iPhone Unable to activate iphone 3gs

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  1. jpele macrumors newbie

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    The phone worked great for 3 months then I went to settings to update firmware. Somewhere during the update the phone went haywire and just keep turning on and off.

    I put the phone in restore mode hooked to i-tunes and did a restore, ( the phone was never hooked to my computer before ,so no backup ). After restore I set country ,language and wifi settings then the phone tries to activate but fails and I can't go beyond that screen. I tried a straight talk sim card ,I tried an active at&t sim and a blank at&t sim but nothing.

    I downloaded "redsnow" to do a jailbreak but now the phone won't go into DFU mode. It will go into dfu as long as it's not hooked to the computer but as soon as I plug it in ,it turns the phone on.

    any help would be appreciated, thank you.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Did you have the 3GS unlocked using the ipad baseband?
    That's what it sounds like.
     
  3. cvsangel macrumors member

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    I hope this doesn't sound snotty, but it definitely sounds like you're not entering DFU mode properly or you think you are and you aren't.

    But other than that it sounds like you're on the right track using redsnow in order to "hacktivate"
     
  4. jpele thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was unlocked when I bought it so I have no idea. If that's the case what do I need to do ?
     
  5. jpele thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone help with this:

    I received this message


    Using redsnow 0.9.15b3


    Missing Keys.plist data for this build:

    Device: IPhone 3GS
    ECID: 2112152460621
    Build: IPhone2,1_6.1_10b141
     
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  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If that's the case you need to use the latest redsnow and select only to flash/install the ipad bb again since its now in inconsistent state.
    Make sure you point redsnow to the 6.0 3GS ipsw file in order to do that.
    Then once you installed the ipad bb open up redsnow again and then just select downgrade baseband.
    Let it do its thing and then when its done downgrading the baseband you should be ok.
     
  8. jpele thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm using : redsnow 0.9.15b3 and there's no flash install on the board and now after everything else I can't get the phone out of restore mode.
     
  9. jpele thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok , i finally got the phone to a usable state ( thanks Applejuiced) now i'm at " no service" were do i go from here ?

    Firmware. 05.13.04
    Version. 6.1.2
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  11. jpele thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will i have to go through the whole process again, cydia isn't installed on the phone.
     
  12. jpele thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know ,if i do a restore on itunes will it return my phone to a useablestate ?
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No restore process.
    Just jb it and cydia will be installed.
     
  14. jpele thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm confused, i just went through the jailbreak to downgrade from ipsd baseband.

    Now to do the jailbreak do i have to install ipadbbaseband ?
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No. Don't select install iPad bb uncheck that box.
     
  16. jpele thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, this is beyond frustrating. I started over.

    Did a restore on I-Tunes, Went to redsnow clicked on" install cydia", clicked on "downgrade from IPad baseband".

    Process went according to instructions when it finished no cydia . what could be wrong ?
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Do it again but this time uncheck install iPad bb.
    Just cydia.
     
  18. jpele thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Finally, my iphone is up and running, a special thanks to Applejuiced for your patience with me. :)

    Now I have a new challange: I'm unable to send pictures to anyone other than iphone users, before the jail break I used unlocket.co.nz to set my APN.

    Should I delete the settings and download an APN from cydia or will the new APN override the one I'm using now.

    One other think ,my carrier is straighttalk.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Congrats man.
    Yes, the issue with straightalk and MMS not working properly is widespread.
    Its a pain, hope they release a carrier config file in order to fix that.
     

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