Help unlocking iPhone 3G on 3.1.3 05.12.01

Dhelsdon

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Hi,

I am trying to unlock an iPhone 3G on 3.1.3 (7E18) with baseband 05.12.01 using Mac

What is the easiest way to do this, and is there a permanent unlock for this phone

There are so many different guides that all have different instructions, I just got so confused and I don't want to screw it up

Should I be updating to a more recent version that can be unlocked?

Thanks!
 

Dhelsdon

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When I try using Redsn0w 0.9.4 it gets stuck at 'Waiting for reboot'
and if I try to use Pwnagetool it never detects the phone at the DFU stage, If I manually put it into DFU mode, and attempt to restore from custom firmware then it say it's and invalid firmware file.

Not sure what else to do..
 

Dhelsdon

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UPDATE

I used Spirit to Jailbreak and Redsn0w to unlock, haven't been able to test the unlock yet but it should work..
 

eastercat

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FYI, there is no permanent software unlock. The only permanent unlock is from the factory or your carrier (i.e., be careful when you update or you'll lose your unlock).
 

Crystal-RX

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UPDATE

I used Spirit to Jailbreak and Redsn0w to unlock, haven't been able to test the unlock yet but it should work..
I hope it is typo in your post because redsn0w is a jailbreak tool (not unlocking tool). So, you will have to install ultrasn0w from Cydia to unlock your phone.
 

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