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    A couple of iPhone questions . . .

    I'm thinking of getting an iPhone (3GS) from the Apple store.

    Anyone got one lately know if they're coming out with firmware 3.1 as I want to use it on Orange ?

    Do we think that once Orange get them the firmware will be interchangeable? If I get an O2 model now what are the odds that it could be flashed with the Orange firmware when that model appears. I know that's a bit of an iffy question but I'm guessing that if a jb'd O2 will work on other network there can't any difference in the hardware.

    I need to get one in the next 2 weeks as I'll lose access to a discount offer through work after that, so I can't just wait for the Orange model to come out...

    Thanks.

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    Should be douable. If not jailbreak.

    Isn't it out on Orange on Friday 9th ? Would that not give you a week to play with?

    O2 ones are locked to O2 and will not be unlocked even after the contract ends

    If you want to keep the warrenty, then just uy from Apple direct and then put whatever sim card you like in it

    Apple does the updates, not O2 or Orange, 3.1 is already out and your phone should come with it in it already, if not it will update to it when you connect it to your computer

    karenhornby;6478148

    O2 ones are locked to O2 and will not be unlocked even after the contract … O2 ones are locked to O2 and will not be unlocked even after the contract endsIf you want to keep the warrenty, then just uy from Apple direct and then put whatever sim card you like in itApple does the updates, not O2 or Orange, 3.1 is already out and your phone should come with it in it already, if not it will update to it when you connect it to your computer


    under ofcom rules they have to unlock it (especially since they're not the only carrier now)

    Just wait until it comes out on orange to be safe - but who knows if it's coming out on PAYG on orange?

    Original Poster

    vbeardmore;6478103

    Isn't it out on Orange on Friday 9th ? Would that not give you a week to … Isn't it out on Orange on Friday 9th ? Would that not give you a week to play with?



    Is it !!!!

    Where'd you get that from ?

    steve1221;6478247

    Is it !!!!Where'd you get that from ?


    that's the rumour..

    Original Poster

    karenhornby;6478148

    O2 ones are locked to O2 and will not be unlocked even after the contract … O2 ones are locked to O2 and will not be unlocked even after the contract endsIf you want to keep the warrenty, then just uy from Apple direct and then put whatever sim card you like in itApple does the updates, not O2 or Orange, 3.1 is already out and your phone should come with it in it already, if not it will update to it when you connect it to your computer



    Sorry for being dim here. Are you saying that phones bought from the Apple store are sim free and just come with an O2 payg sim ?

    steve1221;6478268

    Sorry for being dim here. Are you saying that phones bought from the … Sorry for being dim here. Are you saying that phones bought from the Apple store are sim free and just come with an O2 payg sim ?


    No they're locked to o2.

    Original Poster

    t0mm;6478300

    No they're locked to o2.



    Then I don't understand the answer above? I'm missing something ?

    t0mm;6478300

    No they're locked to o2.



    And unlockable as they're coming on 3.1 now.

    Original Poster

    So if they're locked to O2 now (and I thought the point of buying from the manufacture was to get a sim free like Nokia ect), when they arrive on Orange and Voda will you have the choice of which network you're tied to ?

    steve1221;6478444

    So if they're locked to O2 now (and I thought the point of buying from … So if they're locked to O2 now (and I thought the point of buying from the manufacture was to get a sim free like Nokia ect), when they arrive on Orange and Voda will you have the choice of which network you're tied to ?



    They do not come sim free, although an unlock solution for 3.1 should be found soon and no doubt the dev team will start playing around with the orange/vodafone firmware on it's release.
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