iPhone 3G LOCKED ):

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by HSgirl, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. HSgirl macrumors newbie

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    Hi. My iPhone 3G seems to be locked. It was unlocked when I bought it but I stupidly chose to update my itunes (which I know you can't do it with unlocked iPhones).


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    so now I'm stuck where my phone doesn't allow me to do anything.


    P.S. I have windows vista pc, not mac if that helps.


    Please Help!
    thanks,
    HSgirl
     
  2. macb00k pro macrumors newbie

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    Downgrade it to 3.1.2 and use Blackra1n to unlock it, worked for mine.
     
  3. HSgirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how do i downgrade it? I'm still new with the whole iphone thing.

    thanks,
    HSgirl
     
  4. HSgirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry for the spam, but i downloaded blackra1n 3.1.2 and it popped up saying was jailbroken successfully but now my iPhone screen is all black and my itunes say i can't restore it.

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  5. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    ok when you probably updated it you may have to try to down grade your firmware to 3.1.2 ......search around google there may be a way then after you downgrade you can run blackrain....or you if you did not update the phones firmware trying unistalling itunes or possible try to restore it to custom ipsw 3.1.2 then run blackrain
     
  6. HSgirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well I've googled how to downgrade it but they all tell me to go to cydia with my iPhone and the problem is, my iPhone can't go onto anything since my screen still like this:

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    thanks,
    HSgirl
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats false.
    You cannot unlock an iphone 3G thats been upgraded to 3.1.3
    You can jailbreak it.
    Where you using this phone on AT&T or unlocked on Tmobile?
     
  8. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    The OP said she bought it unlocked so maybe she could try Saurik shsh maybe she will get lucky and the person she bought it from click the make my life easier.........so hopefully she will get it figured out
     
  9. HSgirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @Applejuiced: I live in Australia, and my sim is with Optus prepaid.

    @DEE9299: I got the iPhone overseas, when i was on vacation with family so i doubt i can go back to the original person that sold it to me.

    well guys, I went to the nearest store that could fix my iPhone and turns out he couldnt fix it at all.

    D:

    keep them coming guys. i really appreciate this !!

    HSgirl
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's also incorrect.
    The shsh's files are only for 3GS models to help downgrade to previous firmware in order to jailbreak. It has nothing to do with the bootloader that once updated it can't be downgraded to an unlockable version.
    Please do some research before you attempt to give out information that you are not positive about.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    ok so you bought it jailbroken and software unlocked right?
    If it's not factory unlocked you will not be able to use it at the moment on a carrier other than the one the iPhone is locked to.
    Maybe in the future we will see a new unlock for the latest baseband but untill then there's not much that can be done. Next time you gotta be more carefull when trying to update a software unlocked iPhone. It won't turn out good if your not 100% sure with what your doing.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Alot of bad/wrong information given by a few
    posters above in this thread.
     
  13. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    Just saying what I had read.......any way there are ways to get apple to replace it if its under warranty and that much I know about .........
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What you heard was wrong. Apple will not replace a functional iPhone just cause it can't be jailbroken or unlocked. Also she bought it in another country so warranty is only valid where it was purchased.
     
  15. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    i did not say they would replace it because it could not be jailbroken,....so assuming.....and are you sure about the warranty and country thing because my brother is in the service stationed in China and bought his iPhone there and when he came home he was having issues with it and apple in the states exchanged it for a new phone.....maybe you should take your own advice and not give out false information
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'm 100% sure, AppleCare protection is not international.
    Just because your brother got away with it it doesn't make it the rule but the exception.
    Your are the one that needs the research.....
    Read below:

    Warranty work has to be done in the country where the phone was purchased.
    Can I get my iPhone serviced outside the country of purchase?
    No, service for eligible repairs or replacements is only available in the country where your iPhone was purchased.

    http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/service/faq/#repair3
     

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