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07-17-2009, 10:38 PM #1Odd Unlock(T-Mobile) after FW 3.0 upgrade
I just upgraded my 1st Gen iPhone 2G phone today. I was running FW 2.2.1 on T-Mobile (obviously it was JB and unlocked). The weird thing was after I did a complete erase of all content on my iPhone. I booted into DFM mode so I could load the original FW 3.0 onto it. Once iTunes was done upgrading my phone, my service indicator said T-Mobile? (BTW, I left my SIM card in the phone during this entire process).
I thought this was really odd considering my phone was originally unlocked with yellowsn0w (which i believe is a software unlock, not hardware). So I went forward still and loaded FW 3.0 using redsn0w 0.8. Also, during the JB I did NOT select the option to Unlock. After all was done, my phone rebooted and it was JB and unlocked, still?
Has anyone else noticed this?
07-18-2009, 02:44 AM #2
What you are seeing is boot neuter do its thing. You pretty much remain unlocked as a 2g user even after a full restore.
In short, all you really need to really worry about is hacktivating at a 2g user.
07-18-2009, 09:50 AM #3
ahhh.... thanks for the information. Im a noob at this.
07-18-2009, 11:35 AM #4
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yep. they dont update the baseband on the 2G anymore (2 cents)