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    Default O2 UK 3G Boot up in India.

    Phone details.
    3G
    Purchased UK
    Scheme Pay & Go 10 Pound Recharge Card.

    Power on in UK
    Thank you for registering with O2.
    Your balance is 10 Pounds.

    Power on in India.
    Connects to Air Tell India.
    Message says
    Thank you for traveling O2 in India To make a call Dial *111*# followed by Send.
    The phone will ring back. Answer and follow the prompts.

    Now my question should I follow the above instructions and activate this new phone. Purely from the point of view of warranty. So that if things go south with this phone. I can take it back to an apple store in the UK and have them exchange it.

    My doubt is will my IME number get updated into the airtell database and latter after hack when I try to use my original airtell India sim it will cause trouble.

    So do I follow the instructions above or not ?

    Ok after that what next
    Firmware 2.2 I want to use my Air Tell India Sim ?
    Windows user.

    Visted the Dev Team Blog. Its confusing.



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    Ok I will try answering my own question.

    Since the phone has 2.2 already on it. I dont need to download it.
    So basiclly all I need to do is

    a. Run quickpawn
    b. Run Cydia & Install yellow snow But which version. So much confusion. Seems the latest is only for 2.2.1 and not 2.2

    c. All the guys who have reported wifi issues are quickpawn users. Is this true.

    In which case would I be better off waiting a few weeks to track down somebody with a Mac and use pawnage tool instead.
    Or is it that it really doesnt matter mac or PC both run the same code.

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    OK, you are all set up with UK for guarantee purposes, keep your receipt!
    Yes, all you need to do is Jailbreak with quickpwn, adding Cydia. Yellowsn0w the latest version, it makes no diference whether you are on 2.2 or 2.2.1 with the 2.2 baseband. It will work perfectly.
    Pop in your Airtel SIM and it should be working. Of course you might need APN settings for that carrier to get Internet connection to work.

    Whatever you do, DO NOT upgrade the firmware from iTunes with 2.2.1 or you will lose the unlock facility!
    Last edited by scudder; 02-16-2009 at 05:46 PM.

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    On a lark I inserted my airtell India sim card.

    The phone did not throw any kind of error msg.
    It didnt say incompatible sim.
    It didnt ask me to activate nothing.

    Where the network signal strength normally shows up. It was showing zero bars and no carier name ?

    I think I stand a chance of my airtell India sim working.
    Because aitell is an official carier for iphone.

    Will visit the nearest airtell store and try to see if I can get away with this if yes. Then Im legit as far as apple and itunes is concerned. right ?

    Or is this how the 3G behaves with any sim you insert.
    Lets see if I can pull a few strings with airtell India before going down the jail break route.
    Till then will extensively test wifi.

    Still waiting for a response on quickpawn (Win) vs Pawnage Mac.
    And why is it showing me 14.6 gb free on a brand new 16 gb model ?
    Last edited by wnjunkie; 02-16-2009 at 07:00 PM.

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    You cannot use an O2 phone with any other carrier in it's original state. Just like I cannot use an AT&T USA phone on O2 in the UK. These phones are locked to ONE carrier and one carrier only.
    Quickpwn for 2.2 and yellowsn0w is all that you require.
    Oh, and you dont get 16gb because they system files, etc take up some of your precious memory, this is normal on every iPhone, PC, Mac, etc.


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    but but but on my 8GB I get 7.2 GB free.
    I loose .8GB
    Ah ok this is 3G and has GPS.
    What a bitch.
    Disappointed.

    Will wait for a mac dont want to risk my wifi with quickpawn.
    For all you know it may be nothing but Im superstious.
    Having lost wifi on 2G to quickpawn.

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    FYI
    Gave up on waiting for a mac.
    Downloaded the 2.2 firmware & quickpawn
    Ran quickpawn
    Downloaded yellow snow 98 and it all worked out.

    Im on airtell India now and got my itunes / wifi / sms / all working.

 

 

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