iPhone Help me restore my iPhone 3G (Ultimate Noob)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sidmaximus, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. sidmaximus macrumors newbie

    sidmaximus

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    Jun 20, 2013
    #1
    My uncle gave me this iPhone 3G because he got the latest one. I absolutely have no experience with any Apple product, my previous mobile phone was an old, cheap Nokia phone. I'm not the guy who buys high-end phones, I'm already satisfied with cheap, working phone but this iPhone was free, so of course I accepted it.

    It's an iPhone 3G with 4.2.1/06.15.00 update and it was previously 4.1. When my uncle gave me this phone, the wi-fi wasn't working, it doesn't detect any wi-fi within the area, so I thought updating it to higher version will fix its problems but I just made a huge mess.

    Here's the story:

    When I tried to update it on iTunes, I always get an error and I was stuck on a recovery loop. So I saw a solution on YouTube, and restored this iPhone using redsnow and a custom 4.2.1 firmware that I got from Piratebay. But I just made a huge mess, I can't activate the iPhone because I don't have an AT&T sim card, and I live in Philippines and we only have Globe, Smart, Sun carrier here. How can I activate this iPhone? So sad I can't use it now :(

    I saw a solution where I can unlock it using this whitedoor thingy. They said I need to downgrade this iPhone and install whitedoor, but when I try to restore it using lower version, I always get an error (1611) before it finish and it left my iPhone much more useless (blank black screen). I followed the instruction using redsnow (I checked Install Cydia, and downgrade option) but I always get the 1611 error when I try to restore it using lower version.

    Please help me.
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

    dhlizard

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    #2
    Put it in DFU mode (Google for what this is and how to do it)
    Plug it into iTunes and hit restore.
    It will be restored to 4.2.1

    But, f the Wifi doesn't work, it hay be a hardware failure and software cannot fix that.
     

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