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Old Sep 21, 2009, 04:35 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help! My iPhone is suddenly locked again!

My iPhone is an original 2.5G one, which I have been using unlocked, with a 'non-standard' SIM card for the past 2 years.

I've always been very careful updating the firmware but the last update was so easy, using Pwnage, I got complacent.

I was using the new version of Pwnage for firmware 3.1. I followed the instructions using 'Simple Mode'. It asked if I had a contract that would normally work through iTunes and I said no.

When it said it had created the custom ipsw file and gone into DFU mode, it told me to connect iTunes and do a restore. However, when I clicked 'restore' in iTunes it started downloading the firmware from Apple, and it restored that. Now my phone is unusable as it says the SIM is not allowed.

Not sure what went wrong there - how do you force iTunes 9 to restore from a custom backup, instead of from the file downloaded from Apple?

Anyway, now I'm stuck with an unusable phone... any tips?
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 04:38 AM   #2
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your suppose to hold the options key down then hit restore then point iTunes to the custom firmware

have a go at this: http://www.ihackintosh.com/2009/09/h...one-2g-3g-3gs/
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 05:07 AM   #3
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Ah, the option key. That's what I did wrong.

Since it is 'Simple Mode' in Pwnage, it would be helpful if they put this information in their instructions, to save people like me from this problem.

Thanks.
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 09:34 AM   #4
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Ah, the option key. That's what I did wrong.

Since it is 'Simple Mode' in Pwnage, it would be helpful if they put this information in their instructions, to save people like me from this problem.

Thanks.
Option key has been needed from Day 1 when Pwnage was released.

I always use Expert Mode, maybe they display that there?
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 10:05 AM   #5
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Option key has been needed from Day 1 when Pwnage was released.

I always use Expert Mode, maybe they display that there?
They don't say it in Expert Mode either (I know because I forgot what key it was 2 days ago and had to google before I did the restore)
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 10:37 AM   #6
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Ah, the option key. That's what I did wrong.

Since it is 'Simple Mode' in Pwnage, it would be helpful if they put this information in their instructions, to save people like me from this problem.

Thanks.
It IS in the instruction the last time I checked.
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