Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to Mihai.Cosmin)
First off, are you sure it is really (offically) unlocked, by the carrier? Unlocking involves restoring the device in iTunes, which would also inherently update the iOS to the most recent at the time of unlocking.
As far as 6.0.1 goes, it seems to run fine on my old 3Gs (used as an iPod these days).
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to Michael Black)
Hi Michael! Thanks for the reply
I live in Norway, and the phone has been either provided by a Norwegian carrier, or bought unlocked from the Norwegian Apple Store. You can check yourself by going to Settings-General-About-Model and type the model number (MC133KN in my case) here: http://iphonefrom.com/en/MC133KN But it`s unlocked, I placed a Lebara SIM in it and it works perfectly.
If it has been carrier-locked then most(if not all) Norwegian carriers are selling the phones on a 12 months subscription contract. When the 12 months are up, the phone is being unlocked by the carrier either automatically, or upon customer`s request(depends which carrier you use).
It`s good to hear that your 3GS works well with the iOS 6, still after having read about issues after upgrade I have a feel that the upgrade to iOS 6 may be a hit or miss.
I read on a forum that early iPhones can only support 3 major upgrades. Can that be true?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 10:58 AM (in response to Mihai.Cosmin)
Never heard of a limit to the number of iOS updates you can apply. Since iOS is entirely free software, it would make no sense to impose such limits.
However, now that the 3Gs is out of production, it may well become imcompatible with iOS updates in the not too distant future (as the 3G did before iOS 5 came out).
Oh, and I wasn't saying it was not officially unlocked, just pretty odd that it was never updated in over 2 years (3.1.3 must have been what it shipped with in that case). Either the previous owner was paranoid about updating, or just happy with what they had in hand.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to Michael Black)
Well , then I think I will try and upgrade to iOS 6.0.1. I was aware of the hardware limitations of the 3GS which will eventually make it impossible to update to future iOS releases. However for a year or so I think I will keep the 3GS, until I`ll buy something newer, It`s still a capable phone.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 11:56 AM (in response to Mihai.Cosmin)
Good luck. It is still a perfectly good phone, and it still does everything it ever did, so you should be good. And I have to admit, the 3Gs is still more comfortable to hold than the 4, 4s or 5 (although LTE speeds on my iPhone 5 are unbelievable - leave 3G utterly in the far, far distant dust).
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to Michael Black)
I`ve done the upgrade and the phone works very well. I didn`t notice any lag compared to the previous iOS. I think I did the right thing by doing the upgrade.
Thank you for your advice.