Desperately need help getting my original iPhone back

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TahoeGuy, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. TahoeGuy macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2007
    After purchasing my new iPhone 3g, I was stupid enough to upgrade my old iPhone to the 2.0 software and destroy my old SIM card. Before doing this I had a perfectly useful iPod Touch equivalent, now I have an unactivated phone that won't do squat unless I sign up to pay for $20 per month. I'd like my 5 year old to be able to use my old iPhone to listen to music, watch movies, and play games.

    Can anyone please tell me how to get the phone working with iTunes, and running apps from the Appstore without have to pay for cell phone service that I don't need?

    I think I really screwed up here and could use some advice. Many thanks in advance!!!
  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    You will need a SIM card of some sort. Once you get one put the 3G phones SIM card into your original iPhone and activate it in iTunes, then put the crap SIM card into the original iPhone, and the 3Gs SIM back into the iPhone 3G.
  3. JeimyGirl macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    his may help. I was dumb enough to upload 2.0 on accident on my unlocked phone. So far I've got it in working condition except for the actual phone part of it (having signal and such) But from what I gathered, you just wants it is basically an iTouch. These are the instructions I followed:

    Downgrade 2.0 to 1.1.4
    Ok, so you updated to iTunes 7.7 and then installed 2.0 and you’re stuck. Here are the steps to downgrade to 1.1.4. Note that the result of this guide will be that you will be back to 1.1.4 version of firmware with baseband of 2.0 (4.05.04_G).

    1) The first problem in your downgrade is that you probably are getting error 20 in restore mode and error 160x in DFU mode. This is due to iTunes 7.7. So, you now you need to uninstall iTunes 7.7 and install iTunes 7.5. Make sure after your iTunes 7.7 uninstall you reboot your pc as it requests you to.

    2) Now that you have iTunes 7.5, you will have the DFU driver for 7.7. This is good and will allow the process to work. Put your phone into DFU mode using the DFU steps.

    3) Restore using iTunes 7.5. You will get an error like 1011, 1013, 1015. This is normal and expected. An error 1601, 1602, 1600 or anything else is not ok.

    4) Once you get error above, leave iTunes open and kick your phone out of restore mode. I recommend just loading winpwn and pwning the device at this point. If pwnage fails to work, you need to restore your phone again. You should be able to use normal restore mode, however.

    5) Once completed, you have a pwned device with baseband 4.05.04_G from firmware v2.0.

    6) To get back to 04.04.05_G (1.1.4 baseband) load bootneuter. If you don’t have this, install it from installer. Run bootneuter with Neuter, 4.6, and unlock. When it’s done, you will have an unlocked 04.04.05_G right back where you started.
  4. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    perhaps try the pwnagetool? It allows prescribaring firmware and unlocking so you can hopefully use your original iPhone as a backup phone again.
  5. nerdess macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2008
    1st gen iphone - bricked by 2.0

    Did you get your iphone working again? (I have now done the same thing!) I have an iphone I picked up at Christmas in US -- I live in Canada so I bought a hypercard to "fool the phone" all has worked great on the Rogers network here... but then I foolishly upgrade to 2.0....

    I followed instructions provided here as best I could and have managed to get it as an ipod but not as a phone...

    If you have any follow up - or if anyone else can assist in turning back the clock on this issue... I would be very grateful!

    I ran iliberty again and downgraded the bootloader - I missed that the first time I ran it... all is back to normal now!! :D
  6. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Why did you destroy your sim card? Just curious :eek:
  7. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2008
    jailbreak is out.

    just jailbreak it using the new pwnagetool
  8. Knolly macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2007
    What they said. Use pwnage to make a custom pre-activated firmware.
  9. elistan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2007
    Denver/Boulder, CO
    Why not just put in your current, working SIM into the old iPhone just long enough to activate it? Then when you pop out the SIM and put it into your new phone, it'll still be usable as an iPod touch.
  10. Altimeter88 macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2006
    I am the same boat as the OP. I updated my old iphone to 2.0 and wanted to use the newly released Pwnage tool to unlock the phone so I can sell it. Well after itunes updated the firmware was updated to 2.0 it needs to be activated, I put in my iPhone 3G sim card but it is wanting me to choose a data plan and I am afraid it will charge me for a 2nd account or something so I am afraid to continue with the activation.

    The new Pwnage tool seems to go well, then it asks me if I have Pwned my phone before, to which I say NO, then it pops up with an error saying stuck in DFU.

    Any suggestions?

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