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1.0 out of 5 stars Does not work for 3GS or 3G with iOS4, January 18, 2011
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This review is from: Li-Ion Replacement Battery Compatible With Apple® iPhone® 3G (Wireless Phone Accessory)
I received this email from eforcity regarding this product, after I sent my second battery back:

"According to our record, the item is for iPhone 3G only; NOT compatible with iPhone 1st Generation; NOT compatible with 3G / 3Gs with firmware 4.0 or newer"

More clarification from eForcity:

"Thank you for contacting us.

The item is compatible with Apple:iPhone 3G 8GB / 16GB
iPhone 3GS 16GB / 32GB, but just not for 3G / 3Gs with firmware 4.0 or newer.

Thank you for your understanding. "

I've never heard of a battery being so software-dependent, but I can definitely state that this does not work with a 3GS/iOS4 - it won't charge and constantly reboots.
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Initial post: Dec 26, 2011 9:21:04 PM PST
Artie says:
I too bought a similar battery from another seller on Amazon

I had the same problem of the phone constantly rebooting every few minutes. What battery should 3gs owners purchase??

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2012 10:08:42 PM PDT
Lee says:
good question. Any chance you find an answer yet?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2012 5:15:19 AM PDT
After the two duds here, I went with the more expensive iFixit.com's batteries; it (now almost 2 years later) is beginning to have its own problems, but has been a workhorse up until now.
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