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    Default TUAW says : Apple Geniuses are reportedly unbricking iPhones

    "Apple continues posting warning signs around their stores, cautioning customers that unlocked and modded iPhones fall outside their warranty. And at the same time, Apple Geniuses around the country quietly are reportedly accepting bricked iphones, slipping into the back and returning with functioning units.

    We're not sure whether they're doing a low-level reflash or just swapping units out. We have reports of at least four customers who walked in with iBricks and walked out with iPhones. It is unclear at this time whether these customers unlocked their iPhones or not--we're also receiving reports of iBricks from people who never unlocked or modded their units."

    So apple caused a problem, to force a relock on you!



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    When u say bricked iphones what do you mean by that? How does it happen?

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    Apple may have a tool which reflashes the baseband in its entirety.

    And/or restores the IMEI, NCK, alphabet soup flags to their factory settings.

    I wonder if afterwards the Genius takes them aside to a room, where the Headmaster administers a Spanking...?!

    Doesn't help people outside the US though. (Maybe if you're in the UK or Germany, you could wait until Nov 9 and take it in then... But the dev team will probably have something before then.)

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    I was at the 5th busiest store in USA tonight 'incorrect sim' was my issue because its unlocked. I put it in recovery mode and showed up with it like this. After the restore and they saw the message they typed some stuff into the # pad to check some codes and put it back on the table like it was dirty and wouldn't touch it anymore or do anything

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    Which store was that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdfreeman View Post
    "Apple continues posting warning signs around their stores, cautioning customers that unlocked and modded iPhones fall outside their warranty. And at the same time, Apple Geniuses around the country quietly are reportedly accepting bricked iphones, slipping into the back and returning with functioning units.

    We're not sure whether they're doing a low-level reflash or just swapping units out. We have reports of at least four customers who walked in with iBricks and walked out with iPhones. It is unclear at this time whether these customers unlocked their iPhones or not--we're also receiving reports of iBricks from people who never unlocked or modded their units."

    So apple caused a problem, to force a relock on you!
    Ok...i am gonna get an answer to this. one of my old employees just got a job as an inventory manager at a apple store!

    I'm gonna ring the info out of him if i have to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neomuzic View Post
    I was at the 5th busiest store in USA tonight 'incorrect sim' was my issue because its unlocked. I put it in recovery mode and showed up with it like this. After the restore and they saw the message they typed some stuff into the # pad to check some codes and put it back on the table like it was dirty and wouldn't touch it anymore or do anything
    It's the IMEI number. If the phone has been software unlocked, it displays a special IMEI number letting technicians know that the warranty is "void"..

    If you take it in there, with your original ATT sim installed and tell them it's a goPhone account, they will fix/replace it for you.

    THIS WORKS AT APPLE STORES, as they cannot check goPhone status. Apparently, the update has been breaking gophone sims as well as unlocked phones.


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    Quote Originally Posted by camflan View Post
    It's the IMEI number. If the phone has been software unlocked, it displays a special IMEI number letting technicians know that the warranty is "void"..

    If you take it in there, with your original ATT sim installed and tell them it's a goPhone account, they will fix/replace it for you.

    THIS WORKS AT APPLE STORES, as they cannot check goPhone status. Apparently, the update has been breaking gophone sims as well as unlocked phones.

    ??? are you sure? my imei is exactly the same as when it was brand new, and it is ulocked

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    my IMEI is exactly the same on my box as my phone, before and after unlock-fast.pxl

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    5th busiest according to HQ is Cambridgeside Galleria in Cambridge, MA

    note taken about the gophone, I'll try that, thanks. Otherwise I need to wait for a new activator program to come out. I ment to relock first before update, I am using the original sim 75% of the time anyways.


 

 
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