If I pwn my iPhone 3G, and restore it to stock, can geniuses/Apple tell I modded it?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by thadoggfather, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Just wondering because I'd like to keep the warranty in tact in case anything happens...

    this is really important to me.

    I especially want to try running cracked ipa's (to test games, if they are good I will buy them. if they are not, I will delete them)
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    If you don't restore the baseband or have messed with the IMEI, yes.
  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Pardon the newbness, but how do you restore the baseband? I pwned it and by default it ran BootNeuter and unlocked it...

    I don't believe I messed with the IMEI

    just checked, IMEI on the back of the phone matches with the one in "settings."
  4. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    If you jailbreak the new 3G the baseband is not messed with nor the IMEI. The baseband is only changed if you unlock the first gen. iPhone.

    So if you wanted warranty repair all you do is restore from iTunes and there is no why anyone can tell anything.
  5. nomar383 macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2008
    Rexburg, ID
    +1 This is true.
  6. sako94 macrumors regular

    May 10, 2008
    and when restoring do the boot logos go away?
  7. SheepNutz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    Yes they do. I learned that the hard way yesterday when my pwned phone locked up at the pineapple whenever I tried to start it. After a fresh restore, all is back to default, including the apple boot logo.
  8. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    Just don't restore from back up as that will put back jailbreaked settings on your phone which could give away the fact you hacked it not to mention mess up your phone and cause strange behaviour.

    Also just for peace of mind I would recommend using the original boot logos even when jailbreaked that way if your phone breaks and gets stuck booting up Apple will not know it was hacked.

    Remmember that a restore will NOT relock an unlocked iPhone and if Apple checked the phone they would see it was unlocked.

    To relock an unlocked phone you would have to run bootneuter and turn off all the settings then flash the phone again before restoring to apple firmware and setting up the phone as new.

    And also just in case anyone is confused - iPhone 3G is not unlockeable. Jailbreaking does NOT touch the lock on the 3G in any way. It only may unlock the 2G iPhone.

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