How to HACKTIVATE iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by HakunaMatata123, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. HakunaMatata123 macrumors newbie

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    So I followed this video on youtube, and I have the 5.1 ipsw and redsnow 0.9.10b6. Now, in the video it says that my iPhone needs to say NO SIM, but my iPhone says No Service. I have a few questions, is it okay for me to use this outdated version of redsn0w and 5.1 ipsw for my 5.1.1 iPhone? and is it okay to proceed even though my iPhone says no service? THANKS!
     
  2. Dima470 macrumors regular

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    Upgrade your redsnow to latest version. It can't hurt... But you should be able to proceed.
     
  3. HakunaMatata123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How about the ipsw? in one video it said that i'm suppose to get 5.1 ipsw, but in another it says i need to get my curent ipsw... AND another question, should my sim be in while hacktivating?
     
  4. Dima470 macrumors regular

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    If you update your redsnow you won't need any ipsw and I don't think it matters if you have your sim in or not. Preferably no
     
  5. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    There is no untether for 5.1, only a tethered jailbreak.

    If you need to unlock, make sure you restore while preserving your BB with a custom IPSW

    Otherwise upgrade to stock 5.1.1

    Use latest redsn0w to jailbreak on 5.1.1
     
  6. HakunaMatata123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Where can I get the custom ipsw while preserving my BB?
     
  7. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Make one yourself:

    Download 5.1.1 IPSW from here:
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750
    Next download redsn0w
    Open redsn0w
    Go to Extras
    Select custom IPSW
    select the 5.1.1 you downloaded
    redsn0w will now make a NO_BB custom IPSW
    put your phone in DFU-mode
    in iTunes ALT-restore(mac) or SHIFT-restore(win) with the custom NO_BB IPSW

    After that use redsn0w to jailbreak, during the process redsn0w will give you the option to activate the phone, do so.
     
  8. labman macrumors 604

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    What baseband do you have now and what is the 3-5 serial numbers? Read up on jailbreaking and unlocking.
     

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