Trying to unlock 1st generation iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by QMdude, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. QMdude macrumors member

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    I bought a first generation iPhone from a friend. When I turn it on, it says I have to connect it to iTunes to activate it. I have AT&T, but I do not want to buy a data plan since I am in an area where wi-fi is abundant. AT&T was no help since they require a data plan.

    My old iPhone worked without the data plan, but it's screen started having problems (another post), so there is no issue with using an iPhone on AT&T without a data plan.

    How should I go about this? I unlocked my previous phone with ZiPhone, should I do the same?

    Thanks
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No ziphone, that's for firmware released a few years ago. Look for redsnow.
    Jb and unlock. Then block data.
     
  3. QMdude thread starter macrumors member

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    Do I need to update the firmware first? The box says "1.1.1"
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, update to the latest 3.1.3 thru itunes and then JB and unlock it with Redsnow.
     
  5. iPoodOverZune macrumors regular

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    Here you go for the guide. An excellent one that I used and valid for 3.1.3.

    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=4255

    You can download BL files somewhere else on internet; just google.

    Finally, dont forget to change root and mobile passwords as I am figuring out the hard way the problems it can cause.
     

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