iPhone 3GS Irritations

Glock26

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Ok, so my previous iPhone 3G was stolen, and has been replaced with a 3GS 16 Gb by insurance.
I was planing on buying a 4 when they are released, but in the meantime I have this one to set up and use.
Have just unpacked it and charged it, and now starting to discover all those little irritations that I had to sort out over a year ago with my 3G.
However some of the fixes don't seem to work anymore, and I was wondering if anyone else has fixed them or has any info? They are small things, but are driving me nuts.
I am using this one on MTN, and am downloading the update to 4.01 as I type this. Then will jailbreak.

Call Forwarding Active
. Every bloody time I make a call! This irritates the $%$# out of me. I remember this was solved on my old iPhone by dialing ##002# however this no longer works, and pages such as http://www.deltagsm.net/annoying-call-forwarding-active-popup-and-custom-carriers-plist/ say that you can't even edit the carrier file anymore? (Which I don't know how to do anyways)
is there any way to fix this besides trying the ForwardMsgFix 4.0 Cydia package mentioned on one or 2 pages? I have to fix this...it irritates me.

Secondly... Voicemail. Why have a damn voicemail button when it does nothing? On the old phone, the code *5005*86*xxx# worked perfectly. Now it doesn't. Does nothing. Is there any way to program to voicemail button to dial voicemail? Once again I seem to have gone backwards.

I am sure I will come across lots of other little nuisances, but if anyone can solve these 2, I would be very grateful.

Chaos
 

Glock26

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Ah. As if that wasn't bad enough....I cannot upgrade to 4.01 as iTunes gives me some error when verifying the update. Info seems sketchy, but looks like they signed the updates, and now it wants to force me to go to 4.0.2?
Of course, that can't be jailbroken yet...so not an option. So I am stuck with a 1 day old phone on 3.1.3 and can't update. I guess I'll have to live with this for now, although I was enjoying ioS4.

I hate Apple!

G26
 

fxit_man

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unlucky... thats why i would always go on an official supported carrier... sucks i know...

just a thought - you could make a speeddial webclip icon for your voicemail for the meantime i guess..

http://soft-use.com/2008/01/30/instructions-to-use-speeddial-webclip-generator/

the call forwarding active thing is very irritating on unsupported carriers i know..you used to be able to disable it in a plist, but now apple have signed all the bundle plists, so you cant edit them otherwise the phone just ignores the file completely so i hear..

you could try this for a fix for the call forwarding active message as well..
http://www.sinfuliphone.com/showthread.php?p=229715
 
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