HELP! I updated the OS on my 3G and lost my unlock

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jromalo, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. jromalo macrumors newbie

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    I have a 3G that was purchased in Australia and locked to the carrier there. My friend jailbroke it and unlocked it using ultrasnow. I just updated the carrier settings in itunes (that went fine) and updated the OS to 4.2 in itunes -- now after rebooting my Canadian SIM card (Rogers) isn't recognized. The phone says I need to install a valid SIM card and activate it. In itunes, I can't do anything, it says the same thing, that I need to insert a valid SIM and activate the phone.

    My questions is, can I jailbreak the phone? Or do I need to get a valid SIM card from Australia (and then jailbreak, unlock, etc)?

    thanks!
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Dunno why updated it on iTunes. The only way to unlock it now is to use the iPads baseband.
     
  3. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    You should have done some more research. For the near term, you are out of luck, and completely screwed.
     
  4. maturola, Dec 29, 2010
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    maturola macrumors 68040

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    You seen surprised that a software update will remove a software hack :rolleyes:.

    Your options are limited, upgrade to the iPad baseband and void your warranty and the ability to update using itunes. or wait for a better unlock.
     
  5. vachargerfan macrumors regular

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    If your baseband got updated you are SOL. I don't think the new baseband is unlockable right now
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    And you're surprised?
    You expected your jailbreak and unlock to remain after you update your firmware?
     
  7. jromalo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay after reading up some more what I did was indeed completely stoopid...

    I tried something else, and as near as I can tell the phone is now Jailbroken. I used Pwnage 4.1.3 to install OS 4.2.1 together with iPad baseband 3.2.2. When the phone boots I see the pineapple logo. However it doesn't recognize my SIM card and requires activation... Is there any way to hacktivate it?
     
  8. SavMBP15 macrumors 6502

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    Pwnage automatically hactivates it nowadays. You need to install Ultrasn0w through Cydia (which got installed when you jailbroke it). Then your sim will work.
     

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