IPhone 16gb that was unlocked and accidentally updated! Now what?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by HTownQueenB, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. HTownQueenB macrumors newbie

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    I have a 3 month old 16gb Iphone that I purchased on ebay as Unlocked, since I have to use Tmobile for my service for work. My husband made a huge mistake by playing with it and running the update for Itunes. He realized his mistake when I came into the office and started screaming at him!!@#$% Anyway, now the phone only shows the usb cable and Itunes logo on it and will not do anything else. I have tried rebooting and that has not worked. I am scared it will be bricked if I do anything else. Can anyone help? Please! It took me forever to get save the money and make this purchase, to be unable to use it! I MISS IT! Thanks so much!
     
  2. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you done a complete reboot? Holding the Sleep/Wake Button and the Home button together for at least 15 seconds? Then a restore from iTunes?
     
  3. illidian macrumors 6502

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    Your iPhone is locked.

    You're going to have to unlock it for use other than a legit AT&T iPhone contract.
     
  4. lloyd.smith. macrumors member

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    I'm in the same boat as you unfortunately, we just have to sit and wait for ZiPhone or iLiberty to come up with a hack for 2.0. Just be patient as there is nothing you can do at the moment sorry........if there is i havent found it yet lol
     
  5. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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    I thought you could unlock a 1st generation phone runnning 2.0 with Pwnage now?

    I was able to downgrade a 2.0 phone back to 1.1.4. It's kind of a pain, but there is a thread on it in the Hacks forum.
     
  6. illidian macrumors 6502

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    You can.

    If installing an older version of iTunes qualifies as a pain, then yes. Downgrading to 1.1.4 is easier than running pwnage.
     
  7. skaclown macrumors member

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    Yeah just use Pwnage Tools 2.0.1 to jailbreak and unlock the iPhone again.
     
  8. lloyd.smith. macrumors member

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    Sorry to be a pain mate, but i couldnt find the thread any chance you could paste the link in here?
     
  9. domness macrumors 6502a

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    Try Jailbreaking and Unlocking with this (on mac):

    http://wikee.iphwn.org/

    And if you are using Windows:

    http://www.winpwn.com/


    The good thing about iPhones is they hardly ever brick. So a restore and PWN with one of the programs and you'll get a 2.0 Unlocked and Jailbroken iPhone :) Works flawlessly.
     
  10. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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    Were you looking for the link to downgrade to 1.1.4, or the Pwnage link from above?

    When I downgraded, I tried the steps listed in the Hacks threads on this site and had issues. I'd have to find the link if that is what you are looking for.

    For the poster who said downgrading is easier then using Pwnage, you must not have downgraded. Pwnage is about as easy as it gets, not to mention you need to use Pwnage (or some other program) to use bootneuter after you downgrade to 1.1.4.
     
  11. benflick macrumors 68020

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    DONT USE ZIPHONE use pwnage tool (mac) or winpwn (windows)
     
  12. illidian macrumors 6502

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    No, I have downgraded. It took less than ten minutes.

    Pwning my iPhone the first time took substantially longer. Creating an .ispw file takes some time.
     
  13. lloyd.smith. macrumors member

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    I pretty much need a step by step guide if it's possible, my iphone is currently being detected by my itunes in 'recovery mode' after having restored factory settings, i've downloaded Pwnage as well so any help from anyone is greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks
     
  14. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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  15. cruzin macrumors newbie

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    "3 month old 16GB"?
     

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