Is there a way to hacktivate 2.1 without restore?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dontwalkhand, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    My friend used to have a 2.0 iPhone, he updated to 2.1, and now it is stuck on the Slide for Emergency screen.

    Is there any way to bypass this screen without restore? It says Invalid SIM card, but the phone remains unlocked (it says T-Mobile at the top with full signal bars, and full Wi-Fi on.)

    We have stuff on the iPhone that we really need off, thats why we are looking for a way just to bypass this screen before we wipe the phone and redo our attempts at installing 2.1.

    Most of the jailbreaking steps requires you to flash the phone of all of its contents, and then we would end up losing all of our stuff. My friend has stored Homework assignments on the notes app, important pictures on the camera, and important text messages.

    We just need a simple way to just activate this iPhone, using a Mac, and Mac software. (No Windows please, as we do not have a copy of Windows on hand to bootcamp/parallels).

    The backup file got deleted when we tried to follow the install using the iTunes 7.7 method.
     
  2. Future2001 macrumors member

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    why did he upgrade? That wasn't very smart. Find a windows computer.
     
  3. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    After much hardwork and agony, we managed to recover the backup from the Mac, we used pwnage tools with the iPhone, got error 1600, gave up for a night, woke up, and got to it again, Ran quickpwn with iPhone firmware 2.1, restored from the backup, and alls well that ends well with it! Thank god for the Mac version of Quick PWn :)
     
  4. ultramaze macrumors newbie

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    i have that exact same problem! except ive done all that that you said you did and it still doesnt work!
     

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