iPhone 3G software unlock

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by aditghai, Sep 1, 2008.

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  1. aditghai macrumors regular


    Dec 25, 2007
    I just came across the site

    It claims that it can unlock the iphone 3g. There also is a review from a customer(doubt) that it unlocked his iphone 3g

    Has anyone tried this?
  2. w0ngbr4d macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2006
    Findlay, OH
    Considering it says it can unlock software versions 1.4-1.9 that don't even exist I wouldn't trust it. I'd wait for the unlock from the dev team.
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Pack of liars. There is no software unlock yet. When one comes out, it will be free, and it will be from the Dev Team.
  4. intoxicating macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2008
    Well considering you can pay via Paypal there is no risk in trying, instant money back if it doesn’t work by opening a dispute. I’ve just bought and it’s a PDF file with links to a lot of custom firmware
  5. TheBold macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2008
    kindly requested to update us.

  6. intoxicating macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2008
    As expected the only thing it does is jailbreaks the 3G, I emailed them asking if I'm doing something wrong and that's why it's not unlocking it but no reply yet. Also opened Paypal dispute so at least I've not lost anything.
  7. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 25, 2007
    What a bunch of idiots. There site should be closed down
  8. Love Juice macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2008
    is it ironic that someone who can't even use the correct "there" correctly is calling someone else an idiot?!?
  9. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    No, it's the internet. Welcome.
  10. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2003
    lol, so true
  11. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 25, 2007
    They claim to have a new update for the software. So, whoever bought the s/w on the thread might want to try to unlocked the 3g with the updated s.w
  12. intoxicating macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2008
    No updates at all, all you get for buying is a PDF which links to custom firmware which jailbreak the phone and also a copy of QuickPwn.

    PM and I will send the PDF link
  13. head2067 macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2008
    different result...

    tried it and it doesnt activate the phone post install of the custom firmware, which kinda leaves me in a hole, as neither quikpwn or pwnage supports the custom firmware supplied. So, either i have a pwned, non unlocked iphone, or a possibly unlocked, non-activated iphone lol. Anyone know if there's any way of simply modifying rather than replacing this firmware to activate the phone?
  14. jazzyjaffar macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2008
    The PDF file

    This guide works with iPhone's up to the latest 2.0.2 firmware version!
    1. Connect device (iPhone) to iTunes 7.7, and restore it. This will clean your device from data
    XP: click start, then run, then copy the code below into the run box:
    %appdata%\Apple Computer\iTunes
    %appdata%\Apple Computer\iTunes
    OSX: browse to ~/Library/iTunes/Device Support/
    Delete the folder called “Device Support” if you see it.
    3. VISTA: Click start, copy code below into the search box, and press enter:
    2. Download this small file
    4. Create a new directory called “Device Support”, and copy the downloaded x12220000_4_Recovery.ipsw
    into the “Device Support” folder you just created.
    6. Steps 6-11 enter DFU mode. DFU means Device Firmware Update. When placing your device into DFU Mode
    it does not load the OS before attempting the restore. If there is anything on the screen the iPhone is NOT in DFU mode.
    In DFU mode the Device has a blank screen as if it were switched off, but iTunes shows it in recovery mode. Follow the
    steps below to get the device in DFU mode.
    7. Open iTunes, and connect the Device to your Computer.
    8. Press, and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.
    Unlock iphone software http://www.unlock-the-iphone.com
    All content is copyright to iPhone Unlocking Solutions, All Rights Reserved.
    5. Download the appropriate large file for your Device:Copy and paste to your internet browser
    3G iPhone Firmware 2.0: http://www.unlock-the-iphone.com/order_complete/iPhoneUnlocker3G.ipsw
    3G iPhone Firmware 2.0.1: http://www.unlock-the-iphone.com/order_complete/iPhoneUnlocker3G.Firmware.2.0.1.ipsw
    1st Generation iPhone 2.0 http://www.unlock-the-iphone.com/order_complete/iPhoneUnlockerFirstGeneration.ipsw
    1st Generation iPhone 2.0.1: http://www.unlock-the-iphone.com/order_complete/iPhoneUnlockerFirstGeneration.firmware.2.0.1.ipsw
    This guide works with iPhone's up to the latest 2.0.2 firmware version
    9. After exactly 10 seconds release the Sleep/Wake button. Continue holding the home button until you iTunesevice in
    pops up a message telling you that it has detected a Device in recovery mode.
    10. The Devices screen will remain black like pictured below.
    NOTE: It may take a few attempts to get your Device into DFU mode. Generally, I hold
    down both buttons then release the Power button just before I think the Apple logo would
    appear. If you are still holding both buttons down, and you see the Apple logo you are
    holding them down for too long! If you get stuck on the apple icon hold the power button
    to get back to emergency mode and start back on step 6.
    11. Once your Device is in DFU mode, and detected by iTunes, click on the Device in iTunes
    WINDOWS: Hold the SHIFT key, and click on restore.
    MAC: Hold the OPTION key, and click on restore.
    12. Browse to the folder where you downloaded the larger .ipsw in step 5, and select it.
    iTunes will then extract the file, and take about an hour to complete the process.
    13. Once completed you are given the option to “restore the backup” or “set up as new Device”. I strongly recommend
    choosing “set up as new Device”, but if you want to choose “restore the backup” you can try it here. If after restoring
    the backup the device does not function properly then you will need to repeat this entire process and choose “set
    up as new device” at the end.
    Congratulations. The process is complete.
    Unlock Iphone Software http://www.unlock-the-iphone.com
    All content is copyright to iPhone Unlocking Solutions, All Rights Reserved.

    I tried it and it did not work.
  15. Inukami macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    These guys are going to get sued easy for stealing other peoples work and selling it off.
  16. JPDeckers macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2008
    No, they wont. Do you know of any other party that has been sued ?

    Anyways, nice that they said they updated their software recently,
    but their directory is fully open, see

    Shows that the files are created august 24/25th:

    Index of /order_complete
    Name Last modified Size Description
    Parent Directory 05-Sep-2008 11:12 -
    iPhoneUnlocker3G.Fir..> 25-Aug-2008 20:17 248M
    iPhoneUnlocker3G.ipsw 24-Aug-2008 23:59 224M
    iPhoneUnlocker3G2.02..> 25-Aug-2008 15:22 239M
    iPhoneUnlockerFirstG..> 25-Aug-2008 20:32 241M
    iPhoneUnlockerFirstG..> 25-Aug-2008 20:30 235M
    iphone.pdf 28-Aug-2008 20:41 109k
    x12220000_4_Recovery..> 24-Aug-2008 15:35 35k

    Besides that, their page shows Updated today (basically), which is simply done by javascript, and their actual site is located on http://wrangler.websitewelcome.com/~iphone/
  17. goldencrasher macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2008
    What do you think would happen if you just restored your iphone with the iPhoneUnlocker3G.Firmware.2.0.1.ipsw file? You could just restore it with an original IPSW file if it didnt work right? I just dont want to mess my phone up forever!
  18. goldencrasher macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2008
  19. paj macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2003
    Well, I couldn't resist and I tried this out. The good news is that it actually does unlock the phone… sort of (you need to have a valid AT&T plan for the first activation.

    1. I used the iPhoneUnlocker3G2.02.ipsw file.
    2. It's also important that you also put the x12220000_4_Recovery.ipsw in the "Device Support". This is probably the key to the unlock.
    3. After the restore, Cydia is installed, but not Installer.
    4. Even though the restore file indicated it's 2.0.2, it is in fact, 2.0
    5. You need to to plug it into iTunes for the initial activation with a valid AT&T SIM.
    6. Once that was done, I was able to switch SIMs and make/receive calls with no 'Invalid SIM' errors and no need to connect to iTunes.

    I'm going to try upgrading to 2.0.2 now and see if it remains unlocked.
  20. intoxicating macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2008
    And the other SIM you put is not an other AT&T SIM? I tried it twice on two phones and never worked
  21. paj macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2003
    It is another AT&T SIM. However, prior to doing this, I was unable to use any SIM except the original iPhone activated one. Unfortunately, I don't have a non-AT&T SIM available to test. We only get Verizon and Cingular down here, although T-Mobile are coming later this year.

    Did you get the latest files from http://www.unlock-the-iphone.com/order_complete/ ? and did you put the small device driver file in place?

    I also just upgraded to 2.0.2. I left the small file in the Device Support dir and I can still switch SIMs with no issues.

    It's probably of limited use for most people, but it's useful for those of us that swap handsets or share them around the family. Just pick a phone and stick the SIM in.

    One other thing. I also tried one of the old Cingular 64K SIMs. Not surprisingly, that doesn't work. It just shows no service.
  22. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Quit wasting time. If there is a way to software unlock the phone, you won't be the first to "discover" it.
  23. paj macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2003
    Eh? Who said anything about being first? In case you didn't notice, this thread is discussing http://www.unlock-the-iphone.com/ who claim to have a software unlock. If you're not interested in 'wasting' your time discussing it, go play in another thread. :rolleyes:

    I haven't wasted my time. In fact if you bothered to read my post, you'll see I have unlocked it enough for my purposes. Using this method, you can happily switch AT&T SIMs without requiring iTunes activation.
  24. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    I guess you have a stick up your arse pretty far and can't see what I am saying.

    If there is software unlock, you will read about it before you would need to google a website that claims they can do it.

    As for using another sim card, I have always been able to put in any sim card into the 3G phone without itune activation. Not sure what sim card or what 3G phone you been using.

    I am simply saying this, quit wasting time with these garbage sites, and if there is software unlock, you will read about it on the front page of MacRumors.

    Ps. Having to plug in your phone into iTunes then being able to swap other AT&T sim card means absolutely NOTHING. Go and search for Jailbreak...
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