Used iPhone with iOS 7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nrvna76, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. nrvna76 macrumors 6502

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    I talked AT&T customer care into an early upgrade for my wife's iphone 4, but apparently they can do that with every phone accept iphone. So I have a GS4 on the way and a person on craigslist who wants to trade for an iphone 5. Only thing that scares me is this phone has IOS 7 beta 1 on it. Anything I should look out for because this has IOS 7? Will it show updates as new beta's come out??

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Tell him or her to restore it to iOS 6.1.4. You're asking for problems if the beta was not loaded through a legit source. Also, if the beta expires (and it will) the phone will be temporarily disabled until you can restore to iOS 6.1.4. No trade unless he/she trades is with the correct OS. It would be dumb to do anything else.
     
  3. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    You can always restore via iTunes to iOS 6.1.4 no matter which way he installed it, its not the issue, what you want to do is get the IMEI # and call up AT&T to verify that its not blacklisted or money owing on the account as that will be the situation between life n death for you if the phone is blocked....

    Also AT&T wouldn't allow the upgrade to iPhone 5 because other manufacturers lets jus say give AT&T a huge break on the price per phone...where as in Apple makes them pay big bucks but then again its quality and we pay for it :)
     
  4. nrvna76 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, while its kindof an annoying process to have to go through, but I do understand why they can't do the iphone. But I'm not keeping her on the GS4, she had the 3 for a bit and did not like it. I will be sure to check the imei ( I planned on meeting in at Att store to make sure everybody is happy ) and I may ask them to install ios 6. Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Just be aware as well that the phone's warranty is effectively voided as long as beta software is running on it.
     
  6. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    Too bad it was not a Note II, I would have traded my IP5 16GB on AT&T in a minute, I love my IP5, but I had an extra one I had to buy over the return period, and I was looking for a Note II.
     
  7. nrvna76 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry! I picked the phone that I thought most people would want.
     

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