iPhone 3g Unlock Help

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by restre, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. restre macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys!

    I'm new to this iPhone thing... (used to have blackberry)

    So I bought an old and really cheap iPhone 3g... but when I turn it on I can only make emergency calls, and when I connect it to iTunes I get a message saying that I need the original sim card or something like that.

    I've been trying for hours to unlock it with lot's of software from the web, with no success, which is very frustrating...

    Can anyone help me out so I can start using this iPhone with my sim card?

    THX!
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Download TinyUmbrella to see what firmware the iPhone is on. Then from there you can determine what you need to jailbreak/unlock.
     
  3. restre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh I'm on windows 7 by the way with the latests iTunes update...

    Searchin' for TinyUmbrella right now
     
  4. restre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got this info with tinyumbrella...

    This is basically in german for me... -.-
     

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  5. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Follow this guide to jailbreak your iPhone. The iPhone has the iPad baseband installed (needed to unlock) so skip that part.

    After you jailbreak install ultrasn0w (from Cydia) to unlock. Redsn0w will activate the iPhone after it's finished jailbreaking.
     
  6. restre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will do and post back! THX for so so so so quick reply!
     
  7. restre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok os I did all the steps...

    redsn0w just stays at "Waiting for reboot" and nothing else has happened...

    iPhone still on blank black screen
     
  8. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    I gave you the wrong guide on accident. Don't worry the iPhone isn't messed up.

    Repeat all the steps this way: http://iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=12949
     

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