Any reason to maintain 1.59.00 baseband if contract is running out?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by rrandyy, May 25, 2012.

  1. rrandyy macrumors 6502

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    I have an iPhone 4 on AT&T. I've put so much effort into maintaining the 1.59.00 bb, but haven't needed the unlock. I figured it would increase resale value. In a month or two, I'll be at two years and AT&T will unlock for free. Any reason to not move to the latest baseband that comes with 5.1.1 now?
     
  2. svenn macrumors 6502

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    I can't say for sure, but if you've gone this long, I would stick with it. Unlock it and throw it on ebay and advertise the fact you still have 1.59.00. Maybe some people don't know att unlocks for free now?

    I remember way back when I did the same thing with a 3gs when people were doing the ipad baseband stuff. It sold on ebay for much more than I was expecting.
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Wait until the IMEI unlock is applied, then you can upgrade the baseband.
     
  4. rrandyy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The problem is that with 1.59.00, the phone doesn't show signal strength, which is annoying. Hmm. What to do...
     
  5. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Update the BB as long as you are sure you can get the unlock in the next few months.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you're not planning on using it unlocked or selling it in under 2 months then just update it.
    And when the contract is up just call AT&T and they will officially unlock it.
     
  7. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    1.59.00 baseband is nowhere nearly as attractive as a factory unlocked phone. Get the phone unlocked from AT&T, restore it or whatever, and people will be very inclined to buy it because they can restore or update with no hassle.
     
  8. Kayan macrumors 6502

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    Ditto
     
  9. OasisNYK macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried ultrasnow? I have an iPhone 4 with the same BB on 5.01 and it fixed my signal display issue. Only problem is occasionally my phone seems to have a hard time locating a signal but in general it works. I agree with the sentiment that you don't need to keep th BB at this point if you are close to a factory unlock.
     

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