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Topic # 58096 7-Mar-2010 15:53
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I bought this out right form the internet store on aug11 so its not bound onto a contract.
the home button is dodgy and is starting to lose sensitivity, i was planning on getting it warranty'd then selling it.

the front is all good, no scratches but the back has the scratches from normal use, they arnt deep scratches just superficial and arnt visible unless you look for them (black plastic and all that, camoflague)

need an iphone price pro to give me a quota on a 6-7month old iphone3gs 32gb in pretty mint condition tbh.

also, is it poss to unjailbreak an iphone without restoring?
the new firmware cant jailbreak and its sealing my fate if i restore then ship to apple

thanks in advance!

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 305248 7-Mar-2010 19:05

You would have to restore or upgrade the phone to remove the jailbreak.

Do you have your SHSH's 'on file' with Cydia? (Open Cydia and look up the top). If you have edited your hosts file to point iTunes to saurik instead of Apple (see http://www.saurik.com/id/12) you will be able to downgrade your firmware when you get the phone back, and re-jailbreak.

I would say around $900-1000. Check out Trade Me for similar auctions and compare.

FYI, it's not in mint condition if the home button is losing sensitivity. This could be a hardware fault so try and get the warranty honoured before it expires.



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  Reply # 305255 7-Mar-2010 20:06
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maknz: You would have to restore or upgrade the phone to remove the jailbreak.

Do you have your SHSH's 'on file' with Cydia? (Open Cydia and look up the top). If you have edited your hosts file to point iTunes to saurik instead of Apple (see http://www.saurik.com/id/12) you will be able to downgrade your firmware when you get the phone back, and re-jailbreak.

I would say around $900-1000. Check out Trade Me for similar auctions and compare.

FYI, it's not in mint condition if the home button is losing sensitivity. This could be a hardware fault so try and get the warranty honoured before it expires.


yeah, i was planning on getting it warranty'd before I sell it. that way it'd be the equivilant of an AA check for a car

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 305267 7-Mar-2010 20:58

If you get it replaced, leave it in it's plastic wrap and you can sell it as brand new, maybe take $50 off so it'll actually sell.



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Master Geek


  Reply # 305795 9-Mar-2010 21:45
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will it come back brand new? o.O
i've used it for 7 months will there be the grazes on the back? or will they replace the back cover and give me a brand new casing?

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  Reply # 305797 9-Mar-2010 22:07
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Hi,
From what I understand (this was relevant about 6 months ago), There are no actual iPhone repairs carried out in NZ. So if they deem it requiring a warranty repair they will replace it with either a new or refurbished iPhone (which apparently you can't tell from a new one).
I guess the thing with a hardware item (home button) is that this could be from general wear & tear (lint or KFC grease under the button) & may not be covered, but good luck, I hope you get a shiny new one.
The other thing with a restore via iTunes is to ignore the option to restore from a backup & restore as a new device - that should basically take you to factory-fresh settings (do this before taking in to have it checked). 




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Mike

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  Reply # 305798 9-Mar-2010 22:18
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clicknz: Hi,
From what I understand (this was relevant about 6 months ago), There are no actual iPhone repairs carried out in NZ. So if they deem it requiring a warranty repair they will replace it with either a new or refurbished iPhone (which apparently you can't tell from a new one).
I guess the thing with a hardware item (home button) is that this could be from general wear & tear (lint or KFC grease under the button) & may not be covered, but good luck, I hope you get a shiny new one.
The other thing with a restore via iTunes is to ignore the option to restore from a backup & restore as a new device - that should basically take you to factory-fresh settings (do this before taking in to have it checked). 


Mm, im fairly certain i didnt drop water or food on it. so they dont replace wear and tear? FK. how the hell does a home button break so easily :S

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  Reply # 305867 10-Mar-2010 09:22
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They're on TM for anything between $750 (broken one) and $1100 (brand new).

Good luck with the sale.




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