Questions regarding unlock and future updates

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Redneck1089, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Redneck1089 macrumors 65816

    Redneck1089

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    I live in Canada and I have a friend who is bringing me an iPhone in the next week or so... What I am wondering is: The latest firmware update for the phone will be launched by the time I get the phone, so will I be able to unlock the phone by just using the phone's firmware that it ships with? Or, will I be able to choose which firmware update I put on the phone when I am updating it?

    EDIT: I'm worried that if I update the iPhone it will automatically update to the latest firmware and therefore stop me from unlocking the phone.

    I hope I am making sense...


    Thanks!

    - Red
     
  2. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    i have the same concern, wait until the sep 18th update(if there is one) and youll see if anyone has issues. even if it does break the unlock I suspect someone will fix it within a month, probably within days
     
  3. carfac macrumors 65816

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    If you are concerned, D/L the CURRENT restore file (ver 1.0.2)- we know that works with the current unlock stuff. Then just run that when you restore.
     
  4. Redneck1089 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Where can I download this restore file? Thanks!
     
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  6. Redneck1089 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So I'm a little confused now that I have downloaded this firmware. There's two .dmg files in the folder. How would I get these to run on the iPhone?

    Would I just connect the phone to the computer and then run the .dmg files? :confused::confused:
     
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  9. Redneck1089 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If I follow the instructions from part one it wants me to restore and update the software. Would updating the software not put the latest firmware on the phone in itself? I'm a little confused by it all. Not use to all this hacking... :p
     
  10. carfac macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm... I am not sure. If there is a NEWER version, it MAY ignore the old one.

    This is a question for someone smarter than me!
     
  11. Redneck1089 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    :( Damn... Hopefully someones know here!

    Thanks for your help anyways mate.
     
  12. Redneck1089 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Anyone have an answer to this:

    Following the steps of the iPhone Unlock Wiki I have to restore and update the iPhone. If I do this after the next firmware update, will it stop me from unlocking the phone, or does this just set the phone back to factory specs and then I can install the firmware update of my choice (the current firmware)?
     
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