Will a software update affect iPhone unlock?

styfle

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I heard that if you're unlocked already on 2.2 and update to 3.0, it keeps the unlock but you obviously loose the jailbreak. Don't quote me on this.
 

li2327

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When I first got mypre previous iPhone it was unlocked and i was using it on a
tmobile. When I connected it to iTunes and updated it by accident it locked it back to AT&T. So updates will relock and unjailbreak your phone. I do know anyone that updated to 3.0 from 2.2.1 on an unlocked iPhone so I'm not sure what will happen with that but with the other software versions it relocked it.
 

tiffanyleigh0212

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that's because you have a 3g phone. 1st generation phones are unlocked permantely and will always be unlocked. you lose the jailbreak but it's forever unlocked
 

li2327

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that's because you have a 3g phone. 1st generation phones are unlocked permantely and will always be unlocked. you lose the jailbreak but it's forever unlocked
Oh I see. I didn't know that. Mine relocking is the reason I switched to AT&T. I wanted to keep my 3g iPhone. Hopefully I will have good service with them.