iPhone g0ds HELP!!!!

nusret01

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Hello friends! I have recently purchased a 16Gb iPhone 3G and I am in need of some assistance!

I have no idea what I am doing! First question I have is: * Do I need a SIM card in my iPhone to Jailbreak and UNLOCK it?

Thanks in advance. Once that is clarified, I need to know the steps and what order to do things...?

Do I jailbreak first, or unlock first? BTW here are the specs to my phone; i know many people have issues unlocking or whatnot with certain versions:

Version 3.0 (7A341)
Modem Firmware - 05.11.07

If you need more information, please... let me know, and I will do my best to provide you with more information. I appreciate all the help and . . . I do know you might need to know the bootloader version, but I do not know how to access that information. Thanks everyone, have a great day!!

PS: My friend was tinkering with my phone and he some how got Cydia on there? But when I try to open it, it goes to open but then closes almost insantly ... ?
 

dhlizard

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Hello friends! I have recently purchased a 16Gb iPhone 3G and I am in need of some assistance!

I have no idea what I am doing! First question I have is: * Do I need a SIM card in my iPhone to Jailbreak and UNLOCK it?

Thanks in advance. Once that is clarified, I need to know the steps and what order to do things...?

Do I jailbreak first, or unlock first? BTW here are the specs to my phone; i know many people have issues unlocking or whatnot with certain versions:

Version 3.0 (7A341)
Modem Firmware - 05.11.07

If you need more information, please... let me know, and I will do my best to provide you with more information. I appreciate all the help and . . . I do know you might need to know the bootloader version, but I do not know how to access that information. Thanks everyone, have a great day!!

PS: My friend was tinkering with my phone and he some how got Cydia on there? But when I try to open it, it goes to open but then closes almost insantly ... ?
Your phone cannot be unlocked due to the 5.11.xx. baseband, but it can be jailbroken.

Go to iClarified and get a tutorial for your 3G for (Mac or WIndows) for whichever version of firmware you want to jailbreak.

Once you JB your phone and have Cydia, get Fuzzyband. There is a 10% chance that you have bootloader 5.08 (on older 3G phones only) and if so, Fuzzyband can downgrade your baseband so you can unlock.

USe Google to search out the info I gave you and give it a go.
 

nusret01

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Thanks for the reply. I have Cydia on my phone ((somehow)) but it won't open... any ideas?
 

dhlizard

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Thanks for the reply. I have Cydia on my phone ((somehow)) but it won't open... any ideas?
During the JB, did you install Cydia and Icy both. If so, that's a common problem.

If so, re-JB and only install Cydia. They don't play well together when both installed during jailbreak.

You can always use Cydia to install Icy later.
 

nusret01

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I didn't install and when I tried to install using redsnow and it didn't work... it would never reboot

... :( im so lost and confused guys
 

medicscott

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i would download redsn0w 0.8 if your on a mac from the dev-team website, then youtube 'jailbreaking 3.0' or something like that....

just re-jailbreak your 3G

do you have 3.0 or 3.0.1 FW??
 

nusret01

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The version is 3.0 (7A341)

Trying your tip on downloading it from dev team website

I'll let you know in a bit.
 

medicscott

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its been awhile....but i believe you can restore to 3.0.1 with redsn0w. just have a 3.0.1 ipsw avail for redsn0w.

your on a mac correct?
 

nusret01

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Yes... I am on a MAC

& Tokio.... did you ever get yours to work?

.... I tried the new redsn0w off the dev team website and I still get stuck on the reboot screen.
 

medicscott

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Yes... I am on a MAC

& Tokio.... did you ever get yours to work?

.... I tried the new redsn0w off the dev team website and I still get stuck on the reboot screen.
when you get stuck on the reboot screen...unplug your usb cord from the iphone for a second then plug back in.


no...wifi does not matter. i never use wifi. 3G all the time.
 

nusret01

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Omg its working its doing stuff!!!!!
Ill let you know what happens



DO i need to have internet service through my carrier to use 3g and the internet?
 

medicscott

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Do I need to be connected to wifi to use Cydia?
Omg its working its doing stuff!!!!!
Ill let you know what happens



DO i need to have internet service through my carrier to use 3g and the internet?
do you have att? if so, you have the data plan, and your 3G is good to go

if not, you need to unlock your 3G, and we need to figure out what baseband your on then.
 

nusret01

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I don't have ATT. I have T-Mobile I had a dataplan on there for my G1 ... but will that work? cause im taking it off soon.

I thought if i jailbroke it and unlocked it.. i would have free internet ..

i can't find fuzzyband in cydia ? =\
 

medicscott

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Aug 9, 2009
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I don't have ATT. I have T-Mobile I had a dataplan on there for my G1 ... but will that work? cause im taking it off soon.

I thought if i jailbroke it and unlocked it.. i would have free internet ..

i can't find fuzzyband in cydia ? =\
having the 5.11.07 baseband...i think its impossible to unlock at this moment.

but google ultrasn0w and see if its possible. having the 3G is a good thing...
 

nusret01

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Okay so... I downloaded fuzzyband and

it says:

This software cannot be used on iPhoneOS 3.0 ; You must downgrade to 2.2.1 or lower....


anyone know how I can do this??
 

nusret01

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It didn't work

**** man.

It says:

The iPhone could not be restored.
An unknown error occurred (20)
 

UngratefulNinja

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...but will that work? cause im taking it off soon.

I thought if i jailbroke it and unlocked it.. i would have free internet ..
No that's not how it works, even with jailbreaking. You have to have a data plan through SOME COMPANY to have internet. Whether it's at&t or tmobile, but something has to be on there. People just chose Tmobile because it's cheaper.
 

nusret01

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OMG Guys I think I ****ed up my iPhone..

I tried downgrading to 2.2.1 .... and now it won't let me restore back to my 3.0 version


Omg... :(
 

nusret01

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I downloaded a 2.2.1 version and i clicked option(mac)restore and i choose the 2.2.1 version and it tried downgrading and it didn't work... now my iphone is stuck on the "connect your iphone to itunes" thing