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How can I use my iPhone 3Gs on T-Mobile?

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rgelb1 Calculating status...
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Nov 13, 2011 12:07 PM

Currently my iPhone 3Gs is on iOS 5.01. I'd like to use it on the T-Mobile network. What are the steps required to make it happen?

I think it's obvious that I need to jailbreak the phone. However, googling around around it is unclear whether there is a reliable (untethered) jailbreak for 5.0x.

Do I need to downgrade the OS? If so, to what version and how? Any additional steps I need to take?


iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.0.1
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,360 points)
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    Nov 13, 2011 12:18 PM (in response to rgelb1)

    Sorry, you won't get any help here. The terms of use here prohibit support for jailbreaking or jailbroken iPhones. You'll have to go elsewhere. Good luck.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,975 points)
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    Nov 13, 2011 12:50 PM (in response to rgelb1)

    Assuming you're in the US:


    1. Discussion of jailbreaking is forbidden here.

    2. You can NOT downgrade the OS.

    3. IF you were to find a way to unlock the phone, you will not get:

         3G data

         MMS messaging

         Visual Voice Mail

         Support of any kind from any official/legitimate source.


    If you are NOT in the US, contact your carrier to see if they offer unlocking. iPhones are supported on T-Mobile networks in many countries. The U.S. T-Mobile network is not fully compatible with the iPhone.


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