Airtel and Vodafone are scheduled to bring iPhone 3GS to the Indian market in first half of August’09. According to Apple new iPhone 3G S is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet. iPhone 3GS is packed with incredible new features and hardware including 256 MB ram, Better Graphic processor, Improved speed and performance up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G, A high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control, Longer battery life and lots more. About price the expected Tag is is 32000/- for 16GB Version and 39000/- for 32GB Version. From the prospective of Indian customers view prices are very high but if you compare to other countries, lowest price there for the 3GS 16 GB is $800(Rs. 40,000).
Should i Jailbreak/Unlock my iPhone 3GS ? 0_O ? If some one asking this question from me my answer will be Definitely, Yes. And i have done this with my iPhone 2G and 3G too. Now question about legality of iPhone jailbreaking and unlocking. So the question is Jailbreaking iPhone is Legal? And the answer is Yes, Jailbreaking is legal however, you technically “void” your warranty. Hacking the iPhone/iPod Touch is not illegal. While Apple would like to make you think it is illegal, it is not. It is impossible to get in any legal trouble for hacking iPhone/iPod Touch . You and Apple made an exchange. You gave Apple money they asked and they gave you an iPhone/iPod. It is officially yours and you can do whatever you want with it.Because it is yours now, you bought it, you have the right to do whatever.
Why i Jailbreak/Unlock my iPhone 3GS ? Again if some one ask me this question i can answer whole night, here we’ll cover a few but un-negligible reasons. The first one is freedom of carrier, In INDIA you are paying 32000 rupees for a carrier locked phone and the best thing is even your phone is capable of running 3G service (indeed iPhone are meant for 3G) your provider is not providing you the 3G service. When BSNL providing 3G service (3.2 MBPS HSPDA) at a very reasonable price 3000 Rs. for an Unlimited data plan and 600 Rs. for 1GB data plan then why should i sacrifice with crappy EDGE at un bearable price for 400 MB free monthly. Also if you are running on any other carrier why you change your number for a phone only.
For Jailbreaking we have numerous reasons the biggest one is Unlocking, you can’t Unlock your iPhone 3GS without jailbreaking first. Jailbreaking is a process that allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to run unofficial code on their devices. Once you jailbreaked your iPhone you are able to download many applications, mods and hacks which are unavailable through the App Store but available via unofficial installers such as Cydia and Icy. Some of popular Cydia, Icy advantages are as on >> Winterboard (To install Themes), SBSettings (Faster Method to Manage iPhone Settings), Tricker3G (For running WiFi only App on 3G or EDGE), Cycorder (Video Recorder for iPhone 2G, 3G) and lots more.
For Unlocking and Jailbreaking your iPhone 3GS follow these guides :
For More technical approach read these articles :
- iPhone/iPod Touch Jailbreaking Unlocking is Legal or Illegal
- What is Difference Between iPhone Unlocking and Jailbreaking
- iPhone Baseband and Bootloader From Basic
- How to Access iPhone 3GS via SSH on Windows Mac
Conclusion : Jailbreaking and Unlocking are not illegal. We are not encouraging you to jailbreak your iPhone. We are just clearing some myths about jailbreaking and unlocking. If you purchased an iPhone, it should be your right to “get under the hood,” as they say, and do what you want. Personally i m using both Unlocking and Jailbreaking my iPhones from last two years. But And keep in your mind we are not lawyers. ) In near future it seems Apple may be able to try and make a case against anyone offering software that does modify or otherwise “misuse” their copyrighted code. But that is future not the present.