First time jailbreaking/unlocking HELP!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by k3norton, May 18, 2012.

  1. k3norton macrumors newbie

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    I just got an Iphone 3g - Version 4.0 (8A293), Modem Firmware 05.13.04

    What steps do I need to take to jailbreak/unlock this?

    I am new to this, never done it before....and really confused by all the lingo and specifics. What exactly are the right steps and what are the right programs I should use for my exact phone?

    Thanks!
     
  2. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Try this http://www.iclarified.com/jailbreak/index.php
     
  3. k3norton thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Modem Firmware is irrelevant, only worry about the version of iOS your iPhone is currently running.
     
  5. k3norton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks. It says to use itunes 9.2, but I have itunes 10.5.2.11. Will I need to downgrade my itunes to make this work?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Modem firmare is Very very relevant in this case as he's trying to unlock.
    And his baseband is unlockable without having to install the ipad baseband.
    OP create a custom 4.2.1 with redsnow and restore to that.
    Make sure NOT to upgrade to stock 4.2.1 or you will lose your unlockable baseband.
    Use a custom IPSw and then install ultrasnow from cydia to unlock.
    Find a tutorial on iclarified and ask plenty of questions if you dont understand anything.

    You can update to the latest itunes version, that wont make any difference.
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Thread starter, just as a note, if you need to unlock this, do not update the baseband past where it is, or you lose the Ultrasn0w unlock.

    If you ever choose to update the firmware, you must use a custom IPSW (baseband update is stripped out)
     
  8. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I apologize, I overlooked that he was also trying to unlock his phone. Disregard what I said earlier!
     
  9. JZTech101 macrumors member

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    I'm Afraid, it is not relevant because of the device you are using. Because it is an iPhone 3G, an unlock is available regardless of the baseband version. I've personally restored regularly without issue. Just install Ultrasn0w from Cydia. (http://jailbreak-me.info/jailbreak-and-unlock-wizard.html).
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats false.
    He has an unlockable baseband now that he can preserve and unlock without having to install the iPad baseband and deal with all the bad issues that come win that.
    And once you do install the iPad you can never restore regularly again.
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Juice to the rescue !
    Telling it like it is. ! :D
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Great knowledge comes with great responsibility:) lol
     
  13. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Agreed !
     

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