3GS Jailbreak, forgot to uncheck 'activate'

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mreddys10, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. mreddys10 macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I have a 3gs with 3.1.2. I used redsnow to jailbreak it with the original sim in the phone. Now, the phone wont recieve any cellular signal. I do not have my SHSH signed (apple stopped signing 3.1.2 on the day that I got the phone and I used the jailbreak).

    My question is, do I have to restore and jailbreak again, or can I run redsnow again without a full restore?

    Also, I plan on using an unlock later. Is it better to hacktivate and then use unlock or should I not hacktivate (since i have the original sim with me)? If I do choose to hacktivate, I can just remove the sim before jailbreaking and leave it empty?
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I don't know of any way to fix this except to re-JB

    If you have an official sim, you never hactivate the phone, even if you plan to unlock. Leave sim in phone, it will activate phone when JB is complete.

    When you are ready to unlock, just run Ultrasnow or Blacksn0w
     
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    The only way to un-hacktivated your phone is to restore it and rejailbreak.
     
  4. mreddys10 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for the replies.

    @dhlizard: By re-jailbreak, do u mean that I need to do a restore and then jailbreak, or can I just run redsnow again?

    @thelatinist: I dont want to un-hacktivate. I just want to know if there are any benefits either way (hacktivated or not).
     
  5. mreddys10 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nevermind.....I got it to work. I installed blacksn0w and pushfix (just to be safe about the wifi issues), and its getting a signal now. For some reason, it was not getting a signal when I put in the original sim after the jailbreak. I was so lucky to get an refurbed untethered 3GS. Thought I screwed it up. Thank you for the replies.
     
  6. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Yes, you do. Only phones which cannot be activated with an official SIM should be hacktivated. Official activation makes your phone able to work with an official carrier SIM without unlocking, and it prevents issues with push notifications. Even if you think you've fixed these issues with PushFix, you are likely to have them recur down the road. Restore your phone using an unactivated custom 3.1.2 firmware made with PwnageTool, then activated with your official SIM.

    Again, hacktivation is only for phones not on an official carrier. If you have the option to activate with an official SIM (even one you borrow from a friend) you should never hacktivate your phone.
     
  7. mreddys10 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for clearing that up. I dont currently have access to a mac (so, no pwnagetool), and I dont really trust sn0wbreeze. But I will take your advice and not hactivate in the future.

    Thanks.
     

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