anySim "1.0.2" bricks an iPhone. (Just report for discussion.)
This is my first post here. Anyway, today I've seen a one iPhone restoration for about 10 times.
My colleague has one iPhone. This one has a problem when while "searching". (I don't know what that mean but it occurs after starting iPhone and then it starts "searching" then the phone stops responding.) So he plans to restore it and sends it back to Apple! (It is a hardware issue.)
Anyway, the problem starts when the phone is restart. (I mean after unlocking using anySim 1.0.2 without restart, the phone works fine. When it restarts, BOOM! Freezing!)
So he tries to restore it backs to the virgin state. (Replace all replaced files as many as possible via terminal because he realizes that not all the files restore to factory state via firmware restore.)
Finally, he restores it using 1.0.2 firmware (with AT&T sim embedded). What he gets is, a bad IMEI iPhone. He doesn't touch 1.1.1 but he also gets a bad IMEI. So I think there is something WRONG with anySim that Apple tries to tell us.
So here is what I conclude:
- The new firmware may not directly harm the iPhone but the "firmware update/restore method" may.
- I think the bad IMEI, actually a constant value within an iPhone. (So I think, Apple doesn't change the IMEI but there is something missing so it uses the bad IMEI instead of a real IMEI.)
Some more for your information (if you don't know):
- There is actually 2 categories of iPhone. A locked iPhone (on sale) and a no-locked iPhone (for its employee as Steve has mentioned). I've seen pictures of a no-locked iPhone with the T-Mobile and using 1.1.1 firmware. That why I conclude that firmware isn't a case but the method is. (It is on some private forums I am a member.)
- A no-locked iPhone uses different model (MAxxx) but a locked iPhone is MA712. (Sound likes OSX86??? == ADP2.1???)
- Both categories of iPhone use the same restore/update firmware file. See itunes.com/version for more information.
Hope this can help everyone. :)