Was the Engadget 3G iPhone jailbroken during the review?

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  1. nfl46 macrumors 603

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  2. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    battery % is new only on 3GS. Ready to put your flame suit on cause I think other members will flame you for not searching
     
  3. camarobh macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering about that too.....
     
  4. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    He's asking why the 3G (not 3GS) has the battery indicator.
     
  5. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    No, are YOU ready to get flamed? You didn't even read the entire post... he clearly mentioned the % was only for the 3G S and why was it that the 3G had it. Which is true and most likely meant that the 3G was modified (Jailbroken) in order to activate it.
     
  6. jstigall macrumors newbie

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    This is asked every day.

    If you had previously jailbroken and did a backup of your phone settings, restoring that to 3.0 will bring the battery % with it on any phone, not just the 3GS.

    The end.
     
  7. bushido Suspended

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    dude the point is that a well known site used a JB iphone for a review
     
  8. jstigall macrumors newbie

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    It wasn't jailbroken, a setting that is in the phone backup FROM a jailbreak was restored to a NON jailbroken 3.0.
     
  9. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Whatever, it's still interesting that a major site used a (previously) jail broken phone to do an interview that will be viewed by thousands of people.
     
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    yea i obvs meant it WAS jb cuz theres no 3.0 jb yet
     
  11. AustinSTI macrumors 6502

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    Ummm my 3G has 3.0 on it, isn't jailbroken and has the battery percent. Its in all versions of the 3.0 firmware and will show regardless of phone.

    The JB feature appears when you TAP the battery in place of it. The 3.0 feature has the percent to the left of the battery.
     
  12. AustinSTI macrumors 6502

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    It wasn't JB - see my comment above
     
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    yep it show that they are just nerds at heart too ;)
     
  14. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    That's not true. You had previously jail-broken a phone and that was left over in the backup, even if it isn't jail-broken now.

    You're making multiple posts about it even though everyone knows it's wrong. It's on the Apple site, it's everywhere. You cannot have a battery % indicator on a 3G without it having been JB'd in the past.
     
  15. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    They have talked on their podcasts how one of their iPhones is jb'd. I dont remember which writer
     
  16. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Yes, and there are no threads on that.
     

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  17. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    He didn't start the Flame War.
     

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