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Topic # 29480 8-Jan-2009 16:47
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I have several questions please.

My current configuration is:

iPhone 1st Gen/2.5G running 1.1.4
Access to Windows XP/Vista or OSX 10.5 Leopard

1. What is the best/safest way to upgrade to 2.2 on my iPhone? I've heard people say "x is safer than y" when it comes to jailbreaking/upgrading a phone due to the different processes used - which is best and safest? Remember I have access to XP/Vista or Leopard.

2. I need to be able to absolutely control my prepaid data useage. I currently use BossPrefs as I know that turning "EDGE" off means that my iPhone will not use ANY data. I only use casual $1/day data very occasionally and don't want to pay "leaky" data usage. That's why I have not upgraded soon as I heard reports of 2.5G phones still being able to access mobile data even when the APN was set to an incorrect/dummy value.

Does the new 2.2 "set APN" feature mean that I'll be safe? Or if the value is "wrong" or a dummy value, will my prepaid mobile still access the GPRS network on my 1st Gen/2.5G phone on prepay?

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  Reply # 188498 10-Jan-2009 00:48
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ahmad: I have several questions please.



My current configuration is:



iPhone 1st Gen/2.5G running 1.1.4

Access to Windows XP/Vista or OSX 10.5 Leopard



1. What is the best/safest way to upgrade to 2.2 on my iPhone? I've heard people say "x is safer than y" when it comes to jailbreaking/upgrading a phone due to the different processes used - which is best and safest? Remember I have access to XP/Vista or Leopard.



2. I need to be able to absolutely control my prepaid data useage. I currently use BossPrefs as I know that turning "EDGE" off means that my iPhone will not use ANY data. I only use casual $1/day data very occasionally and don't want to pay "leaky" data usage. That's why I have not upgraded soon as I heard reports of 2.5G phones still being able to access mobile data even when the APN was set to an incorrect/dummy value.



Does the new 2.2 "set APN" feature mean that I'll be safe? Or if the value is "wrong" or a dummy value, will my prepaid mobile still access the GPRS network on my 1st Gen/2.5G phone on prepay?



1. I've used QuickPwn for Windows (I'm using Vista) to jailbreak my iPhone 3G (You can most definitely use it for the 1st Gen).
Personally, I wouldnt use any other method for windows unless you want to make things a little less easier. Because all QuickPwn is , is basically Next next, choose options, next,.. Pretty simple really.

2. Well, I've never experienced this; the apn my iPhone uses is www.iphone-vodafone.net.nz. This APN will not work to my understanding, unless you have a Data Plan assigned to your account. - Please can you show me a thread or something that shows people are having issues with this? (I use casual data also, and change the APN when im not using it)

So far, i've been using no software whatever other than whats on the iPhone itself (so using the iphone to change the APN) and i havent had any problems what-so-ever. Seems to work fine.
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Hope this helps





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