Unlock? Jailbreak? Which do I need to do?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by CeciliaKy, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. CeciliaKy macrumors newbie

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    I know the answer is on this site somewhere ... but I'm not sure what my question is to find the answer. :confused:

    I have a 1st generation iphone, unlocked and jailbroken about a year ago. Since then, I've become an ATT customer with data plan and unlimited texting, but no iphone plan.

    I'd like to use the new app store/itunes/etc and keep my non-iphone plan.

    Where do I start??

    Thanks :)
     
  2. CeciliaKy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Well...yes.
    You need to update the firmware, which will erase your jailbreak. Then after updating, you will need to unlock and jailbreak again.
     
  4. CeciliaKy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    update the firmware through itunes? then unlock and jailbreak? I need to jailbreak and unlock, even though I have ATT?

    this was much easier for me when there was only one iphone. LOL.
     
  5. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Make sure that you do not update to 2.2.1, as you will not be able to unlock the phone.
    Wait a minute... 2G or 3G?
     
  6. CeciliaKy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    2G
    version 1.1.4 (per the settings on the phone)
     
  7. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Go to this site, scroll down until you see this "iPhone (2G) firmware software 2.2: iPhone1,1_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw". Download the firmware and place it on your desktop.
    Once it is downloaded, open iTunes and under the summary tab for your iPhone, hold shift (Windows) or option (Mac) while clicking restore. Select the firmware via the window that pops up. iTunes will update the phone to 2.2

    Then, download QuickPWN here.

    Follow the guide here if you use Windows.
    Follow the guide here if you use Mac.
     
  8. CeciliaKy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was really hesitant to try anything without asking for help first .. I really appreciate the help!! thanks SO much!!

    one last newbie question -- I take out the SIM card, right?
     
  9. alchemistmuffin macrumors 6502

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    you do know that at&t offers cheaper iPHone plans for 2G users.

    Anyway, my suggestion, just jailbreak it, and yes, you can just add the iPhone plan to your existing contract.
     
  10. CeciliaKy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    one last question -- I need to upgrade my itunes to the new version before doing all this?

    alchemistmuffin -- if I change to an iPhone plan, I'll be paying more than I am now .. and I'd rather not do that. LOL.
     
  11. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    For a 2G user, 2.2.1 jailbreaks and unlocks just fine.
     
  12. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    You gave him the link to 2.2. He's using the first Gen iPhone, so he could have just updated straight to 2.2.1 through iTunes, Jailbroken, and then Unlocked with QuickPwn/PwnageTool :rolleyes:

    So yeah, you might as well update to 2.2.1 through iTunes normally, then Jailbreak and Unlock with whatever method you prefer.
     

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