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3G iPhone users experience carrier error with 2.0.1 update

iPhone and iPod touch software 2.0.1 became available yesterday, and today several iPhone 3G owners are reporting problems.

Specifically, users who paid to have their 3G iPhones unlocked by Vodafone* are unable to re-connect to the service following the update, and instead receive a "0xE8000001" error message. How helpful. It seems to happen on both Windows and Mac OS X.

As you remember, Vodafone is selling the iPhone in 10 countries, and a quick look at Apple's Discussion Boards reveal this problem popping up in Spain, Italy, Sweden and more, which leads us to believe that it's Vodafone's issue.

We haven't come across a fix yet, but we'll keep you posted. In the meantime, let us know if you've been able to squash this bug.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

*Update:
Some of our tipsters have had luck restoring the phone to reconnect to Vodafone, but not all. Also, a reader from Finland reports the same issue with his locked phone on the Sonera network, and a Belgian correspondent chimes in with the same problem on Mobistar (Orange); looks like the issue is more widespread than just Vodafone's customers.

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