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    Default Iphone Activation help needed

    I'm about to receive an Iphone in a few weeks and had some questions. Hope you guys can help me out-

    Here's some info:

    -I'm getting an 8gb iphone and use windows xp.
    -I have used Cingular (ATT) for about 1.5 years and will be using my current sim card.
    -I am planning on using this method to activate my iphone so I don't need to get a 2yr extension:
    http://www.hacktheiphone.com/iphone_...r_windows.html


    Here's the questions:

    1. By using the above method, will I get those weird usage messages I've heard people with prepaid cards get detailing minutes left and whatnot? I am not using a prepaid card, just my current sim from ATT.

    2. If I sign up for the mediaNet bundle (the $19.99 one), is that all I need in order to use unlimited non wifi internet on the iphone without having to pay extra charges?

    3. If the phone I receive has the new firmware 1.01, will the activation hack above still work without issues? If not - what should I do?

    4. Other then visual voicemail, will my current plan encounter any differences with someone who activated their iphone with att and a 2yr extension?

    5. After it's activated, will future firmware changes affect my phone/activation?


    Thanks a lot to anyone that can help me. The answers to these questions will determine if I'm going to keep or sell my Iphone.



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    1. By using the above method, will I get those weird usage messages I've heard people with prepaid cards get detailing minutes left and whatnot? I am not using a prepaid card, just my current sim from ATT.

    No. The messages are for the prepaid only, providing you updates. I am currently using my Cingular SIM without issues.

    2. If I sign up for the mediaNet bundle (the $19.99 one), is that all I need in order to use unlimited non wifi internet on the iphone without having to pay extra charges?

    So far the medianet seems to work fine. I picked the 29.99 plan for the 1500 sms messages.

    3. If the phone I receive has the new firmware 1.01, will the activation hack above still work without issues? If not - what should I do?

    Yup, it works fine. I used iActivator.

    4. Other then visual voicemail, will my current plan encounter any differences with someone who activated their iphone with att and a 2yr extension?

    Youtube doesn't seem to work for me.

    5. After it's activated, will future firmware changes affect my phone/activation?

    Probably. When I went from 1.0 to 1.01, the iPhone wanted to be fully restored. I then redid the fix.
    Last edited by kbonnel; 09-04-2007 at 11:53 AM.

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    thanks for the detailed reply kimo-

    I hear the youtube problem only happens to some people but not too big of a deal for me.

    So every new firmware will potentially cause me to re-activate my phone? Also, are firmware updates "required"-- i'd probably still want to them since they fix + add features but am afraid of the possibliity of a firmware release that prevents the current activation tecnique to work.

    Thx again for the help~

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    "So every new firmware will potentially cause me to re-activate my phone? Also, are firmware updates "required"-"

    I would assume that firmware updates, just like the 1.0 to 1.01 firmware update, will require you to "reload" the iphone, as itunes complains saying something along the lines of it not being able to "understand" the current state of the phone, so it wants to do a restore.

    I wasn't forced to do the 1.0 to 1.01 update, but since I already new the iActivator tool worked on the 1.01 firmware, I wasn't too worried. In the future, I will keep an eye on others first before I jump in

    Kimo

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    One more question to all- is the activation hack in the link above a pretty good and simple method? Or is there easier/better ones--- ugh I feel like such a newb--hahah

    edit: woops noticed my link above didnt work, here it is:

    http://www.hacktheiphone.com/iphone_...r_windows.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by breezie View Post
    One more question to all- is the activation hack in the link above a pretty good and simple method? Or is there easier/better ones---
    Having a great set of instructions is sometimes more important than the complexity of what you are trying to achieve. "Hack the iPhone" has great instructions and makes many tasks easier to confront.

    Yep if your using windows it will work nicely. The only easier way would be if you have a mac. In the end though were only talking about a few extra steps. Follow them closely, and don't forget the first 10.

 

 

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