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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
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    Default New iPhone user here
    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 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?
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    Never update your phone unless theres a untethered jailbreak out. And always preserve baseband if you ever plan on unlocking the phone
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    Thanks for the quick reply!
    Does it need to be unlocked as well as jailbroken?

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    Do you mean if you need to be jailbroken to unlock?
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    No, I was just curious if it needs to be unlocked as well as jailbroken (which it already is).
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    Do you mean if you need to be jailbroken to unlock?

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    Nope, unlock is optional
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    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)

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    Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
    Never update your phone unless theres a untethered jailbreak out. And always preserve baseband if you ever plan on unlocking the phone
    Do I have an option to update or does it automatically do it when connected?
    How does one preserve the baseband?

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    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)
    Like I stated in my OP, I'm going to try the ST thing.
    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.

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    You can preserve baseband with a custom firmware. You can build those using sn0wbreeze or redsn0w.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGKC9AYC View Post
    Do I have an option to update or does it automatically do it when connected?
    How does one preserve the baseband?



    Like I stated in my OP, I'm going to try the ST thing.
    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.
    All I'm saying (to everyone) is just be careful about 2nd hand phones. Just Sick of eBay and the dishonest people on it pulling scams!

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