1. mcp2's Avatar
    Where do you see if the iphone has a date code greater than 40? Does this apply to all or just 3G and 3GS?
    12-02-2009 02:40 PM
  2. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Just the 3G[s].

    Go to Settings>General>About. Look at your "Serial Number". Ofthe 4th and 5th digits (last 2 #s before the letters start) are LOWER than 40, you can have a standard jailbreak. If they're GREATER than 40, you'll have a tethered jailbreak.
    12-02-2009 02:45 PM
  3. MustangLife's Avatar
    October 09 is when it became a standard. If you got your phone before than you should be allright. If your wondering on if you will have a tethered jailbreak or not. I know I got my phone in September and I'm in the NON-tethered jailbreak class.
    12-02-2009 03:17 PM
  4. mcp2's Avatar
    So there won't be anything on the box or on the outside? So if I buy a 3G it's safe, I can do an un-tethered jb on it no matter what the date?
    12-02-2009 03:34 PM
  5. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Correct. But the 3G[s] is OH so much faster and better....
    12-02-2009 03:57 PM
  6. mcp2's Avatar
    You're really tempting me to get a 3GS over a 3G. Quick q, does updating the firmware after I've unlocked the phone cause it to be locked again?
    12-02-2009 04:33 PM
  7. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Yes it does. The rule of thumb is that whenever Apple releases a new firmware, DO NOT UPDATE. Go to iTunes, and JUST SAY NO when it asks you to update your OS/Firmware. Wait the 2-3 weeks for the jailbreak and unlock to be released. THEN update, jailbreak and unlock your iPhone. It's a pain in the ***, but it's well worth it to be able to keep the privelage of jailbreaking and unlocking.
    12-02-2009 05:00 PM
  8. mcp2's Avatar
    Interesting thanks, so is there no way to see the date code from the box?
    12-03-2009 02:54 AM
  9. sargd66's Avatar
    Isn't the serial number on the box?
    12-03-2009 09:09 AM
  10. mcp2's Avatar
    ^^That's what I'd like to know! If I buy from the Apple store, it's more than likely going to be new stock isn't it?
    12-03-2009 01:11 PM
  11. MustangLife's Avatar
    Yeh you definately want a 3GS. Double ram and processor than 3G.
    12-03-2009 04:16 PM
  12. ny888's Avatar
    Isn't the serial number on the box?
    Yes, it's on the back of the box.
    12-03-2009 05:29 PM