General Can you ask Apple Genius for a specific iOS firmware?

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  1. Ludatyk, Feb 16, 2015
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    Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    A friend of mine Air 2 screen practically been destroyed while accidentally dropping it on the floor. She went to Apple and she was hoping that they would fix her screen. But they told her that they wouldn't be able to fix that, she would need a replacement.

    The dilemma shes facing is her Air 2 is currently jailbroken and now that Apple has closed the jailbreak... Could she ask for a specific iOS firmware? Or is there a guarantee that all refurbished models will be updated to the newest firmware?
     
  2. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    they will feed you some crap about how it's always on the newest firmware. usually some are on a previous one. just hope you get an 8.1.2 ipad.
     
  3. Synergie macrumors 6502a

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    Or go to one of the many shops around that will replace screens for a fee. I required a new screen for my iPhone 4s a few years ago and it cost only 85.00 CDN fully installed.
     
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    Idk why you'd wanna void the warranty and get a usually junk screen
     
  5. Synergie macrumors 6502a

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    JB voids the warranty anyway... and sometimes it comes down to the choice of keeping the JB.

    The place I went used OEM parts and the screen was no junk, you could not tell that it had been replaced at all! But be prepared for an iPad to pay between 1 and 2 hundred dollars for it.

    The alternative is live with stock.
     
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    I would think most/ a lot of Inventory for replacements is still 8.1.2 or below.

    8.1.3 is only two weeks old
     
  7. Ludatyk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've read the Air 2 screen is one of the toughest iDevice to replace thus far... wouldn't wanna put it in the hands of some shop. Best to get a replacement... And have no worries going forward..

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    I was thinking the same thing. But wasn't entirely sure... it's a toss up. Just not sure how to handle it...
     
  8. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Jailbreaking does not void the warranty. Also, it is highly unlikely that the repair shop used genuine Apple parts unless they were salvaging them from other broken devices.
     
  9. UAV macrumors regular

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    of course you can. but i don't think it will do you any good. btw you can also ask them to give you a free iphone. but then again i don't think they will do it lol...
     
  10. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Though they'll say it's the latest, it isn't always. My replacement iPhone 6 was actually two firmware revisions back from what was current at the time. It's just luck of the draw.
     
  11. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    its not like apple could tell if you had jailbroken if you restore...
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can try asking for something on 8.1.2 or below but doesn't mean they will do it.
    Worth a shot, you might find someone willing to do the hunt for you.
     
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    there's no such thing as OEM parts for Apple products.
     
  14. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, technically there are OEM parts, because OEM stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer" and Apple has to get the parts from somewhere...however, I don't think anywhere in the U.S. or where there are Apple stores sells these OEM parts.

    I wonder in places where there are no Apple stores and instead have authorized service dealers if they ever would sell an OEM part (either shady, or just don't care?)
     
  15. Synergie macrumors 6502a

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    Or... The Chinese plants that make the parts for Apple sell them (either over or under the radar so to speak)
     

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