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How do i now if my Iphone 3Gs is jailbroken or unlocked


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Is there anyway to find this out?

I bought it out a phone shop in Thailand for about £560 last nov. It works great but i know if you install updates on a jail broken phone you are in trouble as the phone shuts down............rite?

The thing is, i "think" i updated it when i was drunk one night not long after i got it, and i know if it is sim unlocked that you can update it............

I am in Scotland right now so will my regional location make any difference?

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if you update the OS on a Jailbroken device the Jailbreak will be gone.. usually a decent sign your phone is Jailbroken is if you have Cydia on it. what update can not be done according to you ? it's not the SIM that's locked but the device...

to me, it sounds like you have some incorrect information..

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it's not the SIM that's locked but the device...

to me, it sounds like you have some incorrect information..
Actually "sim unlocked" is the same as the phone being unlocked, it's just another term for it. The phone is locked to a specific carrier and only accepts SIM cards from that carrier as valid. A SIM unlocked phone will accept cards from any carrier.

So unlocked, SIM unlocked, factory unlocked...all mean the same thing.

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Actually "sim unlocked" is the same as the phone being unlocked, it's just another term for it. The phone is locked to a specific carrier and only accepts SIM cards from that carrier as valid. A SIM unlocked phone will accept cards from any carrier.

So unlocked, SIM unlocked, factory unlocked...all mean the same thing.
okay, never heard it called that... i know about unlocked 'cuz mine is unlocked so i could use it when i was in the motherland (after i bought a cheap SIM card)

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Actually "sim unlocked" is the same as the phone being unlocked, it's just another term for it. The phone is locked to a specific carrier and only accepts SIM cards from that carrier as valid. A SIM unlocked phone will accept cards from any carrier.

So unlocked, SIM unlocked, factory unlocked...all mean the same thing.
Cheers.

i have used it with 3 different SIM's in 3 different countries and never had a problem getting 3g reception, MMS, WiFi and edge internet. The phone has never given me a single problem since i bought it, there is no lag or flickers from it when i ask it to do anything................

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sounds like it's unlocked.

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sounds like it's unlocked.
I still can work out if mine is sim unlocked or jailbroken haha. If i do update the softwear to 3.1.3 and it’s jail broken what will happen?

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if you update the OS the Jailbreak will be gone..

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if you update the OS the Jailbreak will be gone..
I take it that means the phone will be unusable?

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I take it that means the phone will be unusable?
no it will still be useable but you can only get apps from the Apple App store and not from Cydia/Rock Your Phone/Ice...

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no it will still be useable but you can only get apps from the Apple App store and not from Cydia/Rock Your Phone/Ice...
Thanks. I have never used any hacked apps. Everything i have used is from the official Apple App store.

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in that case, don't worry about the Jailbreak..

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in that case, don't worry about the Jailbreak..
I am updating it to 3.1.3 now. Hope it doesn’t blow up

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I am updating it to 3.1.3 now. Hope it doesn’t blow up
it shouldn't..... (famous last words :}

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it shouldn't..... (famous last words :}
It updated with out a glitch. Thanks for your help


What is the difference between 3.1.2. and 3.1.3 then mate?

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