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How to find the Firmware, Serial Number, Bootrom of your iPhone

Serial number iPhone - decryption of the serial number


Any iPhone that is sold in the store, comes off the assembly line of the Foxconn factory or is already in operation, is equipped with a serial number consisting of 11 characters. The serial can be seen on the phone box or in the iPhone device information ( Settings - Basic - About the device ). At first glance, the usual set of characters, but not everything is as simple as it seems at first glance. In fact, the letters and numbers of the serial number carry information that can sometimes be useful - the date of release of the phone, the color, the amount of memory, the model of the iPhone and even the factory on which the device was manufactured. This information may be needed to identify the iPhone model and to ensure the authenticity of the device.

In the serial number of the iPhone, in addition to the numbers there are letters, so do not confuse it with the unique international mobile IMEI ID containing only numbers. Symbols of the serial number are permanent, that is, they do not change since the manufacture of the phone, but if the iPhone was in repair of the official service, then Apple changes the first characters of the serial.

As an example, consider the serial number - 82034 *** A4T and try to decipher its values. All iPhone serial numbers are in the following format: AA B CC DDD EE F

Where:

  • AA - The ID of the factory on which the iPhone was manufactured
  • B - Year of issue (number - 0 means that the phone was released in 2010 or 2020, if in our case there was a figure of 9, then the year 2009 or 2019 respectively, and so on)
  • CC - Production week (34th week or August month)
  • DDD - Unique identifier
  • EE - Color (A4 = Black)
  • F - Memory capacity (T = 32GB)
Bootrom iPhone - Bootrom Decryption

On the example of iPhone 3GS: 88929PG33NP where ** 929 ****** - year 2009 and 29th week of production. 3gs made before the 45th week of 2009 usually have an old bootrom, between 40-45 weeks - the results are being modified, after 45 - a new bootrom.

Using the last 3 characters of the serial number, you can independently determine the model, color and memory capacity of the device, this will help the list of possible models of the iPhone:

  • VR0 - iPhone (2G) 4 GB
  • WH8 - iPhone (2G) 8 GB
  • 0KH - iPhone (2G) 16 GB
  • Y7H - iPhone 3G Black 8 GB
  • Y7K - iPhone 3G Black 16 GB
  • 3NP - iPhone 3GS Black 16 GB
  • 3NR - iPhone 3GS Black 32 GB
  • 3NQ - iPhone 3Gs White 16 GB
  • 3NS - iPhone 3Gs White 32 GB
  • A4S - iPhone 4 Black 16 GB
  • A4T - iPhone 4 Black 32 GB

All factories on which the iPhone is manufactured are located in China, there are a lot of factories, so each has its own identifier (6Q, 79, 7R, 7S, 7T, 7U, 7V, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 and .). If the iPhone was under repair or subject to warranty replacement, then Apple changes the plant ID to 5K, 7K, 8K.

How to find out in which country the phone was purchased

We go to the iPhone in Settings - Basic - About the device and in the Model item we look at the last two characters .

And for these two characters we define your iPhone:

B - UK and Ireland (operator O2, blocked )
BZ - Brazil (operator Claro, VIVO, blocked )
With - Canada (operators Fido and Rogers, blocked )
CZ - Czech Republic (operators O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, unlocked )
DN - Austria, Germany, Netherlands (operator T-Mobile, blocked )
E - Mexico (Telcel operator, blocked )
EE - Estonia (operator EMT, blocked, but with the possibility of removing the SIM-lock on additional conditions )
FD - Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland (operators One (Austria), Orange (Leah, Shwe), Swisscom (Leah, Shwe), blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional conditions )
GR - Greece (operator Vodafone, unlocked )
HN - India (Operators Airtel and Vodafone, blocked )
J - Japan (operator SoftBank, blocked )
KN - Denmark and Norway (operators Telia (Dan) and NetcCom (Nor), blocked )
KS - Finland and Sweden (operators Telia (Шв), Sonera (Фин), blocked )
LA - Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Peru, Salvador, Ecuador (operators Comcel, Claro (Gond, Gua, Peru, Sal), Movistar, Porta (Equ), TM SAC (Peru), blocked, but with the possibility of withdrawing Sim-lock on additional conditions )
LE - Argentina (the operators Claro, Movistar, blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional conditions )
LL - USA (operator AT & T, blocked )
LT - Lithuania (operator Omnitel, blocked )
LV - Latvia (operator LMT, blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional conditions )
LZ - Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay (operators CTI Movil (Par, Ur), Claro (Chile), Movistar (Uru), TMC (Chile), blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional conditions )
MG - Hungary (operator T-Mobile, blocked, but with the possibility of removing sim-lock on additional conditions )
NF - Belgium, France (operators Mobistar (Bel) and Orange (Fr), blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional conditions ) Luxembourg (operator Vox Mobile unlocked )
NL - Holland (operator T-Mobile, blocked )
PL - Poland (operators Era and Orange, blocked, but with the possibility of removing the SIM-lock on additional conditions )
PO - Portugal (operators Optimus and Vodafone, blocked )
PP - Philippines (Globe operator, blocked )
RO - Romania (Orange operator, blocked, but with the possibility of removing the SIM-lock on additional conditions )
RS - Russia (operators VimpelCom, MegaFon, MTS, unlocked )
SL - Slovakia (Orange operators, unlocked , T-Mobile, blocked )
SO - South Africa (Vodacom operators, unlocked )
T - Italy (operator TIM and Vodafone, unlocked )
TU - Turkey (operator Vodafone blocked , TurkCell, unlocked )
X - Australia and (operators of Optus (Avs), Telstra (Avs), Vodafone, blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional conditions )
X - New Zealand (operator Vodafone, unlocked )
Y - Spain (Movistar operator, blocked )
ZA - Singapore (operator SingTel, unlocked )
ZP - Hong Kong and Macao (operator Three, unlocked )

Explanation:

  • Blocked - this means that the phone is blocked under the operator and accordingly call with other cards it will not! Whatever you are told to make from such a phone is impossible for Europe, only soft-unlock.
  • Unlocked - this means that you have in your hands a European phone that accepts the cards of any operator.
  • Blocked , but with the ability to remove sim-lock on additional conditions - this means that initially all the phones are locked, but on additional terms (for additional fee seems to be), this lock can be removed, but only by the operator himself, at forums such You no one will do.

One way to find out if your phone is locked is by using the f0recast utility

Just connect the device, run the utility and see the item - Unlockable? : Locked or not (If Yes, it will be prompted than to unlock)

Another way is to open Cydia and see if ultrasn0w or yllowsn0w is installed. If installed, it is likely that the phone is locked .

"You tortured us with your codes!" - some reader will say and will be right, because the network has Serial number verification service , Using which you can enter the serial number of the iPhone , press the button and quickly get all the information associated with your phone model.

How to check the version of the iPhone modem on the locked phone

On the iPhone's initial screen, slide the slider to access the emergency dial.

Enter * 3001 # 12345 # * and press the Call button.

How to determine your firmware version or serial number

Click on the Versions menu item.

You will see the information in the Firware version column.

This is the Firmware version of your modem.

How to determine your firmware version or serial numberHow to determine your firmware version or serial number

Match table of versions and versions

Version Build Baseband Release date
5.0 9A334 04.11.08 (GSM) P4 S2C 05.16.05 P3 07.11.01 S1C 1.0.11 (GSM) P5 3.00.03 (CDMA) P4D S2D October 12, 2011; 9 months ago
5.0.1 9A405 9A406 P5 (Additional build for iPhone 4S) 04.11.08 (GSM) P4 S2C 05.16.05 P3 07.11.01 S1C 1.0.13 (9A405) P5 1.0.14 (9A406) P5 3.00.03 (CDMA) P4D S2D November 10, 2011 (9A405) December 12, 2011 (9A406)
5.1. 9B176 P3 P4 P4D P5 S1C S3L S3D 9B179 P5 05.16.05 P3 07.11.01 S1C 04.12.01 P4 3.0.04 P4D 1.0.10 S3L S3D 2.0.10 P5 March 7, 2012
5.1.1 9B206 P3 P4 P4D P5 S1C S2C S3L S3D 9B208 P4 (Additional build for iPhone 4 GSM) 05.16.05 P3 07.11.01 S1C 04.12.01 P4 S2C 3.0.04 P4D 1.0.11 S3L S3D 2.0.12 P5 May 7, 2012; 3 months ago May 25, 2012; 2 months ago
6.0 10A5376e (Beta 4) 05.16.07 P3 3.0.00 P5 2.0.00, S3D S3L 04.12.02 S2C 3.0.04 S2D 04.12.02 P4 3.0.04 P4D June 11, 2012 (Beta 2) (Build 10A5338d) Sep 16, 2012 (Beta 2) (Build 10A5338d) Nov 2012 (Final release)