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    Default TurboSIM and FW 1.1.1 - CAUTION

    I just updated my iPhone with FW 1.1.1 and tried to use the TurboSIM with it. No chance. The reason? I can't even activate the iPhone despite my official GoPhone contract. Apparently the software unlock which modded the baseband firmware interferres with the FW 1.1.1. I actually suspect that the FW 1.1.1 checked the baseband firmware and when it "saw" that it has been modded, it left it alone.
    Meaning: you may have a provider unlocked iPhone even with FW 1.1.1 but since the activation doesn't work anymore, even not the official one, you're busted.

    Can someone can confirm the same experience? If true, this would mean that Apple intentionally did this to get us in trouble. One thing I know for sure: Apple isn't the "good guy" anymore but just another greedy company who cares about shareholder value. I expected this but what I didn't expect is that Apple "punishes" even AT&T customers for unlocking the phone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 997TT View Post
    I just updated my iPhone with FW 1.1.1 and tried to use the TurboSIM with it. No chance. The reason? I can't even activate the iPhone despite my official GoPhone contract. Apparently the software unlock which modded the baseband firmware interferres with the FW 1.1.1. I actually suspect that the FW 1.1.1 checked the baseband firmware and when it "saw" that it has been modded, it left it alone.
    Meaning: you may have a provider unlocked iPhone even with FW 1.1.1 but since the activation doesn't work anymore, even not the official one, you're busted.

    Can someone can confirm the same experience? If true, this would mean that Apple intentionally did this to get us in trouble. One thing I know for sure: Apple isn't the "good guy" anymore but just another greedy company who cares about shareholder value. I expected this but what I didn't expect is that Apple "punishes" even AT&T customers for unlocking the phone.
    Was that a phone that was only used with TurboSIM? Or did you also use the software unlock on it? I'm asking because the TurboSIM method shouldn't mod the baseband firmware, should it?

    As for Apple not being the good guys anymore: I couldn't agree more. They're rapidly turning into Microsoft no. 2. Soon they'll be unleashing their legions of lawyers as well.

    Apple pi***d me off three times already this year: 1st the brain-dead glossy-only iMacs, then the iPod Touch with a castrated choice of applications and now the anti-unlocker campaign. Of the three, I found the iPod Touch to be the worst. Apple used to be a company that sold the best possible product. Today, they have a great hardware platform, a great OS but because it doesn't fit into their current marketing strategy they decide to cripple the Touch to a degree that it isn't usable anymore. Total mindf**k if you ask me.


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    My iPhone has been software unlocked before (applied software unlock when it became available to replace the TurboSIM), this is why I mentioned that I suspect that the baseband fw hasn't been updated with the 1.1.1 update, the reason for the current problem I face with my iPhone.

    One approach may be to do a full recovery to FW 1.0.2 BEFORE updating to FW 1.1.1 to avoid the problem I mentioned.

    I still hope that I'm going to be able to FULLY recover to FW 1.1.1, overwriting the modded baseband fw on my iPhone but right now, the chances don't look too good I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 997TT View Post
    My iPhone has been software unlocked before (applied software unlock when it became available to replace the TurboSIM)
    I guess what happened to you is what Apple was aiming for - AFAIK all users that used AnySim to unlock will end up with a bricked phone after updating unless they somehow managed to do a full restore before the update, as you said.

    I haven't received my phone yet and I'm not yet sure if I'm going to unlock at all - I have a virgin turbosim ready here but don't know whether it's smarter to use the latter or to use AnySim at this point. I guess cutting up your AT&T SIM might not be such a good idea either because obviously the phone won't run on anything but the very SIM card that came with the phone after installing 1.1.1 - and if the card breaks during the installation process, I'm screwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawiz View Post
    I guess what happened to you is what Apple was aiming for - AFAIK all users that used AnySim to unlock will end up with a bricked phone after updating unless they somehow managed to do a full restore before the update, as you said.

    I haven't received my phone yet and I'm not yet sure if I'm going to unlock at all - I have a virgin turbosim ready here but don't know whether it's smarter to use the latter or to use AnySim at this point. I guess cutting up your AT&T SIM might not be such a good idea either because obviously the phone won't run on anything but the very SIM card that came with the phone after installing 1.1.1 - and if the card breaks during the installation process, I'm screwed.

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    I don't see why you could break the SIM card, unless your fine motricity is very bad. I have cut four SIM cards with no problem at all. And if you have an activated ATT card, and your iPhone hasn't been unlocked before, the TurboSIM method (and perhaps also the SuperSIM) is the only one available that can work with FW 1.1.1 and your local SIM.
    Last edited by jdesorme; 09-28-2007 at 08:22 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdesorme View Post
    I don't see why you could break the SIM card, unless your fine motricity is very bad. I have cut four SIM cards with no problem at all. And if you have an activated ATT card, and your iPhone hasn't been unlocked before, the TurboSIM method (and perhaps also the SuperSIM) is the only one available that can work with FW 1.1.1 and your local SIM.
    I have to admit that I'm not very good at doing exact manual tasks :-) But before my phone arrives, I'll practice on a couple of old SIM cards I have lying around.

    I'm leaning towards using the TurboSIM mainly because that seems to be the only way of "unlocking" that doesn't involve "damaging" the baseband.

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