HELP Jailbreak Unactivated Brand New Iphone 4

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by poofyo101, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. poofyo101 macrumors newbie

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    just bought a brand new iphone 4
    is there anyway to jailbreak it without activating it?
    bought it sealed off of craigslist so dont have the ability to activate it.
    thanks
     
  2. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    No it needs to be activated to jailbreak it. Borrow a sim that the phone is locked to and activate it.

    Also if you plan on jailbreaking it, I would use TinyUmbrella first to save your SHSH blobs. This can be done without the phone being activated.
     
  3. poofyo101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Which part? If I were you I'd quickly download TinyUmbrella from this link and save your SHSH blobs. 4.0.2 is about to come out and it's unjailbreakable. You can use the SHSH blobs to downgrade to 4.0.1 in the future at any time if you need to
     
  5. poofyo101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how to activate an iphone that was originally purchased for a different number.
     
  6. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't matter which sim card you use to activate as long as its the same network.
     
  7. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Well, 4.0.2 is out, so if he didn't do it in the 20min of this thread..he is LOS :(
     
  8. nabechu macrumors 6502

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    any at&t sim will activate the phone, just remember the phone uses micro sims and not regular sized sims
     
  9. poofyo101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it says that the original number must activate this phone when i plug it in
     
  10. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    You've tried it with another sim?
     
  11. poofyo101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes ive tried it with my personal sim. it still shows the same number etc
     
  12. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm then you'll have to wait for someone more knowledgeable than me to explain why, as I'm not familiar with the American networks
     
  13. nabechu macrumors 6502

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    The other sim probably has to be from another iphone 4. My friend bought her's off CL also and used my sim in it to activate it. Now its working great on Tmobile
     
  14. kdawg macrumors regular

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  15. poofyo101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just tried to use my other iphone 4 sim card to activate it and it is still giving me registration under the previous person.
     
  16. Flyinb macrumors member

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    NOT True, just get a wifi connection and jailbreakme.com...I have done this 3 times.
     
  17. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    The OP can't activate his phone. Please read carefully.
     
  18. atrac7 macrumors regular

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    If you don't mind shelling out 10 bucks, you can try going to Best Buy and purchasing a pre-paid o2 "Universal Sim" card, cutting it down to microsim size (Which I heard isn't that painful of a process, I may be mistaken) and inserting that in. o2 runs off ATT towers and for some reason is considered a new activated sim to the iPhones.

    link:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/O2+Wire...10474&id=1218011463039#tabbed-customerreviews

    I did this on a 3gs when it was locked and not activated. Inserted SIM, attached sync cable to iTunes and it was activated.

    Quote from one of the Reviews of it:

     

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