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Hey everyone. After years of waiting, I finally broke down & ordered a pre-owned 16GB 3GS that's been jailbroken with redsn0w for 5.0.1. I plan on ordering a SIM card...
03-31-2012, 10:26 PM #1New iPhone user here
After years of waiting, I finally broke down & ordered a pre-owned 16GB 3GS that's been jailbroken with redsn0w for 5.0.1.
I plan on ordering a SIM card from ST & giving that a try.
I'm not a newbie when it comes to messing with phones. I started out with the Moto Razr's, then Blackberry's, now I presently have a Droid X2 that I "tinker" with. I'm sure these iPhones are an entirely different animal.
Anything I should prepare myself for?
03-31-2012, 10:43 PM #2
Never update your phone unless theres a untethered jailbreak out. And always preserve baseband if you ever plan on unlocking the phone
03-31-2012, 10:54 PM #3
Thanks for the quick reply!
Does it need to be unlocked as well as jailbroken?
03-31-2012, 11:00 PM #4
Do you mean if you need to be jailbroken to unlock?
03-31-2012, 11:46 PM #5
03-31-2012, 11:55 PM #6
Nope, unlock is optional
04-01-2012, 01:21 AM #7
You only need to unlock if You need to use it on a different network from whichever it was originally used on and it's not a factory unlocked handset. Also 2nd hand phones are a no no for me unless you know the original owner as half the time it's an insurance Scam (eBay at least)
04-07-2012, 02:36 PM #8
How does one preserve the baseband?
I have no idea if it's factory unlocked or not. I don't know anything about iPhones & I don't know how to tell.
I appreciate the fact that you won't buy 2nd hand phones, but this is an experiment for me. I really don't have the funds to go out & spend several hundred dollars for a new, unlocked phone just to give something a try. I'm also not going to knowingly help someone with a scam, either.
04-07-2012, 02:46 PM #9
You can preserve baseband with a custom firmware. You can build those using sn0wbreeze or redsn0w.
04-08-2012, 01:15 AM #10