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    Attention to all Unlockers! Here's what happened to me: I unlocked my iPhone with the Unlock program and everything seemed just dandy, the phone worked perfectly (no visual voicemail, of course). Then I thought I should have a fixed price data plan added to my contract so I wouldn't get any suprises when the next phone bill comes. So I add up a mobile broadband connection, 384 kbit/s with a fixed monthly pay to my contract. It took some 12 hours to get activated, but when it did, things got interesting. I was in the middle of a call when it just dropped! I noticed that all the bars had gone so I figured that something had happened inside the phone. I checked the EDGE settings, and to my suprise, it was Vodafone all over the EDGE connection, the password, etc. And we don't even have Vodafone here, but propably my carrier has a co-op with Vodafone. So, the phone was out. When I got home I tried to reset, changed to a diffent sim from an another carrier, nothing helped. It seemed that they had locked my iPhone again through the EDGE! Wow, quite impressing. I cancelled the mobile broadband and then I tried to run Unlock again with no help. So I had to restore my iPhone, wipe it clean and open it again. I ran iNdependence, etc. (messed it pretty bad for a while when the AppTapp hang (I propably chose a wrong firmware version to run), finally got it restored again with iTunes) and finally got it working again. So the iPhone was totally clean (to my knowledge) when I popped the sim in again and guess what? It gave the same Vodafone settings to EDGE again! So it seems that those settings are now in my sim-card!? The question is, can they do that? They wrote stuff to my sim that I did not want and then locked my iPhone. I wanted my carriers EDGE settings and they gave me up to Vodafone so my iPhone could be bricked! So be careful out there, it seems they can get to you where ever you are, spooky



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    on the EDGE settings in my iphone, there is all settings of cingular , i am in beirut lebanon, and guess what its woking perfect! i still dont know why but its working

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    wow, I'd be careful of your first data phone bill!!!

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    I call BS. I bet you just messed something up. There is no way that they are going to flash your phone back without saying something to you. They AREN"T allowed to do that. They would have to have some sort of 'auto check for firmware updates' option. Just like the 360 it ASKS you before hand. Just with any software company they have to notify you of what is in the updatets.

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    Attention to all Unlockers! Here's what happened to me: I unlocked my iPhone with the Unlock program and everything seemed just dandy, the phone worked perfectly (no visual voicemail, of course). Then I thought I should have a fixed price data plan added to my contract so I wouldn't get any suprises when the next phone bill comes. So I add up a mobile broadband connection, 384 kbit/s with a fixed monthly pay to my contract. It took some 12 hours to get activated, but when it did, things got interesting. I was in the middle of a call when it just dropped! I noticed that all the bars had gone so I figured that something had happened inside the phone. I checked the EDGE settings, and to my suprise, it was Vodafone all over the EDGE connection, the password, etc. And we don't even have Vodafone here, but propably my carrier has a co-op with Vodafone. So, the phone was out. When I got home I tried to reset, changed to a diffent sim from an another carrier, nothing helped. It seemed that they had locked my iPhone again through the EDGE! Wow, quite impressing. I cancelled the mobile broadband and then I tried to run Unlock again with no help. So I had to restore my iPhone, wipe it clean and open it again. I ran iNdependence, etc. (messed it pretty bad for a while when the AppTapp hang (I propably chose a wrong firmware version to run), finally got it restored again with iTunes) and finally got it working again. So the iPhone was totally clean (to my knowledge) when I popped the sim in again and guess what? It gave the same Vodafone settings to EDGE again! So it seems that those settings are now in my sim-card!? The question is, can they do that? They wrote stuff to my sim that I did not want and then locked my iPhone. I wanted my carriers EDGE settings and they gave me up to Vodafone so my iPhone could be bricked! So be careful out there, it seems they can get to you where ever you are, spooky

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    I ditto what klipseracer said... BS.


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    But it did happen to me so it's no BS. Have you read from the apple discussion forums how they say there that Apple can update your iPhone "through the air"? Anyways, something weird happened since he phone bricked in the middle of a phone call, I hope it doesn't happen again.

 

 

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