Please HELP me unlock my iPhone!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by fridgedesign, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. fridgedesign macrumors newbie

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    Using f0recast here are my specs:

    iPhone 3Gs Firmware 3.1.3

    Serial: 85937***3**
    Baseband: 05.12.01
    Bootloader: 6.4
    Model: MC131

    Jailbreakable: Only if SHSH is on file
    Unlockable: No
    Untethered: Yes

    I bought this iPhone 3Gs off ebay last month and have been trying to unlock and jailbreak this phone.

    I have tried using PwnageTool 4.01 but keep getting a 1600 error code...

    My iPhone screen is stuck on the CONNECT TO iTUNES. Plus when my SIM is in the phone it says 'The Sim Card inserted in this iPhone does not seem to be supported' But I know it should work inside a iPhone 3Gs....

    Nothing is working and I want to use my iPhone, as its useless at the moment.
     
  2. idyll macrumors 6502

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    that sucks, i've got a 3GS with the 6.4 bootloader and it can't be unlocked either. got the new iphone 4, which also can't be unlocked. i guess i won't be able to use any of these phones overseas :mad:
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like you need to activate it with an official AT&T simcard.
    Then once it goes into the home screen you will be on 3.1.3
    Then run spirit to JB and ultrasnow from cydia to unlock.
    You cant go on custom JB 4.0 yet
     
  4. idyll macrumors 6502

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    would this work on my 3GS too?

    i have:

    iPhone 3GS with iOS 4

    baseband: 05.13.04
    bootloader: 6.4
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Only if its already on 3.1.3 activated officially.
     
  6. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    Ahh, that's his problem. There is noway to hacktivate that version.
     
  7. TMar macrumors 68000

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  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope.
    Not yet.
     
  9. Mike330R macrumors member

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    Spirits web site says not to JB if you have iTunes version 9.2, only use earlier versions. How does the 9.2 version effect it?
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It breaks the JB.
    Install a previous itunes version instead.
     
  11. Mike330R macrumors member

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    Didn't know you could down grade iTunes.
     
  12. Neolithium macrumors 6502a

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  13. fridgedesign thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, so I downgraded my iTunes to v.9.1.1 then plugged my iPhone 3Gs in... I then installed 'iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw'

    Using f0recast here are my new specs:

    iPhone 3Gs Firmware 4.0

    Serial: 85937***3**
    Baseband: 05.13.04
    Bootloader: 6.4
    Model: MC131

    Jailbreakable: Yes (don't upgrade)
    Unlockable: No
    Untethered: Yes

    I have tried using PwnageTool 4.01 but keep getting a 1600 error code... iTunes 9.1.1 keeps trying to get me to upgrade to 9.2... do i?

    When opening iTunes 9.2 and plugging in my iPhone I get - iPhone screen is stuck on the CONNECT TO iTUNES. Plus when my SIM is in the phone it says 'The Sim Card inserted in this iPhone does not seem to be supported' But I know it should work inside a iPhone 3Gs....

    Any ideas on what i can do next....
     
  14. pixelated macrumors 6502a

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    forecast is outdated.

    Now you have updated to 4.0 you must downgrade using your SHSH blobs to JB & Unlock.

    If you have 3.1.2 SHSH on file you can downgrade> JB with redsn0w/pwnage> load a custom 4.0 FW> unlock with Ultrasn0w.

    If you have 3.1.3 SHSH on file you can downgrade>JB with spirit> unlock with Ultrasn0w...(you cannot load up a 4.0 Custom FW from a Spirit JB) (this method requires an official SIM to activate)
     
  15. benflick macrumors 68020

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    OP, listen to pixelated. These are your only options, you shouldn't have restored to 4.0, because that could have made it twice as hard for you. You need to have your SHSHs signed to downgrade.
    Also, don't pay attention to F0recast, it hasn't been updated for 4.0 yet.
     
  16. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Why on earth did you do that? The whole point of downgrading iTunes was so that you could use Spirit to jailbreak 3.1.3! You've now made it impossible to jailbreak your phone with any available tool!
     
  17. fridgedesign thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ... ok, I made an error... so there is no way now to back? or make this bloody phone work???
     
  18. mdude85 macrumors member

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    This basic method worked for me:

    http://www.redmondpie.com/downgrade...pod-touch-to-iphone-3.1.3-3.1.2-how-to-guide/

    I used the C:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/host exploit to get around the fact that my SHSH blobs were not stored with Cydia.

    It also took me a few tries. First I tried it with a 3.1.3 IPSW, which didn't work, then tried a 3.1.2 IPSW and the redsnow jailbreak, which did not work. I then tried it with a 3.1.3 IPSW again, and lo and behold, it seemed to work. It's pretty finicky. I'd set aside a few hours to the downgrade if I were you. :)
     
  19. Neolithium macrumors 6502a

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    That will only work if he has 3.1.3 SHSH saved. Apple stopped signing that particular firmware. All that is left to do if he doesn't have them saved, is to wait for a JB to be released.
     
  20. tomjdavies macrumors member

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    Are you in the UK? Is the phone locked to O2? Got my 3GS legally unlocked through O2 for £15.
     
  21. fridgedesign thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm in Switzerland. I bought the iPhone off ebay and trying to insert a SwissCom Pay as you go SIM card.

    I'm not sure what provider it was on before...
     
  22. Mark-Mac-Attack macrumors regular

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    Hey, what did you do? Just go in the O2 store?

    Cheers,

    (sorry, slightly O/T)
     
  23. pixelated macrumors 6502a

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    Start it online with the unlocking form It costs £15 and takes up to 14 days
     
  24. tomjdavies macrumors member

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    Well they say 14 days but mine only took 3. Its quicker for people on pay as you go apparently as they actually pay, whereas O2 contract sufferers get the unlock for free.

    Sorry, can't help with Switzerland! Could always try here though www.iphoneunlockuk.com , they seem to be able to unlock all sorts, however, it does cost you.
     

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