Which baseband does the $49 3GS come with?

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  1. OceanView macrumors 65816

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    So I was thinking about getting a second phone and saw the $49 3GS 8GB at the Apple and AT&T websites.
    I want to unlock it but I am not sure which BaseBand it may have.
    Does anyone know?

    Thanks
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    The 8GB 3GS will more than likely have a newer baseband that can't be unlocked.
     
  3. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    It won't be unlockable. It will probably have 5.16.01 or 5.16.02
     
  4. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    The baseband won't be unlockable.

    6.15.00 will be your only option.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Whether the phone is new or refurbished, it'll always come with a newer iOS. You're not going to find a phone around with a 5.13 bb. :rolleyes:
     
  7. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It will come with a baseband that can't be unlocked. Also keep in mind that the $49 is with a 2 year contract, so even if you unlock it you will still have to stay on AT&T for 2 years unless you buy out the contract.
     
  8. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Come on everyone, join the thread, you can never have too many people saying the same thing.

    The new 3GS baseband will not be unlockable.
     
  9. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to disagree to an extent as I'm not sure which baseband is on the phone. I bought my wife one of the $49 3GS from local AT&T store about a month ago and it actually came with 4.1 on it. I didn't even bother checking the baseband as I'd just signed a new 2 year contract with Att to get the phone for $49 so the need to unlock it was irrelevant! When I plugged it into TU it did have blobs for various firmwares so I was happy about that, but I was somewhat upset as I thought I was buying a new iPhone 3GS. If I had to guess it was just luck of the draw and slipped through the cracks to have 4.1 on it.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The 4.1 firmwares baseband cannot be unlocked either.
    And with shsh blobs you can downgrade the firmware but not the baseband.
     
  11. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I got off-track there. I guess my point was that it doesn't necessarily come with latest firmware. But you are right, called my wife and it's 5.14.02 so no go there!
     
  12. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    Still old baseband/bootrom listed on ebay all the time. Not really hard to find, i just sold mine.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Cool, how much you got for it?
    I got a 3GS new bootrom but on 4.3.3 with unlockable baseband. Not ipad BB installed:)
     
  14. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    $300 which appears to be the going price.
     

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