PLEASE HELP ! HOW TO VIRGINIZE A 1.02 software unlocked iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by 69reichertm, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. 69reichertm macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2007
    Hello !

    I wrote a lot of entries in Forums, bit nobidy answers.

    Here again:

    I have an apple iPhone with Firmware 1.02 which was software unlocked
    with the manual from

    Can anyone tell me a way to virginize it so that I can start up fresh ???

    PLEASE HELP !!!!

    Thank you in advance - Marcus
  2. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
  3. carfac macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    I have read of a way to get the phone back to 100% original 1.0.2.

    You do the BBupdater thing, only you REVERSE the two file names on the source files. This TOTALLY F*s up your phone. This then causes iTunes to do a FULL baseband reinstall, and is the ONLY way to get baseband back to 100% original.

    My understanding is that all the other baseband reflashes cannot flash a certain segment of the baseband, including the part that counts your unlock attempts.

    I cannot vouch for the voracity of these claims, or that this method works- just that I have seen it mentioned.
  4. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005

    Do you know where you saw this? I'm curious because I've also read that iphonesimfree completely restores the baseband, but perhaps it doesn't after all? Aaah, this is the problem with being ignorant - I'm just following instructions without know what is going on underneath the surface.

    The above worked for me though and I was hoping that my phone had been totally restored before I used IPSF to unlock again.
  5. carfac macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    I had wanted to post a link when I made the original post, but I had found it at work, and I was at home. I am now at work, and I went through my history, and did not yet find it. I will keep looking, I remember how I got there. Damn- I could have sworn I bookmarked it!

    In the meantime, here is something good:
  6. carfac macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
  7. billyripkin macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2007
    Has anyone tried this process?

    I have done this twice from the downgrade of 1.1.1 to step 17 with the AnySim unlock with no luck. I get bars for a signal for a split second and then they go away which means it cant find a signal for activation. Then when I continue to step 18 I get the Incorrect SIM message again. I have followed the steps to a "T" and get no errors but still no phone. Anyone out there have a answer?
  8. 69reichertm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2007
    This means we still have no certain and easy way to virginize ?
  9. Spanners macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Tunbridge Wells, UK

    If you restore your handset in iTunes to 1.1.1 it will virginise your baseband.

    Then and give you a fully locked and clean 1.1.1 handset. If you then follow the link that carfac gave ...

    you can (using IPSF) unlock and activate your handset.

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