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Thread: Will upgrading to 3.1.2 require reactivation? I'm a non-iphone ATT customer.

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    Default Will upgrading to 3.1.2 require reactivation? I'm a non-iphone ATT customer.
    my phone: 3G on ATT (no iphone plan, just unlimited data with text) running 3.0, no jailbreak or unlock. i bought it already activated, so didn't need to go through the process.

    I'm on ATT but not on the iPhone plan, so I don't need to unlock but I can't active using iTunes. I've used previous jailbreaks to hacktivate (when I had my 2G) but purplera1n doesn't include hacktivation. If I upgrade (not restore) to 3.1.2 will my phone go back to activation mode?

    Also, I'm a bit confused if purplera1n works for both 3G and 3GS or just 3GS? I found a website that explains how to hacktivate but all the directions are focused on 3GS with not confirmation that it will work for 3G too.

    http://www.ilikemyiphone.com/2009/07...ilbreakunlock/

    Thanks for any help!
    Last edited by mvangogh; 2009-10-13 at 06:34 PM.

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    The only way to go is pwnage tool at the moment which will hacktiave your device. Unless you are down below 3.0 I wouldn't suggest upgrading at all. 3.0 works just as well or better than 3.0.1 or 3.1 or 3.1.2.

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    ok, i'll stick with 3.0 for now. thanks for the quick reply.

    UPDATED:
    what do you think of this?

    Download Custom Firmware 3.1.2 – Jailbreak, Activate, Unlock iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS [Mac and Windows] | iLikeMyiPhone

    they have custom 3.1.2 firmware for 3G. i was thinking to download and restore to:

    iPhone 3G 3.1.2 Custom Firmware Activated for Other Carriers Part 1 and 2

    I assume the firmware leaves the old baseband for unlocking while also hacktivating. since i'm on att i dont' need to unlock but i need the hacktivate which it already has.

    a good idea?
    Last edited by mvangogh; 2009-10-14 at 09:12 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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