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    Default Replaced radio module, now have an unlocked phone!

    Hi

    Back in those days where you had to open your iphone to perform the hardware unlock ; I screwed up mine and got the dreaded 1011 error when trying to flash the iPhone.

    So I had this dead iphone on a shelf for over 3 months.
    I ordered a radio communication board from ipaqrepair.co.uk.

    It arrived a week later and I replaced the communication board with the new one ; resoldered the battery. Started it ; all worked.

    Then flashed the iphone to 1.1.1 ; no error ! very happy.

    Then using Independence I unlocked the iPhone... And what a big surprise ; my Telstra SIM card worked first go ; I did not unlock this phone !!

    Has anyone any experiences with the folks at ipaqrepair ?
    The communication board looked slightly different (the pca itself is blue rather than green).
    Could it be possible that this communication board is unlock ; always ? I thought that it would depend on the firmware loaded to it no ?

    Anyhow, quite happy, I now have an unlocked phone that I did not unlock
    Cheers
    Jean-Yves



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    Is it this one ?

    iPhone Communications Board
    Product code: 1183
    This is the iPhone communication or comms board, if you have a corrupted baseband or have in any way damaged your iPhones comms board this spare part will allow you to restore the phone functionallity to your unit.

    * Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

    Suitable for the 4GB iPhone and 8GB iPhone.
    http://ipaqrepair.co.uk/view_product.php?product=1183

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyavenard View Post
    Hi

    Back in those days where you had to open your iphone to perform the hardware unlock ; I screwed up mine and got the dreaded 1011 error when trying to flash the iPhone.

    So I had this dead iphone on a shelf for over 3 months.
    I ordered a radio communication board from ipaqrepair.co.uk.

    It arrived a week later and I replaced the communication board with the new one ; resoldered the battery. Started it ; all worked.

    Then flashed the iphone to 1.1.1 ; no error ! very happy.

    Then using Independence I unlocked the iPhone... And what a big surprise ; my Telstra SIM card worked first go ; I did not unlock this phone !!

    Has anyone any experiences with the folks at ipaqrepair ?
    The communication board looked slightly different (the pca itself is blue rather than green).
    Could it be possible that this communication board is unlock ; always ? I thought that it would depend on the firmware loaded to it no ?

    Anyhow, quite happy, I now have an unlocked phone that I did not unlock
    Cheers
    Jean-Yves
    Wow sounds promising. Do you think this would work for a new OTB 1.1.2 iphone with the new bootloader?? If yes I think it would be recommended to write up a hardware unlock guide via swapping of Comm boards

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    It does sound promising, but wouldn't it be the same cost as buying a TurboSim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryP View Post
    Is it this one ?

    iPhone Communications Board
    yes it is ...

    I first thought that they could have simply sold me the radio board from an iphone that had been sim unlocked before.

    However, my phone had 1.0.2 until then ; and I flashed it with 1.1.1 ; I should have lost the unlock isn't it ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by isom3tric View Post
    It does sound promising, but wouldn't it be the same cost as buying a TurboSim?
    probably more expensive. And much hard to do than putting a TurboSIM.
    changing the radio communication board requires to open the iPhone ; unsolder the battery , put the new comm board in etc...
    not easy ...

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    How can I check which baseband the comm board is running ?

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    use bbupdater -v

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyavenard View Post
    probably more expensive. And much hard to do than putting a TurboSIM.
    changing the radio communication board requires to open the iPhone ; unsolder the battery , put the new comm board in etc...
    not easy ...
    If this was a cheap solution, I would've done it. I can solder pretty well and have done a lot of Wii and 360 modchips in the past. Arr I'll wait for a software unlock

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryP View Post
    use bbupdater -v
    this is what I got:
    firmware: DEV_ICE_MODEM_04.01.13_G
    eep version: EEP_VERSION:207
    eep revision: EEP_REVISION:8
    bootloader: BOOTLOADER_VERSION:3.9_M3S2
    Done

    I haven't followed the iphone scene for a while ; but has this firmware been made locked-free ?


 

 
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