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    Default How safe is an unlocked iPhone with Itunes?

    I've been following iPhone news since it was released and have finally decided to take the plunge. I am planning on either buying an pre-unlocked phone or buying a normal one and unlocking it myself to use with Tmobile in the states, but I just wanted to be sure that I would still have full functionality of the phone (minus visual voicemail of course).

    That being said, how safe will it be to use my unlocked iPhone with iTunes constantly? Will iTunes be able to detect my hacked iPhone and brick it for me? I know not to do any updates on my phone once its been hacked to avoid bricking, will I also have to withhold from updating iTunes patches as well? Any information and suggestions would be greatly appreciated to keep me from accidentally turning my phone into a $400 paperweight. Thanks!


    p.s. I am currently running iTunes vers. 7.5.0.20
    Last edited by rezznor; 11-27-2007 at 12:55 AM.



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    I'm using iTunes (German shop and US shop) since my first 1.0.2 iPhone (unlocked with AnySIM of course) and never had issues, not even now with the 1.1.2 fw and 4.02.13_G baseband (3.9 bootloader).
    I own several iPhones for experimental stuff and they work just fine with iTunes, even with the latest iTunes 7.5 and Leopard.

    It can't be excluded however that Apple may "force" iPhone users to upgrade to a certain firmware sooner or later to be able to use all iTunes features like the new 3rd party apps or games shop (psssst...don't tell anybody... ).
    Apple EARNS money with iTunes. As long as nobody tries to get stuff for free and/or break their DRM, I doubt that Apple would seriously go after owners/users of "hacked" iPhones, they would hurt their own business with the iTunes shop.

    You should have taken the plunge a little bit earlier however. It is getting more and more difficult to get a 1.1.1 out-of-the-box iPhone, the new ones with 1.1.2 OTB have the new bootloader 4.6 which is a pain in the a.. regarding unlocking (jailbreaking is still possible).
    Buying a pre-unlocked/hacked iPhone may be a solution but at least make sure you get the latest version with the FW 1.1.2 and baseband (modem firmware) 4.02.13_G.

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    Thanks for the quick reply! The wireless shop I go to is offering me an unlocked 8 gig iPhone for $350, or if I renew my contract with Tmobile with him he will give me $200 cash back. I was considering doing that, then buying the iPhone from apple and unlocking it myself and saving some money. However, from what I've been reading, it sounds like it has gotten much more difficult to hack it yourself, so I guess I'll just pay extra and save myself the headache. Thanks again!

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    I'm in the same position but not so concerned about iTunes, I mainly want internet and phone. A friend who is very reliable and knowledgeable source has warned me about problems with the iPhone bricking, but after a lot of time searching for complaints or problems with bricking phones I can't find anything, only people from a few months ago. And then after reading so many success stories it makes me believe that it is pretty safe. Also my brother is a firmware expert and seems to think that if Apple is selling unlocked phones then surely people will figure out how to do the unlocking, there'll just be a constant cat and mouse game going. So... I'm thinking about taking the plunge as well.

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    everything work on unlock iphone even the voice mail.
    i both mine unlocked and test it during handover. I go home and check everything , at first i have a problem on setting up the wifi cause it cant connect even i use the network password. after i disable the network password my wifi connect and everythings fine. I put back again my network password and check if wifi still working. Guess what? it is working. Now my iphone alreadyy configured on my network or even those unlocked network too. I can now use it on Mcdonalds or even on the mall that have a wifi connection.

    So yeah better buy a unlock one so you dint have any headache.


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    itunes wont brick anything unless you update with it.
    8 GB iPhone 1.1.4 unlocked T-mobile USA.

 

 

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