iphone 2g FW2.2.1 jailbroken but cannot unlock

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sol008, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. sol008 macrumors newbie

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    i have jailbroken my iphone 2g firmware 2.2.1 using quickpwn but the phone for some reason is not unlocked. i am trying to use a vodafone (india) sim card and my phone does not show any network or carrier. can anyone help me unlock my phone?

    thanks
     
  2. mesamac macrumors member

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    For iPhone 2.2.1 Firmware, you can't unlock SIM card. You can only Jailbreak.

    2.2.1 firmware upgrades baseband and you can't unlock SIM card.



     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Mainly because the 1st Gen iPhone doesn't need a SIM card approach unlock. All you need is Pwnage Tool and Boot Neuter.

    Instructions and information are on the stickies on the top of this forum. Better yet, Click Me
     
  4. sol008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still cannot unlock iphone 2g firmware 2.2.1

    I looked at the stickies and could not find my answer there. below is what i did:

    I have a iphone 2g phone with 2.2.1 firmware already installed on it.

    --I used quick pwn for mac (version 2.2.5-2) to unlock and jailbreak the phone. after this process, the phone only jailbroke and did not unlock the phone. even though i inserted my sim card (vodafone) in the phone, it does not read it on my phone.

    --I then tried using Pwnage (version 2.2.5-2) and during the stage when it asks to browse for ipsw, i tried to open the file but for some reason it cannot read the ipsw (iphone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw). Pwnage says "wrong firmware bundle selected.) this is where i get stuck when i use Pwnage to try to unlock the iphone.

    any insights on how to tackle this problem?

    Thanks
     
  5. dionline macrumors newbie

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    Still cannot unlock iphone 2g firmware 2.2.1

    Hi Mesamac, I'm in the situation: I have a 2G iPhone running a 2.2.1 jailbroken firmware (I used Pwnage) but the phone is locked..

    On your previous message you said that 2.2.1 cannot be unlocked. How do I workaround this? Do I have to downgrade to 2.2.0 and then use Bootnueter via Cydia?

    Thank you very much.
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Wrong firmware bundle errors in Pwnage mean that either you selected a 3G firmware for a 2G or vice-versa.

    The firmware tells you what you are targeting. iPhone1,2_blahblahblah.... is iPhone 3G.

    iPhone1,1_blahblah... is 1st Gen.

    Also, be wary. Pwnage doesn't read an already modified firmware so might want to check on that also that you have a stock .ipsw from Apple.
     

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