Unable to jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3G 3.1.3

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Bellarina74, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Bellarina74 macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2010
    Hi ya

    I was given an iPhone from a friend who is with Optus and the phone is locked to Optus. I am a Telstra customer and have tried to jailbreak and unlock the phone to no avail. Very frustrated!!

    I have checked the details on the iPhone and my operating system, they are:
    Operating system: Windows XP
    Phone: iPhone 3g
    Software: 3.1.3
    Firmware: 05.12.01

    I have tried everything I have been able to find on the web (restoring settings via iTunes, Sn0wbreeze, Blacksn0w, Redsn0w, Ulrasn0w, Blackra1n). The phone has gone into recovery mode every time I have tried something and I've had to restore the settings all over again :eek:

    I have read the Pwnang tool is only for use on Macs so I don't know what to do :confused:

    If someone could please let me know what to do to unlock this phone so I can use my Telstra account I would be really grateful.... :)

    Thanks in advance!!!

  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You cannot unlock it.
    Just jailbreak it. Once the iphone is updated to 3.1.3 the baseband is also updated and that process is not reversible.
    You can use Redsnow on windows to JB and use it as an ipod touch untill in the future a new hack is released to unlock baseband 05.12.01

  3. Bellarina74 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2010
    Thanks and one more question....

    Thanks... is it possible to roll it back to 3.1.12 and then unlock it? I've been searching the web but have only seen blogs saying that because it is 05.12.01 it can't be rolled back and then jailbreak and unlock it from there...
  4. zu219r macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2010
    I am experiencing the same problem as yours , have you tried jailbreaking it with redsnow, and if yes was it successful. May be we can discuss over the matter
  5. gngan macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2009
    I went to Melbourne last year with my factory unlock iphone. I went to Vodafone to get a prepaid card and the service lady asked if i need my phone to be unlock. I think you can pay a little money at the shop to get it unlock. You should try.

    Update: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1937
    It states that provider in Australia is authorize to unlock iphone.
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Not possible to roll back the baseband update. Just the jb with no unlock possibility for the time beeing.
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Then you have your answer.

    In a word...No

    We are not going to tell you anything different because it is the truth.
  8. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    1. downgrade to 3.1.2
    2. jailbreak
    3. try to downgrade the baseband with fuzzyband

    if your iphone has the right bootloader version, it will work. chances are, it will not.

    good luck.
  9. rikhavari macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2010
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Nope it's a scam. Don't fall for it.
    Wait a few weeks or a month for a new unlock to be released for free as always.

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