cell network required for jailbreak?

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

  1. p0rkch0p macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    Ditto when I sold my 3G on eBay before I got my ip4
     

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