First gen, unlocked -> 2.0?

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  1. maximus06 macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on buying a used first gen iphone (spare me the wellfare comments), and I was just wondering if it is possible to upgrade a jailbroken/unlocked iphone running 1.1.4 to the new 2.0 firmware?

    Maybe an obvious question, but I need to be sure - thanks!
     
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    Not atm, it will turn it into a factory 2.0 phone. However, the unlock and jailbreak app for the 2.0 firmware is supposed to come out sometime today, so you might want to wait a day or two before you update that bad boy.

    In summary:

    If you want to know if it will still work if you upgrade to 2.0, then yes it won't get bricked.

    If you want to keep the unlock, then wait a few days.
     
  4. maximus06 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm in Canada, so yes I *need* the unlock. Thanks for explaining that!
     
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    If you "restore" to 2.0 in iTunes, the phone will not be broken. You will just need to activate it with AT&T. Like I said, you might want to wait a few days if you want to keep the unlock
     
  6. maximus06 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Didn't see your reply there - thanks a bunch!
     
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    Forgive me. My definition of "brick" is to go back to the preactivated state (think an original iPhone before you activate it with AT&T; you can't do anything). It's virtually the same as a brick.
     
  8. maximus06 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just a last question: when its "jailbroken" (2.0), it can still do everything the original software can do, right? I.e. install apps from app store etc.
     
  9. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    +apps Apple won't let on the App Store :) (ie emulators)

    Remeber:

    Jailbroken = unsigned third party apps
    Unlocked = any GSM carrier
    Activated = don't have to use iTunes to link to an official carrier

    Usually this is how it goes down:

    Legit iPhone users get it jailbroken

    Legit AT&T users with no iPhone plan get Jailbroken/Activated

    Unsupported carrier users get Jailbroken/Unlocked/Activated

    If you are on an unsupport carrier, you can choose to not be jailbroken, but why? :)
     
  10. maximus06 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha, excellent, many thanks for explaining this!
     

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