This may sound like a silly question. This is the situation:
I had 1.0.2 unlocked via iUnlock (with an unused IPSF license). Yesterday I reflashed the messed up baseband (but didn't do a full virginize, decided it was easier to just unlock with IPSF 1.6 which cleans up seczone and seems to do a slightly more resilient unlock since it uses an NCK code apparently?).
After several tries, I got the baseband reflash and IPSF upgrade to work (and I do mean several tries - took about 3 hours, but that's neither here nor there).
The weird thing is that I then had a working, IPSF-unlocked 1.0.2. I upgraded to 1.1.1, did the Safari glitch/jailbreak (which is *incorrect* in the sticky thread, by the way - you can't just dial *#307# and answer - you have to dial 0 after than to get the option to answer). Once I figured that the instructions were wrong by looking at some older threads, it was smooth sailing. I ran touchfree without a problem.
Here's the weird thing: I never finished doing all this iAsign/lockdownd stuff. All I did was replace lockdownd with lockdownd1.0.2 and copy over iPhoneActivation.pem and I noticed my phone had a message on it, something about activation being complete? So I decided to play with it a bit and everything is working 100%, EDGE, Wifi, my apps, installer, summerboard, etc. I am loathe to screw around with it further.
Does this mean that it is "factory activated" already? Or do I not need to do those extra activation steps because I used IPSF instead of AnySim? Part of me says "don't worry" and part of me says "you should go back and finish those steps, don't leave your phone in a weird indeterminate state with the incorrect version of lockdownd and a non-matching iPhoneActivation.pem and iPhoneActivation-private.pem.
But none of that crap seems to affect the phone at all - it is just working fine. I've rebooted twice, used it a bunch and it's 100% okay. Including YouTube video, which is working great, and so on. Note - I'm on T-Mobile, so it's not like I'm using an AT&T SIM or anything.
What the hell does all that iAsign stuff and lockdownd stuff do then? And why is my phone working 100% in what ought to be an indeterminate state? Will it suddenly break on me in the future? I am loathe to screw around further when I spent 4 hours reflashing basebands yesterday - just don't want to go through that again.
Thanks for any words of wisdom in advance!