Need help: unlocking iPhone 3G without SIM, 3.1.3

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cleanup, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. cleanup macrumors 68030

    cleanup

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    So I just purchased an iPhone 3G for a friend. However, it needs to be unlocked as he lives overseas. Here's the low-down:

    It has been restored (with 3.1.3) but not activated. It is stuck on the USB + iTunes deal. I do not have a carrier-appropriate SIM card with me.

    Neither redsn0w 0.9.4 nor redsn0w 0.9.5b5 recognise the 3.1.3 firmware I downloaded directly from the Apple servers. I have downloaded 3.1.2 as well, but I have read online that I shouldn't use this if I wish to unlock. It is recognised by 0.9.4 however. Should I just go ahead and use it, even though the iPhone presumably has 3.1.3 on it?

    I need to:

    a) Hacktivate (no SIM)
    b) Jailbreak
    c) Unlock

    Please, someone tell me how to do so. I'm at my wits end with this. I don't want to brick the phone, and I don't want to spend any more time downloading huge firmware updates.

    Also, I'm on a Windows 7 PC with iTunes 9.2.

    Cheers!
     
  2. cleanup thread starter macrumors 68030

    cleanup

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  3. chargit macrumors 6502a

    chargit

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  4. eastercat macrumors 68040

    eastercat

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    I jailbroke and unlocked two 3G phones for a co-worker on t-mobile.
    I downgraded from 4.0 to 3.1.3. then kicked it out of recovery. Using redsnow 0.9.4 with 3.1.2, I jailbroke it. My co-worker took the jailbroken phones, accessed wifi, d/l ultrasnow and popped in a t-mobile sim to test.

    Your results may differ since you're on Windows.

     
  5. iTouch macrumors 6502

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    Sn0wbreeze will work and it will create a custom 3.1.3 for you. Then go to Cydia and install ultrasn0w.
     
  6. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    It's ironic how you probably pretended you could do this stuff to look technologically proficient, yet you can't do it.
     
  7. eastercat macrumors 68040

    eastercat

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    :confused: What in the world are you talking about?
     

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