Apple ios5 beware!

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  1. joesmoe
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    Just a word of caution for anyone out there with a non-unlocked iPhone 4, you is using a Gevey or similar device to unlock there iPhone, if you use iTunes to update to ios5 your phone will no longer work.

    I've now spent hours trying to downgrade back to 4.3.3 (I even have saved shsh blobs), to no avail. Basically my locked iPhone 4 is unusable with my sprint unlimited international data sim card, and I'm still overseas.

    Please beware of updating if you use a Gevey or similar unlock.
     
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    I assume this does not apply to factory unlocked Iphones, correct...? Mine was sourced from Canada.... so no software or jailbreak for me. Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    Yes I think you are likely correct - the subject of the thread caught my eye - but does not affect me :)
     
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    hmmmm... I dont like likely.... any way to confirm this..?
     
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    Sorry - I cannot help there- I do not have nor have any intel. on unlocked iPhones - sorry.
     
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    I have upgraded my factory unlocked iphone 4 (In UK) to the iOS 5 software with no problems. In fact I cannot see why there should be any problems.
     
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    Correct. Only those using a Gevey or similar unlock.
     
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    It definitely does not apply to factory unlocked iPhones. The gevey thing is a hack and anybody using it or a sw unlock or a jailbreak should not be upgrading iOS until they know it's safe to do so.

    Factory unlocked iPhones (non jail broken) never have this issue. Why would they?
     
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    Thanks !!!
     
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    Thanks for the clarification... just wanted to be extra sure.
     
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    Ok... with all the info above, I will go ahead and upgrade today... will report back once its completed.
     
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    I can confirm as well it has nothing todo with factory unlocked iphones, but does indeed to those using software or other unlocks. Sorry for the lack of clarity.
     
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    I believe that it may be a baseband issue. Did you use Redsn0w to create a custom firmware (without baseband) before upgrading?
     
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    Nope. And your correct it is a baseband issue. I shouldnt have updated. Everything worked just fine. Now I'm just trying get my hands on a new iphone4s that's factory unlocked.
     

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