Friday 17 June 2011

How do I unlock a Second hand iphone 3GS on Orange Network for Free?

How do I unlock a Second hand iphone 3GS on Orange Network?

As you may have seen from blog posts my iPhone 3GS is with Vodafone UK but doesn't always get the signal I need so I wanted to be able to use alternative SIMs in the iPhone if no signal exists at the location I am at. The same process can be used for any iPhone 3GS on Orange and O2 as well.

There are various websites that offer iPhone 3GS unlocking for around the £20 - £25 mark but I spotted this video on YouTube that allows you to unlock your iPhone 3GS for free.

The first step is to install the jailbreak software if you have not already jailbroken your phone. I use This gives lots of other benefits as well as being able to unlock the iPhone 3GS for free. I still use iOS 3.2 which is much more stable and can be easily jailbroken but does not work with apps that need iOS 4.

I used redsnow to jailbreak iOS 3.1.3 on my iPhone 3GS.

Once you have jailbroken your iPhone 3GS then you can load the ultrasn0w package which then unlocks the iPhone. Using Cydia add the URL

Once rebooted your iphone will be unlocked for free!

I've just tried it with my iPhone 3GS locked to Vodafone UK and it now works with SIMs from 3 and Orange so I can now use my iPhone 3GS on any network for free.