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    Default [iTunes] How does it know my US iPhone ?

    I have an imported US 1st Gen iPhone on 1.1.4 - this is unlocked and running with a UK Orange Sim card.

    Whenever I have restored etc... in the past iTunes has always shown the welcome to AT&T activation screen.

    My question is, how does iTunes know that my phone is from the US ? Is there a way to make it think that it's a UK phone, and show the O2 activation screen ?



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    It knows because of it imei no. It checks your phone against a database. The only way to fool it is to change your number to a uk one but once the gsm network detects two phones using the same number it will blacklist both and you will never get reception on any gsm network again.
    So basically just unlock the phone then you can use any sim really there is not any other viable options other than sell it unlocked and buy a uk phone.
    Good luck

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    Hello,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I actually have an O2 contract, I am not currently using the number - could I then change the IMEI to this number and activate using that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xbrillx View Post
    Hello,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I actually have an O2 contract, I am not currently using the number - could I then change the IMEI to this number and activate using that ?
    It is my understanding that the IMEI number is related to the mobile phone itself, not the SIM card. So if you changed your iPhone's IMEI number to that of the phone that came with the O2 contract (that, presumably you're not using), it should be possible.

    I would try this for activating my iPhone on the O2 network with firmware 2.0, but I'm pretty sure that upgrading to 2.0 firmware would fark with the IMEI number and put it back to what it was before.

    UPDATE: After looking at IMEI changing options, ZiPhone doesn't actually change the IMEI in the SECZONE, but rather makes the baseband think it is a different IMEI to the one the SECZONE tells it it is. So, as soon as the baseband is reverted in the 2.0 upgrade, I would assume the IMEI would be reported as the one in the SECZONE again.
    Bottom line: should just wait for 2.0 Pwn.
    Last edited by craigp; 07-15-2008 at 11:21 AM.

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    Sorry just re-read what you have said. Am I correct in saying I would need to change the IMEI of my US iPhone to the IMEI of a UK iPhone ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by xbrillx View Post
    Sorry just re-read what you have said. Am I correct in saying I would need to change the IMEI of my US iPhone to the IMEI of a UK iPhone ?
    Yes. Check the update to my original post. Bottom line: not worth it. Wait for Pwn on firmware 2.0.

 

 

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