iPhone 2G - UNLOCKED RUNNING 3.0

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jager616, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Jager616 macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I'm new to posting here, but have been reading for some time, sorry if this is in the wrong section, please feel free to move it if it is.

    Does anyone else have an iPhone 2G or 3G that has been unlocked (not officially) that has upgraded to 3.0 and found their phone is still unlocked?

    from About screen

    Version : 3.0 (7A238j)
    Carrier : Carrier 3.1
    Modem Firmware : 04.05.04_G

    Currently tested working on Orange UK and Vodafone UK
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

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    Of coarse the 1st Gen iPhone will work unlocked in 3.0. Reason is, the baseband doesn't get updated, so the unlock prevails.

    iPhone 3G on the other hand has a significant baseband update that does relock it.
     
  3. Jager616 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The baseband has been updated hasnt it?

    thats why the Modem Firmware is showing as 04.05.04_G
    where as on my 3G its running OS 2.2.1 Modem Firmware 02.30.03
     
  4. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    iPhone 2g and 3g have different radios and therefore different basebands, and therefore different firmwares
     
  5. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    Can I update my iPhone 2G to 3.0 without activating it?
     
  6. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    I just updated my first gen iPhone with 3.0. It worked!
     
  7. lorenwade macrumors 68000

    lorenwade

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    I'm confused. Isn't 2G (generation) and 3G (data connection) the same phone? Sorry for being a bit off topic, just makin sure.
     
  8. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    2G usually means the first generation iPhone referring to the 2G Edge network. 2G and 3G refers to the network generation that the radio can connect to.
     
  9. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Thats why there is so much confusion. Holy crap. What the heck are they gonna call the new one? Thanks.
     

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