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    Default purplesn0w - will the holes be closed with 3.1? buy now or wait?

    so my dilema, my old 1G iphone is starting to act up and I think i'll need to replace it eventually. I've saved a ton of money on T-mobile and am super happy about that.

    I don't care about 3g and not having it on T-mobile - I like the 6 dollar a month internet instead.

    So, I hear holes wil be closed in 3.1??
    Should I rush out and buy a 3.0 phone now before the baseband (correct me if i'm wrong?) is changed?

    should I stay or should I go?

    I know I could save a bit of money by getting an ATT contract and then canceling but I think I'll save the hassle and just get a no contract att phone for like 700 bones (ouch - but I guess saving 80 dollars a month will add up)...



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    I say get it now because supposedly they found the last hole and once it is patched with 3.1 and you dont already have a 3GS with your purple rainy day files u may not to be able to jailbreak nevermind unlocking.... get it now to be on the safe side

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    I agree with the above.

    I have great faith in Dev Team and Geohot but it appears that the holes are getting less and less and I have a gut feeling this could be the last hack for a while.

    I would get one now as anyday Apple will be selling iphones with 3.1 which will prob be unlockable for a while!

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    I agree buy it now. You will only regret it if you wait and then have to buy a more expensive unlocked one from someone else...

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    If you feel like you want the 3GS at some point in the next few months, then I would buy now. They say that Apple is getting a lot more ruthless with the 3.1 update, removing many commands from the baseband terminal to try and cut down on the points of access.

    That being said, 3.1 is not the end of the line, the 'unhackable' checkmate by apple that will put the dev-team out of business. There will be other hacks, just look at how easy geohot makes it seem .


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    Will the price go down on 3gs? 700 seems like so much...

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    700 bucks is a lot of money however if 3.1 comes out and 3.1 is not instantly hacked then the price of an iphone 3GS with 3.0 firmware will go up even more on ebay etc as they will become rare (i.e. new stock phones will be 3.1 only).

    It will also be hard to get a brand new 3GS with 3.0 unless somebody is selling old stock etc hence if you need 3.0 for an unlock then you will be forced to buy second hand 3GS.

    This happened with the 2G. I bought mine very cheap at the start however Apple fixed the exploit and during the months where the latest firmware was unlockable the price of an old unlockable iphone went thru the roof!

    It depends really on how much you need an iphone and how much 700 bucks is to you personally!!

    I am in the same boat as you - I just sold a spanking brand new 16GB 3G and used the money to help fund a 32GB 3GS. As soon as I heard the 3GS were able to be unlocked via Ultrasn0w I jumped on one before 3.1 locks it down again! 3.1 will be here very soon!!!!

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    can i buy a no contract 700 dollar 32 gb iphone 3gs ONLINE and have it mailed to me?

    Thanks

    Anyone want to calculate how long it will take me to pay off the phone with my Tmobile USA $66 / month plan (unlimited minutes, 1000 text, 5.99 edge)

    it's sacraficing T-zones - but if I keep it long enough, it should pay it off.

    Plus I still have my old iphone which is working (1G version) which is more than paid off at this point by saving money with Tmobile usa.

    What is the iphone plan rate for ATT?
    how much will I be saving per month... to pay off the extra price of not being subsidized... hmmm....

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    buy it now.
    We KNOW that fw 3.0 is jailbreakable+Unlock.
    Hard to say anything for 3.1 at this point but we know existing hole will be closed.
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    get one ASAP. many baseband and iBoot commands are removed from 3.1, further closing in on exploit vectors. that is not to say there is no hope, as there may still more injection vectors in iboot/bb, or maybe even an exploit in s5l/xgold bootrom, but as they say, "better safe than sorry"


 

 

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