 2.1.
09-26-2008, 07:33 AM #44
But ok, if it's based on imei or serial, I'm sure the software reads that and activates it , so I know there's a way to change imei, don't know about serial, but u assume it can be done , even if it's the way iTunes does it , so, maybe compairing iTunes versions from different places... Just throwing ideas around ((god lolcopter is the dumbest thing I've heard)
09-26-2008, 07:56 AM #45
Also, on the last link I posted there are different model numbers across the world.
Too bad we don't know how it's done, someone could figure out how to spoof the data required to let the firmware/iPhone be unlocked, like a proxy between the iPhone and iTunes or something.
09-26-2008, 08:10 AM #46
This has allowed them to flood us with cheap imports, killing off our manufacturing. In doing so, they have amassed a huge pile of Western currency. The scary thing is what will happen next.
They will start buying up our cheapened assets for fun with this currency stockpile.
What I cannot understand is why US, UK and European countries have allowed such a huge trading partner to manipulate their currency in this way. (Maybe I do, it allowed these governments to take the credit for the low inflation resulting from the cheap imports).
Add that to a shocking attitude to the environment, product safety and counterfieting and it just beggars belief.
You may call that racist - I call it simple fact.
09-26-2008, 08:43 AM #47
3G iphone unlocked at around 5000HKD is not so bad (for leagl iphone). i bought my 2G (illegal iphone) in HK for 5000HKD.
as for the 1 USD to 7.8 HKD, that is a fixed rate made when HK was a British colony. So blame the UK, not china.
China uses RMB. the current rate is 1 USD to 6.85 RMB. Last year the rate was 1 USD to 8.3 RMB. China is not controlling the currency as much as before.
09-26-2008, 09:37 AM #48
Can I Jailbreak The iphone Hong Kong
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09-26-2008, 09:44 AM #49
09-26-2008, 09:48 AM #50
My friend has an unlocked 3g, apparently he got it for £180 or something. Seems fishy to me.
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09-26-2008, 10:21 AM #53
oh yea... im from HK.. haha
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09-26-2008, 12:04 PM #57Selling of 3G unlocked
I just want to say, that friend of mine bought in 3G iPhone without contract in the Orange store here in Bratislava, Slovakia and I can confirm, that phone is completely unlocked, because I've inserted into his phone my T-Mobile SIM, and everything worked perfectly.
Well, I've just replied, because somebody mentioned, that the phones are locked on the operator anyway.
09-26-2008, 12:08 PM #58
I have an unlocked iPhone 3G that I purchased from Italy as well. It is definitely unlocked, and you can jailbreak with QuickPwn. You don't need to use the other tools (like Pwnage Tool or WinPwn) since you can allow the baseband to be upgraded. Pwnage Tool and WinPwn are only required if you have a phone that is not unlocked because you can choose not to upgrade the baseband on these apps. My iPhone came with firmware 2.0.2; I restored with firmware 2.1 and pwned with QuickPwn without any issues. Now I just need to sell my other iPhone 3G to make up for much of the price that I paid for the unlocked phone!
09-26-2008, 01:43 PM #59
It is worth a $700 price tag when people were and are paying around 1k for unlocked phones from australia and other countries that have these unlocked phones.
personally I just think that 1st gen iphone that is jailbroken/unlocked is a much better choice even though it may not be the latest and greatest
09-26-2008, 02:14 PM #60
What would be awsome is if this is apples way of locking in their market share in response to Googles phone comming out soon