How do I virginize my iphone for warranty purposes?

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  1. Jphillippe macrumors regular

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    Hi, I'm currently running firmware 1.0.2 jailbroken with ibrick, with 3rd party applications installed, and unlocked with iUnlock to T-mobile. My phone has the negative black screen issue and I spoke to a representative over the phone and he said it would be replaced for another one, if I take it personally to the store. Can anyone tell me if its possible and perhaps send me links as to how I can relock phone, then restore to not have my warranty voided.

    Would it be a good idea to update to 1.1.1, brick my phone, downgrade to 1.0.2 reflash baseband upgrade again and leave it unactivated/locked with 1.1.1, would they replace my phone or it would be too obvious?
     
  2. mashoutposse macrumors 6502

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    The guys at the store will probably do it as long as the correct IMEI shows up.
     
  3. Jphillippe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seriously? that easy?

    Well yes I did confirm and the IMEI on phone is still the same as in the box, but remember it is unlocked with iunlock. I read of a website that virginizes the phone but causes a mismatch in the numbers, which would immediately void my warranty.

    I do see a mismatch in the ICCID #. is that relevant?

    Should I just put my friend's AT&T sim card, and says if it has the negative screen issue and get an exchange, without mentioning unlock, would they investigate even though the IMEI matches the one on Box or what??? i'm so confused I just want a new phone.
     
  4. Jphillippe thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok sorry I realized that ICCID is the sim card number, you can tell I'm a newbie...lol ok any suggestions anybody?, i'm just gonna restore, reactivate with ibrick (without installing anything else), putting the unactivated at&t sim (that came with phone) and praying they wouldn't verify the IMIEI, realizing it was never activated. I would just show up show them the activated phone the issue with negative black screen, hopefully get an exchange, if they ask me why it shows no service i will just say I canceled subscription but plan on getting it again (don't think they should care anyway).
     
  5. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    tell me how it goes. I am in the exact same dilemma as you. I'm hesitant to go to a genius because I'm afraid I'll get blacklisted. check out this thread I started a while ago. most of the posts there weren't really helpful though.
     
  6. Jphillippe thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i ended up selling the phone on ebay for 500 dollars, I bought myself a new one, and unlocked with iphonesimfree.
     
  7. iguanarama macrumors member

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    So you sold a problem phone to someone else? Geez...
     
  8. meagain macrumors 68030

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    OMG Can I have your Ebay ID so I can avoid buying from you? If you dumped that defective phone on someone else - I hope they do a chargeback, etc.
     
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    Interesting....
    You seems so proud of what you did.
     
  10. snapper07 macrumors 6502

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    harsh man that sucks bad karma and all that!! :eek:
     
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    I hope you get a brick. Like an actual red housebrick. I also hope that they didn't quite put enough postage on it so you have to make up the difference yourself. You utter chump.
     
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    I hope you told the person that the phone had screen issues, that is so dishonest if you didn't tell them. who dumb enough to pay 500 for the phone when you can get it for less than that brand new......this sounds like a crock of shyt:mad:
     
  13. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    OP, did you tell notify the buyer that your phone has the defect? I hope you did, or else that's unlawful and if the buyer does find out, he can get his money back.

    This is the reason why I did not decide to sell mine on ebay. No one will buy it if I put "defect" in the description. My only hope is to send it back to apple.

    And regarding him selling it for 500...that's the normal price on ebay.
     
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  15. Jphillippe thread starter macrumors regular

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    You guyz are harsh...geez

    You guyz are harsh, yes I did mention the defect of negative black screen issue, and I did specify that the phone could not be updated or it would be bricked. the person that made the last bid knew, and I confirmed through an e-mail.
     
  16. Jphillippe thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's mean, but not he guy knew the conditions of the phone and he accepted by bidding..Its all by the rules...

    Chump? lol
     
  17. meagain macrumors 68030

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    Pretty surprising one would pay the going rate for a pristine hacked phone knowing full well it's used and has a screen defect. Pretty surprising indeed.
    I'll believe when I see the closed auction ad myself. :)
     
  18. Jphillippe thread starter macrumors regular

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    why shouldn't I be? its 500 dollars doesnt hurt nobody's pocket, and I did specify the issues, I think its mostly the buyers fault for not looking for cheaper prices elsewhere.
     
  19. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Just so you know, using IPSF clears your RSA token, which makes repairing that damage impossible (unless IPSF backs up your seczone) and whenever apple decides to update the baseband you will brick no matter what.

    Use anySIM
     
  20. Jphillippe thread starter macrumors regular

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    We'll I think its to late to find those now, but a lot, I mean most of the iphone ads on ebay listed unlocked with ANYSIM, and it specified that it should not be updated or otherwise it'll brick the phone, and you'll be surprised people bidded almost 600 dollars for that. Now is that the seller's fault or the buyer's for not finding information elsewhere, like apple store for example.
     
  21. Luis macrumors 65816

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    You just virginize and upgrade not that difficult. Do that and brickin will not happen anymore. Ask yourself that about IPSF...
     
  22. Jphillippe thread starter macrumors regular

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    well thats not what people thought when you updated 1.02. to 1.1.1 with anysim...it bricked the phone unless you waited for this new virginizing method, while ISPF updated successfully, even with a new baseband update. Nobody is really sure, non of them give a warranty, for all I know before virginizing solution, nobody new anysim caused some kind of damage in seczone. Its hacking regardless your avoiding the norm, so your apt for many errors and issues. I think ISPF is just as vulnerable to problems as anysim even in the future...I just chose ISPF because they have shown more reliability in the past.
     
  23. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Read it yourself here and here

    For those lazy ones:

    <+geohot> ipsf unlocks *cannot* be reversed
    <+geohot> unless you have a backup
    <+geohot> this is because ipsf changes the tokens, which cannot be regened
    <+geohot> i really hope ipsf keeps backups of utokens, because here is what i think will happen...
    <+geohot> when the bootloader is updated(it hasn't been yet), all ipsf phones will become bricks
    <+geohot> because they will fix the exploit in the rsa


    Everybody reading this should now, anySIM is the way to go, not only is it free it is totally and really totally reversible.
     
  24. Jphillippe thread starter macrumors regular

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    to me it really doesn't matter, updates aren't essential for me, I use the phone for what it is and the features it has are fine with me. I just got rid of my old phone because of negative black screen issue, otherwise I really don't care if it is unlocked with ispf or anysim. If i were to care those sources aren't reliable, people thought old anysim was as reliable until people's phones got bricked. If iphonesimfree didn't save backups, they'll eventually find a solution, just liked the dev team did for bricked anysim users, they're very smart, something will eventually come to them.

    Thanks for the info anyway.
     
  25. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Ok, glad you're happy with the phone.
     

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