Refurbished iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ste1164, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

    ste1164

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    Am I correct in thinking that my iPhone 3GS is refurbished if the serial number starts with a 5K?
     
  2. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Depends when you bought it. The serial tells what week it was made.

    Bought my refurb a month ago.

    According to the serial # my device was made in the 39th week of 2009.

    When I bought mine in knew I wad buying s refurb.

    Glad I did cause since mine was made in the 39th week it was able to be jailbroken.

    Marc
     
  3. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    A genius told me that 5K simply means it is a non-retail unit.
     
  4. ste1164 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ste1164

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    I didn't buy it my origional iPhone broke so I was given a replacement. I am assuming it's a refurb I just wanted to check. What number in the serial number says what week it is made?
     
  5. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    :eek:
    Where did you buy it?

    I got mine from Best Buys and have their iPhone insurance,

    My serial # is 87939NX93NQ

    The 39 denotes 39 week, the 9 in front of 39 means 2009.

    Marc
     
  6. ste1164 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ste1164

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    I live in the UK and i bought it from O2 it broke so i had it replaced mine does not have this when it was made code. My serial # is 5K01252Q3NP
     

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