Someone please tell me where to start.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TheD1amond, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. TheD1amond macrumors newbie

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    I have a week 43 AT&T iphone that I want to use in Ireland with an O2 SIM.

    I have been trying to hack it for nearly two weeks. I'm a network administrator and a qualified computer programmer so I am pretty tech savvy but I don't know a lot about the iPhone. I don't know what basbeband or bootloader mean. (Do I really need to?)

    I have tried to hack this phone with every method under the sun without success. Every tutorial I try sends me round in circles because I either get an error, or I can't download something or something that's supposed to be on my phone that I need to go to the next step isn't there etc etc etc.

    Can someone please just tell me me where to start or point me to instructions that won't lead me to yet another dead end. I will genuinely transfer €50 to anyone who helps me get my iphone working.
     
  2. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    First, are you running Windows or Mac?
     
  3. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a

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    if your on windows, just use ziphone. its so easy and unlocks your phone in like 3 minutes
     
  4. munroe macrumors regular

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    I agree, ZiPhone is quite easy and seems pretty reliable. It works fine on a Mac too.
     
  5. TheD1amond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sigh! No. Ziphone is the not my starting point and I've been round this merry-go-round many times.

    After I run ziphone I need to update the BSD subsystem which refuses to download. Then I can't update my community sources because community sources isn't listed. I've re-installing the installer. Still can't down load the BSD. So I get stuck there.

    So, obviously I need to start over but where?

    I'm using windows btw
     
  6. munroe macrumors regular

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    You probably need to completely restore your iPhone and run ZiPhone from there. ZiPhone works with OOTB and fully restored phones best. Ones that have been customised are more likely to run into little glithes like yours.

    There's a thread on this topic if you want more details. But the gist of it is that you restore the phone with iTunes choosing the create new phone option and upgrade to 1.1.3. Then run ZiPhone.
     
  7. TheD1amond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've done this. I restored my phone using the iTunes. Then ran ziphone 2.4. My phone will not download the BSD subsytem. Same result when I do a shift+restore. CAn't install communtiy sources because they they're not listed in installer.

    I went all the way back to 1.1.1 and phone will not download Appsnapp, but this is not a wi-fi problem.
     
  8. munroe macrumors regular

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  9. TheD1amond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have now. Ok so I've made this mistake but how do I resolve it now?

    Is my phone now just a useless brick?

    EDIT. Nevermind. I read further. Will keep at it.
     
  10. munroe macrumors regular

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    Probably not. Did you try the "Set up as a new phone" option? That seems to be the key.
     
  11. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Hold down "Home" and "Sleep" buttons, when the Apple logo shows, release the "Sleep" button but keep the home button held down. Open iTunes and wait for it to tell you it's in DFU mode. Restore to 1.1.3 and try Ziphone again.
     

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