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    Are "Factory-unlocked" 3GS iPhones for real? Do their GPSs still work right?

    I see ads every now and then where someone is selling an "unlocked" 3GS, where it supposedly came unlocked from the factory. Is this a scam? Or are there really such things? I have heard that, for phones that came with ATT only from the factory, some older ones can be unlocked while retaining...
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    How do I print out all the text msgs on my 3GS?

    I'd like to produce a written record of all the text messages that I have sent/received on my iPhone 3GS, from the beginning of the month (April 1, 2012) until now. I can see them in various threads, if I go into Messages, of course. But I'd like to somehow transfer all of them, into a text...
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    Can I upgrade iOS 3.1.3 without disturbing baseband 05.12.01?

    My wife's iPhone 3GS 32GB, which I've mentioned on other threads here, has iOS 3.1.3 and baseband 05.12.01. That's very valuable to me - I can jailbreak it and unlock it WITHOUT installing the iPod baseband 06.15.00 which disables the GPS. In fact, I already have. It still has the 05.12.01...
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    Transferring ordinary audio CD song(s) to iPhone?

    IT WORKED! Thanks you, Kadelic! :D
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    Transferring ordinary audio CD song(s) to iPhone?

    We have a lot of older audio CDs with music my wife and I like. We bought them, paid for them, the whole thing. Is there any way to transfer some (or all) of the songs on those CDs, to out iPhone 3GS's so we can play them just like songs we bought on iTunes? Maybe some special software on a...
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    Buying songs on desktop PC with iTunes, then sending to iPhone,iPod

    I have iTunes installed on my desktop PC, and my wife and I have used it to buy a number of songs, some rock, some classical etc., and download them to the desktop PC. We did not have any iPhones or iPods attached to the desktop PC at the time. Now that they are on my desktop PC (through iTunes)...
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    Is a 3GS with iOS 3.1.3, baseband 05.12.01 unlockable with good GPS?

    Never mind. I took the phone to the local wireless pirate, and he jailbroke it and unlocked it. Now it still has iOS 3.1.3, baseband 05.12.01, the GPS locks in on me and follows me every step (even on freeways going fast where it cannot reach any WiFi hotspots), and it works fine with...
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    Is a 3GS with iOS 3.1.3, baseband 05.12.01 unlockable with good GPS?

    I just picked up a new (old) iPhone 3GS 32GB for my wife. It has iOS 3.1.3 and baseband 05.12.01. I hope to jailbreak it and unlock it for use with T-Mobile. The hard part is, I hope to do it in such a way that the GPS chip still works. My other 3GS (for me) was JB/unlocked with baseband...
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    Bought a dead, junk 3GS, fixed it (I think). Now it wants a Passcode!

    That's a surprise. I thought Gevey made their special SIM cards for iPhone 4's only. Aren't iPhone 4 SIM cards, physically smaller than iPhone 3GS SIM cards? Or will they fit, and work, anyway in a 3GS? Can I use the 3GS on T-Mobile with one of these GEVEY SIM cards?
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    Bought a dead, junk 3GS, fixed it (I think). Now it wants a Passcode!

    Brought the phone to an AT&T store, and they activated it, almost to fast for me to follow! Cool, now it looks like a live and kicking iPhone! Still without SIM card. They briefly put in their own SIM card, and I saw lots of iphone-like things. Way cool! It has iOS 5.1, and baseband 05.16.05...
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    Bought a dead, junk 3GS, fixed it (I think). Now it wants a Passcode!

    How do I do that? Is that an iTunes function? (Is it obvious yet, that I'm a complete newbie at this? :) ) Where is that "baseband update" checkbox? I never saw it. I have. Is it now too late to preserve the baseband? If so, what baseband does it probably have now, since I've done a standard...
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    Bought a dead, junk 3GS, fixed it (I think). Now it wants a Passcode!

    Well, I put it into DFU mode last night and restored it to factory original settings, or so iTunes told me. It was a little cranky, kept timing out on me for some reason. Finally succeeded on the 5th try. When I told it to restore, the only software it offered was 5.1 (not 5.0.1). So I figured...
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    Bought a dead, junk 3GS, fixed it (I think). Now it wants a Passcode!

    Thank you, Europa, good stuff! I'm not worried about preserving whatever information is on this phone now. It's someone else's info, I don't want it. But just in case it has an older baseband that is unlockable, I hope this DFU session doesn't automatically update that to a new - and...
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    Bought a dead, junk 3GS, fixed it (I think). Now it wants a Passcode!

    I haven't tried that. I'll give it a try, thanks! If I do get it into DFU mode, will that definitely get it past that Passcode request? Or is it just a suggestion on what "might" work? ((This is more than i had before, it's definitely worth a try!)
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    Bought a dead, junk 3GS, fixed it (I think). Now it wants a Passcode!

    Hi all, I bought a dead iPhone 3GS (16GB) from a fellow, who in turn had bought it on eBay and, he said, tried futilely to fix it himself. Well, I've heard worse stories. It showed signs of having been opened before, possibly many times. Pressing buttons did no good - it remained dead. I...
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    What versions to look out for when buying an iPhone 3GS on Craigslist for unlocking?

    If I'm reading this right, you're saying that there are a few iPhone 3GS's (older ones) that can be unlocked to use with, say, T-Mobile, and that can still have their GPS chips running? I have a 3GS that is jailbroken and unlocked, it now has firmware 5.0.1 and baseband 06.15.00. Apparently...
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    Different Q: Does GPS chip turn off when 3GS is jailbroken/unlocked?

    I've had trouble getting the location fucntion in the Maps app to work reliably, and sometime it doesn't seem to work at all when I have WiFi shut off. I bought my 3GS used from a guy who apparently jailbroke it and unlocked it. I'm fine with that, I intended to do those things when I got it...
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    Does 3GS GPS chip turn off when WiFi is switched off?

    I can't figure out why my 32GB 3GS is behaving this way. I use the "Maps" app that came with it, and it seems to work pretty well when Ihave both WiFi and Cellular Network Data turned on. I also use Trimble Outdoors Navigation, it also seems to work fiarly well. At least it can find where I...
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    Ringtone Converter: where is "iTunes Ringtones Library" (Step 10)?

    Never mind, got it! iTunes/Devices/Tones/Sync Tones! Check it off! Then Sync it!
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    Ringtone Converter: where is "iTunes Ringtones Library" (Step 10)?

    daddyd302, thank you! I followed the instructions in this video, and it (mostly) seemed to work. After I dragged the shortened song to the desktop on my PC, I can click on it and it plays just as I wanted, and cuts off in 30 seconds. Then I dragged that short .m4r version to the "Music" section...