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# 38077 23-Jul-2009 22:56
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Hi everyone, hoping to get some help with my intended upgrade please.

Currently I have:

iPhone 1st Generation 2G running 3.0 and iTunes 8.2

I am upgrading to:

iPhone 3G

And I have a Vodafone SIM and connection.

Questions in no particular order:

1. I want to continue using SBSettings or something like it in order to enable/disable my EDGE/GPRS/3G data - does this mean I will HAVE to jailbreak it? (and if so is the process more involved than it was using PwnageTool for my 1st gen 2G?)

2. In what order do I do everything to ensure that I can bring my personal data (eg. contacts, SMS, notes) from the current iPhone and backup, to the new iPhone 3G?

3. Any further points or tricks to watch for?

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  # 238731 24-Jul-2009 19:57
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Please help?

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  # 238739 24-Jul-2009 20:16
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Ummmm ..

Yes it will work fine

Back up iphone (the old one)
Plug in new one - it will ask if you want to use the same data. Say yes

Don't THINK you need to jailbreak it ... but dont quite get the question re EDGE/GPRS settings. Jailbreak is easy if it is.

 
 
 
 




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  # 238746 24-Jul-2009 20:28
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I don't think I can turn off EDGE/GPRS/3G/Data using the standard OS3.0. So I presumed I needed jailbreak (for SBSettings).

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  # 238754 24-Jul-2009 20:58
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If you want to disable data competely (on Vodafone NZ) go to www.unlockit.co.nz and Choose Custom , NZ - B&W (yes strange) but it works at the moment until vodafone get an official "no data APN" and turn off Push Messaging so it doesn't eat battery

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  # 239004 26-Jul-2009 08:32
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Just an update for posterity. Thanks to a Geekzoner for their advice. The iClarified guides have always been excellent and remain so.

I backed up my old iPhone on iTunes 8.2 on my PC.

Then I took the iPhone 3G and used PwnageTool 3.0 on a Mac to jailbreak, but given it is a NZ-new factory unlocked phone, unlock wasn't required (PwnageTool does not unlock the iPhone 3G as far as I know - different software required).

I used PwnageTool to build custom ipsw firmware file, then put this on a flash drive and transferred it to my PC.

Then I followed the PwnageTool instructions to put the phone into DFU mode.

Then I plugged the iPhone 3G in DFU mode into my Windows PC running iTunes 8.2 and it "detected a phone in recovery mode" after Windows detected the "iPhone DFU" new hardware.

Then held down the shift key while clicking the "Restore" button, which allowed me to browse to the custom ipsw firmware that we had created in PwnageTool 3.0.

After this long process of restoring, a "welcome" screen appears and then allows you to "set up a new iPhone", or "restore iPhone from backup", which is what I chose to do. After another long restore process (have patience and allocate a lot of time for this whole process), the phone is now pretty much exactly the same as what I had before but in a shiny new shell.

Everything seems to be preserved including settings, but excluding passwords (for obvious reasons I guess).



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  # 239005 26-Jul-2009 08:44
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LennonNZ: If you want to disable data competely (on Vodafone NZ) go to www.unlockit.co.nz and Choose Custom , NZ - B&W (yes strange) but it works at the moment until vodafone get an official "no data APN" and turn off Push Messaging so it doesn't eat battery



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Cheers Lennon. After some thought I decided it best to have an easy "on/off" switch as I might not always have the internet access to go to www.unlockit.co.nz and change between data on and off.

I have now put the B&W APN into my phone as a backup, but will use SBSettings to turn 3G and EDGE/GPRS off.

Hopefully it won't be long before all 3 companies declare themselves and I can make a decision I'm happy with for data.

Vodafone have annoyed me recently with their arrogance, and not being able to get casual data monthly on my legacy prepay plan means I'm more than ready to jump ship to the cheaper XT to get my data fix.

However I'm not quite ready to do this without knowing what 2 Degrees is offering (I understand they probably won't be able to offer it much cheaper but it's worth knowing the lay of the land before committing, and if they are as cheap as Telecom then I'll strongly consider them).

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