cell network required for jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by p0rkch0p, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. p0rkch0p macrumors member

    May 4, 2010
    im out of the country and only using my iphone on wifi, i was wondering if i were to download a jb do i need access to the cell network in order to get the jb activated and installed? thanks. i did a search but didnt find much.
  2. brian540 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    i believe you would need the cell network to activate....(or maybe its just itunes with a connection)

    however if you simply hacktivate you would be fine
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Since the sim doesn't need to be active, just from the original carrier the phone was issued by, my guess, and it's just a guess, is no.
  4. p0rkch0p thread starter macrumors member

    May 4, 2010
    ok thanks for the replies. ill give it a shot when the new spirit jb comes out
  5. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    I restored and rejailbroke my 3GS right before I sold it last week and it did not have an active SIM in it at the time, so no, you don't need a cell network to get it done.
  6. headcheese macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2008
    Ditto when I sold my 3G on eBay before I got my ip4

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