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Thread: Figuring out Firmware at Store

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    Default Figuring out Firmware at Store
    How would I determine the firmware of the iPhone at the store by looking at the box.
    Is there a serial # pattern I should be looking for?

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    u could just buy it and downgrade
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    Quote Originally Posted by iphonejeff View Post
    u could just buy it and downgrade
    I 2nd this.

    guide to downgrade
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    I found the following from some other forums.

    If you want to know your iPhone firmware version without unwrap and open up the package, the serial number of iPhone wrote on a sticker on the box may provide you some hint. In fact, if you order a phone online from Apple, it’s possible to see what is your iPhone’s serial number when you check your invoice online, even before before the phone arrives at your hand.

    A typical iPhone will have a serial number in the following format: 7T727XYZWH8

    So if your 4th and 5th digits in iPhone serial number is less than 39 (38 or lower), it’s almost certain that the iPhone as firmware 1.0.2. If the number is greater than 39 (40 and higher), it’s also almost certain that the firmware in iPhone will be 1.1.1 or newer. Why I tell you to do this? Answer is to prevent 10% restocking if if you ever decide to return it w/out opening the box.

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    i still think dowgrading is better
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    Quote Originally Posted by iphonejeff View Post
    i still think dowgrading is better
    Downgrading would be fine if my intentions were to just to be able to mod the phone. However, the current downgrade method does not address the issue of the baseband, which is critical for the current unlocking methods.

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