3G unlock help

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  1. Hing macrumors regular

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    I just brought a 3g and it have 2.1 firmware. I want to unlock it. So can some one please help me on what to do. if i use quickpawn on 2.1 will it change the baseband. i cannot use pwangetoll cuz i dont have a Mac computer.
     
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  3. cmrunner83 macrumors newbie

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    As far as I know, the 3G has not been able to be unlocked yet...
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    Don't do anything until new years eve. The dev team is releasing their unlock that evening. It is being distributed through cydia, you have to have a jailbroken phone for that. Check their blog at link. They always post all the instructions there
     
  5. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    You can read before responding, you know?
     
  6. Hing thread starter macrumors regular

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    can i jailbreak 2.1 firmware without upgrading the badseband
     
  7. cmrunner83 macrumors newbie

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    Yep, I can. Thanks.
     
  8. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    You can search, you know?
     
  9. jmann macrumors 604

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    if you update through pwnage tool it will prevent the baseband update, and you could (if you want) update to 2.2. Just make sure to use only pwnagetool. or since you have a pc you can download pwned firmwares of several websites. I will find the link for you. and if you just do a dfu restore to one of those files your phone will be jailbroken 2.2
     
  10. Hing thread starter macrumors regular

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    can i quickpwan 2.1? will the baseband stay the same. i dont care if i can get 2.2, i just want to be able to unlock when they release the software unlock. How do pwned firmwares work? my current phone is on 2.1 and not jailbreak.
     
  11. jmann macrumors 604

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    yes you can quickpwn 2.1. the baseband is okay at 2.1. just don't quickpwn 2.2.
     
  12. Hing thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank You
     
  13. Hing thread starter macrumors regular

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    if i get a pwned firmwares 2.2 how would that work? sorry to bother you so much
     
  14. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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  15. Hing thread starter macrumors regular

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    So basically if i have a pwned firmware 2.2, i can update and jailbreak from itunes.
     
  16. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Correct. You can also google iclarified for a complete guide.
     
  17. jmann macrumors 604

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    yes. also by pwning 2.2 also lets you unlock your phone in the near future if you wish.
     
  18. Hing thread starter macrumors regular

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    so i dont need pwange tool?
     
  19. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    You don't if you can find a trustworthy source of firmware.
     
  20. Hing thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do u have a link to trustworthy source?
     
  21. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Nope. Scan through the comment section in dev team blog, you might find one there.
     
  22. Hing thread starter macrumors regular

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  23. Hing thread starter macrumors regular

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    to be safe i think im going to quickpwned 2.1 instead of using custom pwnaged firmware. What do u guys think?
     
  24. Hing thread starter macrumors regular

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    help me i only got 1 3g iphone and dont want to screw it up.
     
  25. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You can't unlock the 3G! Are you listening? Wait two days!
     

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