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    Hey guys, my iphone has been in a permanent DFU mode since Friday - regardless of all the bag of tricks I try to restore or kick it out of this mode.

    In any case, the apple store obviously will not replace the phone without showing an activation record attached to the serial #.

    I've read previous posts on setting up a GoPhone (prepaid) plan for the iphone - which would work however how would I do this with a dead phone? Anyone have any experience in setting up a GoPhone plan with a dead iphone? Would I purchase the gophone kit and call in the serial number?

    Would definitely appreciate any help...



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    I think it depends where you bought the phone!?

    If you bought it from Apple then they will know how long you have had it and if its been along time realise you hacked it and broke it and will not help you.

    But if you bought it from AT&T then they most likely don't have a record for that phone and you could claim it was a gift that you tried to activate and sign up for a contract and it won't turn on...

    They may swap it but they may also make you sign up for a contract there and then! If I was you I would do that and then cancel it when you get home as you have the option to cancel it within a certain period I am sure (you could always call AT&T to check that before you take it in).

    Having said that if it really is broken and you can't restore it at all then you have nothing to lose by beeing turned away so give it a go!

    Just out of interest what have you tried to get it to work?
    iPhone US 8GB
    FW 1.0.2--> iUnlock--> iPhoneSIMfree--> 1.1.1 --> 1.1.2--> Soft upgrade 1.1.3 --> 1.1.4 using signal.app
    iPhone UK 16GB
    FW 1.1.3 OOB --> 1.1.4 --> iPlus 1.2 unlocked!

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    I bought it from the Apple store Sep'07. Basically the iphone fried using a belkin FM transmitter - seems to be a common problem.

    I'm an existing AT&T customer, on a regular non-iphone plan. Since the iphone won't come up, I can't signup for a gophone plan using Itunes. I was hoping there's a way around this by purchasing the gophone kit and calling in the phones IMEI via customer service? Any ideas....

 

 

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