iPhone Is this hopeless?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Kdawg1989, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Kdawg1989 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    Long story short, my Samsung Galaxy S3 died overheated (went up on smoke literally), with Rogers Wireless in Canada, they will not give me an upgrade for less than $200 early fee + cost of new iPhone ($400 total). Never should have left Apple to begin with.

    My brother was visiting from Sweden and he brought his old iPhone 4S with a smashed back and crappy battery.. no problem I was just going to buy a replacement battery/back and do it myself for like $20. He was with the "telia" provider...

    Once he gave it to me, I plugged it in did a full reset/firmware update yesterday, Plugged in my SIM.. Instantly it reads I have full signal + 3G (Great!)

    Along with "The SIM card that you currently have installed in this iPhone is from a carrier that is not supported under the activation policy.... etc"

    So this was new since I last owned an iPhone, I thought even if it was locked I could just jailbreak it and be on my way.. But to even be able to use the latest jailbreak it requires me to actually get into the phone to change some setting before hand which I can't do..

    Any help? thanks.. Don't have a lot of cash otherwise I would have just paid the $400 and got a new one. And the cheapest Telia IMEI unlock I can find is like $70 and who knows if i'll get scammed.
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    Jailbreaks don't hacktivate iPhones. Not since the iPhone 4

    So even if you didn't need to change any settings, it wouldn't be able to jailbreak a non-activated phone

    You will need to get the phone unlocked or use a SIM interposer (assuming there is one that works right now, I don't know anything about SIM interposers)
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    You can activate the phone with any active or inactive Telia sim card (if it is a Telia phone).

    The phone at one time had a Telia sim in it, I suppose somewhere along the way that was discarded ? (always a bad idea)
  4. matthew2926 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2013
    The above posters are correct. You need a Telia SIM card to activate the device. As for the setting, the current Pangu jailbreak simply requires you to change the date of the device back to June 2nd 2014. Go to en.pangu.io to download the English version of the Pangu jailbreak utility.
  5. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    Get a dead Telia sim from eBay or your friend?

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