1. TyK's Avatar
    Hey, so last month my girlfriend bought an unlocked and jailbroken iPhone from an ebay user. When she installed it her software was updated to 3.1.3 with the new baseband. Basically this locked the iPhone down and made it useless. I think this is aclled "bricking" it?

    Anyway she bought another iPhone and wants to avoid doing this again. Can someone tell me how to install it for her without turning it into a paper weight? Thanks in advance
    02-24-2010 02:09 AM
  2. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Her phone isn't bricked, she just has to have an AT&T SIM card in it, and it will work just fine. (For the original iPhone e got off eBay)

    Regarding the newest iPhone that she got, what iPhone version is it (2G, 3G, or 3G[s]) and what OS version # is it? (3.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, etc).

    Let's start with that and go from there.
    02-24-2010 05:33 AM
  3. DataCentre's Avatar
    The best way to avoid this is to buy a phone that is locked to the carrier she uses. That way there are no problems. Just pop in the sim card and you're good to go.

    I had the same problem. I had a Fido phone but am on Rogers. Swapped phones with a Fido customer for their Rogers phone.
    02-24-2010 09:44 AM
  4. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Without that info, I can't help you man.
    02-24-2010 12:18 PM