Redsn0w without official SIM?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TWHH, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. TWHH macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    Yikes - URGENT help needed.

    I bought a 02 Pre-pay 3GS, jailbreaked and unlocked it, has been runing perfectly on Orange.

    Have just upgarded to 3.0.1 as iPhone Dev Team said it was OK to do it. However, I've done this while bored in a hotel room while away on business in the US and I don't have my 02 SIM with me.

    How do I Shift-Restore to be able to restore to 3.0 IPSW and then run redsn0w? I'm really up a certain creek without my phone.

    I tried re-booting the phone holding the Home key, but this took my iPhone's name away from it (which would probably mean I'd have lost all my apps - the iTunes account I sync my iPhone with is on my Mac at home...)

  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  3. TWHH thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    Thanks for the hasty reply.

    I've managed it. The problem I had turned out to not having the the right 3.0 IPSW on my PC. I downloaded it again from the link on the iClarified tutorial, and although .zip file was the same redsn0w seemed to like it better.

    All unlocked and working again, and contacts etc all still in place.

    I have been experiencing pretty poor battery life and noticed a tip on the iPhone Dev Bloga about restoring as a new phone and not from back up... I'll try that when I'm back home and on my Mac!

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