[1.0.2 OTB -> 1.1.4] [Ziphoned] Cracked glass on iPhone. Should I exchange?
Thought I'd get some feedback and recommendations on this.
I have a 1.0.2 OTB iPhone. It's been unlocked and upgraded with independence, jailbreakme.com, and ziphone throughout it's life. I virginized before each upgrade. I'm now on 1.1.4 ziPhoned.
The phone got dropped VERY hard in a parking lot and has some dents, and the glass on the front is cracked. The crack is not affecting the function of the phone, but, you know, it's cracked and not a smooth, sleek, sexy looking iphone no more.
So, since I have applecare I'm pretty sure I can virginize the phone, upgrade to 2.0 (just to make it all nice and cleanly) and then take it in and get a refurbished phone in return. However, if I do that I'm also pretty sure I'll be:
1) Losing my nice, liberal, 3.9 bootloader and getting a 4.6 bootloader.
2) Losing my nice, unlocked 1.1.4 firmware and getting a pre-loaded 2.0 firmware in return. (I'm on T-Mobile US and not planning to change anytime soon)
Item 2 means that I won't be doing this exchange until after the version 2.0 unlock is released, so I have time to collect opinions from the group.
Is 4.6 going to make my life more difficult, or is 4.6 now as easy to unlock as 3.9?
Broken pixels---want to exchange---instructions?
Purchased new on 12.2007, 4.6, 1.1.2 OTB. The picture/screen has broken pixels and I'd like to return for repair, exchange or get a refurbished phone.
Currently using T-Mobile, jailbroken and unlocked with "Z". Can someone tell me what steps I need to take to put phone back in original configuration and what to expect from the Apple Store, when I return it with original receipt, since I never registered it with ATT?