Help unlocking iPhone 3G on 3.1.3 05.12.01

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Dhelsdon, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

    Dhelsdon

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    #1
    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!
     
  2. Dhelsdon thread starter macrumors 65816

    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..
     
  3. Dhelsdon thread starter macrumors 65816

    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..
     
  4. eastercat macrumors 68040

    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).
     
  5. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  6. Dhelsdon thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dhelsdon

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    Definitely a typo.. hahaha whoops!
     

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