iPhone 4 after restore

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Sime, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Sime macrumors newbie

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    Hey, my friend pleased me to look on his iPhone 4 He bought it on internet and dont have much experience with iPhones.

    Seems like the iPhone is locked - iTunes requires original carrier SIM card to activate the phone.

    iPhone is after restore - i get stuck on the step where i have to connect to WIFI or to iTunes. After selecting WIFI i cant continue and after selecting iTunes option i get stuck with the SIM error.

    All options i found were with already jailbroken iPhone, but after i cant even activate it, is there anything i can do?

    Thanks for any answers
     
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

    bandofbrothers

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    Does not sound good !

    Its locked to a network and probably will have an unlock able baseband.

    Speak to the original owner in order o have it unlocked.

    lets hope you have not been burned !
     
  3. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Which firmware did you restore to?

    You can activate the phone during jailbreaking with redsn0w

    After restoring you can use redsn0w to jailbreak. On 5.01 it will be a untethered jailbreak, e.g. you can restart without connecting it to your mac/pc.
    On 5.1 it will be a tethered jailbreak, e.g. you have to connect your phone to computer and use redsn0w everytime you reboot.

    Download redsn0w from here:

    http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/18906290309/march-mayhem

    redsn0w 9.10b7

    Connect iphone to mac/pc
    start redsn0w
    click jailbreak
    during the process you have to selct "activate"

    After all is done, restart your phone if on 5.01
    If on 5.1 go to redsn0w/extra's and select just boot, the phone will now boot up and you will see a pineapple screen for awhile.

    For the unlock its is a different story, a new method just came out.

    first try to get the phone jailbroken and activated

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    You can activate it through redsn0w and with the new SAM which is out you can unlock most phones
     
  4. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

    bandofbrothers

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    Only if the iPhone is on iOS 5.
     
  5. TriJetHero macrumors 601

    TriJetHero

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