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    Hey,

    So my officially unlocked iphone now works with all sims i throw at it. however everytime i switch sims i have to perform a restore. Seems to be the only way to register the new sim to the phone. Now the process isn't the end of the world since it takes like 2 minutes but I'm wondering if it might damage the phone after a while? Not quite sure how the restore process works but surely flashing the firmware over and over again is not the best idea for the welfare of the iphone?

    I wont be doing this everyday but if i go travelling over weekends i might be doing it like 2-3 times within 5 days. otherwise ill tops be doing it once a month.

    Anyone got any suggestions on another technique that might "refresh" the sim card thats inside? A regular sync does not do anything.

    thanks!



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    shouldn't.

    think of your phone as a computer. when shits fucked up you reformat your pc/mac

    ur phone is a computer with the features of making phone calls. restoring/upgrading is what the phone is made to handle lol or should anyway. of course its possible to do things wrong n then break ur phone. but doing things by the book, it should never harm your iphone
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    ^^^^ so wrong about that, it has a limit, its a high number, just like every other device after you format it i dont know 1000 times that device will stop working, i dont know about the iphone but it surely has a number, ofcourse its over 1000 i believe, so there is nothing to be worried about...
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    ahh due to the recent advances in flash chip technology...... the number of times you can do a full-write (as in a once over on the whole thing) and re-write................. several trillion times lol

    and if there became a bad place in the memory, im sure theres utilities to tell the filesystem that it cant write there no more

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    aa ok. thanks guys. Yea I knew there should be some expiry date because I know formatting hard drives shortens the "expiry" date on them and I can imagine the flashing should put a similar effect. However I doubt I will restore it a trillion times

    thanks for the replies!


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    I have a french phone, legally unlocked just couple hours ago, not upgrading to 1.1.3 (its 1.1.2 native). Changed to my local SIM (without restore), everything works just fine, get the carrier, wifi works fine and so on - except for the phone. When I switch to dialer, everything works fine if dial * or #, but the moment you hit any number, the application immediately closes. When I try to call it from another phone, signal is okay while iPhone doesn't react at all except for a turning "sun" somewhere in the background. Any ideas?

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    Yea. You have to update. This is the well known bug of the legally unlocked iphones with sim cards from countries outside where they are being sold. Upgrading to 1.1.3 SOLVES this problem. It will work perfectly. However as far as I know you need to do a restore everytime you switch the sim card. Dont worry about updating if its a legally unlocked phone. Mine is and I did it without any problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smirkis View Post
    shouldn't.

    think of your phone as a computer. when shits fucked up you reformat your pc/mac

    ur phone is a computer with the features of making phone calls. restoring/upgrading is what the phone is made to handle lol or should anyway. of course its possible to do things wrong n then break ur phone. but doing things by the book, it should never harm your iphone
    hi , what type of sim did you used to unlock your phone? i having trouble with unlocking my phone with Nextsim v3 for T-Mobile US, i restore to 1.1.1 jailbreak, install Oktoprep, upgrade 1.1.2 then jailbreak, install iworld, everything else with the phone work fine except i can make calls IN/OUT. can you let me know is there a solution to fix this problem! thanks

 

 

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