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iPhone update out today!


Chris the Ancient

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Apparently stops people grabbing your details if you are in the range of their wi-fi.

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Condom

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You could write what I know about mobiles on a pinhead but I bought myself an iPhone 4 in Bangkok several months ago after my existing mobile was stolen. At the time the iPhone4 was still not officially available in Thailand so what I purchased was one origially from the USA and it was unlocked so I could use it PAYG with the local 1 to Call provider.

I arrived back in the UK a month or so ago and switched my PAYG SIM card to my Orange PAYG one which the Thai people had cut down for me free. It worked well and I have no problems.

However everytime I plug it in to my PC it tells me that new software is available but I don't download this as I have been told it will relock my phone. Is this true or just scareware. The problem I would have if it was relocked is that I have no idea who the original provider would have been in the USA and I don't want to end up with the preverbial block of glass.

Any help would be much appreciated. I really don't use my phone much in the UK and I don't want to enter into any contracts.

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ßeta

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Look on your iPhone for an App called Cydia. If you find this app on your iPhone it's most probably Jailbroken and Sim Unlocked.

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Condom

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Hi Beta
Yes there is an application called Cydia on my phone but I already knew my phone was jailbroken. What I really wanted to know is what would happen if I updated to the latest apple software as I have no idea which phone company in the USA the phone would have been connected with.

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ßeta

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You'd loose your Sim-Unlock. My advise is do not upgrade until there is an untethered Jailbreak and Sim-Unlock for iOS 4.2.1

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ßeta

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Greenp0sion Jailbreak now available for 4.2.1. If you keep your baseband at 1.59 you will also be able to use the UltaSn0w Sim unlock with the new firmware.

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ßeta

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iOS 4.3 available. If you run a software unlock as you most probably know do not upgrade.

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