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    Default Sick of waiting for the "relock" app? Stop whining and do something about it.

    This will only work for those of you who have an unlocked phone, but are using AT&T anyway or are willing to switch to AT&T. From posts I've read here an elsewhere, I don't think I'm the only one in this situation.

    Log on to your local Craig's list and put your unlocked iphone up for sale. People are still paying a premium for these, so, even if it's not in perfect condition, you should still be able to get $400 for it. Sell it (be careful of Nigerians et al). Take the cash to your local AT&T or apple store and buy a new phone from production in week 38 or earlier so you know it has 1.02 installed (check the fourth and fifth number of the serial number for the week of production). Activate it, install apptapp, and enjoy your third party apps. When the jailbreak for 1.1.1 is ready for prime time, backup & upgrade your device, re-jailbreak and enjoy again.

    The benefit of this is that you get a brand new phone AND you no longer have to wait for the relock application from the Dev Team.

    Before anyone flames me for this "solution," let me state the following:

    1. There's a lot of crap floating out there regarding the "bad code" contained in anySIM vs. IPSF, and the Dev Team vs. the Elite Team, blah blah blah. I have no idea who's right and who's wrong, and I don't really care. The point is that there appears to be a not-insignificant chance that anySIM unlocked phones will forever be stuck with v. 1.02. This is not a risk I'm willing to take. Luckily, I was already using AT&T, so I don't have to change. But, for those of you in the US who are using unlocked phones and are bitching about the wait for the relock, you might consider selling the phone and switching to AT&T.

    2. Why was I using an unlocked phone on AT&T? Originally, I planned on keeping my AT&T blackberry and using the iPhone with a T-Mobile 2Go account. But, I discovered 2 things that surprised me: (1) tmobile reception sucks at my house and my office (where I spend more than 90 percent of my time), and (2) with a mod to the com.apple.mobilemail.plist file, the iPhone can do almost everything my blackberry could do and more. So I ditched the BB and added the iPhone plan to my AT&T account.

    3. People who are whining about the relock app: If the anySIM Code permanently f**** up your phone, that sucks. But you knew (or should have known) that you were unlocking (or buying an unlocked phone) at your own risk.

    4. Let the flaming begin.



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    FUC K, i didnt know that my phone could be forever locked into 1.0.2!!!! Certainly wasnt stated clearly with the unlock app!!!

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    PLEASE READ!!!!!

    http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=9105

    Now the good news: since, thanks to Kmac, we are able to activate/jailbreak software unlock bricked phones (updated to FW 1.1.1) again, it is only a matter of time until a solution for the baseband fw downgrade will be available. So PLEASE be patient and don't ask the same stuff over and over again. Follow the discussion very closely and remember that every couple of hours, there is some new information available and you need to READ this new stuff FIRST before starting to ask questions again. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yalag View Post
    FUC K, i didnt know that my phone could be forever locked into 1.0.2!!!! Certainly wasnt stated clearly with the unlock app!!!
    I think at this point we have to consider the possibility that the unlock is permanent. Notice, I said possibility. Obviously, it's also possible that a relock application will be released two minutes from now.

    I just wasn't willing to take a chance. Because I use AT&T, I don't have to.

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    You should have put in parenthesis of your post (AN IDIOTS SOLUTION) It's been only a few weeks since 1.1.1 was released and you have given up? Damn give it time. I have faith that an unlock solution is near.


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    Why do you say I've "given up"?

    Since I use at&t anyway, I've merely traded in my used, unlocked iphone, for a brand-new locked iphone, with all of the same functions and capabilities. I can ulock it again with anySIM if I choose. I can upgrade to 1.1.1. I can do neither or both.

    So how am I an idiot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spamdumpster View Post
    1. There's a lot of crap floating out there regarding the "bad code" contained in anySIM vs. IPSF, and the Dev Team vs. the Elite Team, blah blah blah. I have no idea who's right and who's wrong, and I don't really care. The point is that there appears to be a not-insignificant chance that anySIM unlocked phones will forever be stuck with v. 1.02.
    Well, there's no "right" or "wrong" about it... The iUnlock/AnySIM solution used a different method from the IPSF solution. Either method worked equally well for v1.0.2, and it's a semantic discussion whether one method was somehow "better" or more valid than the other.

    That having been said, I can't imagine it's that difficult for the Dev Team to write an application that will undo whatever iUnlock wrote to the seczone, thus returning the iPhone to a pre-unlocked "pristine" state.

    What is certain right now, however, is that the IPSF solution allows the iPhone to be upgraded, and in fact even remains SIM-unlocked under the hood after it's been upgraded. Further, it's been proven through testing by numerous people (myself included), that the IPSF solution can be used on an iUnlocked iPhone to restore the iPhone firmware to its original unpatched state, while leaving the iPhone unlocked and completely usable with any SIM. This also permits the phone to be upgraded to v1.1.1 without any consequences.

    The only issue that remains regarding the IPSF solution is activation -- the v1.1.1 firmware is locked down more tightly, thus preventing the AT&T SIM card requirement from being bypassed at the iTunes activation level, even though the SIM card lock itself remains open.

    So until the Dev Team figures out the relock solution, or provides an improved unlock solution, the other viable alternative is to purchase an IPSF license and follow the steps in http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=8612, which will provide a safe upgrade path to v1.1.1.

    That having been said, I'm confident the Dev Team will also come up with a better solution in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhollington View Post
    Well, there's no "right" or "wrong" about it... The iUnlock/AnySIM solution used a different method from the IPSF solution. Either method worked equally well for v1.0.2, and it's a semantic discussion whether one method was somehow "better" or more valid than the other.

    That having been said, I can't imagine it's that difficult for the Dev Team to write an application that will undo whatever iUnlock wrote to the seczone, thus returning the iPhone to a pre-unlocked "pristine" state.

    What is certain right now, however, is that the IPSF solution allows the iPhone to be upgraded, and in fact even remains SIM-unlocked under the hood after it's been upgraded. Further, it's been proven through testing by numerous people (myself included), that the IPSF solution can be used on an iUnlocked iPhone to restore the iPhone firmware to its original unpatched state, while leaving the iPhone unlocked and completely usable with any SIM. This also permits the phone to be upgraded to v1.1.1 without any consequences.

    The only issue that remains regarding the IPSF solution is activation -- the v1.1.1 firmware is locked down more tightly, thus preventing the AT&T SIM card requirement from being bypassed at the iTunes activation level, even though the SIM card lock itself remains open.

    So until the Dev Team figures out the relock solution, or provides an improved unlock solution, the other viable alternative is to purchase an IPSF license and follow the steps in http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=8612, which will provide a safe upgrade path to v1.1.1.

    That having been said, I'm confident the Dev Team will also come up with a better solution in time.
    Would a conversion from anySIM 1.0.2 unlock to IPSF unlock require a virgin restore first, or can I just run IPSF and let it do its thing?

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    there is a thread were people managed to run ISPF and fix the anySim problem....

    so theoritically it is possible (ISPF does that...)... hope there is a free solution soon...

 

 

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