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How to find out the firmware, serial number, bootrom of your iPhone

IPhone Serial Number — Serial Number Decryption


Any iPhone that is sold in a store, comes off the assembly line of the Foxconn plant or is already in use, is equipped with a serial number consisting of 11 characters. The serial can be seen on the phone box or in the information about the iPhone ( Settings - General - About the device ). At first glance, the usual set of characters, but not so 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 issue of the phone, color, memory size, iPhone model and even the factory on which the device was manufactured. This data may be needed to identify the iPhone model and to verify the authenticity of the device.

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

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 - ID of the factory where the iPhone was manufactured
  • B - Year of release (the number - 0 means that the phone was released in 2010 or 2020, if in our case the figure was 9, then the year is 2009 or 2019, etc.)
  • CC - Production week (34th week or August month)
  • DDD - Unique ID
  • EE - Color (A4 = Black)
  • F - Memory Size (T = 32GB)
Bootrom iPhone - Decoding Bootrom

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

Using the last 3 characters of the serial number, you will be able to independently determine the model, color and amount of the device's memory, this will help the list of possible iPhone models:

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

How to find out in which country the phone was purchased

Go to the iPhone in Settings - Basic - About the device and in the Model section we look at the last two characters .

And by these two symbols we define your iPhone:

B - UK and Ireland (O2 operator, blocked )
BZ - Brazil (operator Claro, VIVO, blocked )
C - Canada (operators Fido and Rogers, blocked )
СZ - Czech Republic (operators O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, unlocked )
DN - Austria, Germany, Netherlands (T-Mobile operator, 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 (Avst), Orange (Lih, Shwe), Swisscom (Lih, Shwe), blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional terms )
GR - Greece (Vodafone unlocked )
HN - India (operators Airtel and Vodafone, blocked )
J - Japan (SoftBank, blocked )
KN - Denmark and Norway (operators Telia (Dan) and NetcCom (Nor), blocked )
KS - Finland and Sweden (operators Telia (Shv), Sonera (Fin), blocked )
LA - Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador (operators Comcel (Col), Claro (Gond, Gwa, Peru, Sal), Movistar, Porta (Equ.), TM SAC (Peru), blocked, but with the possibility of removal Sim-Loka on additional terms )
LE - Argentina (operators Claro, Movistar, blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional terms )
LL - USA (AT & T operator, blocked )
LT - Lithuania (Omnitel operator, blocked )
LV - Latvia (LMT operator, blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional conditions )
LZ - Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay (operators CTI Movil (Par, Uru), Claro (Chile), Movistar (Uru), TMC (Chile), blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional terms
MG - Hungary (T-Mobile operator, blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional terms )
NF - Belgium, France (operators Mobistar (Bel) and Orange (Fr), blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional terms ) Luxembourg (Vox Mobile operator unlocked )
NL - Holland (T-Mobile operator, 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 (operator Globe, 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 (operators Orange, unlocked , T-Mobile, locked )
SO - South Africa (Vodacom operators, unlocked )
T - Italy (TIM and Vodafone operator, unlocked )
TU - Turkey (Vodafone operator blocked , TurkCell, unlocked )
X - Australia and (operators Optus (Avs), Telstra (Avs), Vodafone, blocked, but with the possibility of removing the sim-lock on additional terms )
X - New Zealand (Vodafone unlocked )
Y - Spain (Movistar, blocked )
ZA - Singapore (SingTel operator, unlocked )
ZP - Hong Kong and Macau (Three operator, unlocked )

Explanation:

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

One of the options to find out if your phone is locked is with the help of the f0recast utility.

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

Another way is to open Cydia and see if ultrasn0w or yllowsn0w is installed. If set, then with high probability it can be argued that the phone is locked .

“You tortured us with your codes!” - some reader will say and he will be right, because there is a network serial number check service , using which you can enter the iPhone's serial number , 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 initial iPhone screen, slide the slider to access the emergency kit.

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

How to determine your firmware version or serial number

Click on the menu item Versions .

You will see the information in the column Firware version .

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

Correspondence table of errors and versions

Version Build Baseband Release date
5.0 9A334 11/04/08 (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) 11/04/08 (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 1) (Build 10A5316k) June 25, 2012 (Beta 2) (Build 10A5338d) July 16, 2012 (Beta 3) (Build 10A5355d) August 6, 2012 (Beta 4) (Build 10A5376e) Sep- Nov 2012 (Final release)