phonebook sim to spirit unlock?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by NEOFOLLOWER2, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. NEOFOLLOWER2 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    #1
    just curious
    i saw on redmondpie a article about activating a phone with a universal phonebook sim

    im wondering if you could activate a phone with that then spirit jb it
    then unlock it for use with...say tmobile?

    anyone know?
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

    dhlizard

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Location:
    The Jailbreak Community
    #2
    That is the whole idea. Userland jailbreaks require the phone be activated first, then you JB, then you UL.
     
  3. NEOFOLLOWER2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    #3
    yesyes i know
    but a phonebook sim would work?or does it have to be a working real sim?
    i've always just had to ask a friend for his att sim
    it'd save me some trouble if i didn't have to borrow his sim...even if it's only for a minute
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #4
    That particular phonebook sim is hard to find and costs about $20-30
    You have to get it online and if you dont get the right kind you're stuck.
    Find someone with an old inactive AT&T simcard or buy a gophone sim and those will also activate any iphone.
    Or use a friends for a minute, up to you.
    I got like 6 old inactive AT&T sims and they all activate the iphone even though they're not in service.
     
  5. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a

    swoosh0217

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Location:
    NW
    #5
    The borrowing a microsim from a friend is not going to work. It didnt work on mine. I finally had a co-worker who just bought an iPhone 4 and asked him if I could borrow it so I can get my phone activated. I popped his microsim sim into my phone and all I can see from iTunes is my phones original owners number and was asking for his zip code and last 4 digits of SS.

    I got another few days until my DITS simcard arrives in the mail. If that doesn't work then I might force to sell my iPhone and just bought a used one that is already activated.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #6
    Yes, but I dont think the OP is asking about an iphone 4.
    Either way once you get over that first initial activation obstacle after that you can pop in any AT&T sim without ever seeing that message.
     
  7. NEOFOLLOWER2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    #7
    yeah its for my 32gb 3gs
    im waiting for upcoming comex release unfortunately

    if its a userland jb i'll have to borrow a friends att sim first

    i hate to annoy him like that although i guess i have no other choice

    this whole jailbreaking to use my phone is getting on my nerves
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/21/iphone-headed-for-t-mobile-usa-in-q3/
    i hope tmobile really does get an iphone
    i would buy it to finally have a legitimate phone
     
  8. NEOFOLLOWER2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #9
    Yes, its going to be a userland JB and for sure you will need to activate it first.
    But it only takes a minute, just make sure you dont restore alot and need to activate it all the time cause your friend might get sick of it :D
     
  10. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a

    swoosh0217

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Location:
    NW
    #10
    Sorry Im actually speaking for first initial activation.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #11
    Yes, I know about your issue bro.
    Sorry you still didnt get it resolved.
    If only your friend activated it first for a minute before he gave it to you you'd be ok now.
     

Share This Page