Trying to unlock looking for help

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Engage, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Engage macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I purchased an iphone the other day from ebay and I got an orange i-smartphone sim adapter with it, which they claimed would unlock it. However, I tried to do what they said, just plugging it in but it doesnt work. It says no sim. Eventually it says 'searching' but it never gets to a point where it recognizes my carrier - tmobile. I was frustrated so I tried 'reinstalling' firmware 2.1 (it was 2.1 when it came), but nothing is happening. (was this a bad thing to do?). I did not jailbreak the phone or anything - would this be necessary to do this? In addition, i have seen videos online where people go to 'APN' settings, which is an option that I cannot see in the network settings. Can someone help me please? I honestly am not sure what I should be doing because there aren't any clear instructions on the i-smartphone website.

    Thank you very much for any help!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Download PwnageTool, get the bootloaders, get 2.2. Go from there.

    Or just get QuickPwn.
     
  3. Engage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So you are saying I will have to do the quickpwn to get it to work? So it is not as easy as slipping in the adapter?

    EDIT: also what is bootloaders and what will it do? What will the quickpwn do?

    Thank you for the quick reply!
     
  4. Engage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So those sim cards are not plug and play type of deals? I ordered a gevey 3g sim the other day from ebay for like 10 bucks, we will see how it works. I have heard that you can just put it in and it works, is this true? Or will I need to do something else?

    Thank you
     

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