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  • Unlocked iPhones Bricked by new Updates?
    Apple is reportedly saying they have "discovered that many of the unauthorized iPhone unlocking programs available on the Internet cause irreparable damage to the iPhone's software, which will likely result in the modified iPhone becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iPhone software update is installed."

    What does this mean to all us unlocked iPhone users? It means do NOT update your firmware yet, is all. The update is due out this week sometime, and iTunes doesn't force you to update, so just don't. Within a few days, there will be a fix out for upgrading unlocked iPhone's to the new firmware, not to worry. Just make sure that when it first comes out, you don't do the update yet.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Unlocked iPhones Bricked by new Updates? started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 129 Comments
    1. maXimus's Avatar
      maXimus -
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmordoj View Post
      I have read that usind that method It doesn't say 1.0.2, it is more like 3.14 or something like that, so if you don't see 1.0.2 don't freak
      03.12.06_G Is firmware 1.0.0
      03.14.08_G Is firmware 1.0.1 and 1.02
      04.02.04_G Is firmware 1.1.1

    1. the1payday's Avatar
      the1payday -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      If you just activated with iNdependence, and didn't do the unlock etc, then you're fine. Update away. You may have to use iNdependence again, but I don't think so - not if you are already activated.
      Interesting....I just looked at my independence menu again and saw that independence says my iphone is NOT activated.....although it clearly is, since I've been using my old AT&T SIM card in it for the last 2 days with no problem....anyone ever seen this this before?
    1. red_pill's Avatar
      red_pill -
      Quote Originally Posted by honeybear View Post
      If you hold down the option key on a mac while pressing the Restore option on iTunes, it gives you the option of choosing which firmware file on your computer to use for the restore.

      The 1.0.2 firmware is available at:


      use Firefox to download it, so that Safari doesn't automatically decompress it. You will need to select the compressed .ipsw file in iTunes to perform the restore.

      I tried this with my new iPhone to ensure that I would be able to restore to 1.0.2 even after 1.1.1 is released. I hope this addresses some of the concerns people have expressed in this thread.
      oops, looks like apple removed it right away or prepating for new update, could you plz upload the file Honey, to another place? id appreciate it, thx !
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      Never Fear.

      ModMyIphone Is here.

      There are stored files for firmwares here:
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      aNY sim screws the iphone. My friend used the method and it screwd his iphone up.
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      What happened to your phone?

      Can you post your answer:

      Cause its kinda off topic.
    1. dangstr8's Avatar
      dangstr8 -
      The only thing I used was Jailbreak and Manzana... changed themes and added ringtones... How likely you guys think that is of bricking the phone? I always though that restoring would set everything back to factory settings... is that not true in my case?
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Yah, thread closed. These are all separate issues, and every question regarding this topic has been answered.