Please help! Is there ANY risk with INdependence? Is it undo-able?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zub3qin, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. zub3qin macrumors 65816

    zub3qin

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    I have searched every forum I could find.
    I was hoping for some advice here.

    I just got a refurb'd iPhone. I want to activate it but not use it as a phone.
    My options are:
    1) INdependence
    2) Activate with AT&T and then cancel.

    The advantage of activate then cancel in my mind is that no software gets added into the phone and it should be safe for future updates (is this true?).

    The advantage of INdependence is that it is free.

    It sounds like a stupid question but I am not a "hacker" so here goes:

    My question is.... is INdependence activation completely undo-able leaving no trace of itself?


    I don't want to get stuck in a situation where I want to actually activate my iPhone genuinely via AT&T but can't because I did so today with INdependence. Or maybe I want to upgrade to 1.1.1 but I won't be able to because INdependence was used and somehow everything is locked.

    I know to make sure I have the right firmware, and I am not worried about the steps to activate using INdependence. I am comfortable with the online instructions.
     
  2. ivnds macrumors 6502

    ivnds

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    Im pretty much sure anything independence does, gets undone with a restore.
     
  3. zub3qin thread starter macrumors 65816

    zub3qin

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    Thanks for the advice.
    What about risks in installing Installer.app?
    Also undo-able? Or risky?
     
  4. ivnds macrumors 6502

    ivnds

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    for me apptap was the easiest thing of the bunch:

    connect iphone
    make sure itunes and ituneshelper are closed
    open apptapp installer and follow instructions

    in less than 2 minutes i had installer on my iphone, wich i cant use now because it freezes in the home screen after i unlocked it.
     

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