Unlocking iphone 3g 1.1.4

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by PickledWalnuts, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. PickledWalnuts macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I would like to Jailbreak & unlock my iphone 3g but I’m a techno novice so have come seeking help.

    I’ve been looking at the iClarified guide on how to unlock the iphone 3g but it says you must have a jailbroken iPhone on the 02.28.00 baseband. My iphone is not yet jailbroken and is currently running version 1.1.4 (4A102), with modem firmware: 04.04.05_G.

    What is the best way to go about jailbreaking and then unlocking it - shall I restore my iphone, install firmware version 2.2, so I can jailbreak and then unlock using QuickPwn 2.2-1 and Cydia?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Your 3G is not running 1.1.4. If it is, it's not working very well. Update to 2.2 and unlock.
     
  3. PickledWalnuts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think it is running 1.1.4 - I bought the phone off of a friend a few months ago (without the orignal SIM) and have literally not used it at all. Been waiting for the software unlock, you see...
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What Skil is pointing out is that, by the time the iPhone 3G was initially released, the current firmware revision was 2.0. The iPhone 3G was never sold with 1.1.4... and I don't know of any documented method to force it down to 1.1.4. So if you have 1.1.4 running on a 3G iPhone, you're quite the trickster.

    Anyway, basically, you just update the firmware using iTunes, and then follow the jailbreak / unlock process.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    If you've never updated, it's running 2.0. Follow the Dev Team's instructions to update to 2.2, jailbreak, get yellowsnow, and unlock.
     
  6. PickledWalnuts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Gotcha! Cheers!!

    But really, going through settings>general>about on the iphone, it says version: 1.1.4 :confused:
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Then it's... not a 3G? Is the back a solid black or white or is it silver with a black bottom?
     
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  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Your friend lied to you. It's not a 3G and you've been able to unlock since before you got it. I HOPE you didn't pay "extra".
     
  10. PickledWalnuts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha...the swine!!
    So how do I go about unlocking a 2g phone? It is pretty straightforward
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Nice...

    Just use the Pwnage tool to create an unlocked 2.2 firmware and unlock it. Once you unlock it once, it should remain unlocked even if you update its firmware directly from iTunes (so far, Apple has not changed the iPhone with EDGE baseband since 2.0, and so it stays unlocked).

    [​IMG]

    If that image worked, the one that's all black (or one that looks like it but is all white) would be 3G; the silver and metal one is EDGE.
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Download PwnageTool or QuickPwn. Piece of cake.
     
  13. PickledWalnuts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I bought the phone for £90. He didn't acutally say it was an iphone 3g tbh, i just assumed it was - my ignorance ya see...
     
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    £90 for an iPhone 2G still isn't bad, is it in good nick? Recently you've been lucky to get a 2G on the right side of £200; though I'm sure that's destined to change with the release of yellowsn0w.

    A happy new year to you to!
     
  16. PickledWalnuts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yep, I would grade it at around 7.5-8/10.

    Now I'm thinking about selling this to buy a 3g iphone - but I'd better hurry, eh?
     
  17. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You won't get a 3G iPhone for less than $400. That's... what, £300? That's buying one, paying for a month of service, and then paying the early termination fee. You can get a factory-unlocked one for from $700 to $1,000.
     
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  19. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You have a great phone now. Be happy with it! Unlock it, try it out, and if you feel you need (or can afford, what with the data caps over there) 3G service, get it. I've had my iPhone since launch day in 2007 and I've never had even phone service with it. You'd be surprised how many open Wi-Fi spots you can find... I don't even notice that I don't have a data plan.
     
  20. PickledWalnuts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha, you're right, i should try it out first! Can I still get all the cool apps for the 2g too?
     
  21. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, essentially every app works on the EDGE iPhone, once you update to more recent firmware. I love mine also.

    Plus right now, the market for 3G iPhones (outside of buying one directly on contract) is still very limited. There was no point, also, since few people were willing to go to the trouble of a Turbo SIM to unlock it. They should get more available, hopefully, now that yellowsn0w is available.

    Might as well enjoy yours in the meantime. I get so much out of mine. :)
     
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    I prefer the older iphone, unlock it and you will be happy.
     
  24. MST macrumors 6502

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    Even though I've just managed to unlock my 3G; it's been sitting in it's box since I bought it in the US way back in August last year, I've just put my SIM back in my 2G for the time being. I don't know what it is about the 2G that draws me to it but I definitely agree with Tallest Skil in that you should give it a go and see how you like it before going out and spending over £300 on a brand new 3G.

    Once you start browsing the App Store and seeing apps that you can use on a daily basis you'll never look back, and even if you're not using apps then you've still got the internet, email and ipod functions, plus the fact it's still a phone at the end of the day ;)
     

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