Unchecking "Activate" in PwnageTool - Will this upgrade baseband?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Samz, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Samz macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2008
    I'm just wondering if this will upgrade my baseband (I don't want it to!)
    I previously made the mistake of checking this box even though I was on an official carrier, and am fixing everything now, but want to make sure I don't make another one by doing this and losing the ability to unlock if necessary.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    No, unchecking the activate box has nothing to do with the baseband.
    It means your iphone will be activated officially with itunes when you plug it in with your sim inside.
    Your baseband will remain untouched if you use pwnage.
  3. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    "Activate" is only necessary if you do not own the SIM card for the respective carrier that the iPhone is locked to. ie: If I own a Rogers iPhone, but I do not own a Rogers SIM, I would use this method, called "hactivating" to activate the iPhone so that I could jailbreak, unlock, use it as an iPod, etc. If you do not fall in this category, then you should not hactivate because it has been known to cause problems with push notifications, and you should instead activate officially with iTunes. :)

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