iPhone firmware 1.1.1 and prepaid card?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cjbrx3115, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. cjbrx3115 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone! I currently have the firmware 1.0.2 installed on my iPhone. With the new features of 1.1.1, I really think that downloading it could be a really good idea!

    But I already have heard a bunch of stories regarding iPhones getting bricked by this update because they were unlocked, which brings me to my question:

    My iPhone has been activated with an AT&T (Cingular) Prepaid SIM card (via http://www.hacktheiphone.com/iphone_...r_windows.html). Would this qualify as an "unlocked" phone? If so, then would I still be able to upgrade the firmware, because I'm technically still on the AT&T network?

    If not, I will stay put. I don't want to brick my phone, because I LOVE IT!

    If any of you have done this or know anything about it, help would be greatly appreciated. And maybe it would just be safe to stay where I am until the iPhone Dev Team comes to rescue me and my phone.
     
  2. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Did you unlock your phone? Does not sound like it. Your fine. Its when you use iUnlock and such that the phone may get bricked. Signing up for pre-pay is not unlocking the phone.
     
  3. cjbrx3115 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I used a Cingular Prepaid SIM card in my phone. I had to use iAsign and stuff to generate ICCID, IMEI and stuff like that. The original tutorial from which I followed this hack is here:

    http://www.hacktheiphone.com/iphone_using_cingular_for_windows.html

    (Thanks to Mark from HackTheiPhone.com!)
     
  4. unity macrumors 6502a

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    I'll let someone else say for sure. I was under the impression that you dont have to do anything to the iPhone for pay as you go. I know two cases where people have done so if their credit or age do not permit a regular contract. Thats why I figured you did not use any software.

    edit: ok, re-read that. Pay as you go versus pre-paid. Gotcha.
     

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