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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 2
  • Usefulness: 2
Great Price – Refurbished iPhone 3GS iOS 4.1 WCDMA Smart Phone w/3.5" Capacitive, Wi-Fi and GPS - Black (16GB) Reviews

posted by DazzaG on 02/09/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Fantastic price. the iPhone was shipped in its original packaging and arrived in good condition.
Cons:
iOS software is 4.1 so there is not many apps that will work on this iOS. iPhone's baseband/network firmware was 6.1.15. This firmware is not suitable for the iPhone 3GS because it disables the GPS.
Other:
I managed to down the network firmware from 6.1.15 to 5..13.04 using redsn0w for mac version 0.9.15b3. I took several attempts but got there in the end. Upgrading the iOS appears to be alot more difficult. I have made many attempts to upgrade to iOS 6.1 but can't seem to get a tethered jailbreak. I keep getting a plist error. Hopefully the redsn0w guys will come up with a fix soon because iOS 4.1 is not that wonderful. The phoned is locked to Orange UK. The unlock cost is around 80 to 180pounds so I wont be unlocking the phone anytime soon.
Bottomline:
If you want a Smart Phone at a great price then buy the iPhone 3GS. You will not be disappointed price wise. Don't buy it if you have no idea on how to jailbreak the phone.

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