iPhone Special scenario unlocking help!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by JDMricist, May 16, 2014.

  1. JDMricist macrumors newbie

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    Hello MacRumors!
    I just recently purchased 2 iPhones for cheap. Reason why I bought them in this condition was because I used to be super into jailbreaking/unlocking iPhones when I had my iPhone 3g like 5 years ago and it was always super easy with no problems. Looks like times have changed..

    iPhone 4 iOS 6.1
    iPhone 4s iOS 5.1.1

    The iPhone 4 is passcode locked and no matter how many times I try to select a custom IPSW ((I am certain it's the right one (10B144)) but it keeps saying "The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred. (3194)"
    Why am I getting this error? and is there any other way to restore a passcode locked iPhone 4 without updating?

    The iPhone 4s is jailbroken with redsn0w. I have been searching everywhere and only found one method that truly is free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pE8VuFjI0M
    Can someone please confirm that this (SAMprefs method) works? I gotta figure out how to get a hold of a T-mobile micro sim and don't want to go through that trouble for nothing.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I am a bit reluctant to assist since you don't know the passcode so the legal ownership of the iPhone 4 is in doubt. Because of this, my answer will be general.

    Without saved SHSH, an iPhone 4 can only be restored to current firmware - 7.1.1 thus the 3194 error.

    The baseband on the iPhone 4 determines if it can be unlocked - I'll assume you have 4.12.xx and the only unlock would be an IMEI unlock from carrier who sold the phone or aftermarket vendor.

    SAM unlocks haven't worked for 2 years.
     
  3. JDMricist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking the same but the kid's story about his sister leaving the passcode locked 4 behind after leaving to college and upgrading to the 5. I'd just straight up ask the sister what the passcode is but I don't know her at all, he's super reluctant to ask, and I didn't think it would have been a problem restoring to custom ipsw which is why I'm here.
    I guess worst case scenario I just sell it to Gazelle for pretty much what I paid for it. :/
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    With all due respect, it surely sounds like you bought a phone which anyone could deduce he had no ownership.
     
  5. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    I have to agree.
     
  6. JDMricist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    He said his sis left it for him and he's a good kid so I didn't really think much of it but yeah, you're probably right. I just couldn't pass up 2 mint iPhones for $100. Already bought them so it doesn't mater anymore anyway.
     
  7. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    There's no such thing as a good kid. You know how you can tell when a kids lying? Their mouths are moving.
     
  8. JDMricist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very true.

    So I was finally able to save the SHSH using tinyumbrella and iTunes to restore the phone to my custom ipsw.
     

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