New member needs help with 3gs Problem

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by manawwas, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. manawwas macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2011
    Hello everyone I have a problem with my Iphone 3gs. I bought this phone from someone who upgraded to the 4s and all I want is for it to work on my sim card which is not At&ts. The front screen is stuck on trying to activate but it will not read my sim card. i recently found out the software was upgraded to IOS 5.01. Is there anyway I can downgrade my software and if so how can I do that? When I try to read my phone through Itunes it doesnt tell me any info on the firmware. Please someone help and thanks in advance!
  2. DryEyez macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2010
    I'll take a stab at this... I'm from the UK so I don't know how this 'activating your iPhone with your sim card' thing works across the pond but....

    As 5.01 has just been released I don't think there is anyway yet to downgrade, however to activate the phone itself I would go to AT&T and get a pay as you go sim card (if you guys have those?) to just activate the phone so you can access it. Then wait for a jailbreak / unlock when the times comes with 5.01. As it has just been released you may be waiting a few ....months.

    Hope that helps in some small way
  3. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I'm not an AT&T user anymore, and haven't been since the 3GS, but I don't think you do anything. I think you are shafted at this point as 5.0 is not unlockable, neither is 5.0.1, not even by Gevey. So, maybe u can find some sort of other wild unlocking solution but the way I understand it, 5.0 is not downgradeable even with blobs. Which u would likely not have seeing as how u just got the phone. Sorry for the bad news, hope I'm wrong.

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