Just the 8gb 3gs?

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So, there's been a lot of topics about unlocking the 3gs on 5.0.1 but this requires the irreversible baseband upgrade.

My question - is it only the 8gb, more recent iPhone 3gs's that can be bricked? or can 16gb/32gb recent models also be bricked?

Sorry, I'm really new haha.
 

Dwalls90

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So, there's been a lot of topics about unlocking the 3gs on 5.0.1 but this requires the irreversible baseband upgrade.

My question - is it only the 8gb, more recent iPhone 3gs's that can be bricked? or can 16gb/32gb recent models also be bricked?

Sorry, I'm really new haha.
No worries. It's 8Gb 3GS that were manufactured after a certain date. If it's an 8gb 3GS that was manufactured after week 28, it could use a different wireless chip and thus be fried;

http://iphone-unlock.blogspot.com/2012/01/iphone-3gs-8gb-unlock-issue-with-ipad.html
 

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No worries. It's 8Gb 3GS that were manufactured after a certain date. If it's an 8gb 3GS that was manufactured after week 28, it could use a different wireless chip and thus be fried;

http://iphone-unlock.blogspot.com/2012/01/iphone-3gs-8gb-unlock-issue-with-ipad.html
Yes, that's what I've been reading. I believe the date is sometime after the 30th week of 2011. But, was Apple even producing new 16/32gb models at that time? I'm pretty sure that recently Apple and AT&T are only selling 8gb models.

So, if after week 30, Apple wasn't even producing 16/32gb models then (with a little good luck..) no 16/32gb models in circulation should be bricked by the iPad baseband.
 

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Yes, that's what I've been reading. I believe the date is sometime after the 30th week of 2011. But, was Apple even producing new 16/32gb models at that time? I'm pretty sure that recently Apple and AT&T are only selling 8gb models.

So, if after week 30, Apple wasn't even producing 16/32gb models then (with a little good luck..) no 16/32gb models in circulation should be bricked by the iPad baseband.
I think week 28 (I'll go by that) would have been end of July. I thought there were only 8Gb 3GS produced after the iPhone 4 was released? If that's the case all 16/32Gb 3GS should be fine ...
 

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If you run the latest redsn0w 0.9.10b3 and click on the iPad base and, a warning windows will pop up and it gives warning for 3gs, made in 2011, week 35 or above.
 

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I think week 28 (I'll go by that) would have been end of July. I thought there were only 8Gb 3GS produced after the iPhone 4 was released? If that's the case all 16/32Gb 3GS should be fine ...
So, theoretically, 16/32gb can be successfully unlocked. Hooray!!

I've seen the warning, but in actuality, it shouldn't even be a problem for any non-8gb iPhone because they were not being produced at week 35 of 2011.
 

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So, theoretically, 16/32gb can be successfully unlocked. Hooray!!

I've seen the warning, but in actuality, it shouldn't even be a problem for any non-8gb iPhone because they were not being produced at week 35 of 2011.
Correct. Going by that common knowledge you should be all set.
 

b0bab0i

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So, theoretically, 16/32gb can be successfully unlocked. Hooray!!

I've seen the warning, but in actuality, it shouldn't even be a problem for any non-8gb iPhone because they were not being produced at week 35 of 2011.
Of course apple is still producing 16/32 GB iPhone 3GS's. There will always be people that will pay to get repaired/refurbished iPhones. They still produce the 3G

Apple was producing 16/32GB 3GS's after week 35. I had an old 3gs that had water damage and replaced it with a refurbished 16GB 3GS, it was week 40 of 2011. I tried installing iPad BB and it bricked the phone.

I've been reading forums and for a solution and this has happened to alot of people on other jailbreaking forums and the Week 35 of 2011 affects all 3GS, 8/16/32 GB.

DO NOT TRY TO UPGRADE TO IPAD BB REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY GIGS YOUR PHONE HAS, ANY 3GS MANUFACTURED AFTER WEEK 35 of 2011 will get bricked.
 

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Of course apple is still producing 16/32 GB iPhone 3GS's. There will always be people that will pay to get repaired/refurbished iPhones. They still produce the 3G

Apple was producing 16/32GB 3GS's after week 35. I had an old 3gs that had water damage and replaced it with a refurbished 16GB 3GS, it was week 40 of 2011. I tried installing iPad BB and it bricked the phone.

I've been reading forums and for a solution and this has happened to alot of people on other jailbreaking forums and the Week 35 of 2011 affects all 3GS, 8/16/32 GB.

DO NOT TRY TO UPGRADE TO IPAD BB REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY GIGS YOUR PHONE HAS, ANY 3GS MANUFACTURED AFTER WEEK 35 of 2011 will get bricked.
That's a good caveat to point out. I think he meant if he bought it new as the original phone and user.