Planning to buy a new iPhone 3GS but...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CoolKen86, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. CoolKen86 macrumors member

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    I want to buy a new 3GS since apple are no longer requiring you to have a att contract but i have some question before doing it:
    1. Are all the new iphone comes in 3.1.3?
    2. If so, can they be jailbroken and unlocked?
     
  2. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    1-yes
    2- not right now
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its a gamble, you cant be sure what firmware you're going to get in the box but good chances are the longer you take the less 3.1.2 3GS will be available.
    Current 3GS models with 3.1.3 CANNOT be JB or unlocked.
     
  4. CoolKen86 thread starter macrumors member

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    are they working on that? does anyone know when will it be available? and i'm seeing some way to jailbreak and unlock 3.1.3, won't those help? or are the new phone has some new security firmware in it?
     
  5. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    How about you trade me a new spanking 3gs for my gently used iphone 3g with 3.0 firmware, which can easily be unlocked :cool:

     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Noone knows for sure.
    Good chances are a JB will be out when the next major firmware is released. Hackers dont want to reveal/blow their exploits on a worthless firmware update like 3.1.3
    Not sure on the Unlock, some small steps have been made on the latest baseband but it could take a while or not even work out as planned. Still very early to tell.
     
  7. CoolKen86 thread starter macrumors member

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    so bottom line, its now safe to buy an iphone right now?
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What do you mean by safe?
    Safe to receive a 3.1.2 3GS instead of the latest 3.1.3?
    Chances are not that good.
     

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