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    Hey guys!

    I thought I would share this little experience I had with my iPhone 3G on 3.1.3 which obviously wasn't unlockable.

    I couldn't be bother to wait any longer so I sold it on ebay for a quite good price.

    Then I went and bought a broken 3g off ebay... I thought somehow I would be able to fix it... But hehe that wasn't the case

    So I decided to go to the apple store to see how much it was to fix it... They told me around 120$ but in the second sentence he also mentioned I could get a new refurbished one for 199$ which obviously would have the same Simlock as the old iPhone I gave them. So there I was again withe a iPhone 3G FW 3.1.3 Bootloader 6.4 and the new baseband. So I was stuck again on my "iPod touch"

    As I still was in the Apple Store I tried to activate it with my sunrise sim... (I live in Switzerland and the iPhone I got swaped had a Swisscom Simlock on it)... And now the highlight of this day: I opend iTunes and voila my iPhone was activated with sunrise!!! WOOOW

    In my head I was like they must have given me a official unlocked iPhone... So I went down back to the Genius Bar and they told me: no no your iPhone has a Swisscom simlock!! But it takes a while for the swaped device to take over the settings (simlock) of the old broken iPhone which is retrieved off the Apple Server. He mentioned that it usually takes a couple of hours..

    I was like: WEEEEEPAAAAAAAA! Got a new iPhone 3G and even made a small benefit from selling my first one on ebay!

    So to sumarize: If your fed up with a non unlockable iPhone 3G(S) sell it on ebay... Get a broken one off ebay (water damage, lcd broke whatever it doesn't matter) and then get it swaped at a Apple Store for 199$ and activate it with any Simcard right away in the Apple Store!! (and after that don't update/restore again )

    And there you go with a "unlocked" iPhone 3G 3.1.3 with a new bootloader and baseband!!

    So if you can't wait for the unlock go ahead and do that!

    Did it now three times and it worked every time!!

    Last edited by madczech; 2010-04-15 at 01:15 PM. Reason: Double Posting thread!
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