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  # 227332 22-Jun-2009 12:12
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Hi Everyone

I updated my iphone to 3.0 when it came out and then tried to jailbreak the phone and it failed for some reason so i had to restore it to factory defaults! i then found that itunes 8.2 wouldnt accept the carrier bundle! i did a whole lot of searching and found you could re-enable the carrier bundle importing in iTunes 8.2 by doing the following


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How to Enable Carrier Bundle Support in iTunes 8.2 in Windows.


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Step 1: Quit iTunes


Step 2: Press Windows Key + R to open the run dialog. Enter in cmd then click OK


Step 3: Enter the following command into the Command Prompt window.



"C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1



Step 4: Connect your iPhone and click to launch iTunes from your Start Menu.


Step 5: Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left then hold down the Shift key and click the Check for Updates button.


Step 6: Now you can now select your .ipcc file as it is not greyed out


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How to Enable Carrier Bundle Support in iTunes 8.2 in Mac.


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Step 1: Quit iTunes


Step 2: Click to launch Terminal from the dock or from the Applications:Utilities folder.


Step 3: Enter the following command into the Terminal window:



defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE



Step 4: Connect your iPhone and click to launch iTunes from the dock.


Step 5: Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left then hold down the Option key and click theCheck for Updates button.


Step 6: Now you can now select your .ipcc file as it is not greyed out


I then used the pwnagetool to create a custom ipsw and re-flashed it to my iPhone and was able to install the carrier bundle without any probs.


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Geek


  # 227998 24-Jun-2009 15:36
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Hoping for a definitive answer to the following question. As this thread get's longer I am losing track of whether or not the following will work.

NZ new iphone, non jail broken, running on XT and installed the carrier file under 2.2.1 with no issues. Have upgraded (as instructed) and not restored to 3.0 and everything continues to work well and fine.

I have a successful back up of things working well in 3.0 on XT. If I now RESTORE my phone will the XT settings be lost? Will they come back if i then use my 3.0 back up or will they need to be re-installed through iTunes 8.2 with the hack described to allow 8.2 to accept carrier files?

Hope this makes sense.

 
 
 
 


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Geek


  # 228041 24-Jun-2009 17:48
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what happens if your at 8.2 already??

How can you use the carrier bundle then??


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Uber Geek

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  # 228053 24-Jun-2009 18:34
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Read Step 3..

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Geek


  # 228079 24-Jun-2009 20:02
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ohh that simple! doh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that worked ;)

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Master Geek


  # 228081 24-Jun-2009 20:18
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Anyone know if this XT Carrier pack will work on the new Iphone 3G-S? Any reason it wouldn't or only made for 3G hardware?



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  # 228088 24-Jun-2009 20:45
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If you restore you will have to re-apply the carrier settings.

Not sure if it will work on the 3GS at this stage as there is no one to test it. But i'll let you know in a few of weeks :P, talking of which anyone want to buy a 3G 16Gb white iPhone?




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Geek


  # 228762 27-Jun-2009 12:25
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im upgraded to 3.0 i had the same problem with txt msgs not showing up as the contacts.. just showing +64 27 blah blah etc.

So i edited ALL my contacts to have +64 and now when people CALL me it shows the number as 027 or 021 so it doesnt match and thus doesnt show who was calling.

Anyone found a way around this? no clue why it suddenly wouldnt req contacts for txt after the update?

help!

nox

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Geek


  # 228868 28-Jun-2009 00:04
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solved! if your jailbroken i just installed "carrier id fix" in cydia and *poof* its all hunky doory again.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 229413 30-Jun-2009 01:45
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Just got my 3GS from Melbourne. Downloaded the bundle and seems to work fine on my XT SIM.
MMS + tethering OK. A quick speedtest gave 5Mbps down and 0.2 Mbps up.



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  # 229425 30-Jun-2009 08:02
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agentx: Just got my 3GS from Melbourne. Downloaded the bundle and seems to work fine on my XT SIM.

MMS + tethering OK. A quick speedtest gave 5Mbps down and 0.2 Mbps up.


AH Cool! Thanks for letting us know.




Cheers
nzbullet
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Master Geek


  # 229458 30-Jun-2009 09:40
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agentx: Just got my 3GS from Melbourne. Downloaded the bundle and seems to work fine on my XT SIM.

MMS + tethering OK. A quick speedtest gave 5Mbps down and 0.2 Mbps up.


which store did you get your iphone 3gs from... ?? and how does it work with XT sim?? :P
thought it was locked in australia???
i am heading over to australia myself in a week time... and was thinking of getting it there as it may be cheaper due to gst return at the airport etc... but because of it being locked.. thought it was not really possible to use it here....

would you mind explaining a bit more what you meant on your response to the thread...???

thanks

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Wannabe Geek


  # 229470 30-Jun-2009 10:13
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I got it from the Apple Store in Chadstone, Melbourne. They only had 2 32GB White left so got one of those. Prefer Black but I need a case anyway so no big deal.
If you buy from the physical Apple Store the phones are NOT locked. I found when I turned it on I had to plug it in to iTunes and go through a process before I could use it, but that was simple.
If you buy through Telstra, Optus, Vodafone AU, etc you will have to buy it on contract and it WILL be locked.

When you leave Aus you go to TRS and get the 10% tax back like you say.

Seems to work sweet on XT SIM. Only had going since midnight last night so not sure I tested everything fully.

Here's what does work so far (I have applied NZBullets XT iphone bundle):
- XT Logo
- Calling
- Voicemail (not Visual Voicemail)
- MMS (only tested to myself though)
- Tethering via USB
- 3G
- All apps work as expected. Email, Maps, Safari,etc.

Any other questions I can check it out.


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Master Geek


  # 229479 30-Jun-2009 10:31
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morning agentx...
thanks for that information...
but can i ask few more questions? :) cos i am wanting to just what you did even at chadstone! haha.. i am off to melbourne myself so cant wait!!!... but want to know for sure that it will be ok to buy it without being locked....

so when you bought from the apple store... obviously did not come with sim card?? and did they tell you that the phone is unlocked??
have you tried it with any simcard from aus at all while you were there? and then with telecom xt???
oh and how much was it? if you dont mind me asking...
thanks :)

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Geek


  # 229484 30-Jun-2009 10:40
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http://www.apple.com/au/retail/iphone/

This link may help - it does seem to suggest that outright purchase is possible. There is no indication of whether it is locked or unlocked.

The question is how much did you pay??? No pricing information on Apple's site.

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