What kind of iphone is this?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by nerak99, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. nerak99 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    I have a phone that I was sold (bricked) as a 3G. I thought it was a good opportuntiy to learn about these things.

    I am able to install various IOS versions on it (3.1.2, 3.1.3, 4.1, 4.2) as well a downgrade the BB with the intention of trying to get iTunes to agree to make it into a stock 4.2 iPhone 3G.

    Anyway, the back has Model Number A1303A which everyone says is 3GS. It has an ordinary sim, not a mini sim. It has a Chromed metal back and bezel). The back has the A1303A written on it and could not take a sideways fitting min sim.

    Apple Care serial checker on the serial I got from redsn0w says it is a 3G.

    Anyone any idea what is happening here.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Sounds like you got a really messed up iphone:D
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
  4. flurffmeister macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2008
    My guess is somebody tried to fix it with the logic board from a 3G and broke it.

    Both 3G and 3GS use the second form factor SIM, aka mini SIM. It's bigger than the micro SIM that goes into the 4 and 4S, but smaller than a credit card.

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