iphone 3GS Assistance

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Felicide, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Felicide macrumors newbie

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    I purchased an unlocked, and jailbroken with redsn0w, iPhone 3GS off of ebay. I planned to use this with an att gophone. However, when I put the sim card from the gophone in the phone, it says no service. The sim works with other gophones, just not the iPhone. I have tried multiple sims, none have worked. What am I not doing correctly, because I've watched youtube videos doing the exact thing and being successful.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

    By the way, it has the latest firmware, iOS 5.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If its hactivated it wont work with any official AT&T sim prepaid or post paid.
    You will have to restore and activate it officially with itunes.
    I bet it will work with a Tmobile sim.
     
  3. Felicide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I can just restore it and it'll work??
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, its not that simple.
    If you have the ipad bb 06.15.00 installed any official restore with itunes will error out and you'd be stuck at a recovery loop.
    Go to settings/general/about and tell me your modem firmware version.
    And what firmware version its on now.
     
  5. Felicide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Modem firmware is 05.16.05

    And the firmware version its on now is just the version? The version is 5.0 (9A334)
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Ok, then you can restore to the latest 5.0.1 using itunes and activate it and use it with any prepaid AT&T sim.
     
  7. Felicide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much! All I do is plug it in now? (I just don't want to mess it up completly, so just making sure.)
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, just plug it in and click restore.
    It will ask you to restore and update to 5.0.1 click yes.
     
  9. Felicide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No sim card in the phone when I do this?
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Leave the AT&T sim in. You will need it in and the phone plugged in once its done restoring so it activates.
     
  11. Felicide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got this message, it doesn't say restore. Is this right or what do I do?
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  13. Felicide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, but this won't restore it. And don't I need to do that?
     
  14. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Another great job by AJ
    :p
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You will be fine, it will update it to 5.0.1 and then you will be on stock firmware and activated officially.
    You wont be able to use it with Tmobile but any AT&T sim, prepaid or post paid will work fine.

    Thank you sir, I should start volunteering for the Dev teams blog:D
     
  16. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    You should come over
    We can always use the help
    The n00bs are everywhere ! :eek:
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds good, you have PM;)
    I bet there's tons of posts there of people asking for help.
     
  18. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Great job AJ! Since AJ is my friend, now I will have inside info from the Dev team. :D
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You should come down there too if you got time.
    Helping out the Dev team bros is the least I can do for their hard work and great tools they been putting out for years.
     
  20. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    I love too. I do have time and how can I contribute?
     
  21. Felicide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you sooooo much!! It worked perfect!
     
  22. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Enjoy your phone and thanks to AJ for his great help.

    If you have any problem with your phone, come here and you will find the help. Remember, good attitude in your post will encourage other people to help you out with your problem.
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly, couldnt have said it better.
    The OP was great and respectful asking and receiving help. It makes members go the extra mile to help.
    Then there's others that demand help, are rude or dont accept the truth when beeing told something. Or they insist what they heard or saw on another website or youtube is correct and other nonsense.
    Glad it worked out for the OP in the end and welcome to M.R.
     

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