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    Default Buying iPhone on monday in the US as a tourist from the EU. FW problem?

    Will be buying an iPhone on monday, so now I read that it will most likely be FW 1.1.1 and I won't be able to restore to 1.0.2 thus not able to unlock it?!

    Is this true!?

    Are the 4GB versions still available locally from Apple or ATT shops?

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    NO 4GB versions.

    Check the serial number on the rear of the box, the 4th and 5th digits are the production week number.

    If the number is 38 or lower then you have 1.02, week 39 and above have 1.1.1 on them and I would not touch with a bargepole.

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    OK, so anyone know the slowest selling ATT or Apple store in Florida,where I might get lucky and get an 1.0.2 iPhone...

    ARGH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayerische View Post
    OK, so anyone know the slowest selling ATT or Apple store in Florida,where I might get lucky and get an 1.0.2 iPhone...

    ARGH!
    Where are you in Florida? Most Apple Stores are in Malls.
    I give you a hint: go to the most "clever" looking sales person at the Apple Store
    and tell him that you want to buy an iPhone but you need one with FW 1.0.2.
    Avoid going to a female, unless you're very good looking and have a way with women.

    If he tells you that he doesn't know what firmware the phones they sell have, ask him to help you find a phone with a specific serial number or below. At the same time, take a 20 USD bill and put it in his hand but of course not too obvious and don't let everybody see this.

    Money rules the world, a relative of mine just did the same a couple of days ago and the sales person was very helpful to find him the "right" phone.

    If you don't dare to do this, play the VERY friendly but dumb tourist role, very shy, asking a wise Apple Store employee for help. This sometimes works too.

    Good luck. Btw: be careful when you fly back to Germany, you need to declare the iPhone at german customs, otherwise they can confiscate it and you also have to pay a fee. Best way to handle this: take a laptop with you, unlock the iPhone after buying it, put some music and videos on it and send the bill/credit card payment sheet via mail to your home address. DO NOT take the package with you and unpack the cables, earphone, etc., so it doesn't look "fresh" out of the box.
    Don't say I haven't warned you, I already know two people who were "busted" in Frankfurt and Munich.

 

 

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