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    Default Question! Help would be appreciated :D
    um, i just got an iPhone 3GS as a present. It came from Hong Kong and i am not there now, it is unlocked and like i think it is hardware unlocked because when i got it, it was unlocked without using ultrasn0w, i am just wondering, is my iPhone 3GS hardware unlocked? what if i restore it, do i need to activate it again? i wasnt there when they first activated it and i just updated from a iPhone 2G to this. some help would be nice

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    If it didn't have Ultrasn0w installed then I would say: Yes you lucky son of an -expletive- you do have a factory unlocked iPhone 3GS.
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    I can't find Cydia on app store

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    ^ agree. does it work with any SIM card? then you have a prize there. You should have no problem with iTunes then as far as I know.

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    Hahaha, really? So if i restore it, must i activate it again? THANKS
    yes, it works with any sim

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    Yeah, but it wouldn't matter what SIM you activate it with, I think.
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    ok, the "i think" scares me, hahaha
    what is the process of activating anyway? like if its ok with any sim, i have seen some online, but what if its like this?

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    Since these phones in the US are rare, we don't get much info on them. I have read that once it is activated and factory unlocked, it will always be that way. I wouldn't be scared to sync and even update firmware. The best thing about it if for some reason it gets locked, you can always unlock it again with a jailbreak/unlock. SO go for it and keep us posted.

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    really? its very common in Hong Kong, like you can buy one for the same price there as here in the Philippines which is also locked.
    ill restore/update my iPhone when 3.1 comes out and ill post what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    Since these phones in the US are rare, we don't get much info on them. I have read that once it is activated and factory unlocked, it will always be that way. I wouldn't be scared to sync and even update firmware. The best thing about it if for some reason it gets locked, you can always unlock it again with a jailbreak/unlock. SO go for it and keep us posted.
    It shouldn't ever get locked because Apple will know through the serial number that it is an unlocked phone. After a restore and you connect it to iTunes, it will be recognized as an unlocked phone.
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    ^ Agree

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    Really? Because i find it weird but there is no serial nber written in the back of my iPhone compared to my old iPhone

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    You will see the number when you sync to iTunes and also in settings/general/about

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    Yup, but not on the phone's back

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