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  • Order Unsubsidized iPhone 3GS By Hacking Apple Online Store & Get it Delivered
    This is a great news for all people who'd like to have an unsubsidized iPhone 3GS. Now there's no need to go to Apple stores and get in the queue to get one - as you can get it directly from Apple's Online store, delivered at your doorstep on June 19th!

    To get it, you must follow the little trick below. It has been confirmed to work by an Apple rep.
    1. Install Firebug extension for firefox.
    2. Open any Non-apple product page on Apple store, for eg the Mophie Juice pack.
    3. Click on the little bug in bottom bar and then select Inspect.
    4. Click on Add To Cart button.
    5. Replace the prduct code (TV943VC/A in the above example) with one of the below for the desired product.
      • iPhone 3G 8GB ($499): MB046LL/A
      • iPhone 3GS 16GB Black ($599): MB715LL/A
      • iPhone 3GS 16GB White ($599): MB716LL/A
      • iPhone 3GS 32GB Black ($699): MB717LL/A
      • iPhone 3GS 32GB White ($699): MB718LL/A
    6. Finally, click the "Add To Cart" button again and the phone will be added without an AT&T contract.

    All the credit for this find goes to the administrator at iTalkiPhone.com

    P.S. The phone will be unsubsidized, NOT unlocked!

    Thanks to yifanlu!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Order Unsubsidized iPhone 3GS By Hacking Apple Online Store & Get it Delivered started by sayam View original post
    Comments 375 Comments
    1. cheetahz's Avatar
      cheetahz -
      Quote Originally Posted by ice_b0x View Post
      just 4 of them? how many did you order?
      i only ordered 4
    1. IPHONEPLZZ's Avatar
      IPHONEPLZZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alba-ny View Post
      And those recieved already??? What do you think?


      just picked it up from fedex this morning

      to those who got you iphones, don't forget to get your ECID just in case, also i think to those who ordered Tuesday onwards have a higher possibility to get that email that was posted above, hope more of you receive your iphones
    1. rwmotorsports's Avatar
      rwmotorsports -
      I was able to order a few this way back he early part of June. Sucks they patched it.
    1. cheetahz's Avatar
      cheetahz -
      aw man...im so jealous haha i wonder if there's another way around it
    1. hydroabiscuit's Avatar
      hydroabiscuit -
      Quote Originally Posted by IPHONEPLZZ View Post
      to those who got you iphones, don't forget to get your ECID just in case...
      what is an ECID? Geohot discovered a new security feature in the 3GS, a way the phone talks to itunes. Apparently when the firmware is restored a signature is generated just for your iPhone's unique ECID number. This number is crucial to have since apple may try to block it on a future update. The link below shows you how to get that #.

      Hack that Phone - Finding the ECID for the iPhone 3G S

      i went ahead and did that however i accidentally plugged in the phone when connected to itunes in regular mode. it said a dialog of "waiting for activation", and i immediately unplugged it all nervous. Oddly though, the screen on itunes just showed me the registration screen.

      Yet, after i read the detailed directions and got the ECID from recovery mode, it booted back to regular mode. I expected the "plug-into-itunes" screen, but instead i got the regular "slide to unlock" screen...with springboard and all, the service icon said "no service" obviously because of the stock ATT sim inside". But i was perplexed...there was the springboard right before my eyes...did i do something right? could i use this as a touch till the JB comes out or should i just leave it be?
    1. stinky1's Avatar
      stinky1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gorgos View Post
      ok looks like they really cancel the orders :/
      That's the email I got.
    1. IPHONEPLZZ's Avatar
      IPHONEPLZZ -
      @hydroabiscuit

      the exact same thing happened to me, tbh i still don't get how it activated itself, though for me i accidentally put mine in DFU first then rebooted then put in recovery while itunes was up, also thanks for explaining the ECID part for those not in the loop, after some preliminary testing push works since it was "activated", i used beejive to test if any1 wanted to know, youtube also working fine, got to throw more apps and sync mine to see what else works, will report back once i do
    1. hydroabiscuit's Avatar
      hydroabiscuit -
      Quote Originally Posted by IPHONEPLZZ View Post
      @hydroabiscuit

      the exact same thing happened to me, tbh i still don't get how it activated itself, though for me i accidentally put mine in DFU first then rebooted then put in recovery while itunes was up, also thanks for explaining the ECID part for those not in the loop, after some preliminary testing push works since it was "activated", i used beejive to test if any1 wanted to know, youtube also working fine, got to throw more apps and sync mine to see what else works, will report back once i do
      So a few questions pose to me:
      1. is it safe to use the phone at least as a "touch" for now?
      2. i'm a t-mobile customer...obviously i wont be putting my tmo sim until a proper unlock is in effect (to be safe), so should i leave the stock ATT sim inside? or just take it out and leave the phone sim-less for now
      3. @IPHONEPLZZ...are you an ATT customer? curious
    1. deliciousgoods's Avatar
      deliciousgoods -
      Since they patched the hack could someone now describe how it was done? Please satisfy my curiosity!
    1. IPHONEPLZZ's Avatar
      IPHONEPLZZ -
      @ hydroabiscuit

      1. from what i can see its fine, i just synced mine and everything went ok


      2. i currently left the original att sim in and just threw it in airplane mode so it would sync
      3. i am a loyal tmobile customer waiting for unlock

      on a side note as you see in the pic it says ATT as carrier, i assume since it was " activated" that would be the answer
    1. hydroabiscuit's Avatar
      hydroabiscuit -
      @IPHONEPLZZ when you sync'd, did you start fresh or did you restore from a previous backup? (mind you, my last backup was from a jailbroken 2G iphone with 2.2.1)
    1. IPHONEPLZZ's Avatar
      IPHONEPLZZ -
      @ hydroabiscuit

      i started fresh, no back up, ,most of the time backups cause more problems than they are worth, i found this neat program a while back that backs up most of the things you would need, i haven't used it personally but i will once the 3gs is my primary phone

      here is the link

      iPhone Backup Utility
    1. brikz's Avatar
      brikz -
      Another mention on the Purplera1n ecid--if your phone doesn't show up in the usb--go to options and set configure and refresh, and then open up the first tab and hit refresh and it should show up then....it took me a while to figure this out.

      Oh and when i set up my new 3gs i restored from a previous backup and it kept some of the things i had set like system string on the status bar "which i have customized" and ********** was installed still as well....so i guess this shows that it can be jailbroke and/or manipulated at least..

      BRING ON THE JAILBREAK!!!!
    1. hydroabiscuit's Avatar
      hydroabiscuit -
      thanx! but im a mac user, so i used this app:

      iPhone / iPod Touch Backup Extractor

      it allows me to open up iphone backup files and extract just the things i need...in this case i just wanted the photos is all
    1. ice_b0x's Avatar
      ice_b0x -
      finally, the last 2 of my order arrived
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by hydroabiscuit View Post
      thanx! but im a mac user, so i used this app:

      iPhone / iPod Touch Backup Extractor

      it allows me to open up iphone backup files and extract just the things i need...in this case i just wanted the photos is all
      I actually restored to 3.0 unlocked and then restored my backup and everything seemed to work except my photos which had become corrupt so new photos weren't saved. I ended up doing a clean restore and just synching everything from scratch.
      I'm not sure whether extracting your photos and restoring just them would cause problems.
    1. IPHONEPLZZ's Avatar
      IPHONEPLZZ -
      there is a trick to restoring the photos, you first take a picture on the fresh phone before you copy pictures, then copy and chmod the pictures, taking new pics will now work, aka no blank spaces when you take pics
    1. hydroabiscuit's Avatar
      hydroabiscuit -
      @iphoneplzz which chmod? 755 or 777?
    1. IPHONEPLZZ's Avatar
      IPHONEPLZZ -
      tbh i forgot because when i restored i tried all the diff ones till it worked lol, atm tho i just ssh'd to my DCIM folder and that folder was set to 755, then the 100APPLE folder was set to 700, and the pics inside are to 644, though i would try to chmod to mobile first
    1. illuminatty's Avatar
      illuminatty -
      Can anyone confirm if this is still working or not?

      It seems like some people are still receiving theirs.

      Has anyone's ordered actually been canceled and refunded?