Buying an iPhone, now what?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by klymr, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. klymr macrumors 65816

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    So, I plan on buying an iPhone later today from the Apple store (and I pray that it is not a 1.1.3). How do I check what version it is when I get it home? A guy I work with ordered his iPhone from apple.com and got it last week I believe. He used a Next Sim to hardware unlock it so he could use it on T-Mobile's network. I plan on doing the same thing. He said it was fairly easy, but the tutorials he followed left out a few steps that he had to figure out himself. Anyway, what are the first steps that I need to take with this thing? It should still work if it's a 1.1.2 OTB, right? I just don't want to travel to the Apple store, buy a phone, and travel back to find out I have to wait months to get it unlocked. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So, I have my iPhone sitting here at home in the box. What would be the first step to do? I can only guess it's a 1.1.2 with 4.6 bootloader since it came from the Apple store directly. I don't think they'd have a 1.1.3 in their stock yet, would they?
     
  3. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, I don't have an unlock SIM yet, but I plan on getting one here soon. What do I need to do first to my iPhone?

    I just checked the firmware version via the emergency keypad and it says I have version 04.02.13_G. What does all that mean? If I could get some sort of direction or input that would be awesome. Thanks.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    04.02.13_G is Out of the Box (OTB) 1.1.2. This means you can use TurboSIM or StealthSIM with it.
     
  5. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, that's good to know.

    So, can I "activate" the phone without the SIM so I can at least use some of the funtions? Do I just follow one of those tutorials online and get to that point? I've downloaded the iPhone restore files for 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 as well as iNdependence. I just don't want to screw anything up at this point. Thanks.
     
  6. macmalaga macrumors newbie

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    Klymr, just follow the tutorials

    You have all the files you need, downgrade to 1.1.1, then jailbreak, then upgrade to 1.1.2 and jailbreak again, you can use it except as a phone following all the steps (I´m just an apple user, not a hacker or an expert and I worked fine to me step by step), then buy a Stealthsim, Nextsim2... installing iworld from the installer app and you will have a complete iphone. :)
     
  7. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    if you're planning on downgrading to activate it you might as well jailbreak then run amySIM before you upgrade it back to 1.1.2

    it's a little more safe and it's free, there's plenty of tutorials on this forum on jailbreaking, unlocking then updating a 1.1.1 phone
     
  8. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I thought you couldn't use AnySIM with a 1.1.2 OTB phone. Am I wrong?
     

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