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Old Sep 10, 2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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iPhone 3g can't get past activation screen running 4.2.1

Okay guys I was wondering if anyone could help me.

I recently got given an iphone 3g which is from the USA and I want to unlock it for use here in the UK. I have unlocked and jailbroke two other iphones but this one is annoying me.

The screen im given is the emergency call and 'No sim card installed, insert a valid sim'

The phone was running 4.2.1 so I started off with redsnow 0.9.6b6 and updated the baseband to 6.15 from the ipad.

However contrary to what other sites/people said this did not activate the phone and I can't get into cydia to run ultrasn0w on it.

Except for purchasing an At&T sim activating it going into cydia and unlocking it that way (This is a bit long winded as I have to wait for a card to be shipped from the US) Does anyone have any idea how I can activate this phone and get into it to unlock it to be able to use it on UK networks?

Thanks for anyones input

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Old Sep 10, 2011, 04:36 PM   #2
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I'm surprised redsnow didn't hactivate it.
Did you jb it and installed cydia using redsnow or you just installed the iPad bb. Seems like you might be missing a few steps.
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 04:40 PM   #3
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I tried twice using 0.9.6b6. I had the cydia box ticked, the ipad box ticked, multitasking and show % for battery all ticked when I jailbroke it.
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 06:52 PM   #4
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Try SAM.
http://www.bingner.com/SAM.html
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 09:23 AM   #5
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Maybe im misunderstanding but you have to get into the phone to use SAM in cydia. I can't even get to cydia if I could I would have unlocked it by now.

I need to bypass the connect to itunes, insert a valid sim emergency call only.
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 10:07 AM   #6
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I tried twice using 0.9.6b6. I had the cydia box ticked, the ipad box ticked, multitasking and show % for battery all ticked when I jailbroke it.
Try again but uncheck the ipad bb box.
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 10:23 AM   #7
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Sadly I have tried that as well, it just comes up with the cable and itunes and asks me to restore it again, which I can no longer do as I have updated to 6.15 baseband.

This is really annoying me now been trying for 3 days.
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 01:50 PM   #8
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I'm stuck with the same problem.. If you find a solution please let me know!
I'll keep trying to find a solution myself, if I succeed I will post it here also.
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 02:53 PM   #9
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just been able to restore back to 4.2.1 with redsn0w_mac_0.9.6rc15 (I used redsn0w_mac_0.9.6b6 in the first run) without the check for ipad firmware...

also been able to upgrade baseband to 06.15.00 (had to enter "YES" as answer for the question if I had a new iPhone 3GS.. although my weeknumber is 37).. after upgrade baseband is showing.. installed ultrasn0w and my Carrier is showing in the about-section... still can't make a phonecall though
iphone keeps saying "no service"...

I'll give it another shot this weekend...

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