Jailbreak FAIL.!!!!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by aznwar, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello. I neeed urgent help. I just attemped to jailbreak my 3GS from 3.1.3 to 4.1 using snowbreeze. And now my sim card is not being supported. Please help. On Tinyumbrella, I've been able to check my BB and it is still 04.26.08. Is there any solution?
     
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    So is it jb now on 4.1? Did you install ultrasnow to unlock?
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    What do you mean jailbreak from 3.1.3 to 4.1? That makes no sense, do you mean upgrade from 3.1.3 to 4.1?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure you meant you upgraded your jailbroken phone, yes, the solution is to now downgrade your phone back to 3.1.3 since you probably have those shsh files. Go on YouTube and type in "how to downgrade 4.1 to 3.1.3", you should find a few good tutorials on how to do it.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Kay, so in detail this is what happened. I have a 3GS, on 3.1.3 and BB 04.26.08 so then yesterday, I downloaded snowbreeze, and I created the custom ipsw. Then, I restored using the new ipsw made. After, when it was done, it said my sim isn't supported. And BTW, I don't even know what shsh files are. =[
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Right now, phone is locked to original carrier. You need to install ultrasnow through Cydia to unlock the phone.

    If you are stuck at emergency screen, borrow or eBay for original carrier sim to activate the phone. Even a non active sim will work. Afterward, install ultrasnow to use your sim card.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But I'm not sure what carrier it was on, is there a way to check? I'd say it's probably a USA carrier. Since I did get it in a store over there, but I'm in canada now.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    If USA, it's only ATT. Get one. eBay is probably easiest route.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright. Thanks. I'll try to get back in a week or 2, when I get the card.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just before that, I just wanted to know if there's another way? I don't want to spend money. It's best if theres another way, because I want to have some experience.
     
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    You can buy an AT&T sim on eBay for $1-2 in order to activate it. Any AT&T sim will do even inactivated or empty prepaid gophone sims.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    Borrow someone's ATT sim card.

    It cost $1 to buy ATT sim card on eBay.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    If the phone isn't activated then you need an AT&T sim card to activate it like he said, however there's something called hacktivating where you can activate without the sim. I've never tried it since i have a sim, but supposedly people outside the US do it all the time, so either YouTube a tutorial on how to do it, or try this guys link http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100827011810AAK6Heu

    It would be a good idea to get an AT&T sim card though because it makes things alot easier, you can check your local craigslist or even post your own ad for one, it won't cost you a significant amount of money.

    Shsh files are apples signiture for older firmwares that will basically allow you to downgrade your OS. Question for you, when your phone was jailbroken, do you remember selecting an option in cydia called "make my life easier"?
     
  14. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think it seems familiar, is there any other way to check is I did so? And BTW, I already ordered just simcard a few mins ago, but I just wanna try a different way so i can have experience.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    You won't be able to hactivate it right now. Maybe when future jb tools are released. I wouldn't bother so you don't mess up and regret it later.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea, I guess so. I guess I'll just hafta wait few weeks for my sim to arrive =[
     
  17. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. So I just got my SIM card in the mail and i got the phone to work. Now how do I unlock it to that my Rogers SIM card will work?
     
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    Applejuiced

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    So you restored to custom 4.1 IPSW while preserving your unlockable baseband?
    Do you see cydia on your springboard?
    Open up cydia and install ultrasnow to unlock it.


     
  19. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OMG. THANKYOU ALL SO MUCH.
    I have sucessfully unlocked my iPhone.Also, I'm never going to update the firmware ever again. LOL
     
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    sure you wont.....:rolleyes:
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    i wouldnt say that, you can upgrade anytime...just make sure you know what you are doing with it. Make sure you do your research as to the steps you need to take. Upgrading to a new firmware will render your ultraSNOW useless. So remember, plan out what you going to do. Have all the steps ready to go. Make sure you have the right tools for the right job, like the JB software, Tiny Umbrella etc etc. Make sure next time, you firmware youre upgrading too is able to be unlock before you do it. Just remember these few things and it will make your upgrade less painful =)

    Glad you got it working.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Lmao:D
    We heard that before.
    But I think the op learned a few things from this.

     
  23. macrumors regular

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    Lmao, glad you got it.
     

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